Released in North America on January 8th, 2019, The Wicked King by Holly Black is the sequel to her massively popular The Cruel Prince, which was released last year.
“You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong” – The Wicked King, Holly Black
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.
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Released on January 2, 2018, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. The Cruel Prince has quickly skyrocketed to stardom, becoming an instant New York Times Bestseller – an accolade that is certainly deserved!
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
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I am very excited for February 2018 – some of my most anticipated books for the early part of the year are coming out this month, including Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (February 6, 2018) and Sightwitch by Susan Dennard (February 13, 2018)! It may be a busy month, but I know I’ll find time to read, because between these new releases and the books still remaining on my TBR, I’ve got tons of good content to get reading!
That being said, for February I’ve put together a list that combines the books I already own with a few upcoming releases that I am excited to add to my TBR pile!
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Release Date: May 3, 2016)
- The Last Star Burning by Cailtin Sangster (Release Date: October 10, 2017)
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Release Date: January 2, 2018)
- Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Release Date: January 16, 2018)
- Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (Release Date: February 6, 2018)
- Tarnished City by Vic James (Release Date: February 6, 2018)
- Sightwitch by Susan Dennard (Release Date: February 13, 2018)
- Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza (Release Date: February 20, 2018)
- Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (Release Date: February 27, 2018)
- Furyborn (ARC) by Claire Legrand (Release Date: May 22, 2018)
What will you be reading this month? Let me know in the comments – I am always looking for more books to add to me TBR (even if I shouldn’t be!).