“They were in love with him because he was a prince and a faerie and magical and you were supposed to love princes and faeries and magic people.”
I loved this so much! Dare I say more than The Cruel Prince?
I really didn’t really know what to expect when I started reading this, and I kind of preferred it that way. I can see why they call Holly Black the queen of Faerie!
Her writing pulled me in from the very beginning. It had a very magical feel to it. You can tell that she did her research on Faerie Lore. There was so much here that I swear it made my heart so full of happiness.
There wasn’t a single character in this book that I didn’t like (
well besides the Alderking) Our main character Hazel was great. I just wanted to lean in and give her a hug from time to time. Not just Hazel though. I loved Ben, Jack, and the prince.
So not only do we get an awesome story, but we also get some Diversity! I loved Ben’s romance of him with another man. It was portrayed just as like it should be, normal! It gave me so much joy to read about his life and everything he was going through.
Another thing that I loved of course, was the romance! Oh my goodness, the feels that I was going through. I’ll put a little quote below just so you can get a peek,
“I love you like in the storybooks. I love you like in the ballads. I love you like a lightning bolt. I’ve loved you since the third month you came and spoke with me. I loved that you made me want to laugh. I loved the way you were kind and the way you would pause when you spoke, as though you were waiting for me to answer you. I love you and I am mocking no one when I kiss you, no one at all.”
Oh my goodness! I was so wrapped up in this book that I didn’t even realize I damn near to the end and when I did I tried to get myself to put the book down and walk away. I really did. Of course it didn’t happen.
If you can’t tell that I loved it, then maybe I’m doing something wrong. I recommend this a 100 times over! If you love Faerie Lore, and romance, and just everything good you can get in a book then read this.