The Book ✯✯✯
Fans of The Hunger Games and The Star-Touched Queen will thoroughly enjoy King's first novel in this series.
It was fast paced and gorgeously descriptive with likable characters. Unfortunately, Kalinda was one of those "I'm not at all pretty, I'm not at all powerful" young women in her inner dialogue while being shown as anything but for the whole dang thing. I hate when authors go down this trope road and it did a disservice to an otherwise likeable main character.
The world building was close to flawless, large, and detailed. We saw different parts of the country and I could vividly imagine most of the settings.
There was no insta-love (yay!) and no one else saves the queen-to-be. Anyone who loves girl power will find a home in this story. All in all, I am looking forward to the next one, The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 2) that I just received as an ARC and will be reviewing soon!