5 Books/Series with Queens 👑

I thought I would do a super specific reader recommendation post about 5 books/series that includes a Queen who is integral in the overall plot.

Three Dark Crowns Series by Kendare Blake

This is a super dark, atmospheric young adult fantasy series revolving around 3 queens. These triplets are born every generation and when they come of age they have to fight to the death until one Queen emerges as the victor. Like I said the premise for this book is super dark, yet the characters are really diverse and the magic system is interesting and engaging! There is still one more book coming out this year that I am highly anticipating!

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The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard

This is a really polarising series I find, either people love it or hate it and I really didn’t mind it. This world is divided by blood-red or silver. The reds are the commoners and the silvers are the elite, upper class that each has some form of power. We follow the protagonist Mare who is a Red blood but is discovered to possess her own powers which threaten to destroy the balance of power in the kingdom. I highly enjoyed this series, I was entertained throughout and the arc’s that some of these characters undertake are wonderful to read!

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The Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief Series follows the main protagonist Gen who is a master thief and has boasted that he can steal anything in the world. Someone takes him up on his offer and he finds himself in the middle of an incredible heist to steal a relic off a neighbouring kingdom. This is a very politically charged series that keeps getting grander as the books progress. The characters are each so diverse and distinct and there are so many secrets and schemes that enrich the plotline!

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Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas

I had to put it in! I am kind of trash for this series tbh! If you haven’t heard this series revolves around an assassin named Calaena. She has been imprisoned in a salt mine and the crown prince comes and offers her a deal to enter a tournament to be the King’s champion assassin. There is so much character development and magical elements and crazy plotlines that really kept me invested and entertained throughout this series. I highly enjoyed it and it was a wild ride from the first book to the last!

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

This epic fantasy standalone revolves around several strong, brave, female protagonists; one of which happens to be a Queen. This book is very large but don’t let that intimidate you, it reads very quickly and there is a whole lot of action and adventure mixed in! The premise is super unique, the world is richly developed and vast and the storyline had many twists and turns that keep you highly entertained!

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Do you have any books/series involving Queens that you would recommend???

December Wrap Up

I’m feeling great about my reading this month! I managed to read nearly all the books on my TBR as well as 2 extra books which put me at 99 books read for 2018!!!  I pretty much loved everything I read in December as well which really topped off my year. I have reviews on all the books I’ve read this month up on my blog so if you would like to see just click on the titles!

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner⭐️4/5 stars

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer⭐️4/5 stars

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor⭐️4/5 stars

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare⭐️5/5 stars

Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder⭐️4/5 stars

Wildcard by Marie Lu⭐️4/5 stars

Night Study by Maria V Snyder⭐️4/5 stars

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli⭐️4/5 stars

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee⭐️4/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

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The Queen of Attolia Review

40158I was entertained from beginning to end!

The political intricacies and the unpredictability of Eugenides really kept me reading throughout the course of this book.

Having lost face after Eugenides stole Hamiathes Gift, the Queen of Attolia will stop at nothing to reassert her power and her reputation and finally capture and secure the slippery Queen’s Thief of Eddis.

This book was a rollercoaster from beginning to end. There were multiple twists and turns that I could not see coming and the eventual ending had me shook!

I loved the transformation of Eugenides from the first book to now. He has gone through so much in such a small amount of time and its nice to see that he doesn’t automatically pick himself up and is back to normal. It’s refreshing to see that he was affected by what happened to him and that he needed time and space to wrap his head around his injury and kind of reevaluate his life. All he really wanted to do was assist and to be of service to his Queen and now that he can’t in the same capacity as he once could he’s had to adapt and delegate.

I also really enjoyed the relationship between Queen Eddis and Eugenides. Having two main protagonists working closely together with no romantic overtones, just a genuine friendship full of honesty and compassion. We really get a sense of how much the Queen cares for Eugenides and the lengths she would go to protect him.

The Queen of Attolia is a character that I didn’t really like at the beginning especially after everything that happened with Eugenides. But after her story unfolded and we get more knowledge about her and how she has maintained her rule over Attolia, I found myself slowly beginning to thaw. I like that Megan Whalen Turner gave her a backstory and reasoning for her actions. I found her to be very multifaceted and quite an engaging character. She is callous and ruthless at times but not as cold-hearted as she makes out to be.

The plot progressed quickly and the world really opened up a lot more in this novel. Seeing the complexities of war and the shifting of allies and the weight of every decision really kept the stakes high. I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this book. There were regular twists and turns that occur throughout the storyline and having a romantic aspect that was expertly crafted to not be too cheesy or insta-lovey.

⭐️4/5 stars definitely need to pick up The King of Attolia to see what will happen next!

December TBR

The majority of the books on this month’s TBR are books that I need to read to complete/continue on in a few series that I have been loving. I am super excited to read all of these books on the list and I will definitely have more time towards the end of this month to read because the holidays are coming up! I cannot believe that it’s the end of 2018 already, this year has completely flew by!

That being said my TBR for December includes:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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Shadow Study and Night Study by Maria V Snyder

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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

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Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Pirates by Mackenzi Lee

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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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Arch Enemies by Marissa Meyer

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Wildcard by Marie Lu

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