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The Wicked King
The Wicked King | Holly Black
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 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 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.
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Mishu94
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I started the Folk air series and I am in love with it! I‘m done with the second book and now I‘m dying for the third one which hasn‘t been published yet! 😭😭 GUYS PLEASE TELL ME A GOOD SERIES TO START 😭🥺

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Chrissyreadit
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Im not going to lie- I‘m glad I just read this because I can barely bare having to wait till November!!! Does anyone else want to chat about the book???? @hermyknee I totally have you to thank for this book!!! #scififantasyswap the gift that keeps on giving! And I used your lovely bag all weekend at RoseCity ComicCon!

hermyknee Yaayyy!!! That‘s awesome. I know I can‘t wait for her next installment! 23h
CatalinaSimona18 Great cover! 18h
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HOTPock3tt
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2

Tagging @Wife do you want to join?

Dragon Cool cover ! 🐉 2d
HOTPock3tt @Dragon Thanks! 🤗♥️ 2d
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litenthusiast
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I love this series, and liked this book as much as I liked the first book in the series. It did not end up where I thought the book was going. Now I'm impatiently waiting for the third book in the series to be released.

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LitLogophile
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Finally got around to this dark faerie sequel. I enjoyed it and look forward to Queen of Nothing.

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litenthusiast
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Bad thunderstorms and loss of power means I'm reading by a lantern tonight. 😐 These storms tonight are awful. ⛈

Leftcoastzen Scary,stay safe! 1mo
Texreader Take care. Looks like you have it under control 1mo
Catsandbooks Hopefully you get power back soon! 1mo
Dragonfairykats Stay safe, and don't read scary stories! 1mo
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LitLogophile
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One of those days where 15 minutes with my book is the only thing keeping me sane 😅

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litenthusiast
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Up next. 📚🤓

Jess_Franzino It‘s AMZING! No spoilers, but you will yell at the book in a good way ♥️ 1mo
megzlynn Love your mug! The book is also great. 1mo
NamasteReading I can read this over and over!!! 1mo
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Basement_Bookcase
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Honestly I hardly ever DNF books but I just can‘t with this one. The first book was problematic enough and it just got worse with this one. These characters have the most unhealthy relationship possible and I just can‘t bring myself to continue reading it.

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Voltchu
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Books I read in July 😍. Immensely proud of myself as three months ago, it had been years since I actually touched a book or sat down to read. The Wicked King (tagged) was by far my favourite, but The Dream Thieves is a very close second! Fingers crossed for an equally productive August 🤞Any suggestions for what I should read?

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
Voltchu @CoffeeNBooks thanks!! 😁 1mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Whoa, I liked this one WAY more than The Cruel Prince! The ending was a TWIST! Lots of lying and backstabbing which I'm trash for.

Shley9225 It takes me a couple of months before I get a chance to read these books after they come out, and each time, no matter how careful I am, the endings are spoiled for me. The books are still great, but I miss out on the shock everyone else has when they read them :( 2mo
Bookgoil I love these books! 2mo
Voltchu I liked The Wicked King a lot more than The Cruel Prince as well! Cannot wait for the next one! 2mo
TeaStories I‘m happy to hear it‘s worth the read! I really enjoyed the first one but I‘m having a little trouble getting into The Wicked King. To be fair though I‘ve only read 2 chapters so far. 2mo
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HOTPock3tt
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📚 tagged book because the male MC has a tail?! 🤷🏽‍♀️
🎥 Wag the Dog
🎵 “Who let the dogs out?”
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing Kenya 🐶🖤🐶 2mo
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Bookgoil
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Good morning! Finally awake for #24in48 and eating a healthy breakfast while starting with The Wicked King which I meant to finish yesterday but spent some time gaming with my husband instead. Another heat warning today so going to blast the AC and hope we stay cool!
What book are you reading first for the readathon?
#readathon

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mattthebookworm
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I just cannot write anything without spoiling this amazing book.

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AKris3813
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Really enjoyed this. I thought it was better than Cruel Prince and I really want to know what will happen in book 3.

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nebulaes
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🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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SexyCajun
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OMG this was soooooo good but ughhhhhhhh. Need the third book

monogamist_reader I felt the same. That ending killed me. 2mo
SexyCajun @monogamist_reader OMG I was pissed 2mo
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nordicscarab
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Exceeded the expectations from the first book, the characters are consistant and the plot twists wonderfully, i couldnt put it down!

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PaulaNovotna
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BOOKS I READ IN JUNE

Finally a month where I was really happy with my choices. I loved The Wicked King the most but all the books I read were pretty amazing!

You can also check my individual reviews for each book 😊

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PaulaNovotna
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I loved the second book possibly even more than the first one. What I loved the most was how the story flowed and didn't feel forced. It was well thought through and beautifully written. I love how there are no "good" or "bad" characters, just like in real life. All of them have their motives and reasons why they are who they are and reading the book you never know what's going to happen next. I can't wait for the next one!

BooknerdsLife Love your review! 🥰💚 I love this one so much & Cannot wait for the next one!!! 😭 3mo
PaulaNovotna @BooknerdsLife Thank you so much 😊 Me too, I am obsessed and need the next one now 😂 3mo
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yodapish
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I can never read just one book. Also started this guy because I'll read anything she writes. #nowreading #hollyblack

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WriteRead_Think
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We all have that author. You know the one. It's the author who announces a new book and you know you're buying it. It doesn't matter what it's about, you know you're going to love it. For me, Holly Black IS that author. Her books have gotten me through many a time because they are more than books to me. They're doors. When I read a Holly Black book I'm walking into a world that helps me, even if just for a while, survive the real world. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

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WriteRead_Think
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Beach reading should be a national sport. What are your #BeachReads?

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WriteRead_Think
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I can't think of a better way to spend the Summer Solstice or to read this book. What are your favorite #BookSnacks?

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PaulaNovotna
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This week's little haul, can't wait to start The Wicked King!

BooknerdsLife Awww I hope you‘d enjoy Wicked King too! 😍🙌🏼 3mo
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Jess_Franzino
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NO. YOU CANNOT END THERE! I AM NOT WAITING UNTIL NOVEMBER! NEED ARC NOW!

Ahem. Now that I got that out of my system, it‘s safe to say that I REALLY liked the 2nd book! Jude finally grew on me. She matured a lot since “The Cruel Prince”. Somehow, I fell in love with Cardan. “Book boyfriend” love, (though now he & Jude are OTP). And the politics get just more & more yummy, too.

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Jess_Franzino
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Any other #littens enjoy table top games & LARPS? Just wanting to show off my new lucky d20 because it‘s sooooo pretty! I put it on my copy of “The Wicked King” because I can tell Holly Black got some inspiration from Changeling: The Lost ♥️

Marilyncjackson I love table top RP! Love the d20 3mo
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WriteRead_Think
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Something magical happens when a bookworm who forgot how to be a bookworm remembers. Depression is such a brutal beast. It rips everything apart from the inside until a person forgets everything that made them THEM. I fight this battle on a daily basis and it's hard. But there are days when I remember exactly who I am. Today is one of those days. 🌻💜

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kljuczaknjigu
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I'm in love with this book. With this series. I just love it 😍

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WriteRead_Think
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I love pretty graphics like this in books!

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Shay
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If you love a dark and twisted faerie tale, it is hard to go wrong with Holly Black. This series is also highly recommended for those who enjoy the trope of enemies to lovers. Full review: shayshortt.com/2019/06/11/the-wicked-king/

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bookishfurmom
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3/4 fur babies being reading buddies 🥰

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HOTPock3tt
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Thanks for the tag!!! 🤗♥️ @ofclumsywords
1) The Wicked King, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, On The Come Up, The Hating Game.
2) Watching you, Daisy jones and the Six
3) Five Dark Fates, A lady‘s guide to gossip and murder, the Queen of nothing, The Night Country.
4) Read 50 books (32 read so far)
5) whoever wants to join!
@laurenslibrary #ThursdaySurvey

Crazeedi Evelyn hugo was excellent! 3mo
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi It sure was!!!! ♥️😃 I just cannot get over my connection with that book! If only I could find more books like it. 3mo
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt I know! Have you read this one? It was excellent 3mo
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi No I hadn‘t heard of it!!! 😵 but it sounds really good!!! ♥️Thanks so much for the suggestion, I will check it out! 😎#Stacked 3mo
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt I hope you like as much as I did, I actually sent this book to my dear Italian best friend! 3mo
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Panpan

I hate that my first review on here is a negative one. However, The Wicked King was a big disappointment. I was glued to the book...and then came that ending. What in the faerieworld was that?!?!?!?

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HOTPock3tt
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😱!!! My jaw seriously hit the floor so hard. I cannot BELIEVE how much I enjoyed this book!! The world building was so natural and felt so real it was easy to be totally immersed in it. I loved the authors‘ beautiful use of language to describe the land of faerie. Plus all the court intrigue and twists/turns kept me flying thru the pages. Add an entire cast of intriguing characters and you have one of my fave reads this year!!! 😃
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

HOTPock3tt I swear this book pulled me out of a reading slump!! ♥️😀 I didn‘t really enjoy the first book in this series at ALL, so this was a major surprise. Anyone else have any recommendations for more of her books? 4mo
ofclumsywords The Cruel Prince was not a favorite of mine (unpopular opinion I know 🙈) but I might have to give Wicked King a try I‘ve heard nothing but good things about it! I also want to read another book of hers, The Darkest Part of the Forest. Its been on my TBR for forever... 4mo
sprainedbrain I may have to check out this series, based on this enthusiastic review! 4mo
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HOTPock3tt @Ofclumsywords “The Cruel Prince” was definitely not a fave of mine either , so I guess we share that unpopular opinion 😂 I was QUITE surprise when I adored this one! ♥️ and thank you for the recommendation! 🤗I will check it out!! @sprainedbrain the only problem was the first book “The Cruel Prince” was just a so-so for me 😕 I feel like it‘s worth it to get to this book... but just a warning 😶lol (edited) 4mo
EchoLogical I‘m biased because I adore Holly Black but yes, those twists! Especially the ending!!!!! I‘m dying for The Queen of Nothing (book 3) because I have to know what happens next. 4mo
HOTPock3tt @EchoLogical I‘m dying for it too!! I think goodreads said it‘s not coming out until October or something verrryy far away 😖 I need to know how Jude strikes back! And also see some progression in the love stories of her and Cardan + Vivi & Heather 🤗 4mo
EchoLogical @HOTPock3tt Poor Heather! I'm totally invested in that story line. 4mo
HOTPock3tt @EchoLogical I wonder how vivi could keep something like that a secret from her girlfriend. She basically kept who she really IS a secret, sprung it on heather all at once, THEN neglected to take care of her while they were in faerie! 😡I love vivi but that‘s really bad behavior and I completely understand why heather left her... (although I‘m really hoping they get back together! ♥️) 4mo
MrBook Great review! 4mo
HOTPock3tt @MrBook Thank you! 🤗 4mo
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cbowlin1921
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Bailedbailed

I‘m so sad that this was a bail for me. I LOVED the first book, and others written by this author, but I just could not get into this one and found myself wanting to do anything other than read it, including studying lol. At that point I knew it was a no from me.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 4mo
GlassAsDiamonds Damn.... I have this on my shelf at the moment! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Ah well, let‘s see! (And welcome to Litsy!) (edited) 4mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! I loved the first one in this series, too. You are second person I‘ve seen that didn‘t like this one so now I‘m scared to read it! 4mo
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cbowlin1921 @GlassAsDiamonds @BridgetteM I was so sad! It just dragged for me and I absolutely loooooved the first 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📖💖 4mo
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forestandcrow
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So good! Finally finished it and now I need more! Highly recommend this series.

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StaceyKondla
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SO AWESOME!! I can‘t wait until Book 3, but I‘ll have to since it‘s not out until next year. Holly Black does fairy like no one else 🖤🖤🖤🖤

BookaholicNatty Holly just released on twitter today that they are going to release it in November now!!! I‘m soooo stoked! I love these books so much! ❤️ 5mo
StaceyKondla @BookaholicNatty SQUEEEEEEE!!! That‘s amazing news!! 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
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NamasteReading
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And now I anxiously await the third book!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 btw Scottsdale is BEAUTIFUL!

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WriterAtHeart
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I enjoyed "The Cruel Prince", but this was incredible. Jude has really become a solid character and the ending had a lot of ups and downs. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book! Here's to a nice long wait, haha!

LoverofLit Completely agreed. I was solidly impressed by this one! 5mo
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sheffner
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It took me until the 50% mark to really get into this book--loved the banter and tension and all the political intrigue. Those last few chapters have me dying for the last book in the series.

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BooknerdsLife
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Also finished this 2nd book in the series last week and I fully enjoyed it! An easy fast pace fantasy about human girl growing up in the faire world and how to outsmart all of them. A wicked tale full of manipulation and war strategy with an unique romance even for someone who is not big on romance novel like me.
5⭐️ read for me & can't wait for next book!
#review #recap #readinglife #YA #Fantasy #AussieReader

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg you know coffee art? I love the heart! 5mo
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hahaaa I wish!!! 😂🤣🤣 Im afraid can't do any coffee art at all even if my life depends on it! 😁 But thanks to the lovely cafe & kind barista there to always supply me with life saving coffee 🤗☕️☕️ 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BooknerdsLife kudos to him! 😊 5mo
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Cathy_J
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Finished book two of the Folk of the Air series and it was just as good as the first. Can't wait to see what happens in the final book - due out Jan, 2020 ⏳🤔 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

BooknerdsLife OMG! That ending!!! I can‘t wait for the next one too!!! 5mo
StephanieP1 I loved this book so much! 2020 is too far away! 5mo
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It‘s not often that the second in a series is better than the first - but that‘s what Holly Black has done with this one! I loved it! The intrigue, the backstabbing, the nearly-romance (if they weren‘t so close to double-crossing one another all the time!). So now the wait until 2020 for the last in the trilogy...

BooknerdsLife Haha yes! Loving their "almost there" romance ? 5mo
Clare_Riley @BooknerdsLife I‘m sure this is the reason why so much women‘s fantasy gets put into the YA category - they don‘t write enough sex! But I don‘t want to read about sex all the time, to be quite honest 🤷🏼‍♀️ And why should that be the reason why something is or is not YA? 5mo
Clare_Riley I should say “fantasy written by women” otherwise it‘s another thing entirely🙄 5mo
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HeatherBlue
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Kicking off spring break in magical ways!

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JeansBookshelf
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I finished it! I want book 3! 😭

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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chl0B1
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Fantastical, flawless and full to the brim with adventure. The second part of the folk of the air series was beyond my expectations. Right to the very end there were twists which blew my mind. Really enjoyed this and cant wait for the final installment.

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