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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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leahsbookishobsession
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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! 1w
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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: 1mo
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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 🔥🔥 1mo
ZeinaHesham @Soubhiville and I haven't read any of these what genres are they? I might give them a try 👀 1mo
Slajaunie I finished mine! 1mo
Soubhiville @ZeinaHesham all Literary Fiction/ Historical Fiction. I used to be very devoted to fantasy, but lately I prefer LF and HF. 1mo
ZeinaHesham @Slajaunie YOU ARE ON FIRE 😍😍😍 1mo
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. 1mo
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 1mo
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 😂😂 1mo
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 😘 1mo
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Usagi
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😍 The cover is soooo pretty!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Cool cover! 🖤 2mo
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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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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 😭🥺

Mishu94 @Caroline2 I have already read that 🥺 is there any other that you could suggest? 🤗 3mo
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Mishu94 @Caroline2 thank you so much! I‘ll check it out! 🤗 3mo
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 3mo
Mishu94 @Lyssa131330 no I haven‘t but I have ordered shadow and bone, waiting for it 😭 3mo
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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! 3mo
CatalinaSimona18 Great cover! 3mo
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HOTPock3tt
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2

Tagging @Wife do you want to join?

Dragon Cool cover ! 🐉 3mo
HOTPock3tt @Dragon Thanks! 🤗♥️ 3mo
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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! 4mo
Texreader Take care. Looks like you have it under control 4mo
Catsandbooks Hopefully you get power back soon! 4mo
Dragonfairykats Stay safe, and don't read scary stories! 4mo
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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 ♥️ 4mo
megzlynn Love your mug! The book is also great. 4mo
NamasteReading I can read this over and over!!! 4mo
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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! 📚 4mo
Voltchu @CoffeeNBooks thanks!! 😁 4mo
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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 :( 5mo
Bookgoil I love these books! 5mo
Voltchu I liked The Wicked King a lot more than The Cruel Prince as well! Cannot wait for the next one! 5mo
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. 5mo
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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 🐶🖤🐶 5mo
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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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🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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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. 5mo
SexyCajun @monogamist_reader OMG I was pissed 5mo
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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!!! 😭 6mo
PaulaNovotna @BooknerdsLife Thank you so much 😊 Me too, I am obsessed and need the next one now 😂 6mo
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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! 😍🙌🏼 6mo
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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 6mo
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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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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! 6mo
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi It sure was!!!! ♥️😃 I just cannot get over my connection with that book! If only I could find more books like it. 6mo
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt I know! Have you read this one? It was excellent 6mo
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 6mo
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt I hope you like as much as I did, I actually sent this book to my dear Italian best friend! 6mo
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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!!! 😃
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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? 7mo
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... 7mo
sprainedbrain I may have to check out this series, based on this enthusiastic review! 7mo
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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) 7mo
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. 7mo
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 🤗 7mo
EchoLogical @HOTPock3tt Poor Heather! I'm totally invested in that story line. 7mo
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! ♥️) 7mo
MrBook Great review! 7mo
HOTPock3tt @MrBook Thank you! 🤗 7mo
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