Queen of Extinction: A Dark Sleeping Beauty Fairytale Retelling: Volume 1 (Queen of Extinction Trilogy Book 1) Paperback – 23 Jan 2017
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The story is told through the viewpoints of three people, Princess Aurora (our main character) , Raith and Jorah our secondary characters.
I fell in love with the story straight away, the characters endeared themselves to me (I want my own Jorah!) It's full of magic, Betrayal and murder! A brilliant read, and must go onto your summer reading list!
I was delighted to discover that book two Queen of Destruction is already available and I've already started to munch my way though it!
I really recommend this to any fantasy/fairy tale lovers. You won't be disappointed!
I love Sleeping Beauty so when I first heard it was a Sleeping Beauty retelling, I was intrigued and excited! Even though I did not notice much similarities with Sleeping Beauty, it was still enjoyable to read! The story is told from 3 different points of view and I must admit it did take a few chapters for me to understand who was who and their different backstories. But I did like the take of reading 3 different POVs!
I loved the whole concept of Infirm and Able/ Magical and Untalented and how differences between them created conflict and division.
Aurora wasn't my favourite character and that was mainly due to her impulsiveness and thinking before speaking. As a princess/ future Queen I thought she should have learnt to hold her tongue and act as a Royal. But I liked her fiery personality, wit and her loyalty to her friends and she did grow on me especially towards the end.
I also liked Zandor and felt he was slightly underrated. I had hoped he would be the love interest but I'm glad that he's a good friend if nothing could come of it.
Jorah was also a character I liked from the beginning and I liked his loyalty, honor and intellect.
Raith was a character who I pitied and but really wanted him to redeem himself and I hope we do see his humanity and redemption in the next book. But this book does a great job at telling the downfalls of greed and lust.
His brother Carian I'm not gonna lie I kinda admired the fact that as he was Untalented that he decided to grow physical and intellectual power. But that is where it stops, I really could not stand his desire for power and the lengths he would go to, to get it.
I felt it was a really good first book and it had enough action but also had it's funny moments and I'm really excited for the next book and all the destruction Aurora will bring!! I thought it had great world building and I would totally recommend it to people who love magic, shapeshifters and action!
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There was no question that i had to give this book 5*! I really was blown away by this book, it so full of imagination and fantasy that sweeps you into this world. This is the first book i have read by this author so didn't know what to expect but i adored this book from the first chapter, it really keeps you guessing with its twists and turns throughout the whole book, right up to the end! Definitely non stop action!! I am now dying to read the next book after the way this book finished...I can't express how much this book is a must read book and i can guarantee you will fall in love with everything from the characters and their own unique issues and pasts to the way that the land that this is set in described with so much intimate details, especially the gardens. While reading this i could imagine myself in this magical world, seeing the peaceful gardens but also seeing the pain and injustice in this land filled with people willing to betray others for power.
I adored Aurora…. She may come across as weak and ailing but she has an inner steel and a fire within her that i loved, deep inside she is such a strong woman, dealing with their jibes and insults daily but staying the compassionate woman that she is. I love her friendships and her relationships with them when she takes someone into her heart it is forever as she is loyal to a fault. The other character i adored was Jorah, from the moment he was introduced into the book i couldn't wait to find out about his mysterious and guarded personality. He has so much honour, this can sometimes be seen as a fault but when he promises something he will always see it through, when he pleadges himself to a person or to a cause he will do everything to keep that promise, even his own life.
I really can't rave about this book enough, it really is an amazing, addictive read!!!
Aurora is not what you imagine when you hear the word „princess“. Born an Infirm, she is gangly and suffers certain deformation, which makes her inferior in the eyes of the Ables. But now that her brother, the king, has been murdered, she is the heir to the throne. However, her uncle‘s plans are different, so he starts plotting against the young queen, exposing her as unworthy of the throne due to her Infirm origin, and forces her to find a husband within a month, which seems to be a mission impossible with her looks and handicap...
I absolutely loved the book! It was a super-speed tornado full of intrigues, machinations and drama, suspense and tension, and variety of emotions. There is a lot of wisdom and understanding showed through the story, pointing at the true values in life and the dangers coming from the envious and power-hungry world.
I also truly appreciate the magical aspect of the book. Potions and alchemy, magic and supernatural creatures, they are all according to my taste, and the tournament.. that puts the story really on fast-forward.
Characters are nonetheless interesting. Aurora is a strong heroine despite her physical appearances, smart and forward, with big heart and enchanting personality. Jorah is loyal, although occasionally truly annoying, and his heart is not entirely free for the princess to enter. And the other characters – all unique, strong individuals, very believable with their virtues and flaws, with realistic motives for their actions and natural development.
Great read, and definitely recommended to try out! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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