The Wicked King
by Holly Black
This was the sequel to Cruel Prince which was the first book in the Folk of Air Series. The novel picks up about six months after the finish of Cruel Prince where Jude is now the King’s right hand and has King Cardan under her control through the binding pact they made in the first novel.
Jude is battling her fathers desire to put her younger brother on the throne, her sisters upcoming marriage to the vile villainous Locke, and her own growing desire and feelings for Cardan. This novel was a great piece of teen fairy lore. Holly Black writes extremely compelling characters, who make mistakes and bad choices that have you throwing the book against a wall!! Remember to start with the Cruel Prince by Holly Black.