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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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Balibee146
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Still unwell and in bed so enjoying these as easy, entertaining reads. Book 2 done so onto book 3.

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 1mo
Balibee146 Thanks @TrishB annoying viral thing making me very dizzy and tired.... Just taken a break from reading to watch the UK political scene implode again this afternoon... Astonishing times!! 1mo
TrishB They‘re like children….but running (or rather ruining) the country. 1mo
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Balibee146 @TrishB it's mind boggling.... Sam Coates tweeted a screenshot of the infighting on the Tory MP What's App group which is unbelievable 😱😱 1mo
squirrelbrain Feel better soon… 1mo
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aimeestewartt
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i love fantasy and jude and cardan are my fantasy.

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roronoazoro
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In my opinion, this book was way better than The Cruel Prince.
The plot was ten times better and there‘s barely a boring chapter.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4877767833

Liatrek Totally agree! Loved this series ❤️ 4mo
roronoazoro @Liatrek I‘m really enjoying it too 🥰 4mo
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roronoazoro

“He puts his head in his long-fingered hands. “She didn‘t have to command me, Jude. She didn‘t have to use any magic. I trust you. I trusted you.””

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“Kill him, a part of me says, a part I remember from the night I took him captive. Kill him before he makes you love him.”

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“and the single last thing in my head: that I like him better than I‘ve ever liked anyone and that of all the things he‘s ever done to me, making me like him so much is by far the worst.”

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“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.”

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📩 January 26th, 2022
So I practically devoured this book, because I thought the saga was only 2 books long, and then (after the cliffhanger at the end 😅) I discovered that there are actually 3 + an illustrated book with small stories about Cardan??!!
As soon as I finish with some other books in my TBR list, I will finish the series for sure :)

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Saknicole
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Talk about slow burn 🔥I loved the second book in this series, and am going to the library today to pick up the third. This one really ends on a cliff, and I need the next to affirm that Cardan has a plan?

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Chittavrtti
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That whole scene in Queen Orlagh‘s palace was disorienting. There were some interesting typos throughout the story. I couldn‘t decide if they were editing mistakes or typographical.

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Jeanelle
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I finished this book yesterday and I am SHOOK! I will be honest, I called everything that happened in the first book, but this one took twists that no one could have ever seen. I love love loved it, and my brain will be truly empty until the third one.

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Gryffleclaw95
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I definitely enjoyed this sequel to “The Cruel Prince”. “The Wicked King” continues with the character development and the plot was very engaging. I honestly don‘t know how people were able to wait for the “The Queen of Nothing” because the ending gives you a hell of a cliffhanger.

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emmalouise1
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Urgh don't you hate it when life gets in the way of reading , bit of a slump and took longer then intended on this one 😔 really enjoyed it, little slow to start with but well worth continuing with 🥰 4 stars , onto book 3 .

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akguillen13
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loved the wicked king as much as i loved the cruel prince!!

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Bookgirl
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When you have work you have to get done before Thanksgiving, but instead spend the afternoon reading the second book in a series. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️Jude continues to be a good character but she is also, at times, extremely dense. The ending of the book took me by surprise and packed a nice punch. On to the third book…oh and back to work 🤣 Meanwhile, #Lucy is ready for reading and snuggles. #petsoflitsy #catsoflitsy #readingbuddies

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 12mo
TheDaysGoBy Your kitty! 😻 Gorgeous coloring! 12mo
Nutmegnc What a beautiful baby!! 12mo
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kanwillcutyou
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I liked it so much more than the first and devoured it in a day, almost in one sitting. This was what I wanted the series to be.

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"Your ridiculous family might be surprised to find that not everything is solved by murder," Locke calls after me.
"We would be surprised to find that," I call back.

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I love it when a book makes you want to scream and throw it at the wall. I immediately went online and bought the next book. Loved it, having so much fun reading them
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LazyOwl I enjoyed this series. Love the artwork 1y
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I‘ve been really good at not buying any new books and working on my TBR but I couldn‘t help it, I need to continue this trilogy 😭👑🧚🏽

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Sharv_Sona
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This book is bloody amazing! There is such a big plot twist, I‘m not going to say where but there is and your going to despise Holly Black. I totally recommend this to anyone just make sure that you have read the first book in the series as this is the second book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jeannasser She‘s my all time favorite fantasy author. Her imagination is 🤯 1y
Sharv_Sona @jeannasser I would say the same if not for Victoria aveyard, Leigh Bardugo, and many more! But she‘s certainly a favourite! 1y
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“I wondered if it wasn‘t you shooting bolts at me.” I make a face at him. “And what made you decided it wasn‘t?” He grins up at me. “They missed.”

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“You think me diminished,” Balekin says. “But I am still a prince of faeire, even here. Vulciber, won‘t you take my little brothers seneschal and give her a smack in her pretty little face?” The strike comes openhanded, faster than I would have guessed. “My pretty face. Such flattery. I cheated you out of a crown, so I guess I can allow for some hard feelings. Especially when they come with a compliment.”

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Sharv_Sona
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Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.

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If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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It will hurt. Pain makes you strong.

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persephone1408
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#falltreasures @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Day 2: well I had my August stats done of the 30th & I didn't add the wicked king by Holly Black because I didn't realize I would read it so quick lol I finished it just after midnight.
So I read 8 books in August
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Aurora Rising
Aurora Burning
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
The Cruel Prince
The Lost Sisters
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Eggs Great month👍🏼📖🌺 1y
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persephone1408
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Here is is 1:30 am & I've just read over 100 pages. I don't wanna go to sleep but alas I must!
P.S. here is an amusing snapshot from my phone.

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“Jude lifted the heavy practice sword, moving into the first stance-readiness” starting off my 24 hours of reading with this book! #mbcbookfrogsreadathon2 #mbcreadathon

MonthlyBookClub Entered! 1y
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LazyOwl
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I'm really enjoying this series. Yes it's YA, but I enjoy this different take on the fae with morally questionable characters and there is not too much romance, which I like. The books in this series are also really quick reads and nice in between books between your chunkier epic fantasy reads. I'm straight onto the third book.

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JELEIGH
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1. Why did I binge this entire book in 1 day ?
2. Can we talk about the ending of The Wicked King! ? I don‘t know what I was expecting, but this was not if.
3. Why am I such a sucker for these series? . I can‘t stop. Onto book 3

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alecia3dixie
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I did again find myself annoyed with the main character, but not as bad as the first book. I enjoyed this one more than the first, and that twist at the end, my mouth literally dropped! Was not expecting that. Super excited for the last book! 4/5

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Maya.McClan
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This is the second book in The cruel prince series. 🖤🖤🖤

I took a 4 year break from ya/ fantasy and am so glad I did because now I am thoroughly enjoying this series without being tired of the typical ya/fantasy formula.

I am currently half way through the 3rd book The queen of nothing and can‘t wait to see how it ends. I will be sad when it is over.

#ya
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HOTPock3tt My fave book in the series! 1y
Maya.McClan @HOTPock3tt I‘m thinking it‘s mine too. Soooo good! 1y
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4.5/5⭐️ started on Saturday, finished on Monday! I really enjoyed The Wicked King, the pacing was excellent and Jude continues to be one of my favourite bookish protags! the political themes in this book are heavy but it always keeps you guessing! I‘m super excited to read the final instalment in The Folk of Air series 🗡✨

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Littlewolf1
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4.6⭐️ I can‘t believe I actually finish this book last night, but I did it. I loved it, I know not everybody is a fan but I enjoyed it. The ending had a really clever twist and left a good enough cliffhanger to suck you in for the next book. I‘m looking forward to reading the final book this month.

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laurel.orourke
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AHHH!! I think this one was better than the last!! The politics! The schemes! The betrayal!! I need Queen of Nothing like right now!!!

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laurel.orourke
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Hmm... nfl draft or a good book? The choice is fairly easy lol

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laurel.orourke
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I have had a lot of commitments recently and haven‘t been able to dedicate time to this story but I LOVE it whenever I get a chance to pick it up. This world is so great and intriguing.

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laurel.orourke
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Deep cleaned the house yesterday and it makes it so much easier to enjoy my books!

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I found The Wicked King to be a thrilling read full of twists and turns. It even made me cry and so few books these days do that. I think this sequel might surpass my rating of the first one as thrilling as it was. Though, admittedly, I did find the first one hundred pages to be a bit slow as it delved more into the world of politics and less in the way of action and romance until about halfway through the book.

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bookish6
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Finally reading Book Two: The Wicked King.
I wish I was a fairie or an elf 🧚‍♀️🧝‍♀️

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ParkerFinn
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More information is packed into this political game than seems possible. So many games and misleads with such a great ending. Honestly it makes the reader almost desperate for the next book.

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HOTPock3tt Best book in the series! ❤️ 2y
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Gdsjenny
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I find myself feeling sorry for Jude as her plans become unraveled. And i want to smack her and Carden when they could just communicate with each other.