The Wicked King By Holly Black


After reading the first book, I panicked in looking for the second part because it was sold out on most stores, I felt so relieved to find a copy within the next day! Now, I cannot wait for the third installment. 

Title: The Wicked King

Author: Holly Black

Type: Fiction 

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Total Chapters: 30 + Prologue and Epilogue

Total Pages: 322

Table of Contents: Not applicable

Summary From The Book: 

Jude 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 biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. 

When it all becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her 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. 

My Thoughts: 

Since I was left hanging in the first book, I have this own ideas inside my head on what could happen next. Guess what, all my expectations on what will happen is totally different from the story of the second installment! Once again, I got hooked in reading this book without stopping. Now, I am left hanging again and have to wait for the release of the last installment on November 2019. 

The book's point of view is still focused on the heroine, Jude. The major characters are the same as the first book, The Cruel Prince. 

At first, I want to guess on why the front cover is showing a crown submerged in water but it will have a significance in the plot. 

This whole story reminds me of Game of Thrones and I think I am liking Cardan more and more as I continue to read it. 

My favorite scene would be the unleash of Cardan's power. I kind of expected that he was special - but not that special! You will get it once you read it. 

The title is perfect for the story if you will also feel as frustrated as I am. LOL. You better start reading it then to understand my thoughts. 

My Favorite Line/s:

"Like you, I am not skilled at forgiveness." 

Rating: 5/5 because the story is my kind of thing and it leaves me hanging and excited for the next chapter to unfold. 

Recommendation: To those people who loves plot twists, politics specially in monarchy like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. 

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