Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

The Wicked King by Holly Black
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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 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.

I think everyone who enjoyed The Cruel Prince is looking forward to the sequel that's coming next year. And I'm definitely not an exception. I'm also wondering if I should be worried that the sequel is "enching and BLOODTHIRSTY"? lol
Anyway... I'm really excited for The Wicked King because I've already heard great things about it from early reviewers and if it's as awesome and unique as the first book then I think I'm going to love it. 

Have you read The Cruel Prince? Or are you also looking forward to The Wicked King? Let me know!

Also feel free to leave a link to your Can't-Wait Wednesday or WOW post below so I can visit you. ♥


  1. Great choice! I need to read the first one, before this one comes out!!! Here is my #WOW for this week!

    Happy Hump Day! Love Sassy x

  2. Wow, what a cover! I think this is a series that I'd enjoy, but I still need to get my hands on the first book. :) Great pick.

  3. It's one of my most unique fae books I've ever read so definitely highly recommended! :D

  4. It was such a good read and so twisty! Really can't wait how the story will continue.

  5. I am looking forward to reading this one for sure! TCP was awesome. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it, Stephanie!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. I hope you love this when it comes out!

  7. Srishti and YomnaJuly 18, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    I really need to read The Cruel Prince! Great pick!

  8. Barb(Boxermommyreads)July 18, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    I wasn't a HUGE fan of The Cruel Prince but I did like it well enough to continue. Hope you love this one. I'm already starting to hear some good things.

  9. Haven't read Cruel Prince but I hope you enjoy!!

  10. Awesome! I still need to read the Cruel Prince, but I'm excited for this book too! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  11. I haven't read the first book in the series yet, but I've been wanting to! I've heard great things about both!

  12. The Candid Cover YA book bloggJuly 19, 2018 at 12:56 AM

    I really need to give this series a try! I have heard great things. I hope that you enjoy it! :)

  13. I haven't read The Cruel Prince yet, but everyone seems to love it! And that cover is amazing!

  14. Beautiful cover. And I still need to get to The Cruel Prince!

  15. Yes! I am super excited to read this too. I LOVED The Cruel Prince and I need more of that world ASAP!

  16. If you enjoyed the first book, it makes perfect sense to be anticipating the sequel! I still need to read the first one DD:

  17. I don't think this would be my cup of tea, to be honest, Steph. But I sure do hope you enjoy it!!

    Thanks for sharing, and for commenting on my CWW post, as well! Hope you're having a GREAT Sunday!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  18. I'm so excited because I've only seen 5-star reviews. We must protect Cardan!

  19. I picked this up at ALA but I'm terrified to read it. lol It sounds ominous and then the wait for book #3 will be even longer!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  20. I think this is my MOST ANTICIPATED book ever, or well, at least right now :) Can't wait!


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