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‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

Darrian Breedlove and Alyssa Osborn

March 19, 2019

Princes are usually dreamy and chivalrous, right? Aren’t faeries docile and friendly creatures? These stereotypes are all wrong, at least in Holly Black’s novel “The Cruel Prince,” the first in “The Folk of the Air” series, where readers can’t trust anyone. Holly Black’s world of faeries is very wel...

Mid-series book falls short

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

As a college student and avid bookworm, it is typical for me to read books that fall into the category of young adult or new adult. However, once in a while, I pick up a middle grade novel to get a taste of the colorful and rich worlds of fiction that younger readers are exploring these days. But tha...

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