The Friday 56

The Friday 56: The Cruel Prince

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read!


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple

Today’s quote is from one of my current reads, The Cruel Prince.

Cruel prince

It turns out that passing between Faerie and the mortal world isn’t all that difficult. Faerie exists beside and below mortal towns, in the shadows of mortal cities, and at their rotten, derelict, worm-eaten centers. Faeries live in hills and valleys and barrows, in alleys and abandoned mortal buildings. Vivi isn’t the only faerie from our islands to sneak across the sea and into the human world with some regularity, although most don mortal guises to mess with people.

The book’s narrative style is quite simplistic, but I’m actually really enjoying it so far. The faerie world is built with a lot of the usual tropes, but Holly Black weaves a glittering new spin on them that makes the book compelling.

What are you reading this week? If you’ve read The Cruel Prince let me know what you though! (No spoilers though, please!)

Until next time 2

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