The Wicked King
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
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.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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"As Jude gains power her feelings for King Carden grow even more so, although not by choice. An addicting second installment to this series how can you want someone you hate so much? As Betrayals, love, and revenge collide will everything Jude has worked for crumble or can a frail human rule the fae kingdom!"
"This book was even more of a rollercoaster then the last. And honestly I want to read the whole thing from Cardan's POV. Most of the characters are awful in every way, and while it does make me incredibly frustrated it also makes the book that much more interesting. Honestly my only complaint is the lack of romance but maybe that's the point"
"most people say this one is better than the first. i disagree, but i still thoroughly enjoyed it. here are my pros and cons. pros: my attachment to the characters kept me hooked throughout the book, the world-building was maintained and lots of references were made to the first book, and (as if reforming my criticism of the last book) this was highly edited and sped through plot. now, cons: the editing made some of the writing choppy and jumpy to the point i didn’t know where we were or i was left wanting more explanation, the wonderful character dynamics i loved most about the first novel fell short in this one as most of the relationships and conflicts remained the same, and, for a book named wicked king, we don’t see much of the king nor is he wicked save for a twist (love the mc tho just confused on the title). i don’t regret reading the book but i think i’ll wait before reading the next one. 7/10"
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟/5 Hands-down the best thing I’ve ever devoured!! The plot is so entertaining yet awfully smart! The guile and ruthlessness of the mc, and the ambivalence the love interest had left me in…UGH. I just can’t get enough! Although, I believe “The Wicked King” was subjected to…false advertisement. This book is the epitome of, “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame,” not the “enemies-to-lovers” that would make you squeal. Yes, the romance and tension involved *was* awesome. But, about 90% is action, myster-ish, and fantasy. Great story-telling…and I’m satisfied with the ending. It’s unexpected yet not so ostensibly intelligent, miserable, or joyful that you would roll your eyes. A MUST READ. #fantasy #action_and_adventure #badasswomen #ruthlesspeople "