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Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Young Adult
January 2
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 7-17

Customer Reviews

Ah. Su ,

Love this book (spoilers)

Amazing!! I loved the plot, the world and the characters! Jude is such a strong main character and I like how, even though she makes some questionable decisions, the reader supports her anyway.
The character arch’s were also well written. The negative turn for Taryn and the positive for Carden.
I did start this series with the promise that it’s an enemies to lovers book and I’m glad that it’s a slow burn. I dislike it when authors speed up the romance to fit in the first book. Currently, I like the dynamic between Carden and Jude because they definitely have chemistry but there is still a LOT of work that needs to be down before they can come together.

daryaumi ,

Just amazing and nothing else

It kept me awake every night so far! Want to mention that I thought it was a little boring at first and I was expecting the story to finish just like I imagined but BOOM! It ended up unexpectedly and it got exiting after a few chapters. I recommend it to you all

Dede1486 ,

What a surprise!

I loved it! A great read and I look forward to next one!

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