The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

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 younger 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 con...

Details The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

TitleThe Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)
Release DateJan 8th, 2019
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

  • Em
    Dear Holly Black,First of all, how dare you?Second of all, you are NOT supposed to go around stabbing people in the heart. That is illegal. This is illegal. Please stop writing illegal stuff.This book has made a great mess of my life. I keep thinking back to when I first read The Cruel Prince and how I was completely unaware of just how much this story would mean to me. My tiny human body isn’t even big enough to hold all the love that’s insi...
  • Emily May
    Power is so much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. So I'm officially ADDICTED.I can't say for sure what makes a good fantasy book for other people but, for me, these books are like crack. I'm like Fever series-level addicted right now and I don't know how I can possibly wait for book three. Also: Cardan is evil and terrible and I am in love with him. I wish I was sorry.This book got me so good. The banter and sexual tension between Jude...
  • Victoria Aveyard
    At this point, I don’t know why the rest of us even try. I think I’m going to go into a coma until QUEEN OF NOTHING.
  • Melanie
    1.) The Cruel Prince ★★★★★ “You played me for a fool and now I am...” This is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word. This book killed me and then breathed new life into me. This book was the best thing I’ve read this entire year.I’ve already written my review, where I completely pour my heart out. And even though it’s spoiler free, I still feel gross posting it so early because this book doesn’t come out until 2019...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    It’s a great feeling to fall in utter love with the first book in a new series, and then anticipate the sequel, and then be offered a chance to read said sequel early, and then to read this book in 24 hours and savour every bit of it. Very few series that I’ve read in my life have hooked me as much as this one. The only downside? The agonizing two year wait for the third book!
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    (view spoiler)[someone: why do you like this bookme, deep in an elaborate fantasy sequence in which Jude forces me onto a throne for her own selfish gain and is an ambitious bitch to me and treats me like shit but we have a lot of sexual tension and eventually we have angry sex to the sound of her gasping “I hate you”: uhhhhh well I just really like the plot twists (hide spoiler)]Okay but for real. I already talked a lot about why I loved The...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Thank you Edelweiss and Little Brown books Publishing for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review. "For a moment," he says, "I wondered if it wasn't you shooting bolts at me."I make a face at him. "And what made you decide it wasn't?"He grins up at me. "They missed." 1- The Cruel Prince ★★★★★2- The Wicked King ★★★★★3- The Queen of NothingWhat can I say? This books murdered whatever was left of my soul. I finishe...
  • Kerri
    Utterly intoxicating and unputdownable.
  • Tatiana
    4.5 starsNot sure how much I should write about this sequel. After all, the strength of this series is in a large part in its plot twists and turns. So I'll keep the story details to a minimum I guess.It's 5 months after the ending of the The Cruel Prince. Jude is mostly preoccupied with keeping Cardan on the throne and under her control for a time much longer than a year and a day. Both goals are hard to achieve - there are various factions sche...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    Revenge is sweet, but ice cream is sweeter.Between Taryn and Cardan, I don't know whom I'm more frustrated with. Nonetheless, that ending was fantastic as I had expected.
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”Holy mother of all things fantasy.I just finished The Wicked King. Like, I read it. And it was as amazing and psychologically messed up as I was hoping.I have to be super careful with what I say (this doesn’t come out until January), but let me just state that Cardan and Jude are the faerie realm e...
  • Monica
    I am SO MAD at myself for reading this book so early because now I have to wait even longer for the next AND OH MY GOD HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT?? HOW??? The first book was so fun, but the second? DAMN GENIUS.
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