The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girls 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 dont 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 kingdomand her life.Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she cant trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the kings dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted more power for himself.As Freyas 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....
|Title||:||Long May She Reign|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
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Long May She Reign Reviews
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 Goodreads 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 scrollin ...more
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 ...more
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 friend ...more
I had a very entertaining time reading this book. I really enjoyed reading from Freya's perspective and watching her try to unravel this murder mystery is pretty exciting. This book was, somehow, not quite what I expected it to be, but nonetheless I had a great time reading it. What threw me off balance is that the book does not feel like a fantasy book but more like a Historical Fiction or Mystery novel.
We follow Freya as she is crowned queen (in the most unsettling circumstance possible) and a ...more
- 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 ...more
*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 ...more