August 19, 2019

#BookReview for The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by @HollyBlack


Synopsis: 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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About the Author: 
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟



My Review: I do not really know what to say about this book other than OMG I do not believe I have to wait so long for book three.  This book killed me in the most beautiful way and I could not put it down!! I pre ordered it as soon as I was done and my god why does book three have to be so far away? 


All the cast is back in this follow up to the Cruel Prince and I have to say that things get way darker in this one.  Everyone is out for themselves playing mind games and tricks to get what they want.  Cardan and Jude's romance shines through the pages and its one of those romances that you love it but you also hate it.  And I loved how the author never shys away from the hateful things that the Fey do. And by the last few pages of this one I was screaming that this could not be the end.   

As I stated in my review of book one this has only been now the second book from Holly Black that I have not only enjoyed but outright freaking loved!! I have read everything else from her and hated it all.  So that is a testement to how well this series has got me wrapped up in its spell.  

If you loved book one you will die hard love this one then cry with me until book three is out! 












Go Into This One Knowing: Mind Games, Murder, The Fair Folk being well the Fair Folk ie. EVIL!, Major Cliffhanger! 







Praise for The Wicked King:

"A stunning and compelling sequel."―--SLJ, Starred Review

The Wicked King has satisfying twists and turns, sizzling passions, brutal violence, spies and revels of all sorts--no one brings the intricate courtly politics of Faerie to life quite as well, or with as much intelligence, as Holly Black.


Shelf Awareness, starred review

*"A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come."―Booklist, Starred Review

*"A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to THE CRUEL PRINCE...Black's writing is both contemporary and classic; her world is, at this point, intensely well-realized, so that some plot twists seem almost inevitable." 
Kirkus Starred Review

*"[A] dangerous journey filled with mystery, betrayal, intrigue, and romance....Larger-than-life action in a kingdom packed with self-centered, evil, and manipulating characters also doles out real life issues."―VOYA, Starred Review

"The plot itself twists, turns, and dovetails perfectly with the assured character development; in this way, Black proves herself a master storyteller writing in the tradition of Megan Whalen Turner."―Horn Book

Praise for The Cruel Prince:

"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page."―Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

"I require book two immediately. Holly is the Faerie Queen."―Victoria Aveyard, #1 bestselling author of The Red Queen series

* "[S]pellbinding.... Breathtaking set pieces, fully developed supporting characters, and a beguiling, tough-as-nails heroine enhance an intricate, intelligent plot that crescendos to a jaw-dropping third-act twist."―Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Another fantastic, deeply engaging, and all-consuming work from Black that belongs on all YA shelves."―School Library Journal, starred review









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