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Publisher Description

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.

Young Adult
January 8
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Grades 7-17

Customer Reviews

Tory Brennan ,

Great sequel, but the end...

LOVED IT! Very interesting. It was more of politics and alliances and power. But the end made me so sad, like the end of Red Queen...
I feel like Cardan exiled Jude to keep her safe from the Faerie land...idk
I hope they end up together, somehow... idk why but, I LOVE CARDAN! and Jude of course.

CareTot ,

This series ruined my life

That’s all.

Cool beans 121 ,


The Wicked King is quite a ride on strategy, game play, brutality, and mayhem. The story will have you scratching your head at the abilities this girl has. I honestly believe that the King cares for and may even love Jude. Many of his actions are protective in nature even if they appear revengeful. Unfortunately, Jude only “sees” treachery at every turn.

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