The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) By Emily R. King

    Story ⭐️⭐️
    Dnf at 26%. Sorry, not sorry. The only thing I loved about the first book was the story and world building, but this one just started to sound like the same idea just slightly changed.

    Characters ⭐️⭐️
    I still don’t like them. They’re boring and I’m not even invested in one of their stories. And Devens story kind of reminds me (this Captain and then the traitor thing) of Chaol in Throne of glass. Hm.

    World ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    The worldbuilding in this one is pretty cool and I really liked it. It’s nice to see some new places in this world.

    Relationships ⭐️⭐️
    So Deven avoids Kali, because she is kind of officially the wife of someone. But still there is this instalove in the air. Boring.

    Writing style ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Meh, it’s okay. The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) I loved everything about this book!

    Okay, so at the beginning I was so into Kalinda and Ashwin.. BUT THAT ENDING GUYS!

    Yeah, I was messed up because then Kalinda and freaking Deven were on FIRE. God I love those two. Well, actually I loved everyone in this book.

    The Fire Queen is a dual POV from Kalinda and Deven. Kalinda is finally out of her terrible marriage with her horrible ex freaking husband. God, I hated that douche in the first book. She then runs to the crown prince with her friends. Like I said I did end up liking her and Ashwin but I can totally see them as friends. Although it did break my heart that he found out in a terrible way that she wasn't into him. Sorry not sorry?

    Other than the romance and rooting for couples within this book, there's this competition. Kalinda makes some friends and some enemies. At first I didn't like one of the girls because she was a bitch and locked her up at one point of the book. Then there's the whole fighting competition which was awesome and scary at the same time. I screamed at one point and then wanted to cry.

    Yeah, I was basically a hot mess towards the end of this book. Okay, for the whole book.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was pretty good for it being the second book of this series. I seriously can't wait to read the third book and I'm so happy it's sitting so pretty on my kindle waiting for me to dive into it.

    I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED GUYS! The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) 3.5 stars

    “You have nothing to fear. You are fire and fire is you.”

    This was such a great followup to The Hundredth Queen. The world becomes bigger the threats become larger and the stakes become higher. The Fire Queen follows Kali as she searches for Prince Ashwin, Tarek’s heir and the only person who can grant the disgraces Captain Deven his freedom. But to win that freedom, Kali must once again compete for herself and those she loves. The Fire Queen is an imaginative story of doing what is right, even when it is not easy.

    Things I Liked
    The imagery is again stunning in The Fire Queen. King manages to craft a lush world that is both dangerous and inviting. The imagery really drew me in and made reading the book SO easy.

    I really loved the additional worldbuilding we got. The world expands in natural and relevant ways. We, along with Kalinda, learn more about bhutas powers, their history and mythology, and about the different ruling countries. The worldbuilding was well integrated and never felt forced or disruptive. I was really excited to learn more about the bhutas, because they were my favorite part of book 1!

    I think the addition of the alternating POVs between Kali and Deven also helped with the worldbuilding, but on a more micro level. We get to see and meet individuals and learn more about how they view Tarek’s rule, his death, Kali’s role as Kindred, Kali and Deven’s role in Hastin’s takeover.

    Like in book 1, The Fire Queen also features a competition with an immensely powerful prize. I like the competition here even more than the epic battle that was in The Hundredth Queen. We really get to know and interact with the other competitors (which I found lacking in book 1) and it creates much higher stakes because people we’ve become invested in are in danger.

    Things I Didn’t Like
    I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ashwin’s instant infatuation with Kali. The series as a whole doesn’t really WOW me in the romance department, but the repeated instalove that Kali finds herself at the end of is disappointing.

    I think the pacing in the book was too quick. It yielded some great action and there was never a dull moment, but it also led to some rash decisions and poor planning from characters. I also found the ending to be a little underwhelming for me. Everything was happening so fast that there wasn’t anytime to just live in the scene. Some major stuff goes down and I would have liked some reflection on it, but there was no time with how quickly the story moved.

    When I was thinking about the book as I started writing my review, my mind only went to the parts I liked. Even with my grievances, this book was still a joy to read, and leaves a hopeful feeling in it’s wake. The Fire Queen is a story of resilience, strength, and determination. And finding out what you are capable of in the face of unimaginable dangers.

    I received a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
    The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) Really, I don’t know why I expected something more from book two. I guess the cover just told me to read it because it was so pretty. I really hope more people enjoy this series. It just isn’t up my alley.

    We received more than one Point Of View in this book, but it didn’t change the predictability of it all. The imagery is pretty but that’s about it. The writing isn’t phenomenal, but she does draw a pretty image in my head. The world building was good, but it just wasn’t enough. Sometimes I flipped the page and all of a sudden had no idea what was happening; it just moved at weird speeds throughout the book.

    And of course, the instalove for anyone and everyone that meets Kali was absolutely annoying. It’s 2017. Instalove should be outlawed.

    This series just isn’t for me. I really, really hope other people like this series. It has a lot of potential but it just wasn’t what I was expecting. The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) The thing I loved most about this book is that Kali is no longer a reluctant hero. Her journey in THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN was an admirable fight for survival that was exhilarating and painful (in the best way) to watch. But now in THE FIRE QUEEN, Kali knows what she wants. She has embraced who she is, and she isn't afraid to fight for her people. I loved reading the next step in her journey, and I can't wait to see we're Emily R. King takes her next! The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)

    Omg excellent

    Descriptive, full of treachery, action, love and so much more. I’m loving this series and so far there’s no swearing or sex. There is fighting, but what book doesn’t. Definitely great so far. The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) I appreciated the small recap that was interwoven in at the beginning of this sequel. It was just enough to nudge my memory without feeling info dumpy. Im also terrible at remembering names so it definitely helped with that too. Overall I ended up liking this a bit more than the first book. This was a short read with a quick pace, but it didnt lack any world building. I really enjoyed the world and culture. We get both a desert and jungle setting, but theres also fascinating Sumerian mythology and animals. I wish I owned one of those wing flyers. They seem like alot of fun. 

    Some desperate situations annoy me while others add to the story. If done right it can keep me on the edge of my seat, but if done wrong I get frustrated with the characters for not doing more to help themselves. Fire Queen was a bit of both. Thankfully the obstacles she faced werent due to her own stupidity and it added a good amount of intensity and action to the story, but I felt like Kali never fufilled her full potential. She could have been more resourceful and done more scheming to out maneuver the Sultan instead of just letting him mistreat her people and wait to see what he would do after the trials. I just wish she would have tried harder.

    I liked how we got more than just Kalis perspectives in this sequel but it made me realize how clueless Deven can be at times. I wasnt totally sold on the romance in the first book and this sequel didnt make things any better, but Deven did start to man up towards the end. I loved the little friend group at the beginning of this book and was dying to have them back together. We obviously have the 2 main characters Kali and Deven, but we also have Kalis temple sister Natesa, the guard Yatin, as well as Devens brother Brac and their mother. I was kind of disapointed when they got separated. I would have loved to see more of a friendship between Kali and Natesa. 

    I didnt like how Brother Shaan tried to manipulate Kali and the Prince seemed to good to be true. I never knew whether to trust him or not and that made things interesting. The Vizier Gyan tried my patience so much, but I love me a villain who can make me angry. If I was the Sultan Kuval I would have one of my guards listen to Kali 24 hours a day with their wind ability to find out if she had the book. It didnt make sense that he wouldnt so she should have been worried about it and written stuff down before burning it if she wanted to share secrets with someone. Theres also the fact that the fight went beyond first blood and was never addressed.

    I thought the dire situations picked up my reading pace, but at the same time I wanted Kali to do more to help herself and her friends. The last half of the book was hard to put down. Some parts were pretty intense and got me so angry, especially went nothing was going their way. I liked the ending and Im really looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Rogue Queen. It feels like we'll need more than just one more book in the series after the way things ended. If you enjoyed the Wrath and the Dawn duology than you should give the Hundredth Queen a try.

    *received for honest review consideration* The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) ***** 4.5 Stars *****

    Cannot be read as a standalone

    Kalinda may be free from her tyrant husband, but now her country is falling apart. She needs to search for Prince Ashwin to take the throne.

    In The Fire Queen, Kalinda and her brave crew travel across dangerous paths. But when she finally finds the Prince, she realizes that she has to enter another deadly competition.

    I loved how this book highlighted different powers. It was enchanting from beginning to end. I also enjoyed witnessing how Kalinda became more powerful and learned how to control her fire. I can't wait for the next book!!!!

    The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) This review will contain spoilers, if that bothers you stop reading here.

    I liked this book a lot more than the first. The first was all insta-love and angst between Kalinda and Deven, wanting to be together but unable to because of Raja Tarek. The tournament added drama but it felt secondary to their love and fighting tournaments have become such a staple in YA it just wasn't exciting because it wasn't anything new.

    What made this book better was the love between Deven and Kalinda took a backseat and it was much more about Kalinda fighting for her kingdom and her throne. The tournament itself was a more interesting concept as well, though I thought all the challenges were a little rushed, I didn't feel much tension build. Each had a moment that Kalinda was on the brink of failure then she of course turned it around and won, however the near defeat and the turnaround all happened pretty quickly.

    All in all this was an interesting enough second book to make me continue on to the third. The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) Kaç saat elektrik olmayinca rahat bitti😄 The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)


    In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

    Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah’s son, who has promised Deven’s freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

    But as Kalinda’s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them—as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.

    With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?

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