by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Amazon Affiliate Link: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
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.
Um... Holly Black. I do like her worldbuilding!
by Mira Grant
Amazon Affiliate Link: Into the Drowning Deep
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.
Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves.
But the secrets of the deep come with a price.
I have so many of this author's books on my want list, might as well add one more! :)
What are you wishing for this week?
I need to try Seanan McGuire books as Mira Grant!ReplyDelete
I need both. :D I haven't read a lot but what I've read I have enjoyed so much!Delete
I've seen some good reviews for the new Black novel so I'm definitely curious about it as well. I hope you end up enjoying these both!ReplyDelete
Oh nice. Hope I get them too! :DDelete
Valid wishlist, but i'd pick Mira Grant first hheReplyDelete
Thanks! I'll take both. :DDelete
Those both sound good Melissa!ReplyDelete
For What It's Worth
Needs them all! :DDelete
I have yet to read a Black or Grant, but both books do pull me in with their blurbs. Great picks, Melissa!ReplyDelete
Oh I have enjoyed both. Would love to know what you think of their work!Delete
Psst. I devoured Into the Drowning Deep it was so freaking good!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to Into the Drowning Deep so much, I loved the prequel novella. When I saw she was writing a full length follow up I was like yessss.ReplyDelete
Oh I'm going to have to check out that prequel!!Delete
Both of those sound good.ReplyDelete
I know, right? :DDelete
Love Holly Black (the White Cat series is one of my favorites ever!) I think Mira Grant wrote some really creepy books so not sure about that one but I will look forward to your review!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen Ryland
I usually end up liking Holly Black's worldbuilding. She does it so well. I want to read all of Grant/McGuire books!Delete
I just recently requested The Cruel Prince from NetGalley. Fingers crossed that I get approved! I rarely read fantasy but I loved Black's The Coldest Girl in Coldtown so much that I'd love to read more from her.ReplyDelete
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
Me too! :D I hope we both get it. I do enjoy her work.Delete
Those both have such dark titles! I am really looking forward to Most Eligible Bastard by Annika Martin. She promises billionaire romcom! Sounds perfect to me!ReplyDelete
Oh I hope you get and enjoy!Delete
Oh wow, Into the Drowning Deep sounds really good! I hadn't heard of that one before. I've read a novella by Grant, but I want to read more of her stuff.ReplyDelete
I know. I've only read a couple by her (with her real name) and I want to read all her stuff.Delete
Wow, both book sounds really good. Hope you'll get your own copies soon Melissa :)ReplyDelete
Vanessa @ Blushing Geek
Me too! :DDelete
I think The Cruel Prince looks interesting. I just really wish he wasnt named Prinz XDReplyDelete
Maybe that is why he has problems? LOLDelete
Holly Black is great writer, I love her books. :)ReplyDelete
I do enjoy her stuff!Delete
The Cruel Prince sounds awesome!ReplyDelete
I agree! :)Delete
The Cruel Prince is on my wishlist, too! I want this book so so bad. The blurb is amazing.ReplyDelete
Great pick! :)
We needs it! :DDelete
Holly Black has been on my TBR for a while and yet for some reason I haven't picked up any of her books yet. But The Cruel Prince sounds so good so I hope to pick it up soon :)ReplyDelete
Oh try at least one of her standalones. :) You also need to read Grant/MacGuire too! :DDelete
OMG there is a new Grant coming? NO WAY!!!! :) YEAH :) :)ReplyDelete
I've not read either of these authors yet. Hard to believe! I think I have a book by Holly on my shelves too. Hope you get and enjoy these!ReplyDelete
I'm surprised. Grant is also a pen name of Seanan McGuire. :)Delete
LOL I have some authors like that where their books keep piling up on the pile. One day.ReplyDelete
Yep, I think we all have that problem. :)Delete