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The Wicked King

By Holly Black
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Publisher Description

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

2529 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“My favourite book from the trilogy. I loved the plot of this one🔥🔥. And reading from Jude's pov is a delight. I really like how strong of a lead she is. I find it remarkable how dependable she is (from the reader's pov, as in you just know she'll find a way out of just about every trouble), which I really appreciate. Also, I just find Cardan adorable🤧”
Characters change and growLikable charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveTwistyUnpredictableMagical setting
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“THE PLOT TWIST! This book was just as amazing as the first one and definitely worth the read. I love Jude so much, she's such a clever MC. I couldn't believe Cardan though...”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenTwistyUnpredictableDark settingMagical settingDarkRomantic
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“The twisty plot, the betrayals, everything about this book was amazing! It definitely met the standards I was holding after reading The Cruel Prince.”
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Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveTwistyMagical settingViolence
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Much better than the first book, I loved this one!”
Characters change and growLikable charactersConversationalEasy to readWitty banterAddictiveMagical settingPoliticalThought-provoking
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“The flow from book one to book two, made it seem like no time had passed. Loved that, usually the next starts with some time having passed. The story was fast paced, moving from one moment to the next. I really enjoyed the twists in the plot and how all the characters are playing 3D chess with one another. I found myself loving and routing for some characters and despising others, but in a good way. I would definitely recommend this book to someone to read.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersOriginal writingWhimsicalAction-packedFast-pacedTwistyUnpredictableMagical settingMystical

About Holly Black

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.

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