When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge Brienna strugWhen her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge However, despite all her preparations, Brienna s greatest fear comes true the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts But there is much to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana the archrival kingdom of Valenia and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne And others are involved some closer to Brienna than she realizes.With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to passion or blood Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is Who will be that queen
The Queen s Rising When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives Brienna desires only two things to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia
I hate giving one star to any book, especially those that didn t particularly piss me off or anything like that, but I just didn t enjoy The Queen s Rising one little bit I think I almost died of boredom.It feels derivative of many other YA fantasy books but that alone isn t the problem a lot of YA fantasy authors retell the same old recycled premise and some even manage to make it exciting breathe new life into it with colourful characters or beautiful writing Unfortunately, though, The Queen s [...]
I was super into this for the first bit, then I lost interest and was kind of bored, I found all the secret identities and family dynamics and court intrigues hard to keep track of Honestly, the last 50 or so pages I ended up skimming because I was ready for it to be done I had hoped that the dynamics and such would really grip me, but they just didn t So it was good, but not great
Oooh man This has some of the loveliest, most visual writing I ve ever laid eyes upon Like every sentence every paragraph was crafted so perfectly I feel so inspired I feel like 90% of the time I come across pretty writing though, the plot is a bit lost The good news That isn t the case here Rebecca Ross managed to create an utterly enchanting world and a rich, unique storyline that had me turning pages nonstop Brienna is a lovely, relatable MC who is taken to Magnolia House think of it as a sma [...]
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I feel like I keep reading YA SFF and just not feeling like there is anything new or unique I went into The Queen s Rising expecting to feel the same, especially amidst all the lower reviews I kept seeing on , but this ended up being a treat to read I really enjoyed this, and I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns The only negative thing I can say is that the romance is a little on the skeezy side, and I ll [...]
Release date February 6, 2018I ve been hoping to find 2018 YA high fantasy books with all of the elements I love and this was a really enjoyable read The plot description is pretty accurate, so I don t want to say anything else because that would spoil how everything gets revealed as the story goes There are a lot of secret identities everything is kind of predictable, but the fun is definitely in seeing how it all works out I really liked Brienna s character The romance was sweet yet not the f [...]
no matter which path you choose, I will follow you, even unto darkness what a stunning book my favorite part it s the amount of background history, and the unexpected revelations that had a little like this I preferred quiet spaces and books over a room full of people wow same
I had descended from selfish, ambitious blood And I was Norah Kavanagh s vengeance I would redeem myself.The Queen s Rising saved me from another frustrating reading slump I already had high expectations because of the positive reviews written by reliable people on , and I am happy to say that this book deserves all of the hype In fact, it was satisfying enough that it could function as a standalone.The Queen s Rising is like a fantastical version of Divergent, in that its first half focuses on [...]
So we rise to the challenge knowing that the victory is already ours The Queens Rising is getting a bit of hype here and there, and it has a wonderful cover, but this book was ultimately so disappointing for me books need a hook something that makes you want to read on This book had no hook for me I didn t care about the characters, and the entire plot is fucking spoiled by a family tree on the first page So if you re gonna read this, DON T READ THE FAMILY TREE, I BEG OF YOU SAVE YOURSELF My fav [...]
Queens Rising follows Brienna as she get pulled into a plot to overthrow the King of another kingdom Thats not a spoiler since its mentionned in the summary, but I did find the summary a bit misleading In her kingdom people can study to become one of five passions art, music, wit, dramatics and knowledge After discovering she has no talent for the other passions Brienna finally settles on knowledge Brienna was a likeable character and her struggle with her mixed heritage added some depth to the [...]
5 BRILLIANT STARS OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW IM IN LOVE This was one of my most anticipated release and bOI it exceeded all of my expectations I was hooked from the very first pages, I binged half of the book in one sitting IT WAS AMAZING What I liked 1.The writingThe writing is just beautiful It s honestly so good that it made this 439 pages book felt like 200 I love it so much.2.BriennaThe main character is compassionate yet brave and determined We can see her developing and finding herself and it s [...]
4.5 5 stars I really enjoyed this one The writing is rich and luscious, and I couldn t put it down Minor reservations, but I can t wait for Ross s next work Full review to come
Well that was delightful.
THE QUEEN S RISING is a fantastic, complex YA fantasy that hits all the sweet spots of the kingdom rebellion tropes without feeling tired or overdone The writing is so well seasoned, with beautiful descriptions and awesome character development I also just kind of want the bow to no king tagline on, like, everything Coffee mug, doormat, tank top, GIVE IT TO ME NOW Highly recommend this book to lovers of YA fantasy.
My first book of 2018 and it did not disappoint Loved it More to come.
Before I review this, here s some advice to future writers If you are going to make your main character s parentage a mystery in your novel, maybe don t make the first page of said novel, a convenient family tree explicitly depicting your main character s parentage.So, if you are going to read this book, don t look at the family tree in the beginning or a few plot twists in this novel will be pretty pointless That said, on to the rest of the review.I wanted to love this book Lord knows that I di [...]
I seriously want to tell you that I absolutely loved this book however, the truth is that I m kind of on the fence about how I feel about it After reading the summary I was instantly intrigued by the potential that the story had, but for me, it all kind of fell flat I think that most of that is due to the flow of the story When we first meet Brienna, she s a 10 year old being dropped off at Magnalia House to learn a passion, yet she has no real draw to any of the five passions, art, music, drama [...]
DNF 40%Thank you NetGalley for an eARC This was just so boring There was a weird sort of romance plot that made me uncomfortable and I just can t get into it.
Well the cover is pretty niceeven if it has a model on it lol Title change and publication date push back
Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for allowing me to read and review this digital ARC The Queen s Rising takes you on an epic, magical journey to a fictional land where power and passion go hand in hand The writing and plot dynamics will keep you hooked from begining to end There is action, romance, beautiful descriptions and a few twists and turns I must say Rebecca Ross really hit the nail on YA fantasy I can t wait for the sequel
A stunning fantasy with original ideas and a build up of action with a truly great reward This is the type of story you could definitely call an epic journey secret missions, hidden identities and some delicious high drama.Bonus I m pretty sure this is a standalone book I wanted to re read this book as soon as I finished it Do NOT miss this one
This was how we face the unexpected not by our swords and our shields and our armor Not even by the woad we paint upon our skin We are ready because of sisterhood, because our bonds go deeper than blood We rise for the queens of our past, and for the queens to come The Queen s Rising was a great debut for the author Rebecca Ross I adored the story and the whole concept, the characters and their family friends relationships, the subtle romance which was not predominant but sweet and cute just the [...]
4.25 stars I am broken, I am treacherous, I am divided It s so good to read fantasy again It honestly feels like forever since I ve read a high fantasy novel and I m so happy being back in this magically captivating genre The Queen s Rising really hooked me from the start and took me on a fantastical journey of family, strength, and passion It was just so good Things I LikedMAPS And lineages and lots of fun things at the beginning of the book Maps are something that makes every fantasy story bet [...]
I m blown away by this book and the writing style of Rebecca Ross Her writing is beautiful and poetic and every line captured my attention I fell in love with the world and characters she created and I m beyond excited to see that this is going to be a trilogy Definitely keep your eye out for this book when it comes out in February She might have just stolen a spot on my list of favorite authors.
Here s my full video review on YouTube.The Queen s Rising is one of the most promising debuts I have ever read Going into this I was definitely hesitant While this seemed like the kind of YA Fantasy I absolutely love, I also have incredibly high expectations for it.But lo and behold, this blew me away I would go as far as to say that this is the first book in the five years since I first read GRACELING by Kristin Cashore that came close to THAT kind of Fantasy that I love with all of my heart.Th [...]
I honestly can t believe that THE QUEEN S RISING is a debut for Rebecca Ross There are only a handful of debut books that I can think of that struck me this deeply Perfect for fans of Graceling and Finnikin of the Rock, The Queen s Rising will most definitely be a book that not only sticks with me, but one that I ll go back to over and over again.For me, a book s story usually comes in second to its characters, but that wasn t the case here The story told within The Queen s Rising kept me readin [...]
A starter kit fantasy with a few cool story ideas, worldbuilding that echoes real world Renaissance France and Scotland,features strong female friendships, and a decent romance The plot in book one is pretty predictable view spoiler though I did like that Brienna was not the heir hide spoiler but shows promise for depth in the sequels.
Rebecca Ross did a wonderful job with this book I am one of her beta readers, and cannot help but boast about it Brianna is a passion of knowledge After trying the passions of art, music, dramatics, and even whit, she is only left with three years, instead of the usual seven, to learn as much about the passion of knowledge as she can If she doesn t get a patron on the seventh solstice she will not only be ashamed, but ruined, or at least she believes this Impassioned is set in a fantasy world wi [...]
I was pleasantly surprised with this book as it was very enjoyable The world was well thought out and wasn t too confusing The charcters were very cool and strong and the romance was very slow burn and cute.The world really did confuse me at the start and it kinda made me wanna quit because I just don t have the time to spend reading a book that I dislike but it wasn t the case as I went on and found myself enjoying the world the author created.Our female Heroine is kinda stereotypical but she w [...]
Started this at 1 am And couldn t put it down so here we are at 8 am and I ve finished it and I loved it and should probably go to bed
4.5 5 Stars I loveddddd this book so much It was not at all what I was expecting in a good way I loved how each country in the book is based off the culture of real countries, like France and Scotland It was such an enjoyable read and I found myself just being so happy while reading it There was a couple things that kept it from being 5 stars One thing was that while they are planning a big rebellion everyone acts like they re just getting together for a regular afternoon tea talking about the w [...]