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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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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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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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3/4 fur babies being reading buddies 🥰

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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! 1w
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi It sure was!!!! ♥️😃 I just cannot get over my connection with that book! If only I could find more books like it. 1w
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt I know! Have you read this one? It was excellent 1w
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 1w
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt I hope you like as much as I did, I actually sent this book to my dear Italian best friend! 1w
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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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😱!!! 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? 3w
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... 3w
sprainedbrain I may have to check out this series, based on this enthusiastic review! 3w
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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) 3w
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. 3w
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 🤗 3w
EchoLogical @HOTPock3tt Poor Heather! I'm totally invested in that story line. 3w
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! ♥️) 3w
MrBook Great review! 2w
HOTPock3tt @MrBook Thank you! 🤗 2w
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cbowlin1921
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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! 📖 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds Damn.... I have this on my shelf at the moment! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Ah well, let‘s see! (And welcome to Litsy!) (edited) 1mo
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! 1mo
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cbowlin1921 @GlassAsDiamonds @BridgetteM I was so sad! It just dragged for me and I absolutely loooooved the first 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📖💖 1mo
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So good! Finally finished it and now I need more! Highly recommend this series.

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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! ❤️ 2mo
StaceyKondla @BookaholicNatty SQUEEEEEEE!!! That‘s amazing news!! 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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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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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! 2mo
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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! 2mo
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 🤗☕️☕️ 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BooknerdsLife kudos to him! 😊 2mo
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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!!! 2mo
StephanieP1 I loved this book so much! 2020 is too far away! 2mo
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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 ? 2mo
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? 2mo
Clare_Riley I should say “fantasy written by women” otherwise it‘s another thing entirely🙄 2mo
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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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JeansBookshelf
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Started The Wicked King on Wednesday. If I keep reading like I have been, I'll probably finish it tomorrow. Too hard to put down 😂

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Started this before work this morning 😊

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JamieLou
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Literally NOTHING could have prepared me for what went down in the last 10 pages. My mind is blown. Holly Black does Faeries like no one else.

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Oh Holly Black how could you do this to me? That was quite an ending. Dying for the next book!

JamieLou RIGHT? I‘m dyyyyyying. That last chapter 🤯🤯🤯🤯 2mo
ReadingSusan @JamieLou I actually did not see that coming 🤣 2mo
Karizma We just need to make it until January 7th for the Queen of Nothing. I can't wait! 2mo
ReadingSusan @Karizma that‘s soooo far away. 2mo
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JamieLou
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Decided to make it my goal to spend 10 minutes every morning for myself. Also seems like a cheaper alternative to Dunkin‘ Donuts everyday 😂😂 This decision was made mostly because this book has been killing me and I‘m so intrigued.

rretzler 💕 2mo
j9brown Love that mug! 2mo
JamieLou @j9brown thank you! It‘s one of my faves from my sister 2mo
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NOOOOOOOOO I didn‘t want it to end this way between Jude and Madoc. Call me a fool but I really wanted Jude to still have a family. 😭

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JamieLou
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I cannot with this beautiful cover art 😍

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Not my usual kind of a book but I really enjoyed this rich YA fantasy book. The relationship between the 2 main protagonists is incredibly toxic to the extent that I would probably have put the book down if a contemporary novel. However in this world with their deep backstories I was able to read through. A story about power, trust and relationships when the people who should love and care for you are manipulating and power hungry.

BookFrog This was a good story. Did you read the gist book? 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @Slajaunie yes I did I preferred this one I think. I liked the world building much more 2mo
Velvetfur Wow, that's a fantastic cover! 2mo
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#BookMail Pt3 Also In the package from @Robothugs was my #OwlCrate Special Edition Wicked King box. With the exclusive cover signed edition of the book was a candle called The High King by Alchemy & Ink, Faerie Fruit Tea by Riddles Teashop, Undersea crystal soap, an Owlcrate exclusive pin plus a pin from the publishers, a Faerie detail scarf, an acorn necklace, a pouch with a quote from the book, a print of the main characters & a bookmark

RadicalReader What wonderful book mail items congratulations 3mo
Juliet7000 Looks Criminal Cool 3mo
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2.5 stars

This series just doesn‘t live up to the hype. The plot twists are completely predictable and the main characters are awful. The relationship between Cardan and Jude is so toxic it is painful to read about. Ugh. I doubt I will bother to actually finish the series.

Vinjii Huh. I was looking for a review like that among all the love. I liked it, a lot, but I will fully admit I see the toxic, I see the abuse and I see predictability. I don‘t really know why it didn‘t bother me more....thank you for sharing your thoughts. 3mo
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I finished The Wicked King at 2 am last night. I am so mad at Cardan! And now I have to wait until January 7th 2020 for the next book. The anticipation is killing me.

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The bad part about a series/trilogy is that each book, and its final pages, leaves you yearning for the next. I‘m already anticipating the next book and Jude‘s...well, I‘ll omit spoilers. It‘s a good thing Holly Black told us she already has a first draft written of the next book.

dgingo I enjoyed The Wicked King, and a return to Elfhame, but this second book ranks slightly lower than The Cruel Prince. That may be because I like world-building and there was a sizeable gap between books and I didn‘t reread the first book prior to starting the second book, but I‘m really enjoying the series and for YA, I applaud Holly Black‘s diction, specifically, and her writing style, generally. 3mo
dgingo The only downside of the series being YA is the fade-to-black scene and some of the understandable, yet also frustrating, self-censoring of content for her target audience.

Still, I‘m reading eagerly and preparing my saddle for the next, and final, ride. This series has made me a fan of Black and I look forward to reading more.
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Karizma
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This story has completely enchanted me. I can't wait for the next book!

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Guys I just finished *the wicked king* and honestly many of the people who also finished it are all mad at Tyran, I mean idk I am mad at her of course but not as mad as I am with Carden!!! Though I tottaly could see that coming I was still so shocked that I was like " How dare you ???"
Anyone else read the book?
Would love to hear everybody else's opinions !

LoverofLit So mas at her sister! I think I was more mad at her sister because she acts so placid and innocent and twin sisters have an obligatory bond to put each other first but she betrays her. Whereas Cardan has always have grey moral ambiguity and has never hid that and Jude screwed him in ways in the past so it was kind of tit for tat. 3mo
heikemarie I‘m looking forward to reading this!! I think maybe the post or the above comment would be great to be marked as spoiler since many folks haven‘t gotten to it yet 😱 3mo
ZeinaHesham @heikemarie yeah okay 3mo
ZeinaHesham @LoverofLit i think because i read so much hate comments about her sister before I read the book I was kind of prepared for it, it didn't surprise me and I don't like Tyran from the first book anyway so , I wasn't surprised , Carden even though admitted that Jude destroyed his life I can't help but feel that he somehow still loved her nonthless. I mean seriously??? 3mo
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1. The Wicked King and Trevor Noah‘s autobiography.
2. Book club!
3. Not a real one.
4. Yes! An incredible trip and *the* nicest people!
5. 🍀 @BookishMeanderings 🍀

#HelloThursday #BookClub @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 3mo
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That ending!!!!! It‘s so nice seeing Cardan pull a fast one Jude like that with all the lies she has spun towards him. I honestly like Cardan a lot and really don‘t care for Jude, she got herself in all this trouble and has no one to blame but her self. The first half of the book was slow but the 2nd half picked up. Can‘t wait for book 3.

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Holly Black is a genius. Such a good story and good writing. I loved every single details and every description in this book. I don't usually reading about faeries but this faeries stories is freaking perfect. The world building is 💯 and the plot is really good. The characters are likeable! Highly recommend this book!

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dgingo
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Houston, we have a problem. My #TBR collection has now started to gather in the living room. The shelves, bookcases, and rooms upstairs are (apparently) no longer sufficient. 🤷🏻‍♀️😳

What should I read next? 📚📚📚📚

#PastTimeForMoreShelves #LittenProblems #SpringBreak #TimeToOrganize

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Sweetkokoro
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I burnt myself out on reading last week but now I‘m back at it. I must say while I am enjoying this series, I really am starting to hate Jude, she is becoming very annoying to me. Her back and forth attitude over why she is doing what she is doing is getting annoying. Also can I get more Cardan please, I want to read more about him haha.

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LexyShu
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"Maybe I took a killing dose when I should have been poisoning myself slowly, one kiss at a time."

Finished The Wicked King in one night and I can't wait to devour the next book uuughh. That ending got me shookt. I just love Cardan so much that I can't hate him for what he did lol. But Jude's definitely not going down without a fight.

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LexyShu
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Starting this gem tonight. I'm so excited 😍😍

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MartinaLove
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4/5 🌟

This is twice now that a Holly Black book as shocked me. I have only read A Cruel Prince by her and I was surprised by how disappointed I was with it but let me tell you that the sequel was absolutely amazing! The story finally makes sense. I love the love/hate relationship. I like the world and all the complications that comes from the fairy world. It's a dark place with dark secrets to be revealed.
I can't wait to read the 3rd book!

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mandi1082
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Good February reading month. 12 books!

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MartinaLove
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Starting this tonight. Did you read it? What are your thoughts?

megzlynn I loved it. It started a little slow in my opinion, but boy did the ending make up for it. 4mo
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I really enjoyed this book. A great continuation of The Cruel Prince. Full of political intrigue and great characters. Jude is still a very fascinating character. I can't wait to read how it will all end.

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Fun return to Faerie! Can‘t wait for the next installment

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#Danger

Whatever happens, it‘s all your fault, @StellarDoc 🤷🏻‍♀️📖 .

StellarDoc And I *just* posted about how you were being good. 😹😹😹 4mo
StellarDoc And you're welcome! 4mo
StellarDoc I am a 📖🐲! 4mo
dgingo @StellarDoc Highlight of the night! 4mo
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