The Cruel Prince is a story of a young mortal girl, Jude, whose ‘Never Give up’ behavior and ‘let’s fight against the vicious people around’ attitude not only help to survive among the monsters but find a place among the authoritarians. The girl is living in a faerie world with her 2 sisters, one of them is twin to Jude.
Most of the readers, especially the female book lovers could easily relate to the character and find an emotional bond with her.
Jude faces abuse from the Prince of the Faerie world, Carden. The twist is, that one of his friends, Taryn, has sympathy for Jude, and later in the story, they fall for each other. Jude also finds her place in the castle when Carden’s elder brother has a special task for Jude.
Book Author: Holly Black.
Publishing Date: January 2018
Characters: Carden Greenbriar, Jude Duarte, Locke, Taryn Duarte, Vivienne, Madoc, Oak, Dian Greenbriar.
1. Truthwitch, By Susan Dennard
Truthwitch is the story of two witches. It is the first in the series of Wich Land. People love the concept of the book where the projection about witches intrigues the readers about what is going to happen next. The story of Safia and her best friend from Nobel Family Iseult.
With an agenda to save the world, Safi and Isuelt are on the run. With young fellows with ambitions, there is always a love story. Safi, on her journey, meets Merik, Prince of Nubrevna, and they both become allies.
No wonder how powerful you are, there is always a villain in the story who would do anything cruel to crush you down.
Here, Aeduan is after Safi wherein the end Iseult helps her to get rid of the villain in a really dramatic and clever manner. The reviews left for the book unanimously said that they were highly inspired.
Book Author: Susan Dennard
Publishing Date: January 2016
Characters: Safiya Hasstrel, Iseult Midenzi, Aeduan, Merik Nihar.
Category: Fantasy Fiction.
2. House Of Earth And Blood, By Sarah J. Maas
The book is all about the story of supernatural creatures on a planet named Midgard. The story is great but the way author Sarah has put the myth of today’s world into a form story sparks the interest to keep moving till the end of the book.
If you are a romance lover or a soft-hearted person, you won’t enjoy much of the story. But for sure the one who is ok with the violence part will love it
In the story, A half-man Fae named Bryce and a fallen angel Hunt. A wolf shifter Danika killed Bryce’s friend and Bryce is in search of Danika.
In the search, Hunt joins him, and along their journey and fall for each other. The theme of the novel shows the contrast of ‘power of love and ‘love for power’.
Book Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publishing Date: March 2020
Characters: Bryce, Hunt, Danika, Kristallos, etc.
Category: Fantasy Fiction, Romantic Fantasy.
3. Rebel Of The Sands, By Alwyn Hamilton
Another story of a cold-hearted person, Rebels of the Sands is the story of Sixteen old young girls, Amani Al Hiza. She is a sharpshooter and gunslinger with mystical powers.
She can control the movement of sands in deserts. As per readers, Alwyn had created a character that seems non-fictitious. People love Amani as a character and the story.
Amani, with Jin, a mystical foreigner, travels together across the desert. On their journey, she learns a lot about her power which she was not aware of. Similar to The Cruel Prince, the Rebels of the Sand seem to be a story of fighting and learning of girls against cruel people in power.
Book Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Publishing Date: February 2015
Characters: Aidas, Bryce Quinlan, Connor Holstrom, Danika Fendyr, Hunt Athalar, Jesiba Roga, Isaiah Tiberian.
Category: Fantasy Fiction.
4. The Shadows Between Us, By Tricia Levenseller
The Shadows between Us is the story of Alessandra. The theme of the story seems to be ‘Love for Power’ and is loved by the readers obsessed with political or Fantasy fiction.
Alessandra, the Main character on whose POV the book is written, is tired of being overlooked and wants to conquer the kingdom of Shadow king by finding him, killing him, and taking over. The story is exciting from page one and readers love the way the story is plotted.
Alessandra’s plan is full of curiosity as she has to woo the shadow king until he makes her his queen at the same time keeping herself alive.
Book Author: Tricia Levenseller
Publishing Date: February 2020
Characters: Alessandra Stathos, Shadow King, Leandros Vasco, Lord Eliades, Hestia, Rhoda.
Category: Romance Novel, Fantasy Fiction.
5. An Enchantment Of Ravens By Margaret Rogerson
The story of Isobel who is the finest artist in the world of immortal creatures. Isobel’s paintings are in high demand in this fictitious world. But the mistake she made is a threat to her life and also the life of Prince Rook.
Isobel, the most loved character by the readers, finds a place in the heart of the reader, the chemistry between rook and Isobel fascinates readers the most.
In the story, the villain monster rose from the mounds due to the mistake of Isobel, which is when the story takes a dramatic turn.
Book Author: Margaret Rogerson
Publishing Date: September 2017
Characters: Isobel, Rook,
Category: Fantasy Fiction.
6. The Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard
Just like blacks and whites in the real world, and privilege available to fair people, the kingdom of Norta is about Red and Silvers. Silvers are privileged where the red is dominated.
In the story of Mare Barrow, a red young girl living with her parents is a very determined, cocky, stubborn character the story
Red serves the silvers and Mare is the one who supposedly goes to war to die like other red people. The storyline captivated the readers as the characteristics and personality of Mare are beyond awesome.
As per reviews, People who read this book would say it is the best book in the series as they love it beyond their expectations.
Book Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publishing Date: February 2015
Characters: Mare Barrow, Cal, Maven, Calore, Farley,Daniel, Ruth, Kilorn Warren, Gisa Barrow.
Category: High Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
7. The Wild Hunt By Ron C. Nieto
The story of twists and turns of the main character Lily. The entire story is based on a girl named Lily. Lily is a girl who is forced into mundane life in hiding which aren’t prepared for and is what made most readers relate the character to them.
Just like most people in our world, Lily is meant to differentiate between friends and foes and which is really challenging for her. No chance of making any mistakes, the story of lily is really amazing, is more realistic and relatable.
Book Author: Ron C. Nieto
Publishing Date: May 2014
Category: Fairy tale, Paranormal Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy.
8. Silver In The Wood By Emily Tesh
Silver in the wood is a story of snatching powers from one another. The main character Tobias is a wild man in the woods(forest) who helps villagers from the magical creatures for centuries. The activities of Tobias in the woods, the description of the wilds, and his pets of Tobias lured readers to keep going.
Even though few people find the story a bit slow-paced and few things happen very quickly, the story keeps hold of readers. Tobias and Henry shared a romantic relationship which makes the reader feel like romance in action.
Later in the story, Silver was captured by an old friend of Tobias. The story keeps going when in the end, all the power Tobias was held by Silver as he became the new ‘man of woods’.
Book Author: Emily Tesh
Publishing Date: June 2019
Characters: Tobias, Henry Silver.
9. The Raven Cycle By Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle is a series of four contemporary Fantasy novels by Maggie Stiefvater. The entire series is based on boys named Adam, Noah, Ronan, Blue and Gainsay. People love romance within the story.
Few girl readers find it to be the most romantic book they have ever read. One sentence for one hundred words is, it’s a great young adult story to read.
Book Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publishing Date: September 2012
Characters: Blue Sargent, Maura Sargent, Richard Gansey III, Adam Parrish, Ronan Lynch, Noah Czerny, Mr.Gray.
Category: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
10. The Lost Sister By Holly Black
‘The Lost Sister’ is the next book in the series of ‘The Cruel Prince.’ Jude is fighting for the powers in the court of Elfame against the cruel Prince Cardan. Her sister Taryn falls in love with the trickster Locke.
The touchy story of Taryn binds the reader throughout. Readers believe that the story, or let’s say the confession/Justification by Taryn is really emotional and heart-melting. The Lost Sister is recommended by most of the readers but in continuation after ‘The Cruel Prince.’
Book Author: Holly Black
Publishing Date: October 2018
Characters: Cardan Greenbriar, Taryn Duarte, Rhyia Greenbriar, Vivienne.
Category: Science Fiction, Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction
Frequently Asked Questions
1.What Books Should I Read If I Like The Cruel Prince?
A list of books mentioned above should be preferred after ‘The Cruel Prince.’ A few more beyond the list are Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J Mass.
2. Is Cruel Prince An Enemy To Lover?
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3. Is The Cruel Prince An LGBTQBook?
A character in the book has a homosexual relationship with a mortal character but the entire book cannot be determined as an LGBTQ book. books like the cruel prince
4. Is There A Love Story In The Cruel Prince?
Yes, The Cruel Prince consists of a love story. The characters Cardan and Jude fall in love with each other. books like the cruel prince
The Story ‘The Cruel Prince’ demonstrates a tale of unacceptance to forfeit against cruelty and keep fighting for existence no matter what. The stubborn behavior of both the girls made an impression in the faerie world.
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