The Wicked King by Holly Black

336 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark tense medium-paced
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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 ha...

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Moods

adventurous 91%
tense 61%
dark 54%
mysterious 46%
emotional 33%
challenging 24%
funny 11%
sad 6%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 4%
lighthearted 3%
reflective 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 33%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Plot: 26% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 18% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.25

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