The Wicked King by Holly Black is the second book in The Folk of the Air series. A few days ago, I posted my review of The Cruel Price by Holly Black, the first book of this series and prequel to The Wicked King, and after recently finishing this one, here is my review!
“You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.“
I am completely in love with this series. Everything about it is just so beautiful. The characters are so magical, the places are described so perfectly, that I can actually imagine myself there. Faerie is so different from other fictional worlds yet so similar.
I couldn’t stop reading. This book had me enthralled and I was left wanting more all throughout the story.
“The three of you have one solution to every problem. Murder. Someone tries to betray the High King, murder. Someone gives you a harsh look, murder. Someone disrespects you, murder. Someone ruins your laundry, murder.”
I’m sorry but this was my favourite line in the whole book. Cardan has my whole heart. Actually, I think he has all the readers’ hearts. How do you create a character so flawed and perfect at the same time? Does that even make sense? I’m pretty sure he’s going to start a World War III between all of us fighting for him *swoons*
This book just gave me all the more reason to loathe Taryn. I mean, her audacity is indescribable. I’m going to burst just thinking about it. I love hating her so much.
I also love that we see Jude’s conflicting feelings towards Cardan and how she fights to keep them at bay. I need Cardan’s POV. I want to know what he’s thinking. Like, I know he loves her and all (it’s no secret), but why would he do whatever he did in the end? I NEED ANSWERS.
The amount of betrayals in this book made my head hurt. Poor Jude can’t trust anyone now. I’m excited to see how she survives in the mortal world. But at the same time I want her with Cardan so bad. Like stop hating each other for gods sake. YOU LOVE EACH OTHER.
”If he thought I was bad, I would be worse.”
Clearly, I can’t get enough of this series. Do you guys have the same thoughts? Let me know in the comments! And if you haven’t read it, I would totally recommend it to you if you’re looking for a good enemies-to-lovers romance or an urban fantasy read.
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