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I love Georgie Shaw and this is, yes again but true, my favorite book to date! While my first impression of some of the characters wasn't great, I soon came to appreciate most of them, wow, real life! Our time with the happy couple is wonderful as they work together on the case and look forward to surviving Max's version of the perfect wedding! I appreciate that Georgie put's her foot down rather that suffering through what should be her special day. We even get invited to the wedding!I really enjoyed the mystery and even in this world of illusion everything felt realistic rather than over blown including that fact that there were several possible suspects.Even if this is your first Georgie Shaw Cozy mystery, you are sure to love it!
All of Anna Celeste Burke books seem to be be available on kindle unlimited, alhtough think at first came across her in one of the Happy Homicides anthologies she is in. Also after reading a freebie or something as well, went and bought every book out, pre-ordered #4 out now amd have pre-ordered #5 ere are blurbs at the start of every book if you want to know about characters, plots and all that. My rating is 5 and 5, everthing else is rather up to the personal tastes of each reader. Below is a list of her series, with titles, in order. Try them on ku or buy them in sets or individually as I did; ku is nice, but keeping certain books forever is rder at Catmmando Mountain Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #1 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series)Love Notes in the Key of Sea Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #2 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series)All Hallows' Eve Heist, Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #3 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series)A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery, Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #4 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series)Murder at Sea of Passenger X Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #5 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series) PRE-ORDERCowabunga Christmas Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #1Gnarly New Year Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #2Love a Foot Above the Ground (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 0)A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 1)A Dead Sister (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 2)A Dead Daughter (Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 3)
This story is my first Georgie Shaw mystery, so even though it took me a few pages to discover the people behind the series, I was glad I picked up the book. Engaging, thoroughly amusing, the mystery was well hidden, yet the characters well orgie Shaw works at Marvelous Marley World and is planning her upcoming nuptials to police Captain Jack Wheeler. They appear to be well suited and are looking forward to their wedding plans and the beautiful honeymoon they both organized.Until Georgie stumbles on the disappearance of one of their ‘talents’ during the filming of a movie. Georgie’s boss Mad Max, as he is known, manages to keep his cool and appears quite decent when it becomes time to lend a hand to help some of the wounded. While Jack launches an investigation into the disappearance of Brigit, their film’s star, they find out more about Brigit’s life and the people surrounding e situation lends the perfect background to Georgie’s wit and curiosity. She loves to play amateur sleuth, and this time, Georgie will be helping the man she loves and plans to marry in a few short weeks. A review of the tapes from different cameras around the area and interviews with all the right people are no match for this puzzle. Until Georgie makes a discovery...Captivating and lighthearted, this cozy mystery will give you a taste for reading more of Georgie Shaw and the Marvelous Marley World gang.
🎇Another terrific addition to the Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series. There is never a dull moment at Marvelous Marley World!!🎆 From Mad Max trying to hijack Georgie and Jack's wedding 👰to temperamental actors to clandestine affairs and secret marriages to cats🐱, there is something interesting and entertaining going on all the time! I was hooked from the beginning! I had the wrong villain😈 picked out. The wrong reason, too. It was definitely a surprise when the dust finally ab this awesome mystery, sit back, and enjoy all the hijinks occurring at The Cat Factory! Better yet, start at the beginning and read all the books in the series.
I was prepared to be disappointed again, like I was with the first three books, but I was pleasantly surprised. The writing was better. The ending was not rushed and was much better than the ones for the previous books in this series, especially the description of the wedding. Ms. Burke had me with her selection of the processional song, the same one I would love to have played by a string quartet at my wedding if I ever get married again. There was much less space wasted at the end of the book with fillers—recipes and a preview of another book—than in the previous three books of this series. Before I had read this book (and I only did so because I had already bought it), I would not have thought I would read any more books in this series when if they come out but, after reading this book, I probably will.
Talk about timely and apropos, here's a Christmas themed murder mystery for you: A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery, Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #4 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series) Kindle EditionGeorgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler’s Christmas wedding gets Georgie’s boss “Mad Max” Marley involved. Georgie visits Max on the set of Marvelous Marley World’s newest feature film to ask him not to meddle, just as the movie’s leading lady disappears... Georgie and Jack find themselves seeking the missing star? Where she is, how and why she vanished, make this a refreshing whodunit.
I received a free copy of this book written by Anna Celeste Burke. I have not read the previous books in the series, but after this one, I am definitely going back and read them. There was enough suspense and twists to hold my interest, yet it also had a light hearted sometimes funny feel to it. I love the main characters, and the fact that it deals with a more mature love affair than just young love. These are two strong, independent people who are both smart and sexy. It is fast-paced and a quick read for a rainy evening or weekend. It is interesting that she sets the story in a theme park.
I love these Georgie Shaw mysteries and this one is no exception. It's a fun read! Georgie and Jack are preparing fortheir wedding when a few unexpected events occur and things don't go as smoothly as expected. Once again the author has crafed a great cozy mystery with lots of twists and turns that keep the pages turning. I love the characters... they are so well developed and real to me. I can't wait until the next book comes commended highly!
Reminds me of the Kingdom Keepers series set,in Disneyland.I wish this was a real park too! I am a big cat and park lover.I am just,starting the third book and will add all the rest to my kindle. Wonderfull series!,look forward to more
I love Georgie Shaw and Jack Wheeler. They are such a great couple and have a lot more on their plate then just planning a Christmas wedding. Catmmando is such an awesome place and I feel as though I am there due to the clever writing of this author. There are so many twists and turns in the tunnels as well as in the story. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book in this series. I sure hope there will be more.
This book has an interesting collection of ghost stories. It brings back Halloweeny memories and is overall an awesome book. I’ve read many a ghost story book and this one I’d say tops them all and really stuck in my head. Definitely a great book if your into ghost stories I highly recommend it. As the title says these stories are horrifying, and this book does definetly deliver on that, so I don’t recommend reading them at night, unless you like having nightmares, I do however recommend reading this book on a Halloween afternoon!
I was always believing in ghosts and I like horror stories as well. It was interesting reading and its make you think does it really happened? This book is easy to read and the author did a good job with content. My favourite story is in part 3 The ghosts of Taunton state hospital and Iˇm looking forward to the next book:) ..Recommended.
Scary proof of the existence of the revelation of another dimension that reveals itself to ours. There is definitely more than we can see with the eye at all times.
This has been really enticing to read! I love horror stories, they keep me so invested and up all night. People like me are really into these horrifying events such as murders, paranormal activities, etc. and we couldn't suffice our cravings into new findings about horror. Well this book has a lot to tell and goosebumps shook my entire soul from being horrified by these almost believable stories. I'm still not convinced that some of them might be made up, but still they were good enough fake or not.
God, I love reading these in daylight. But I freak out at night. I know these stories were no different. Pities there are only 3 short ones. I expected either some long ones or some more than just 3 and they need slight grammar corrections. I got chills when I read the part about Zona turning her head around for her mother in the dream. Really these accounts aren’t meant to spook but rather to notify the reader of paranormal activity.
I enjoy a good ghost story and remain open minded to the paranormal. This book has everything from ancient legends to modern stories. In many of the stories, alternate explanations are included alongside evidence for supernatural causes. If you enjoy a good paranormal story, I am certain you will find more than one to your liking in this book.
I don't generally read these type of books...I love paranormal books but cozy mystery style is my favorite...so that being said this book impressed me quite a lot!
I have been looking to get a good book on true ghost stories for some time and i'm really happy i bought this me of the true stories managed to raise the hair on the back of my neck and really had me gripped. If you're a fan of ghost stories, you should definitely give this book a read,
When I was a child I happen to see black and white smoke inside my Aunt's big house, they bought it as a second owner and they them selves tell us that someone lives with them with the unseen. This book made me goosebumps but in my opinion ghost are ghost and they cannot harm mortals. the only thing they can do is to be around and feel their presence at times but I think they cannot hurt some one. it is up to you if you allow them to hurt you.
Emily King, author of “The Hundredth Queen,” displays her talents in this first entry to her series. While her descriptions and use of words are her strength, other elements of the book work against her. Here's a quick rundown, without spoilers:THE PLOT – Kalinda, a member of the Sisterhood, is chosen by the current Rajah as his hundredth ving yourself in battle is necessary, both in the Sisterhood and at the palace. Everyone vies to be elevated, higher ranks determined by victory in the ring.Everything about this story screams predictability. Unfortunately, the author never recognizes the danger and continues to steer the reader in that direction. It is obvious that Kalinda will have feelings for the young soldier, Deven, just as it is obvious he feels the same way. What makes little sense is that Deven understands the world as it is, yet immediately breaks convention and is willing to risk his life by granting favors to Kalinda. The rules dictating death to a queen who is unfaithful never causes Kalinda to waiver from her infatuation with Deven. Once in the palace, Kalinda faces the expected danger from her Sisterhood rival Natesa as well as Lakia, first among the Rajah’s E WRITING – This is the author’s five-star strength. The description is consistent, and reflects a time of long ago. Ms. King’s elegant style deftly describes the action, weaving pictures that effortlessly wrap the reader in the E WORLD – One wishes for more details describing Kalinda’s world of religion and male dominance. Some of the inconsistencies concerning the relationship between herself and Deven might have made more sense, but defining the culture never gets past a few scrapes off the surface. While the action is wonderfully explained, I wished to learn more about the social mores. Most of what we glean, however, comes in bits and dribbles inserted when something happens and readers must know why. While there was enough to keep me interested, I wished for CASE YOU WANTED TO KNOW – Ms. King steers away from using any sort of foul language, and you could read this story to a child without worry. Sex is non-existent, and though sexual tension is present, nothing is written that would make you blush.OVERALL – The writing is strong, and almost makes one forget that the plot is unremarkable. Images of The Hunger Games flit constantly, casting a pall over the originality of the tale. While Kalinda’s character is best defined, many of the others are one-dimensional, including Natesa, Deven, and Lakia. Motivations are reduced to one reason rather than a myriad of choices, which lessens the reader’s engagement. I did find Ms. King’s use of words and consistency of style to be enough to keep me reading. However, this is a three-and-a-half star book at best, and though the talented description of the action is strong, the lack of developed characters prevent the total ranking from reaching four.
*** LANGUAGE ***Plain, easy-to-read English with no profanities or adult situations. If this were a film, and it likely will be one day, it would be rated G, except for violence [Revised at suggestion of commenter 'Amazon Customer.']Quick OverviewThis is going to be a two-edged review. I will write of how I perceive the story to be, and for what audience it works best. Otherwise, though, this is, regrettably, not the sort of story written for me.What we have here is a fantasy/love story that is ideal for people who love family-oriented programming similar to programming on Hallmark Channel. Let me hasten to add, however, that I enjoy many of the programs on Hallmark, especially the When Calls the Heart. Thus, I am not knocking that medium and I am not attacking that genre. The Hundredth Queen, however, is just a tad too extreme in that focus, for my reading e plot is pretty basic for a Young Adult fantasy. I picked up on the influence of Hunger Games in the first few pages, but don’t see that as a fault, because The Hunger Games is a great series and has altered women’s fiction forever.What also is revealed in those first few pages is that the heroine in this story told in first-person has certain vulnerabilities and has not mastered skills thought to be common for her age and time. This is told in a skillful matter and can easily be overlooked and forgotten by the I indicated, I like the approach and find that telling the tale in first person keeps it fresh and personal. for myself, I would have preferred something a little more action-oriented, and with some seedier, even dastardly, characters. It might have required another hundred pages to more fully develop the characters, but I would also like to have heard some down-to-earth squabbles and complaints from ill, this is a well-organized tale that many folks are going to love. It should reach number one status quite early on Amazon and stay in the Top 10 for quite some time.Length: Print, 300 pages.Q - Target Audience/Genre and is it marketed as Nonfiction or Fiction:A – Family-Oriented Historical Fiction/Fantasy. Think Hallmark Channel in the Ancient World.Q - How was this book obtained?A – Bought on Amazon as my Kindle First selection.Q - Is this a book that I can read without having to read others first?A – Yes.Q – If this is a recurring character or a series, does it have a cliffhanger ending?A – Although the story clearly continues into a second volume, it does not end on a cliffhanger.Q - Are there a lot of typos/misspellings, grammatical errors or other editing failures?A – No.Q - Is this a fast, easy read or is it more of a leisure read?A – Pretty fast. Engaging. Can be read in one sitting, with a break for a snack.Q - My biggest pleasure or disappointment?A – For me, it was a little too tame. A little too cozy. And, as another reviewer stated, a bit too predictable. Shades of The Hunger Games give a feel for the editing, and the style and flow of this work, I am posting a brief excerpt below.Excerpt‘…chamomile ointment soothed away the redness. My hope that we will fail inspection does not look good.Healer Baka finishes with my friend, and her calm eyes meet mine. I try to ignore the healer’s adept hands roaming around my body, but it is impossible not to be anxious about potentially being shown to the rajah. I breathe easier when Healer Baka moves tesa lobs a withering glance over her shoulder at me from where she stands in the front line. A white bandage rings her neck. A thimble’s worth of shame spills over me, but with one sideways glance at Jaya’s cheek, fury burns my guilt to smoke.I do not know how long we wait, but my knees ache when Healer Baka finishes. “You may put your clothes back on,” she says.I scoop my robe off the floor and cover myself. Natesa and Sarita flaunt their bodies, unrushed to get dressed. They are replicas of the goddess Ki, petite and round, soft yet firm, fit yet feminine. So unlike my gangly, angled iestess Mita, who watched the inspection from the rear of the chamber, confers with Healer Baka. They speak in low, heated voices. Healer Baka looks at me and shakes her head. Priestess Mita nods fervently and steps forward.“Daughters, you have all passed!” says the priestess.I lock gazes with Jaya. Her weak smile releases slivers of fear. We are going to be shown to the rajah.“Daughters,” says Priestess Mita, “we will now adorn you with the mark of Enki.”The priestess and Healer Baka come around with a pot of henna and draw a wavy line down each girl’s spine. The wave symbol dyed into our skin represents the water-goddess, Enki. Stories depict Enki as a daughter who walks in perfect obedience to her parents, Anu and Ki. Wearing Enki’s mark indicates to the benefactor that we are in full submission. I let my robe hang low at my back, clutching it to my front. Priestess Mita marks me and then leaves the henna to dry and flake away.Once we are all adorned, the priestess whisks…’King, Emily R.. The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1) (Kindle Locations 390-406). Skyscape. Kindle tom Line:As I stated at the outset, this was a story that leaves the reader feeling good. For me, though, it left me less stirred emotionally, because I didn’t quite connect with the characters. I realize I may sound pompous, but I like characters whose principles are tested and who might, occasionally, fail their principles due to pressures placed upon them. Otherwise, though, this is an incredible ur stars out of ments regarding your opinion of this book or of my review, whether favorable or unfavorable, are always welcome. If you buy the book based on my review and become disappointed, especially, I do want to know that and I want to understand how I can improve as a book reviewer. 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This was such a phenomenal book. I don't read a lot of books written in this style but it grabbed my attention within the first page. The lore, mythology, descriptions, and characters were just so very awesome.I was hoping to grab the next book, but it's not out yet. I forgot that this was a debut it read so well. I'm anxiously awaiting the next one....I'm having issues converting my myriad of thoughts into words and think the next time I read this book, because I'm sure I will, I need to take notes so I can point out all I thought was awesome about it.
~3.5 stars~This book was well written and the character depth on the heroine was off the charts. I wish the romance between the heroine and hero had been more developed though. It had a continuous insta-love feel to it. Also, the ending left much to be desired. I wasn't satisfied upon completion but I suppose that's to be expected in a series. If book 2 is available in the near future I'll likely check it out but if its more then a month or so I will probably have moved on. I am always hesitant to move onto to book 2 in a series if I wasn't pleased with how book 1 ended because its usually a trend that continues throughout the series.Overall, this was a pretty good read and fast paced but I just wanted a bit more. There just wasn't anything overly memorable with this installment. I do appreciate it being offered as a freebie though, and the cover is beautiful.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the simplicity of the story yet innocently seductive. I could read this with my daughter or niece and I appreciate that.I have seen other reviews which mentioned the predictability of the story line which yes some of it was predictable (We all read a lot, of course some of our readings will become similar), however the characters are fun and relatable.Kali's character of a strong, fierce, independent woman is enthralling and I find myself waiting anxiously to see what she does next or how she handles the upcoming challenges. I have really enjoyed the author's desire to put out a book that is an adventure with a strong female character and the support of a strong, bold male character.Enjoyable, relatable, creative adventure yet doesnt require too much brain power. Truly a relaxing read with moments of levity.
It's been a good long time since I've openly salivated in anticipation for a sequel, but after reading The Hundredth Queen, September cannot come fast enough for me. Emily R. King has managed to wrap everything I love to read about into one fast-paced, enchanting, engaging world - an exotic place, a strong female role, a dash of romance, a whole lot of magic, and at least one despot you can't wait to see fall.Kalinda was a ward at the Sisterhood in the Tarachand temple, and plagued by fevers she controls with a special potion, she seems content to spend the rest of her life among her sisters in prayer, contemplation, and warrior training (it feels very Shaolin meets Vedic warriors). But Fate has a much different path for her. Unexpectedly claimed by the despot Rajah Tarek, and believed to be the fated Hundredth Rani, Kalinda now faces adversaries from all sides: the wives and courtesans who resent her potential position and the favor of the Rajah, the Rajah himself and his obsessions, and the mysterious illness that is not all that it seems like it will be a very lonely life for Kalinda, until some friends, some strange allies, and a handsome Imperial guard gather around her. Soon, she discovers she is destined for another fate altogether, but can she withstand the heat, or will it consume her?The Hundredth Queen feels very much like a Persian or Indian fairy tale, and I surmise that those traditions, weapons, hierarchy, and clothing played heavily into the world-building in this novel. The daggers, chakram, and the bladed whip sword (actually called an Urumi) that the Kindred, Lakia wields are all reminiscent of ancient Indian weapons. Kalinda is a very well developed character and I quickly grew to not only like her, but then care for her, and root for her. King is a master at giving her characters understandable and relate-able emotions, so it is easy to grow fond of, or hate characters. She also manages to throw in a few surprises that you don't see coming. The story is action-packed, and you move briskly along from scene to scene and conflict to ere are a few bobbles, such as a couple tiny plot holes that I'm hoping The Fire Queen will fill, and it seemed that the warlord Hastin wasn't developed enough to be more than a convenient plot device, but I was so invested in Kalinda and the internal world of the Rajah's household that I didn't care. The ending seemed fairly abrupt, and she leaves you begging for more, but I suppose most of what that did is make me tear my hair out waiting for the next one. I am looking forward to seeing more of what King can do. I think this would be an ideal fantasy novel for the older or more sophisticated YA readers, and I highly recommend adding it to personal or library collections. There are few books that I plan on reading again, and the series I can count on one hand, but if The Fire Queen is as good as it's predecessor, then it will be counted among my favorite series. Librarian approved, recommended for any public library collection in either Fantasy or YA Fantasy.
The book was so captivating in the beginning. I couldn't put it down. Then it just died half way through. The order didn't make sense. The characters were mundane. And the story was predictable. The one big twist at the end is what saved it. Still, it was well written. I can't deny the colorful language and well structured wording. It flowed fast and easy, with lots of action. There were a few spots that did not make any sense, but I worked it out in my own way. Definitely a good read, but I don't know if I have the patience to finish the series. Especially if theirs a love triangle being introduced. I'm totally in love with Deven just as he is. His brother brace is definitely more interesting, but only from a character perspective. I just can't ship him with Kali. I'm a fan of Seven and Kali all the way
I could see the beauty of the palace and gardens, and I could feel the emotions of the main character. I wanted the story to continue. I realize that this is the first of a series but it also stands on its own. The depictions of the country and people were based on familiar places although they were fictional; and the author is so skilled at weaving the tale that they felt real. I connected. The brutal scenes and the harem-style traditions made me cringe. I did think some of the action was over the top but not too unbelievable with the magic powers described. It seemed as though the magical theme was not as developed as it could've been. The romance was lovely. This story has some disturbing aspects but I still think it's excellent. Maybe the dark content enhances its beautiful side.
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book as SF/F isn't typically my genre but I'm blown away.what a remarkable and unique story. The characters are rich in depth and conviction of heart and the writer is so gifted I found myself feeling sympathy for even the villain at the end. Unrequited love...it's a yourself previous reading seconds and download the entire series at the same time so there is no gap between books.A five star bravo!
This story was just absolutely amazing!! Pure adventure! Fantasy! Magical! Even better than the first Queen book.I was hooked from the very beginning until the end. Kalinda really starts coming into her own with her abilities in this story. She becomes more powerful. The story is told back in forth from Kalinda and Devin's point of view so you get more of a feel of more than one person's point of perspective in the story, which IMO I find more drawn ere are a lot of surprises in store for you when you read this. Emily King has done a fabulous job of ramping it up. As far as I'm concerned she knocked this one out of the park. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for Rogue Queen. Thanks Ms. King for sharing this one what a great ride.~A Faithful Reader
This is a great story, and a refreshing twist on the hero story/ The main character is slingshot and dagger wielding woman, who repeatedly finds the inner strength to accomplish the task at hand. It is classic fantasy literature, with deceit, lies, and turns, all set in a realm where people with super powers exist and the gods are still involved. I think the writing at times was a little weak, causing the story line to ring hollow in a very few places. However, once I started it, I couldn't put it down, read it in a day, then got book 2 and read it without stopping as well. Waiting on Book 3 ...
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.WARNING: SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEWLet me just preface this review by saying that I adored The Hundredth Queen, so The Fire Queen had some pretty big shoes to fill.I was a little weary at first when I read that The Fire Queen was going to have another tournament in it, just like The Hundredth Queen, but I was pleasantly surprised by how different they were. The Fire Queen's tournament was mostly about what the contestants were capable of accomplishing alone. The trials were made to test both the mind and the body of the women (I also have to admit - I got serious Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire vibes from this book!).I loved how Kali grew as a person in The Fire Queen, even though she had enemies from all sides trying to keep her down. More often than not Kali did the right thing; She was the bigger person and tried to help people even when they sneered and yelled at her. She also kept fighting even when the Sultan cheated and pit all the odds against her. By the end of the novel she finally was able to utilize her full powers and help save the ones she loved.I think the only thing I didn't like about this book was the role of Ashwin. I don't enjoy love trianges, so Ashwin trying to fight for Kali and come between Deven and her was a little gross to me. Ashwin had only known Kali for a very short while when he pretty much decided he loved her. I am very glad that by the end of the book Kali saw sense and stuck with Deven (even though Ashwin is going to be hurt/childish about it).I am excited to read the last book in the series and see how Kali and crew handle the Voider and Hastin.
Its the first book series ive been unable to put down in about 4 years. I go so busy in highschool that i didnt have time to read any more. Now a year out i havent gotten back into it. But i hope how fast i devoured these i hope i can read a lot again. And i now have to learn to wait for the next book lol. All other books i read had completed series. Heres hopeing theres more then 3 books. But if not i cant wait to see what this author will come up with next!
This book started off great, then around the midpoint it lost some flow. Then there seemed to be places I had been before in Harry Potter and the Hunger Games, then poof it ended. The ending was like a word count was met for the book and stopped? The writing itself was good, I will still read the next book. Book 2 is the don't tell too much, but tell enough to keep the readers coming back for book 3.
Emily R. King has such a way with words. She builds worlds that I can see so clearly and characters that I vibrant and full of depth. In this sequel to her debut novel "The Hundredth Queen", she certainly doesn't disappoint. I am already looking forward to the third book in the installment "The Rogue Queen"!
The second book of the the hundredth queen series is good and continues the storyboard kalinda and her battle with bhutas as the voided has been released from the khalek. It will be interesting to see what happens with kalinda and deven relationship and how the battle goes for the tarracind empire in the next book
A very enjoyable read. A great escape from a dreadful world. I much prefer my demons to fight with wind, earth and fire than bullets and bombs. I like my characters to be beautiful, magical and have noble goals. To strive to defeat evil even at great sacrifice to themselves. I'm looking forward to book three.
This is a really good book that I highly recommend! The characters are interesting and it easily kept my interest. My only complaint is that I [email protected]#$%! was longer! I would think the story was going in one direction and then it would end up somewhere else. Very entertaining.
This second book of the series was very entertaining. I was especially intrigued by the descriptions of all the characters and their special talents. I am looking forward to the third book in the series to find out what happens to Kalinda and who she ends up with!
Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: No this is NOT the end!! We have a 4th book coming and I know its going to be epic!Check out author's other books or related books? YES DO IT NOW!!!Recommend this book? O YA!!Notes and Opinions:This book was beyond amazing! I can't wait for the fourth book in the series. When Jessica asked me to review this for her I thought na I am not going to like this one but man three books in and I am hooked!!! This is one series that grows on you as you read it. Kalinda is a kick-butt main character and I love her to bits. I can't wait to see what King does with her for the last book and I am really sad to see it all end.Go Into This One Knowing: This one won't slow you down at all!
Smash the patriarchy is right! In the thrilling third installment in The Hundredth Queen series, Kalinda must risk life and love in an attempt to banish the demon disguising itself as Rajah Tarek. This story is filled with action, adventure, and lots of swoony romance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats!Just like the two previous The Hundredth Queen books before it, THE ROGUE QUEEN serves up some serious girl power! Reading these books is such an empowering and inspiring experience. These books are an amazing lesson in sisterhood and Kali is certainly a hero that young girls can look up to.While the women are my favorite parts of these stories, King also writes some incredible male characters as well. Not only are the heroes in these stories strong and dreamy, they are also feminists themselves. I love the way these characters believe unfailingly in Kali's strength, capability, and leadership. They are always there to help Kali, but they don't feel the need to save and protect her, and I LOVE that.I really enjoyed getting to see more of the world in this third novel in the series. It was really neat to get a better sense of the larger political picture and watch how the various countries allied themselves when it came time for the final showdown. It was also fascinating to see how different people from different regions valued the Bhuta e elemental-based magic system was beautifully crafted. King did a great job of establishing rules for the different powers, so that the magic never feels too easy or convenient, and while it was so much fun to see Kali wielding her power with greater strength than ever before, the limitations of her power also really served to add some fantastic tension to this story.While the romance is certainly not the star of this story, it still plays a major role, and King did a great job of weaving it through the novel without allowing it to overpower the plot. There is a love triangle in this story, and it's so much fun! Not only are both of the love interests incredibly dreamy, but this love triangle is much more complex than it appears to be on the is is one very fast-paced story. There is so much action throughout the story and with the stakes at such a constant high, this book is unputdownable!I would recommend these books to anyone! Not only is the story itself a lot of fun to read, but I feel that everyone, men and women alike, could take away so many great lessons on feminism from this e ending is phenomenal and will leave readers wanting more! While the story felt largely resolved, there is one element that ends on a cliffhanger, and I'm absolutely dying to find out what happens next. I'm so glad we're going to be getting a fourth novel in this phenomenal series.
The series continues with another great entry! The Rogue Queen is an excellent addition and greatly carries the story of Kalinda. While this is Kalinda’s story, Deven’s story is equally as important. Kalinda is infected with the cold fire from Udug which enables her to use her own power. Every time she tries to search for her own inner soul fire she just sees the blue sapphire light that is now inside of her. Her coldness causes her to seek warmth wherever she can, which leads her to Ashwin. Ashwin seems to be the only one to cause the cold to disappear. Once Mathura and Rohan appear without Brac and Opal, Deven knows he has to go find them. Unable to trust Hastin, he tries to convince Kalinda not to go back to Samiya for the meeting. Kalinda feels like this is the only way to beat Udug and put Ashwin on the throne. Disagreeing on this and the ever growing closeness of Kalinda and Ashwin, they take different paths. Kalinda and Deven taking different paths brought so much more depth to the story. Each path has issues and difficulties to overcome. I felt like I needed to know what was going to happen. Will Kalinda and Ashwin created the alliance in Samiya? Will Deven and the other be caught in the demon rajah’s camp? The suspense of not knowing if they will succeed and get to Tarachand in time was very well executed. Being able to read from both point of views really ties the story friendship and alliances are formed while old ones are tested. We get more of Indah and Pons who are great additions to the story. All of the new characters introduced in this story successfully balance the old characters we are already invested in. I found Kalinda's to be a little whiny in this book but that quickly resolves in the end! At some points I did find it hard to read her story and was waiting to get back to Deven. I kept reminding myself that she was infected with the cold fire and she’ll return back to her strong self. She has accepted her role as Kindred more and her confidence was higher than when we originally see her back in The Hundredth Queen. I really enjoy seeing her grow with each task and can only imagine how strong she will be in the final book! We get a lot from Deven’s point of view in this book, which makes me love his character ever more! His devotion is so admirable. He really would do anything for those he loves. I am really glad that we were able to get more of Deven in this book as his character brings more to the story than just a love interest. All of the characters create some sort of connection that I am truly interested and concerned with what happens next in the story.Overall, The Rogue Queen was the perfect addition to this series. I enjoyed every minute of the story and did not want to put it down. The ending of the book is AMAZING. Once I started, I honestly could not stop. Each part that happens makes you want more. This whole series has been amazing, and this book did not disappoint. I cannot wait to continue the story and see what happens next
I am really loving this series! For some reason I was thinking that this was the last book, but no. Again I am left with my heart hanging because the ending? Ugh!!Absolutely nothing comes easy for Kalinda. Her whole life has been one struggle after another. It seems like for Kalinda, along with her little band of friends, there is no break, no chance to relax and no time to breathe. Which is equally awesome and exhausting as a reader as well. The pacing is fast, things are always happening and I love that but by the end of the book I feel like I have to suck in big breath and relax myself!Because this is book three, these characters are like old friends to me. I am invested in them and I care about them. I'm ready to see some conclusion and resolution for them. I hope the next book is the last book. 😊 And I wish I had it right is is a series that must be read in order. It is on Kindle Unlimited if you have that!Content: violence, kissing, a fade to black bedroom scene with no details other than the couple wakes up naked together.
After loving the first two books in this series I was super excited for Rogue Queen. I'm so in love with the characters, especially some of the secondary characters who are just as interesting as the main ones. Rogue Queen is very different from the previous two books in this series. While they were all about the tournaments pitting women against each other this book is more Game of Thrones than Gladiator. In this book it's war and all the political dealings that go along with finding allies and gathering an r me the best part was meeting all the new characters and cultures from different lands. The world become much bigger in this one as Kalinda, Devan and their friends flee from the demon and his army. We get to see a bit of the lands outside the Empire. It was pretty well non-stop action and easy to read through in a few nights. Or one really late night! Things are a bit bleak in this one and the ending is a total heart-breaker but not without a ray of hope. I believe that the next book is the conclusion to this series and I'm hopeful that everything will work out in the end, although I'm sure there will be death and destruction on the way!Thank you to Skyscape and Two Lions for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.
Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a at same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda’s late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Lestari, Kalinda’s powers are not condemned, as they are in her land. Now free to use them to protect those she loves, Kalinda soon realizes that the demon has tainted her with a cold poison, rendering her fire uncontrollable. But the lack of control may be just what she needs to send the demon back to the darkest depths of the take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts—and risk losing those most loyal to her—to defeat the demon and bring peace to a divided nation.
I read this book in one long cozy night--it's a quick read, and I [email protected]#$%! wasn't over so soon as I really enjoyed it. Overall the writing is very good, fairly concise, with scenes that are practically painted with bright colors and textures...and I like the "style" of the book: small and handheld, and a couple of rich fonts were used that give the feel of antiquity. I will definitely curl up to this book again one day, much like a favorite movie you'll watch from time to time. This book makes me want to watch Disney's Snow White again--I feel I could appreciate it even more now.
I truly didn't expect much, when purchasing this book. I'm an adult who loves all things Disney related and figured I would give it a shot. What I expected to be mediocre fan fiction turned out to be so much more. I read it in one sitting, unable to put the book down. It is a beautiful, dark and very believable journey into the cause of the Evil Witch's wickedness. Well written. I highly recommend this book for teens and Disney Loving adults alike.
A lot seems to be lifted from Gardenscapes but eh... that is going to happen in this sort of space. Cool characters and story. I love the idea of filling the museum yourself. Big negative is the overall engine. It is slow. You spend a lot of time just watching items fall. It's not a game breaker but wow it isn't great. All in all though it's an okay match 3 game.
The controls are very stiff and have a weird hit box when you try to move the pieces. The game has a great story and I would love to play more but the slow and stiff levels make it frustrating. Please don't tell me to contact someone to fix the issue, I read the reviews and contacting someone isn't going to fix some of the issues.
THE LEVELS ARE RIGGED! I spened MORE than 30minutes on each level because of the sensitivity. I use all of my specil stuff trying to bet the same level over and over again. This game would have got 5 stars if that didn't happen! So fix your frikin game!
Have you guys (the devs) actually played through these levels? Many times, the amount of objects you need aren't even showing up. Take level 41 for example. You need 70 green things but I've counted only around 30 for each of the 17 attempts I've played so far. Will be uninstalling. Try matchington mansion. It's so much better.