Keeping focused can be hard when you have someone like Prince Cardan and his friends making your life a living hell. But Jude uses their bullying as fuel for her fire. It makes her train harder so she can best them one day.
When a new High King is to be crowned, things start changing for Jude. They start looking up. But bloodshed is a hard thing to avoid when more than one person wants the crown.
Final Verdict: I really loved Holly Black's dark and enthralling writing. I would recommend this to fans of Sarah J. Maas, Fae, and fantasy. There wasn't as much romance as I was hoping for and the ending hurt my heart, but it makes me eager for the next one.