Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well. Sorry for the long absence I’ve been preparing for very important exams. But as that period is coming to an end I can finally read more and write reviews! So here’s my review for the Cruel Prince by Holly black with spoilers!
Synopsis: Jude was seven 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.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal 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. (Goodreads)
Review: 4.5 stars!
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I wanted to talk about the comparison between Classics and Contemporaries. I recently started College and I’m studying Literature (shocking, I know.). To get to know us better, my French Literature teacher asked us who our favorite authors were. But before I could scribble: Shakespeare, Gayle Forman, Leigh Bardugo…, she told us how shocking for her it was to see classical authors next to contemporary authors. She said that we should hierarchize them, otherwise it be like mixing water and oil.
It made me so angry. She doesn’t get to decide if some authors are better than others. I understand why she would think that; especially as a teacher. But, just like she loves Classics; I love contemporary books. I love everything Gayle Forman writes, and I loved reading about the Six of Crows crew and their heist. I equally love everything William Shakespeare writes because they vibrate within me. Also, isn’t J.K Rowling the perfect example of why Contemporary authors shouldn’t be looked down upon? So when asked: “who are your favorite authors?” I think I should be allowed to write the names of both Contemporary and Classical authors.
What do you think?