Reviews by Tag: faeries

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The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

The Stolen Heir

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Maggie S.
Jan 23, 2023

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black features Suren, a former Queen of the Court of Teeth of
Elfhame. After the events of The Folk of the Air series, Suren finds herself back in the mortal
world scavenging for food and secretly keeping an eye on her former foster family, longing to be
a part of them once more. She is constantly being hunted by a hag from her old court known as

Teen Review
These Twisted Bonds by Lexi Ryan

These Twisted Bonds

By Lexi Ryan
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Jan 13, 2023

Abriella has become a fae and survived what should have killed her - but at what cost?
The throne and the court is in ruins, her sister won’t speak to her, she’s bonded to someone she
can never trust again, and she has strange powers that she shouldn’t and that she can barely
control. Somehow, she and her band of misfits must travel to the Underworld and speak to the
legendary Queen Mab, who they hope will give them all the answers they seek. And at the
same time Abriella is trying to cope with her strange shadow self, who represents all that is evil

Teen Review
These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

These Hollow Vows

By Lexi Ryan
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Jan 8, 2023

Abriella “Brie” Kincaid is a thief - though by necessity, of course. She steals from the
richest of the rich, counting on a cover of darkness to keep her hidden, but only to barely scrape
together enough money to meet her growing monthly payments to her aunt. It’s the only way
that she and her younger sister can survive in a world full of fae, self-interested nobles and
royalty. She only takes joy in seeing the mage’s apprentice next door: the handsome, kind

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Alyssa F.
Dec 8, 2022

This book got me out of one of my worst reading slumps I’ve ever had. Filled with faeries, the
human world, ideas of patriarchy and power, and more, this book is more than anything I
could’ve asked for or even expected. An enemies to friends to maybe lovers, admiration from
afar, all of which are some of my favorite tropes personally. The two main characters, Jude, a
human living in the Faerie world, and Carden, the youngest son to the High King of Faerie.
They’re basically out to get each other throughout the whole book, but it’s deeper than simply

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
3
Rated by
Mariam S.
Oct 7, 2022

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is a stunning fantasy novel - filled with every element a
good book should have: mystery, rivalries, magic, battle, and love. Jude is a human girl, whisked
away from the world she knew at age seven and thrust into that of the fae. Despite her mortality,
she wants to make it in this world of magic and war - which means gaining protection from the
cruel Prince Cardan, a classmate of hers and the most powerful and horrible member of the

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Haya B.
Sep 28, 2022

Summary:
This story follows the life of Jude Duarte, an individual whose life took a very drastic turn of
events, very quickly. One minute she was living happily with her parents, twin sister, and elder
sister, the next, a strange man comes into their lives, kills her parents, and takes her and her
sisters away to a strange land, in which magic exists. Jude and her sister Taryn are humans, they
have little to do with this new land of Faerie apart from keep themselves safe from it, but

Teen Review
The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 10, 2022

Jude Duarte is now seneschal, an advisor to the High King of Elfhame, who is Cardan
Greenbriar. She wants to keep Cardan and Elfhame in control until her brother, Oak, is finally of
age to become King. However, the Queen of the Undersea is threatening Cardan to marry her
daughter or else she will attack his kingdom, which makes Jude’s plans more difficult. So Jude is
trying to protect Oak, Cardan, and Elfhame, but unfortunately she gets captured by the Queen of
the Undersea. Surprisingly though, Cardan steps into the true role of King to save Jude and

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 3, 2022

Jude Duarte is a human girl living in Elfhame, a world full of magical faeries, who is
treated cruelly for her mortality. She wants power and to belong with the other faeries by
becoming a knight for one of the royal heirs. However, Jude’s adoptive father doesn’t want her to
be a knight, so she becomes a spy for Dain, the future king, to have power from the shadows.
Unfortunately though, Dain and the majority of the royal family get killed by Balekin, another

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jul 24, 2022

When Jude was seven years old, a strange man came to her house, murdered her parents, and
took her and her siblings with him to a mysterious new land. Now, they live in the High Court of
Faerie, a magical place separate from the mortal world. Unfortunately, due to being human, Jude
and her sister are often treated harshly and discriminated against by the folk that live there. And
there’s no one Jude despises more than Prince Cardan, her main tormentor. All she wants to do is

Teen Review
A Court of Thorns and Roses Review by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas
5
Rated by
Saraphina
Jun 30, 2022

When 19 year old Feyre kills a wolf in the woods she thinks nothing of it until a terrifying creature arrives at her house to demand retribution. Feyre is then taken to the treacherous Fae lands only known about through legends and lore. There, she discovers that her captor isn’t a true beast but an immortal High Lord ruler of one of the Fae realms. As she adjusts to her new home, her feelings for her captor, Tamlin, transform from hostility to fiery passion.

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