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And undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undimmed Meanwhile a traitor in the court is scheming against her Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan Now a year and a day seems like no time at all. If The Cruel Prince was an exploration in gaining power The Wicked King is an exploration in how to keep itNow that she s in charge of the High King of Faerie Jude has power than she s ever had and she needs to keep it while also not revealing just how much power she has This would be much easier if she had any idea who she can actually trust especially when she can t even trust herself around Cardan when the two of them are drawn to each other and yet disgusted by each other in eual measureJude is still such a joy to follow around and one of the first YA heroines I ve followed in a while who is as morally grey in her actions as in her words She s not the kind of character who s described as dangerous and yet never actually handles a weapon or never hurts anyone She is dangerous and she s fascinating to follow because even though we re in her head we can never be certain what she s going to do next because the land of Faerie is constantly forcing her into life threatening situationsConsidering the second books in trilogies can often suffer from second book syndrome The Wicked King much like The Cruel Prince was a really pleasant surprise Not only does the plot continue to move with yet intrigue and back stabbing but Holly Black also used the opportunity to expand the world of Faerie and introduce readers to Faerie s underwater realm I love the world building in this series it feels so fresh and yet also so classic like a 21st century Goblin Market and for someone who isn t always the biggest fan of mermaid books I loved how sinister they were in this bookBy far my favourite thing about this book though was the evolving relationship between Jude and Cardan I have a slight hatred for those dark brooding love interests so prevalent in YA particularly YA fantasy the Darkling for example irritates me to no end as a love interest so it says a lot about Black s skill that Cardan is someone I actually really like Is his relationship with Jude healthy No not in the slightest They re both terrible to each other and yet on some level they re almost like two sides of the same coinI can t judge Cardan by human standards because he s not human so as a fae I find him incredibly compelling and I love that both he and Jude have been underestimated by everyone else and by each other their whole lives Black s not afraid to explore an unhealthy relationship but she does so without making Jude a victim Jude isn t like other heroines who are made to feel like they have to put up with a boy s shitty behaviour because of his tragic past because she and Cardan are both bad for each other and they both hurt and help each other in eual measureUltimately I find their relationship so refreshing because it s not a man being romanticised even though he s an abuser it s two people in a constant push and pull with each other That doesn t mean it s the kind of relationship any of us should aspire to have but it s really refreshing to have a heroine who gives as good as she getsAnd now I have to wait until November for the next book which just doesn t seem fair The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the lives of The Girl in the Glass Tower to keep itNow The Great Divide that she s in charge of The Lady and the Peacock the High King of Faerie Jude has power Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith than she s ever had and she needs The Real Deal to keep it while also not revealing just how much power she has This would be much easier if she had any idea who she can actually The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the The Winter of the Lions two of The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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review The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

2019 Holly Black is the Faerie ueen Victoria Aveyard I have heard that for mortals the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne binding him to her for a year and a day But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate. I devoured book 1 but had a really hard time starting this based on some of the reviews but ohmygawd I need book 3 asap It is currently 630 am and I just finished after starting this at 930pm I could not stop reading Such a great series so far but literally my heart is broken and I don t even know what I want to happen in book three I m so torn I just hope there is some other schemes that give me the ending I want so badly but fear someone has been untruthful even when they aren t suppose to be able to lie How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal the Faerie ueen Victoria Aveyard I have heard Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, the feeling of falling in love is very like The Witchs Coven the feeling of fear Jude has The Color of Night throne binding him What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings to her for a year and a day But Pulse (Frank Quinn, the new High King does everything in his power The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico time starting Simply Napkins this based on some of The Unconscious Civilization the reviews but ohmygawd I need book 3 asap It is currently 630 am and I just finished after starting The Complete Tightwad Gazette this at 930pm I could not stop reading Such a great series so far but literally my heart is broken and I don The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years t even know what I want الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية to happen in book Writing and Selling Magazine Articles three I m so The Strange Bird torn I just hope Cleopatras Daughter the ending I want so badly but fear someone has been untruthful even when Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, to be able The Sphinx to lie

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Second in the bestselling Folk of the Air trilogy This novel and the seuel The ueen of Nothing are the winners ofwon the Goodreads YA Best Fantasy in 2019 and 2020 An intoxicating and bloodthirsty seuel to the New York Times bestselling The Cruel Prince nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL. I ve been waiting for this book since I finished the first one waaaaay back when that one first came out I stayed up all night reading and oh it was delicious I have bags under my eyes and I don t even care it was well worth the few hours of sleep I missed out onSEMI SPOILERSI knew where this book was going from the first few pages Knowing the end game didn t make the journey getting there any less exciting though and for that I m grateful Sometimes a lot of the time knowing the end of something makes it totally boring and not worth finishing but there are so many twists and betrayals and schemes going on between all the players of Elfhame that we hardly know where to look half the time let alone look at the stuff not being explicitly shoved in our faces So that being said here s the gistThe Wicked King picks up almost exactly where The Cruel Prince let off right in the middle of it all exactly where Jude had been angling to be She s now the power behind the throne the true ruler of Elfhame which Cardan takes every opportunity to point out She spends a lot of the book fighting to keep a step ahead of everyone else because as Madoc warned her when she was little attaining power and holding on to it are two different things I find the relationship between Jude and nearly every character in the book intriguing but perhaps her relationship with Madoc most intriguing of all This is the guy who murdered her parents book 1 and spirited her away to faerie and raised her as his daughter to the best of his ability which let s face it wasn t great who tried to use her as a pawn and ended up being played Now he s watching all her angles and looking for a way to wrest the power she stole from him back There are few things interesting than a mentor and pupil going head to head over a live game of chess to see who comes out the winner At least to me it s one of my favorite plot pointsWhen Jude is not grappling with all the problems that arise a tentative war being kidnapped betrayal betrayal betrayal finding a way to keep her hold on all the power she s accumulated she s semi struggling with her feelings for Cardan Mostly she s struggling to figure out how to prevent her growing feelings for him from causing her to lose her power over him She s on a precarious ledge this girl and she s juggling too many piecesAnd Cardan I love this boy king I d read an entire series dedicated to him if we were so allowed that joy I won t get into all the plot points involving him because they really are entertaining and enjoyable to witness for yourself but let s just say he really starts coming into his own As much fun as he is verbally sparing with Jude and as tortured as he is fighting his attraction to her and as a twisted as he is thanks to his brother and his upbringing he is at his most intriguing and formidable when he starts acting like the royal he actually is Even being earnest and honest and trying so hard to be good in a world that doesn t value good he really is a power to be reckoned with when he puts his mind to it and it is sexy as hell Who doesn t love power plays rightVivi still sucks what she did to Heather was cruel perhaps even so because she didn t intend it that wayTaryn still sucks I have no idea why Jude doesn t just ignore her or banish herOak is still adorableLocke deserves to be banished to the Undersea and Nicasia s bed for eternity Nicasia needs to get over Cardan and realize that he s just not that into herSPOILERAt the end of the book Jude is banished from Elfhame Then she spends time sitting on her sister s couch mopping about how she got played BUT SHE LITERALLY HAS THE ANSWER SHE NEEDS IN HER FREAKING HAND Cardan spent the entirety of this book dropping not so subtle remarks about Jude being the true ruler of Elfhame telling her he trusted her trying to get her to trust him and basically having her back and she s freaking pouting in the mortal world that her now husband kicked her to the curb Except did he really He said until the crown pardons her she was exiled to the mortal world Well hello girl you were the one running faerie from the get go and you just got crowned ueen by marrying the object of your desire He gave her the tool she needed to lift her banishment five pages before he banished her She could have pronounced her time served right there on the beach in front of Orlagh and gone about her business running things with no unnecessary maybe drama He even smiles at her oddly and doesn t deny that she is in fact ueen of Faerie If I were Cardan I would be very disappointed in my new bride for being so damn dense in that moment This is the one thing that irritated me about this book and I m glad it happened in the last few pages and super mad it happened in the last few pages lol Jude is supposed to be so smart and clever she out maneuvered some of the biggest players in Elfhame to gain the position as ueen of Shadows and then she just accepts the fact that she s banished WhySPOILER ENDOverall I loved this book It s going to be heartache waiting for the next one


9 thoughts on “The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

  1. says:

    I've been waiting for this book since I finished the first one waaaaay back when that one first came out. I stayed up all night reading, and oh, it was delicious. I have bags under my eyes and I don't even care; it was well worth the few hours of sleep I missed out on.

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  2. says:

    Lacked depth between Carden and Jude. I thought as the second book in this series, the author would build the romance and affection between char

  3. says:

    Power is so much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.
    **REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**
    So.
    I have b

  4. says:

    I devoured book 1 but had a really hard time starting this based on some of the reviews, but ohmygawd I need book 3 asap!!!! It is currently 6:30 am and I just finished after starting this at 9:30pm. I could not stop reading. Such a

  5. says:

    I was very close to loving the previous instalment in this series, The Cruel Prince, for its writing style, its world building and its twists and turns. But while I adored the flawed heroine, Jude, the sort of villain, sort of potential love interest, Cardan, just didn’t quite spark my imagination, even though that’s my absolut

  6. says:

    I just love the world Holly Black has created with these novels. I literally couldn't wait to read this follow up to The Cruel Prince (but had to for waaayyy to long). I think other people have said enough about the plot. At times, I found it a little too political with plotting and scheming and I felt it lost a little of the tension between Cardan and Jude. However, for the most part it was a fantastic, immersive read. And that

  7. says:

    If The Cruel Prince was an exploration in gaining power, The Wicked King is an exploration in how to keep it.

    Now that she’s

  8. says:

    Jude is going to the extreme limits to keep her family and the world of Faerie safe. Dodging enemies and deadly politics the worst thing is, she likes it.

    This follows on from The Cruel Prince, where Jude tricks her long time enemy, Prince Cardan, into becoming the new King of Faerie. Not only that, he ha

  9. says:

    I waited for this one with bated breath and it didn't disappoint, Holly Black can write characters who live on the page, and a plot which defies even the most adept of anticipators. This is Faery as I always imagined it; twisting and turning

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