Why did I love this book?
The Cruel Prince is a deliciously dark fae novel. Jude is a human living in fairie land and all she wants to do is belong. Cardan is the youngest prince and despises everything about Jude. Or does he? I love the development of Jude's character and how strong she is despite having Cardan be one of the worst bullies. Jude will not be broken and declares she will become “so much worse” than the fae that torment her. And she does. And it's lovely.