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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) | 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. Dramatic and thrilling fantasy blends with contemporary storytelling to create a fully realised world, filled with magic, politics and treachery.
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Emilymdxn
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Holly Black was my favourite writer as a younger reader (Spiderwick Chronicles then Tithe series) and I‘m so glad that her new series carries me away just as much. I haven‘t felt this sucked into something that I had to read this compulsively for ages, I‘m glad I waited til the whole series was out cause I could not have waited between this and Queen of Nothing after that cliffhanger! I need to go reread Tithe now

angielackswings Same! (About loving Holly Black). I have so many memories just spending my whole weekend reading the spiderwick chronicles. 4d
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NAM99
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I continue to be surprised by this series!

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I love this series. This is YA fantasy done right! Although I‘m not the target audience. But, it‘s so addicting for me. Instantly bought book 3.

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MicrobeMom
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Saturday mornings are the best. Some hot tea and a book. Later a hike! Hope your Saturday morning is as relaxing as mine.

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Loric
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Holly Black bangs it out of the park with book two in The Folk of the Air series, The Wicked King. The prose is magical, the world building fantastic and pacing was perfect. I have fallen in love with this exquisitely luscious, beautifully magical and dangerously dark Fae world that Holly Black has created. Again, no fairytale endings here, but this cruel, twisted, dark tale will leave you craving for more. Addictively entertaining!

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MicrobeMom
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The hubby is working late tonight. So my go to meal(soup and grilled cheese) and a food book!

Crazeedi Grilled cheese and soup, a favorite meal!! 3w
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BooksAndTea97
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First thing first: look at that cover.
Secondly. I am in love with the fairy realms and Holly Black is the queen of fairies. (She's not that good with vampires - just saying)

The beging was a bit slow and I found it hard to invest myself into reading this, but after a couple of chapters once the action started I could not put this down.

After reading so much manga and Agatha Christie lately I'm so happy to have read this.
#februaryreads #inlove

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Nomi_Schiano555
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Absolutely fantastic

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

The first lesson is to make yourself strong" (Goodreads)

2nd book in the series and it's just as amazing as the first. I can not wait to get my hands on book 3 and see what is next.

Redwritinghood I‘m getting ready to start the third one this weekend. I was surprised that the second book was still strong. A lot of time a series starts strong and wanes after. 4w
Stacypatrice I recently finished this one too 🙃📖 4w
LokiDokey @Redwritinghood I was worried about that too 4w
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CaitlinSiem
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Holly Black is rather talented at hitting you with a sledgehammer of crazy at an end of a novel haha. But it was enough to make me hungry for the last book in the trilogy.

This trilogy is two for two so far on entertaining reading with terrible irredeemable characters and I am apparently here for it.

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Redwritinghood
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The second book in this YA series was just as strong as the first, maybe better. For a YA book, I like that there is a strong female lead and that the romance (to the extent there is one here) doesn‘t overwhelm the story. 3⭐️

ocdIrene How much Holly Black have you read? She‘s been on my list for a while so I‘m debating where I should start. 1mo
Redwritinghood @ocdIrene I think just one other but I didn‘t like it as much as this series. 1mo
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Meghan1
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Book #5 of 2020!

ReaperOfTerrasen I enjoyed this trilogy. 4w
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MollyLooby
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Look what arrived! 😍

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Joreads
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i didn't enjoy the Cruel Prince at all. Decided to read this books as a friend told me it was so much better than the first novel. I am happy to write that this book is so much better than the first. There is far more character development in this novel and thankfully the characters are much more likable. I am looking forward to reading the third novel.

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IndyHannaJones
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Although I don't find Jude particularly likeable...or Carden....these books are pretty addicting, much like fairy fruit 😉

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CaitlinSiem
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“If you‘re the sickness, I suppose you can‘t also be the cure.”

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Ash.on.the.line
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Forgot to say I finished this one and now I need the next one asap! This series draws me in and I love the magic in this world. I knew the twist at the end but actually reading it made me gasp all the same! 😂

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Liatrek
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All I can say is wow! I really think this might be the best second installment in series that I‘ve ever read. Jude is an amazing main character. That ending hurt my heart but in a good way. I can‘t wait to start the next book today.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Got my hands on this after devouring The Cruel Prince. I‘m trying to not rush myself because I don‘t know when I can get The Queen of Nothing. Also my classes start this week so my reading will go way down.
These covers are so intoxicating to me!

Chrissyreadit I handed them to my daughter yesterday! She finished The Cruel Prince and began The Wicked King today. They are so good! 1mo
Ash.on.the.line @Chrissyreadit oh man, love that! 😊 they are captivating! 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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So I started this book last week after finishing The Cruel Prince, and I just don't want to stop reading it.... HOWEVER...

My pastor challenged us to a 21 day fast to start off the new year. He told us to pick something that takes up our time that we could be spending with Jesus. So instead of reading (which is in NO WAY a bad habit), I will only be reading the Bible or the books I read to my boys until January 26th.

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Sharanya
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I‘ve been trying to review this book all day, but so far all I can seem to come up with is mental keyboard-smashing — which should tell you just how utterly spellbinding & heart-wrenching this book is, even on a second read. I‘m almost sad we‘re on the 3rd book, because then it‘ll have to end 😭. ★★★★★.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyrereading | ugh this book killed me the first time I read it so naturally I couldn‘t wait to read it again 😂♥️

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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Today on the blog Emily shares her monthly wrap up!

Check out the books she read in December and some of her favorite posts we put together last month too!

Let us know how your reading month went and what your goals are for 2020!

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2020/01/02/emilys-monthly-wrap-up-december-2019/

#decemberwrapup
#monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #bookblogger #bookbloggershub

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kitkatdallibooks
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This book y'all....and its ending sucked me right in. I can't say too much for fear of spilling spoilers. But if your debating on reading the trilogy (starting with "The cruel prince " I recommend it.

#TBRread #wintergames #slaybells @Clwojick @StayCurious

MidnightBookGirl 16 pts! 2mo
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CBee
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Addicted. This one was even better than the first! I‘m remembering why I avoided reading series (not really consciously, and I‘ve just come to this realization) before - I don‘t want them to end!
On to “The Queen of Nothing!”

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canwetalkaboutaudiobooks
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MY RATING⇢ 4.7 STARS | GRADE A
FEATURING⇢
⬥Book #1 Rating: 4.3 STARS
⬥Fairy High Court
⬥Intrigue & Betrayals
⬥Unforeseen Twists
⬥A Darkly Fantastical Fae World
⬥Sprinkled With Immoral Wantonness
⬥YA-ish

See my review here⇢

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kymmiesreads
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Second book in The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black. This book was amazing! Even better then the first book! I gave it 4 stars ⭐️ Crazy ending!

#TMSkellington #WinterGames @Crimson613 #TBRread

Crimson613 16pts! 3mo
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juls29
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I absolutely loved this book! It is better than the first. I cannot wait until my BOTM arrives with the Queen of Nothing!
#TBRreads #wintergames # TMSkellkngton
@Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Lovesbooks87
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Still don‘t know how I feel about this trilogy. I am interested in what is happening but I am still not hooked. I hope Jude kicks so ass in the next book for what Cardan did to her!

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juls29
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This is my #tbr for the #wintergames! I also have The Queen if Nothing coming soon from BOTM and that is part of my TBR for December. I can‘t wait to start logging the point for #TMSkellington

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“if he thought i was bad, i would be worse. if he thought i was cruel, i would be horrifying.“

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Rbabyblue
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The cruel prince was a 3 star read for me, but seeing the queen of nothing everywhere and the 4.46 goodreads rating of the wicked king got me curious about the rest of the series, so here I go!

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Readinginfairyland
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This enemies to lovers, political warfare fantasy sequel is even better than the first book in the series.

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Genstl3
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The second book is definitely better than the first. It had some good twist and leaves you on a crazy cliff hanger. The third book is not yet out and I really can‘t wait to see what the third book brings very interested to see...

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ZeinaHesham

Tell me guys is any of you close to finish their reading goals for 2019? 📖👀

And what are the best books you have read so far? 🌷

Personally I am no close no finishing my goal I need at least 7 more months lol 😂 and one of my favorite reads of the year is the wicked king by Holly black... or maybe,verity by Colleen Hoover 😍😍

Soubhiville I did finish my Goodreads goal and all of my challenges. Among my favorites: 4mo
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ZeinaHesham @Soubhiville Oh God I wish I had more willpower to finish mine :( I am glad you finished yours anyway Yay youuu 🔥🔥 4mo
ZeinaHesham @Soubhiville and I haven't read any of these what genres are they? I might give them a try 👀 4mo
Slajaunie I finished mine! 4mo
Soubhiville @ZeinaHesham all Literary Fiction/ Historical Fiction. I used to be very devoted to fantasy, but lately I prefer LF and HF. 4mo
ZeinaHesham @Slajaunie YOU ARE ON FIRE 😍😍😍 4mo
ZeinaHesham @Soubhiville it's good that you have found what makes you happy ? I am a fantasy addict rn though I do feel that by time I will be more into literature focused novels like more of Shakespeare novels and stuff like that. I do feel that I am a little attracted to old English but not "that" attracted at least not enough to switch genres just yet. 4mo
sprainedbrain I spent some time assessing my challenge situation last night, and I do believe I‘m going to finish all of them except my Mount TBR goal. I‘ve been reading a lot of library books this year instead of my shelves of owned books. 😬 one of my favorites so far is 4mo
ZeinaHesham @sprainedbrain well rest assured that people who do finish their TBR are actually a myth.... There is no such thing as finishing your tbr list 😂😂 4mo
ZeinaHesham @sprainedbrain it's good though that you are progressing with your challenge!! I am sure you're going to nail it by the end of the year 😘 4mo
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Usagi
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😍 The cover is soooo pretty!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Cool cover! 🖤 4mo
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AbigailJaneBlog
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LOVED IT!
That ending was insane, can't wait to see how it all wraps up.

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Awesome second book as well, full of drama, action, twist and turns!!!
At the very end I came to know that book 3 is not out yet, I was so looking forward to finishing the series in a go but I would have to wait!!!

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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 😭🥺

Mishu94 @Caroline2 I have already read that 🥺 is there any other that you could suggest? 🤗 5mo
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Mishu94 @Caroline2 thank you so much! I‘ll check it out! 🤗 5mo
Lyssa131330 Have you done any Leigh Bardugo or Marissa Meyers? Cinder is good and I find people that like SJM seem to like these series as well 5mo
Mishu94 @Lyssa131330 no I haven‘t but I have ordered shadow and bone, waiting for it 😭 5mo
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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! 5mo
CatalinaSimona18 Great cover! 5mo
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2

Tagging @Wife do you want to join?

Dragon Cool cover ! 🐉 5mo
HOTPock3tt @Dragon Thanks! 🤗♥️ 5mo
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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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Bad thunderstorms and loss of power means I'm reading by a lantern tonight. 😐 These storms tonight are awful. ⛈

Leftcoastzen Scary,stay safe! 6mo
Texreader Take care. Looks like you have it under control 6mo
Catsandbooks Hopefully you get power back soon! 6mo
Dragonfairykats Stay safe, and don't read scary stories! 6mo
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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 ♥️ 7mo
megzlynn Love your mug! The book is also great. 7mo
NamasteReading I can read this over and over!!! 7mo
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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.