Monday, January 22, 2018

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Cruel Prince

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About The Cruel Prince
By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.
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 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.
About the Author
Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

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Cruel Characters: Villains we love to hate

Often times I think it must be fun to create a villain. There are two that come to my mind as my most hated villains. The first is:
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She's just SO awful.  A terrible bully who bulldozes everyone in sight unless they agree with her. She's worse than Voldemort for me. Of course he's no Prince either. 

And the second is Joffery:
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He is a Prince and then a King but he has no respect for anyone and treats people horrifically. I wasn't sad when he died. 

Both of them are terrible people but also great characters because they invoke SO many feelings. Of course I'm always wanting the villains to fall but there are more you want to see earn their just rewards than others. These two are the height of villains for me.

Who is your favorite villain to love?

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  • Acorn necklace
  • Twig of thorns ring
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Maria Malaveci said...

Maleficent from the Angelina Jolie remake

Danielle H. said...

My favorite villain to love to hate is Voldemort because he is pure evil and has no redeeming qualities.

Unknown said...

Cheshire from the Young Justice animated show.

Morgan said...

I'd have to agree on Umbridge!

Belinda said...

Xifeng from Forest of Thousand Lanterns. That girl was tough to read about. lol

Abby Miller said...

My favorite villain would have to be Captain Hook from Peter Pan. I love his character.

John Smith said...

"Who is your favorite villain to love?" Ebenezer Scrooge!

Jessica said...

Who is my favorite villain to love? I'm going to answer with Gaston from Beauty and the Beast! And thank you for the giveaway! :)

Autumn said...

The White Witch from Narnia.