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THE CRUEL PRINCE Inspired Faerie Fruit Cocktails + Prize Pack Giveaway

Get a taste of forbidden faerie fruit with Holly Black’s THE CRUEL PRINCE!

We were lucky enough to receive a copy of Holly Black‘s The Cruel Prince from The NOVL and now we’re partnering up with them to dive into the world of faerie and give away a whimsical prize pack focused on the book!

There are many ways for a human to become trapped in faerie, but the most common is through the forbidden consumption of faerie food or drink. Which got us thinking: If we were in faerie, would we be more likely to be trapped by the food or the drink? Both would be dazzling and so very tempting and how would we choo–

The drinks. It would definitely be the drinks. Let’s be real.

So what would faerie cocktails be like? We imagine they’d be sweet, flowery, and perhaps a tad sinister. So we found some recipes that encompass all of that and look very intriguing, to boot! Prepare your tastebuds.

VINIQ Elderflower Lemonade

3 ounces VINIQ Ruby (shimmery berry vodka)
2 ounces Elderflower liquor
4 ounces lemonade
lemon for garnish

Photo: VINIQ
Adapted from a recipe at Garnish With Lemon

Aviation Cocktail

3 ounces gin
1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
1/4 ounce creme de violette
1/4 maraschino liqueur
maraschino cherries for garnish

Photo/Recipe: Mix That Drink

Mistress of Evil

Pouring slowly over the back of a spoon, carefully layer equal parts

Black Vodka
Grape Schnapps
Apple Pucker

Recipe: Cocktails by Cody

Needless to say, any of these beauties would leave us doomed to the faerie realm forever!

Since we’ll all be trapped there, we might as well have a good book for the stay, plus some nature-themed swag to help us fit in. Thankfully, that’s all up for grabs in our latest prize pack giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive:

  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Acorn necklace
  • Twig of thorns ring

Per the publisher, this contest is open to US residents only. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!

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By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live inthe 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.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war 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.


Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary