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.
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.30d
Age Range: 14-17
Reading Level: 5.4
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 500139 / Wicked King
Booklist 10/15/2018 pg. 52
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2018 pg. 98
School Library Journal 10/01/2018 pg. 75
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2018 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2019 pg. 85
Shelf Awareness 01/18/2019
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.