Long May She Reign The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl s unexpected rise to power Freya was never meant to be queen Twenty third in line to the

  • Title: Long May She Reign
  • Author: Rhiannon Thomas
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  • Page: 424
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  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl s unexpected rise to power.Freya was never meant to be queen Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court However, when an extravagThe Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl s unexpected rise to power.Freya was never meant to be queen Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe The nobles don t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom and her life.Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself Until then, she can t trust anyone Not her advisers Not the king s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted power for himself.As Freya s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

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    1. BiblioBabble TK!I enjoyed this WAY more than I had expected to. I'll admit my expectations going in were pretty low based on some other reviews I'd seen but I had a great time reading (well, listening really since I went the audiobook route) this book! It had a fabulous main character and the whole murder mystery whodunnit plot was really cool. However, this is deemed a fantasy stand alone, which sure it is since it's in a fantastical setting, but don't be expecting the typical fantasy stuff lik [...]

    2. Oh just a hold on a sec while I have a SMALL REVIEWER CRISIS over my thoughts about this book. It had a lot of potential?? But I have a small picnic basket full of quibbles that's really bothering me. Obviously this is JUST ME and I hope you try this book and if you enjoy it, I'm ever so happy for you. But I can't help feeling that that the fantastic premise was let down with the execution. It's also possibly I've read a gazillion fantasy novels and MY EXPECTATIONS ARE ALWAYS OFF THIS PLANET AND [...]

    3. I only bought this purely because a few people kept comparing it to The Queen of the Tearling and since that is one of my favourite trilogies I thought, could never go wrong with that.So, right off the bat, let me just say that this is NOTHING like TQotT. Not by a mile. Aside from the fact that these two girls/women have to come to terms with their new reality of being a queen in a corrupt kingdom, there is not much else that resembles the trilogy.I found the story engaging but my reading experi [...]

    4. lolz i had this review written since this morning and forgot to post it yikesI was so pumped to love this book. A standalone fantasy?? With a dazzling cover?? How often are we blessed with that?? Never, that’s how often. But but but but, it seems the inside didn’t match with the outside this time. Sad.So the basic gist of the plot was. . . Freya, the MC, is 33rd in line to the throne. She fancies herself a scientist over a court lady and on the night of the King’s birthday, a massacre take [...]

    5. 3.5 starsThis book wasn't bad. It was surprisingly good, but not good enough. This book was was extremely unlike what I was expecting, which is both refreshing, but disappointing. I liked how we had an extremely insecure and awkward MC and she goes through an incredible character development, but what made this book really suck? It was the plot. The blurb of this book is an exaggeration of what the book really is. What I expected was an edge of my seat YA Fantasy stand alone read with lots of ac [...]

    6. This had all the elements of a typical YA fantasy book, but was actually more like a murder mystery! I was super into the first 20% of this book but then kind of lost interest when the pacing slowed down. The beginning quickly establishes the main character of Freya, who's pretty far down the line of succession for the throne. She isn't well-versed in court etiquette or politics and would rather spend time working in her laboratory. She was an intelligent, level-headed, and capable main characte [...]

    7. I tried, I really did and some things I loved but mostly I couldn't get into it and that makes me sad. The book has a beautiful cover that actually goes with what's in the book. Freya is thrust into being Queen when everyone at the castle is killed. Well, almost everyone. Freya was wayyyy down the line to become Queen and it was very scary for her. I loved that she was into making things in her science lab. I loved her friend Naomi and her cat. But I just couldn't get into this book. I have been [...]

    8. Long May She Reign was amazing! Way more than amazing than I thought it would be! I loved the entire story - I mean, I couldn't put down this book guys! I was basically attached to it. Then there's the whole Freya being queen and the title Long May She Reign it definitely reminds of the TV show Reign because they always said that in the show. Plus people have tried to kill the Queen in that show - even poison her. I don't really know what else to say about this book other than I did not see the [...]

    9. Please don't make her stupid blushing violet that somehow creates a love triangle with two (hot) idiots.

    10. 1.5I was going to be nice and rate this two stars, but then my usual acid self got the better of my decent one, and so here we are. I finished Long May She Reign about a couple of hours ago, and each and every time I thought about it in these two hours, my mind stayed blank. If I had to choose only two words to describe this book, I'd choose inordinately trite. •The premise is delicious, and if the cover wasn't that gorgeous, I'd say it also was the only thing that made me feel so drawn toward [...]

    11. WrensReads Review:I have mixed feelings about this book.The main character was a pretty great main character. I loved that her passion wasn’t something artsy like most young-adult heroines are; it was science and her thought process was like someone who would be a scientist. So the whole story starts with someone killing basically all of the linage to the throne, including the king and his immediate family, with a poisoned cake. Only the bastard of the king, our main girl Freya, her best frien [...]

    12. *3.5 CHEMICAL STARS*"You have to weed the garden before you can plant flowers, must you not?"Well, this book didn't turn out the way I expected it to.They compared this to The Queen of the Tearling and I loved that series (except for the ending, WHAT WAS THAT?!), but honestly, they are nothing alike in my opinion except for the setting. A common girl unexpectedly becoming queen and having to find her way. That's pretty much where the similarities end.That doesn't mean I didn't like this though, [...]

    13. This was honestly so good, I should have traded more than a vague promise of good behavior for an ARC.Standalone fantasy. It's where all the good one-shot plots have escaped.Review to come when the aforementioned good behavior allows it.Bottom line: it's more than just a pretty face cover.

    14. (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“I couldn’t be queen. I couldn’t. So many people would have to die for me to inherit the throne, and they couldn’t be gone.”This was a YA fantasy story featuring a girl who was never meant to be queen.Freya was an okay character, and I liked how she used her strengths to her best advantage, even when it didn’t seem obvious how she could possibly do that.The storyline in this was about the King a [...]

    15. 3.5 Stars!I was drawn to this story after seeing the cover and reading the synopsis and that fascination, that curiosity just grew after the first chapter and even more so the further I got into the story.The fact that this is a stand alone, made it even more appealing. The simple truth that it was somewhat addicting and hard to put down, even better. Let's face it, there are very little stand alone novels out there lately. Instead the market of both adult and young adult, are riddled with duolo [...]

    16. Freya is the girl that shouldn’t have become queen. When someone poisons the court, Freya misses the attack because she bowed out to get in some chemistry time in her homemade lab. Now, she is thrust into political intrigue, a position of power and is surrounded by someone who wants her dead.Freya has no idea how to be queen. She struggles with her new circumstances and must learn to overcome her shortcomings in order to become a good ruler. The story was a little slow going but in the end I l [...]

    17. 4.5/5I really seriously found this book mesmerizing. Just LOOK at that cover. My brain refused to find any faults. Context is one of the hundred things that affect how you feel about a book. The one I read before this was absolute rubbish so compared to that, this was, without a doubt, splendid. I will, however, stress that Long May She Reign is extraordinary and refreshing in its own right.The genre may be fantasy but there is surprisingly little of that, there’s just one element in the book [...]

    18. This world was pretty easy to understand but it didnt have any magic or fantastical elements which was disapointing. I think its more of a historical fiction with a mystery but it is marketed as a fantasy standalone. I liked the whole mystery aspect of trying to figure out who killed all the nobles but someones review on ruined it for me when I was only about 20% of the way through the book. The killer was named right at the top of their review so I couldnt miss it while I was scrolling through [...]

    19. “Still slightly drained from all the interaction, still slightly unsure of what people might do next, but something had clicked, some knowledge that I could actually do this, I could be queen the way I wanted, and the consequences would be whatever the consequences would be.Long May She Reign is a story about a girl who was 23rd in line to the throne to suddenly find herself queen. A massacre on the court leaves Freya the next in line after she luckily gets by without being poisoned. Now, a gi [...]

    20. Title: Long May She ReignAuthor. Rhiannon ThomasPublisher: HarperTeen, 2017 (Feb 21)Genre: YA FantasyThis review can be found on my Blog. TeacherofYA's Tumblr, or my  page My Review:Ok. You all know I'm a sucker for a pretty cover. 9 times out of 10 it actually works for me. Really. The wrapper matches the inside and I'm a happy girl. I'm a coverwhore but a lucky one.This was not one of those times. Thank goodness I got this from Overdriveif I had bought this, I would have been disappointe [...]

    21. “You have to weed the garden before you can plant flowers, must you not?” Actual rating 2.75 stars!I’d seen so many bad ratings for this book, so I got a little scared to read this. But I decided enough postponing, this book has been for over a half year on my tbr, I just need to start. I love that this is a YA fantasy standalone, I don’t see many of those. And the concept was really intriguing, but this story didn’t captivate me as much as I hoped, and I don’t particularly know why [...]

    22. 2/5 starsit's pretty much guaranteed that I'll read a book if it's compared to The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I liked the premise and was quite eager to read. Sadly, this was a bit boring. It started out strong. I liked Freya and I really loved that she was a scientist. I loved her experiments and her devotion to her cat. I wanted to root for her. I guess my hang up was the plot. Everything moved so slowly that I quickly lost interest. Even the few small reveals couldn't keep me captivated. And by [...]

    23. FACTS:- It's not really a romance. There are a few bits and pieces, but it's ultimately sooo not the focus of the story, which is kind of appropriate.- It seemed like it would be a fantasy book, but it's not really. I mean, it is, because it's about some imaginary land/kingdom. But I guess it didn't feel like a fantasy since it's so rooted in science and there's no magic.WHAT I LIKED:- I really liked the overall story. This girl who never in a million years expected to be queen is suddenly queen [...]

    24. Long May She Reign has a lot of potential to be brilliant and puzzling. This is a tale about a girl who becomes Queen when just the day before, she was 23rd in line. So while she struggles with the responsibilities of being Queen, Freya also works on trying to find out who the murderer is and why they did what they did. Their intention could never have possibly been to put her on the throne, so who else could have done it? While Freya learns more about her people and her land, she also learns m [...]

    25. 3.5 starsLong May She Reign is an engaging and well-written fantasy, but, plotwise, there isn't anything about it to differentiate it from all the other YA fantasies that have been published.17-year-old Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she has always been content staying in her laboratory and conducting science experiments. But when everyone at the King's banquet is poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself Queen.Freya is a wonderful and well-written main chara [...]

    26. Long May She Reign was everything I needed in a book that I didn't even know I needed. From Freyas first panic attack I knew that we were meant to be. This was a Queen made for me, she asked questions and she did do well with orders even while craving guidance. She had a best friend that she depended on entirely and a father she adored if didn't understand. If someone was making a book about me as a Queen Freya's story would be it and so I can't recommend this book enough. It was engaging and in [...]

    27. I liked this book, but I didn't love it and I wouldn't say it's very memorable. Freya trying to solve the mystery of the banquet poisoning is what mostly kept me reading, because you seriously don't know until the end. It wasn't very suspenseful, but I loved seeing Freya's growth throughout the book.

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