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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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it was ok
bookshelves: to-read

It was... fine, I guess. I was surprised how it never worked for me; Black's atmospheric prose still worked, but... I found the main character's motivations unconvincing, and the designated romantic lead unappealing. I absolutely adored the The Modern Faerie Tales: Tithe; Valiant; Ironside (this is sort of related and features cameos, but in a more ponderous setting) and I was disappointed that I didn't like this more. I would recommend this for... Well, for someone who likes Black's skill at setting descriptions, wants something light, and doesn't have anything better to hand.

I might try the second one if I'm strapped for fairy/goblinny themed YA.

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December 9, 2017 – Shelved
December 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read

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