Bookish memes on Friday – March 1, 2019 (The Wicked King by Holly Black)

Dear book-lovers,

It’s Friday and time for a Friday memes of Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted @ Rose City ReaderFirst Lines Fridays @ Wandering WordsThe Friday 56 hosted @Freda’s Voice. So the idea for this post is to share with you a few first lines from a book that I have decided to feature today, and to share a snippet from page 56 or in case of eBook a sneak peek 56% into the book. Let’s not keep you waiting and look at today’s featured book.

Finally, I have decided to put aside my ARCs and library books and just to read my second most anticipated book of the year – The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black 🙂 So today I’m featuring this amazing YA fantasy romance.

The first lines of the book


Jude lifted the heavy practice sword, moving into the first stance – readiness.

Get used to the weight, Madoc had told her. You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.

It will hurt. Pain makes you strong.

I’m kind off freaking out. I can’t believe I have actually waited for so long to read this treasure of a book. What can I say? It did hurt. Pain made me strong. 😉 I already love the beginning.

Page 56

Chapter 5

His guards fall in line behind us, some of them frowning, as I half-lead him, half-carry him to my chambers. I hate taking him there, but I do not feel confident about his safety anywhere else.

OK, this is intriguing, I can’t wait to read some more. I’m pretty sure I’m going to love this book because it can only be amazing and nothing less 😉

the wicked king


Title: The Wicked King
Author: Holly Black
Series: The Folk of the Air #2
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback (owned)
Pages: 326
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance


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.

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Thanks for stopping by! I loved The Cruel Prince and have exceptionally high hopes and expectations for The Wicked King. How about you? Are you ready for danger, secrets, complicated feelings and romance (and probably much more) in this world of faeries?

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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10 thoughts on “Bookish memes on Friday – March 1, 2019 (The Wicked King by Holly Black)

  1. I actually did not like the first book and did not want to continue the series, but everyone keeps saying that The Wicked King is so much better, that I am having my doubts now…

    Here is my post


    1. Thanks! I loved The Wicked King and can’t believe that I waited this long to read it, however, now I wish I had waited till the next book because I’m dying here for The Queen of Nothing. I haven’t heard about Cast in Oblivion, but it looks interesting, so I’ll have to check it out 🙂


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