Welcome to Comparing Covers where I showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is one of those novels that has gained a lot of popularity and fan base. I’ve totally missed the band wagon on this “universe”. However, since I’ve started reading more YA, I’ve become more attuned to the books in the genre. Also, since I’m an OwlCrate junkie, I wanted to buy the special edition box for book #3, The Queen of Nothing. The goodies alone made me want to buy it. So, alas, here I am, wanting to pick this series up and start reading, because now I have to!
Naturally, since this is a Comparing Covers feature, I’ve picked out a few covers of The Cruel Prince, including the OwlCrate exclusive edition. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them!
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.
I actually like the B&N exclusive one. Does anyone have that edition?
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Which cover of The Cruel Prince did you vote for and why?