Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

 

Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, is a weekly meme that showcases upcoming book releases readers are eagerly awaiting. Here’s my pick:

 

The Wicked King

Holly Black

Publication Date: January 8, 2019

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 younger 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.

 

Why Am I Waiting?

I kind of missed out on doing a cover reveal. Life has been stomping me when I down, so I thought I’d feature the book in another post. So ta-da!
Long wait, huh? Why am I not waiting to do this post until, let’s say, November? Because I’m a cranky, spoiled, and impatient reader who needs this sequel. That’s why. Ahem. The Cruel Prince will probably stay in my top 10 books of 2018. Holly has created such a devious and scheming world that I want to go back to Elfhame immediately. More importantly, I want to see how Jude survives the betrayal she served Cardan. And secretly, I want to smoosh their faces together (even if a part of me hates him for being brutal to her). But what I truly I want is to see Locke’s face when Jude pays him back for her humiliation.  😈
Is The Wicked King one of your most anticipated books of 2019? Let’s chat, so my fangirl doesn’t explode from staring at that beautiful cover for too long.

10 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

  1. I NEED THIS BOOK! I’m still SO obsessed with it and I totally agree with having such mixed feelings about Cardan but wanting them to be together at the same time? I just love how dark and twisted everything in this book is.

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