I chose this book because I like the Cassandra Clare stories ( The Mortal Instruments aka the hit Netflix series Shadowhunters) . As they collaborated together ( Magisterium) I was engrossed. Holly Black has a knack for keeping it simple whilst weaving detail beautifully to keep you hooked. Shes known as the Queen of Faries for a reason.
I enjoyed stepping back into the fantasy world of the Fae for this story wanting to believe its just across the water from us; So many books have the same characteristics for the supporting characters in this genre, and Holly made it feel like a story about friends.
Theres Intrigue, A deep dark twisted romance, and a main character who isnt squeaky clean or even trying to be the perfect combination for a storyline, and a brilliant way to set up a new series.
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
The books due out on January 2nd – get the date in your reading diary!