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Synopsis
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 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.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal 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


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Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4149 comments Looking forward to this one!


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Me too! I've seen so much hype about it, I'm excited to see if it will live up to it :D


JanEyre9 Looking forward to this! I'm on Team Minerva McGonagall - any other Tower Team readers?


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Team Remus Lupin here! Go Go Gryffindor!


Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 4149 comments Team Draco Malfoy - Go Slytherin!


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Vicki (goodreadscomboobooper49) | 1702 comments I'm in from Team Hermione Granger


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Starting this one today, looking forward to it!


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Okay so I've heard that Holly Black is the Queen of Faeries because of her talent for bringing the Fae world alive. Now I can see why! The worldbuilding is wonderful! I feel completely immersed!


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments The Coronation

MAJOR SPOILERS

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Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Sophie

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megan | 1395 comments I really really want to get to this. Real life is killing my reading.


Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments I am joining in from team Filius Flitwick ! I am starting the book tonight :)


Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Ok so I'm on chapter 12 right now, here's my thoughts

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Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Megan wrote: "Okay so I've heard that Holly Black is the Queen of Faeries because of her talent for bringing the Fae world alive. Now I can see why! The worldbuilding is wonderful! I feel completely immersed!"

I agree! At first I was a little overwhelmed with all the details and build up, but I am starting to see it take form !


Caroline (carolinet12) | 249 comments Finished the book !!!! :) It really was going so fast at the end, I wish she spent more time on this plot instead of going all out with the details in the beginning!

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Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Yeah there's quite a bit of a build up but then towards the end it's like OMGEVERYTHINGISHAPPENING haha. I want the next book now!!


JanEyre9 megan wrote: "I really really want to get to this. Real life is killing my reading."

megan, do you still plan on reading? I haven't started yet either.


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Lexi | 3111 comments Anyone still around for this one?


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Lexi | 3111 comments I started this evening. The dynamics between the sisters is interesting as they all seem to want something very different. It will be interesting to see it plays out. Also, my version has mushrooms at the chapter headings and that alone makes me happy.


JanEyre9 Lexi wrote: "I started this evening. The dynamics between the sisters is interesting as they all seem to want something very different. It will be interesting to see it plays out. Also, my version has mushrooms..."

Haha, I love the image of mushrooms by the chapter headings!

I just downloaded the audio and will start tomorrow!


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments Yes! The chapter headings are beautiful! So whimsical <3


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JanEyre9 Sigh, I love faerie worlds. I never get tired of new ones :)

updated - er, i do get tired of (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 Lexi wrote: "I started this evening. The dynamics between the sisters is interesting as they all seem to want something very different. It will be interesting to see it plays out. Also, my version has mushrooms..."

What chapter are you up to Lexi?


JanEyre9 The apple scene, chapter 11 - (view spoiler)


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Lexi | 3111 comments JanEyre9 wrote: "The apple scene, chapter 11 - [spoilers removed]"

I just finished the same chapter so I am in the exact same place as you. I agree but am also worried (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 Lexi - Agreed!!


JanEyre9 Chapter 14, Taryn (view spoiler)


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Lexi | 3111 comments I stayed up too late and finished last night. (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 That must mean it was good (haven't read your spoiler). I'm going to listen to a few more hours today then finish tomorrow. I really like Jude's spirit.


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Lexi | 3111 comments She's a lot of fun. I stayed up until 2 which is less than optimal on a weekday.


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JanEyre9 So one thing doesn't really flow for me. If the fairy folk think humans are lesser beings (view spoiler)

Also I totally don't trust (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 Megan wrote: "Sophie

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Heartbreaking!


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Lexi | 3111 comments JanEyre9 wrote: "So one thing doesn't really flow for me. If the fairy folk think humans are lesser beings [spoilers removed]

Also I totally don't trust "


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JanEyre9 Megan wrote: "The Coronation

MAJOR SPOILERS

[spoilers removed]"


Hoooooooly crow!!!


Megan (meganraex) | 1012 comments JanEyre9 wrote: "Megan wrote: "The Coronation

MAJOR SPOILERS

[spoilers removed]"

Hoooooooly crow!!!"


Haha I was just waiting for you to get to that bit!! Totally brutal!


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Lexi | 3111 comments Megan wrote: "JanEyre9 wrote: "Megan wrote: "The Coronation

MAJOR SPOILERS

[spoilers removed]"

Hoooooooly crow!!!"

Haha I was just waiting for you to get to that bit!! Totally brutal!"


That is where I decided not to go to bed and just finish the book.


JanEyre9 I have chills!! This is a bad audio book to listen to during work, I'm way too absorbed!


JanEyre9 Chapter 23 (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 Epilogue - (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 This book was awesome (view spoiler)


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Lexi | 3111 comments JanEyre9 wrote: "This book was awesome "

Glad you enjoyed it. I want to read more too. Have you read Tithe or The Darkest Part of the Forest?


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