There’s still time to join in The Cruel Prince hype, right? One of our absolute favorite reads of the year, and of course a favorite of many, we could not get enough of this book when it first came out. The wait for The Wicked King is killing us, so if you’re still trying to recover from reading TPC, check out these titles!
If You’re Looking For…The Fae
A glimmering, seductive Hades/Persephone retelling, Wintersong details an often overlooked, but no less dangerous, group of the fae – goblins. When Liesl’s sister is taken captive by the wicked Goblin King to be his bride, she’ll do anything to get her back – even if that means sacrificing herself in the process. This book, though dense, has all of the mischief and romance that one should expect from the fae, and a story that will enthrall you.
If You’re Looking For…High Fantasy
While TPC may not be entirely high fantasy (after all, there’s a whole mortal world out there for Jude and her siblings to wish to explore), the actual court setting of The Cruel Prince has many high fantasy elements. If you’re looking for a new world still connected to the old, An Ember in the Ashes is a violent, harrowing journey. With just a bit of magic mixed in with all the danger, Laia and Elias’s story will captivate and challenge you.
If You’re Looking For…Enemies to Lovers
Enemies to Lovers may be a classic trope, but we’ll never tire of it. If you’re looking for a more lighthearted read, this book is the perfect romance. While it still has mysticism and mythology tied into its roots, Harper and David’s banter, sharp wit, and decades-old tension will draw you right in. Hilarious and heartfelt, these two are one of our favorite YA couples of. all. time. And they’ll be sure to join your lists, too.