Hi dear friends!
It’s been weeks since I’ve participated in First Impression Friday.
This meme has been imagined by Joe@Storey of Stories .
It’s a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only two sentences in the book, a chapter or two , maybe a little farther. The goal is to give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. It will be fun to go back to this post once you’ll have finished the book! Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you right all along?
But today I just began a much awaited book and I am able to write something!
The Wicked King by Holly Black
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.
My first impression?
Jude is a badass but it must be exhausting to micro manage Cardan! Really he is acting like an unruly teenager and believe me I know what it is!
I really hope Cardan will grow out of it and have broader shoulders because I want him to become great! You already have a prefume of betrayal and enemies are plotting against Cardan.
IF Cardan rises to the occasion I predict a 5 stars read.
Now do tell me what are you reading today?
Thanks for reading.
I’m behind – I just finished The Cruel Prince last week. Hoping to get to this one in the next century, lol.
hahaha I totally hear you about how tough it must be for jude to manage cardan 😉 This sounds great so far- hope it continues that way!
I hope you enjoy it! I just started Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer.
And I am really curious about what you’ll think of it Raven!
I just posted my review of this one today and I simply cannot stop thinking about the book! It was so, so good but naturally I was left wanting more!
Right now I’m reading Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen and listening to Rome by Jay Crownover. Loving both!
Yes yes and I will go read and comment it as soon as my review will be written!!!
I can’t wait for you to finish this!!!
hahaha Meeghan just one or two more days now.
I am excited to hear what you think you’re finished!
Hopefully tomorrow or after tomorrow Mogsy!
I’m glad you’re enjoying this one Sophie! I haven’t read The Cruel Prince, and I’m still not sure if I will. The excitement around The Wicked King make it hard to ignore though!
Hahah Sha yes the book is really hyped I know. Maybe you’ll give it a chance one day.
LOL You make it so hard to resist books! I’ve really had some great reads by Holly Black and now have three of her books saved to dive into!
Bwahaha that’s my purpose in life Laura!!! Making books hard to resist.
Ooo, sounds like it could be another good read. I plan on starting THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal. I’ve read a lot of praise for this one, so I’m excited to start and see what’s so special. This will be my weekend read, as we’ve got 15-20 cm of snow coming!
Alexandra I’ve seen your pic on IG!!! So much snow indeed 😉 Enjoy your read.
I simply can not wait for this book!
Jennifer let’s hope you’ll like it!