Title: The Wicked King
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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.
Remember how floored I was after reading The Cruel Prince. Well, I’m not going to hold anything back, but you guys, The Wicked King is just as enticing and brutal as the first book. Jude is still badass and fighting tooth and nail to survive in the Faerie folk world; Cardan is slouched on the throne in a state of boredom and drunken bliss; and every character that we encounter throughout the story is just as biting and cutthroat as the other.
And instead of going into a full review of The Wicking King where I talk about how my heart cannot take much more of these twists, turns, and acts of betrayal inked by Holly Black’s storytelling, I decided to dabble in creating an mood board, which I hope gets you more excited for this sequel. Because honestly, right now, I cannot fathom to express my thoughts on the angst and treachery ingrained in this book into words. I just CANNOT! *sobs uncontrollably* . . . I need The Queen of Nothing now.
My Rating of The Wicked King:
10 thoughts on “If It’s Not A Rant, It’s A Rave: Mood Board of The Wicked King by Holly Black”
Love the mood board!
I’ve been meaning to read Holly Black since forever, one of my friends is a huge fan of her stuff.
Thank you, this is my very first mood board. Holly Black is such a great storyteller, you should definitely give her books a try when you have time.
Your mood board is awesome! They are so hard to do (as I have learned), and I admire how great your’s is.
THANK YOU! It was so hard 😩 😂
This is so awesome! I’m going to take your word for it and await TWK with EXTRA excitement. 😀
YASSS!! It is mouth-dropping good!
Oh god. You’re killing me over here! I need this book now 😭
😂 The anticipation for this book is so strong! I hope you love it!
This is awesome! Great review. Can’t wait to get my hands on this 🙂
Thank you so much! It was so fun to put it together but so hard to find the right images that screamed TWK. I cannot wait to hear what you think of the TWK.