The Wicked King - Holly Black

The Wicked King

By Holly Black

  • Release Date: 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,200 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

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 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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Latest Impressions

  • Ovoe

    5
    By Simona Karlovic
    So good!!
  • Great sequel, but the end...

    5
    By Tory Brennan
    LOVED IT! Very interesting. It was more of politics and alliances and power. But the end made me so sad, like the end of Red Queen... *SPOILER ALERT* I feel like Cardan exiled Jude to keep her safe from the Faerie land...idk I hope they end up together, somehow... idk why but, I LOVE CARDAN! and Jude of course.
  • This series ruined my life

    5
    By CareTot
    That’s all.
  • Entertaining

    5
    By Cool beans 121
    The Wicked King is quite a ride on strategy, game play, brutality, and mayhem. The story will have you scratching your head at the abilities this girl has. I honestly believe that the King cares for and may even love Jude. Many of his actions are protective in nature even if they appear revengeful. Unfortunately, Jude only “sees” treachery at every turn.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Jayyyyyyy12344567788977666
    I love how exciting the book is, and how it keeps you wanting to read more! Also loved how much the way all the faeries said things mattered. Can’t wait for the next book!! I NEED more Cardan x Jude. Definitely one of the best books ever, in my opinion.
  • A wonderful twist to the idea of fairies

    5
    By Aithy Nguyen
    This book was great! To be honest I really didn’t like the first book. Not because it was bad but because it was just so bland. After reading this book, my whole perception of the story has changed. There is a lot more going on with a lot more character depth. We really get to see who people are in this story, and how fairies differentiate from humans in that aspect.
  • Um wth

    5
    By Bria Jo
    Spoilers:... OK WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON. EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU THINK YOUR ABOUT TO GET A HAPPY ENDING SHE TAKES THE LAST TEN PAGES AND DESTROYS EVERYTHING. HE LITERALLY GAVE A (SUPPOSEDLY) HEARTFELT SPEECH ABOUT FEELING BAD FOR HIS PAST **MARRIES** HER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, AND THEN IT WAS ALL A TRICK?? WHO IS THIS CHARACTER?? IS EVERYTHING HE SAYS A LIE? DO ALL HIS KISSES AND KINDNESSES MEAN NOTHING?! anyways, great book :)
  • Great Overall

    4
    By MzJJutice
    I enjoyed the book because it is constantly moving forward and adding new details to the plot. The thing that drives me bonkers though, is that the first book, The Cruel Prince, only got going in the direction I wanted at the end, and then in this book, The Wicked King, the plot went off course again for me by the end of the book! Super Annoyed. It’s one of those times I will end up buying the 3rd book just to finish the story but I wont be looking forward to reading it because the author seems to set the plot in ways I dislike.
  • A thrilling storyline full of betrayals and romance

    5
    By Writing-For-Fun-96
    Holly Black did it again with this amazing sequel to The Cruel Prince! I’m already anxious for the next installment.
  • I CAN’T

    5
    By Anonymous8838
    When will the next book come out because how that ends is crazy like omg I can’t I can’t believe it please tell me the next book will be soon because idk if I can handle not knowing what she will do or if he even really trusted her, but he had to of like come on, she has to have some power Can mortals really not become that like what!