This book was a gift from my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Jude is a mortal (a human) forced to survive in Faerie amongst the children of fey. Most of the fey despise humans, so it is a true test of grit. Jude is believed to be the daughter of a general but the family relationship is much harder to explain than that. Her true love is for her siblings. Jude is tortured by others in her own home, at school lessons, and in the public eye, but she soon finds herself making deals and promises in the Court of Faerie and has a plan to seek sweet revenge until everything comes undone with a surprising death of most of the Royal family. Her plots and schemes must change and must change quickly to protect the siblings she holds so dear. *********from page one the abuse in this book is horrid. There is bullying, abuse of power, physical abuse, death, and the signs of emotional abuse are very clear. This is not a book for the faint of heart. It is very clear in this book whoever holds the sword holds the power. It is not so terrible it turned me off to reading it but if you are a sensitive reader this is not the book for you.******* With that being said I think Black did an amazing job with a plot and revenge story and as far as fiction goes this is an amazing read. Onto The Wicked King soon.