Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.

Title: The Wicked King
AuthorHolly Black
Release 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. (taken from

Why I Need It: 

I've made no secret of my distaste for book one, The Cruel Prince, and yet I find myself drawn to this sequel. The ending of the first book held some promise, so maybe I'm just holding out for a second book that can redeem the series in my eyes.