[Reading] ➿ Kingsbane By Claire Legrand – Instaposter.us

KingsbaneIn This Sequel To The Instant New York Times Bestseller Furyborn, Two Queens, Separated By A Thousand Years, Connected By Secrets And Lies, Must Continue Their Fight Amid Deadly Plots And Unthinkable Betrayals That Will Test Their Strength And Their Hearts.Rielle Dardenne Has Been Anointed Sun Queen, But Her Trials Are Far From Over The Gate Keeping The Angels At Bay Is Falling To Repair It, Rielle Must Collect The Seven Hidden Castings Of The Saints Meanwhile, To Help Her Prince And Love Audric Protect Celdaria, Rielle Must Spy On The Angel Corien But His Promises Of Freedom And Power May Prove Too Tempting To Resist.Centuries Later, Eliana Ferracora Grapples With Her New Reality She Is The Sun Queen, Humanity S Long Awaited Savior But Fear Of Corruption Fear Of Becoming Another Rielle Keeps Eliana S Power Dangerous And Unpredictable Hunted By All, Racing Against Time To Save Her Dying Friend Navi, Eliana Must Decide How To Wear A Crown She Never Wanted By Embracing Her Mother S Power, Or Rejecting It Forever.

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10 thoughts on “Kingsbane

  1. says:

    Thoughts to come

  2. says:

    kick me in the teeth, i m ready for this fcking book

  3. says:

    I can t believe this And now we re supposed to wait for a year

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    Review also found at Thanks so much Midas PR for a copy of both Furyborn and Kingsbane In a way I m glad I missed reading Furyborn when it initially came out It just means I got to read it and Kingsbane back to back Unfortunately, now it means I have to wait an agonizingly long time for the third book.So, what can I say about this wonderful book Claire Legrand has a beautiful way with words Every page is gorgeous Every chapter meaningful I loved it.It was impossible to read Kingsbane slowly The story picks up from book one seamlessly, and keeps the same high quality characters and tight intense story telling.I ve mentioned it before, but I prefer books written in third person rather than first person Recently a lot of the fantasy novels I ve read have been in first person so getting such a wonderful book from my favourite POV was just what I needed.We not only get the standard Rielle and Eliana chapters from Furyborn, but we also got a handful of chapters from the perspective of the other characters Most notably Simon and Corien.The character development Perfect We see Rielle slowly becoming and unhinged and Eliana accepting her fate as we delve deeper into this story Since we technically know how Rielle s story ends, this is about the journey getting there than finding out what happens at the end But who knows There s still one book so anything can happen And that Simon guy Yes.Kingsbane is out in just a couple days so make sure to pick up your copy Book Links Book Depository US UK CA

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    Again, I am so sad to be giving another book in this series only 3 stars, but I just had so many issues with it and it was extremely hard for me to get through I kept losing interest and didn t want to finish Which is sad because I love the core idea of this trilogy There s just so much going on that it really disrupts the flow of the book Also, there will probably be spoilers of the first book In Furyborn we were introduced to Rielle and Eliana two Queens who were somehow connected to each other but separated by time We come to learn that Eliana is Rielle s daughter who was sent away to save her life Both women hold immeasurable power and are held to a fate neither want one will save the world and one will burn it basically So let s start with what I liked The plot The plot is still amazing And the prologue of Furyborn still sticks with me and I just want to know how Rielle gets to that point We definitely see her start to change here and it makes me excited to see how everything will play out The setting Legrand does an amazing job of setting up these worlds Both are clearly defined and that makes it easy to jump into them with the chapter switches The duality of the Queens The fact that for most of the books you are still asking who is the Blood Queen and who is the Sun Queen speaks volumes for how closely aligned the two are Yes, it can be pretty obvious who is who but I like how Legrand plays on them both with each girl Leading me to believe, the story is not so black and white as it could appear The angels.I always love seeing how people play on angel lore And it s no different here Watching power corrupt I love watching how heroes sink under the promise of powerOk, so what didn t I like The pacing The million POVs The length All three are listed together because they all kind of go together Parts of this book were just boring We don t need to hear each characters plan or what they re doing in the background Surprises are good I would think as an author, you want your readers to gasp and go WTF how did that happen Less is definitely in certain situations, especially in betrayals And also, 100 pages probably could have been cut from this and it would have helped the pacing immensely The girls This shocked me I mean, I wasn t a huge fan of Eliana in the first one so I didn t really expect to like her here And while I can see how she grew, I still just didn t like her She s too impulsive and refuses to listen to anyone about anything This actually makes her weak not strong Accept the help and learn from people around you But the not liking Rielle made me sad I really liked her in the first book and it was her journey that I looked the most forward to but all of that just fell apart here She was completely different from the person she was in the first book and I m not talking natural growth, just a whole new character for a new book And she was just plain stupid Every choice she made she knew was wrong and would hurt the people she claimed to love and was just like eh, whatever And while I get her intrigue of Corien, I really don t understand the pull he has over her Like she just turns to mush when he s around Ugh Simon The lack of explanation here was ridiculous but I m assuming she s saving that convo for the last book.I know people love this series and this is just my view Even though I was disappointed in it, I m still excited to see how it all ends I have my theories and now I wait Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for granting my wish and providing me with an e ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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    HOLY F ING SHIT IS THAT HOW LEGRAND IS GOING TO LEAVE ME HANGING FOR THE NEXT 1 2 YEARS IS SHE SERIOUS I literally threw this book across the room when I ended it and then I proceeded to text my friend along the lines of WHAT DID I JUST READ DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN HOW CAN I WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT BOOK I won t say anything else about this book cause spoiling things for others is the absolute worsebut you need to get this book AS SOON AS IT HITS THE SHELVES.I want everyone to be in as much misery as I am Sidenote I am pretty sick and tired of Rielle by the end of this bookI don t know why, she just really pissed me off Thanks to Sourcebooks for the ARC

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    First of all I am grateful to Sourcebooks Fire for giving me the opportunity to read this much awaited sequel I absolutely adored Furyborn and I could not wait to read Kingsbane When Kingsbane landed on my Kindle I think I screamed so loud that I awoke my neighbors.

    Sadly I struggled with that story As it gets many good reviews, I guess it s a case of it s not you, it s me I hope to help you decide if the book still could be your jam and will go with my likes and dislikes

    Let s begin with the positive

    The world building is still excellent You have fantastic beasts, angels, magic etc Claire Legrand knows how to write to make you see this fictional world The plot is strong with twists you won t see coming There is action, you move nearly all the time, meet new people, have threats to avoid and quests to fulfill be it get ancient artifacts from the Saints or find a cure or We get to read about the back story of the characters and about what happened to the angels Believe me, the humans were not flawless here and they did trick the angels I never saw that ending coming As this is a trilogy it ends on a cliffhanger so you ve been warned.

    BUT

    Here come my dislikes I really disliked the characters Of course in book one we know that Rielle was the bad guy But I rooted for her and really loved her as kickass girl I wanted her to have excuses HereHere she changed so much and I could not stand her In that Claire Legrand did really a fantastic job depicting a villain Power was so tempting But I had problems with the grasp Corien had on Rielle Why was she attracted to him like that She just seemed kind of selfish in her search for power I would say she became power drunk and accumulated bad decisions.On a side note, if I did not like Eliana at all in book one I warmed up to her character in this sequel She is trying her best but she is also a very conflicted charactersand not easy to like either She is stubborn and decided to do things her way That led to mistakes As I love above all else character s driven stories it was really difficult to feel concerned with their ordeals What bothered me deeply too were the numerous sex scenes I am a romance reader so I am used to hot scenes but not in YA books This CAN T qualify as a YA The way these scenes happened and how Rielle wanted it made me feel uneasy I did not like how she seemed to use Audric and well you got it for as much as I loved her before I disliked her here.I think if this book would have been labelled as adult I would have been prepared and probably not bothered by these scenes.I like my relationships to be focused and exclusive but that was not the case I loved Audric and each time Corien happened felt like a deep betrayal The relationship between Ludvine, Rielle and Audric was also peculiar and probably not fitting for a YA story again Would I recommend this book If you have read and loved Furyborn I would say read it and make your own opinion.I know that I will read other books by Claire Legrand as I loved not only Furyborn but also Sawkill Girls unique story I guess you can t love all books from an author Have you read Furyborn Did you love it Do you want to read Kingsbane Thanks for reading Sophie Find me on Wordpress Beware Of The ReaderFacebook Beware Of The Reader Facebook group Beware Book Boyfriends Alert Instagram bewareofthereader Twitter BewareOffReader

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    ARC received thanks to a trade on Instagram. That she was the foretold Sun Queen, the daughter of the Kingsbane and the Lightbringer The Furyborn Child She had many names, it seemed, and she had chosen none of them for herself

    This has been a wild ride I wasn t sure what to expect about Kingsbane, but I can tell you that what I wasn t expecting was that my feelings towards the characters would completely change Although I liked both main characters in Furyborn, I had a clear preference for Rielle and her personal journey So imagine my surprise when I found myself hating her while loving Eliana s storyline and character development in this second instalment.This book picks up a few weeks after the ending of Furyborn The two queens of this story, Rielle and Eliana, keep fighting for their destinies thousand years apart The Blood Queen and the Sun Queen, both prophesied by angel Aryava during the First Age We follow one of them embracing the darkness in her way to become an antagonist, while the other one starts to embrace her destiny as the saviour of the world And although Rielle and Eliana remain the main characters of the story, we have a few chapters told through the POV of some secondary characters like Ludivine, Corien, Simon or Audric, among others.As I said at the beginning of this review, I hated Rielle in this book I like a good antagonist, but Rielle s journey through Kingsbane feels like a tantrum of a spoiled little girl She was a really interesting character in the first book, but I couldn t understand her selfish decisions in this one I also firmly believe that Audric and Ludivine deserve better than her I really enjoyed the romance between Rielle and Audric in Furyborn, but now I can t stand her innumerable lies to him and how she returns to Corien s arms again and again

    We are the light against the darkness, and we must continue to burn brightly, so others may find their way out

    The interesting part about Rielle s storyline is how she tries to find the seven hidden castings of the Sants in order to restore the Gate, although I think the execution of that subplot was too rushed I also enjoyed the new capitals and kingdoms we discover through her POV Styrdalleen Borsvall s capital , Iastra the largest island of the Sunderlands , Genzhar Kirvaya s capital and Quelbani Mazabat s capital.The true jewel of this book for me is Eliana I absolutely loved her character development, her struggles with her power and her dynamics with Remy, Zahra, Simon, Patrik, Navi and Jessamyn We also get to see new places through her POV Vintervok Astavar s capital and some cities in Meridian Karlaine and Festival I also loved her relationship with Simon and I ll be rooting for them until the very end.And if something makes my sapphic heart infinitely happy about this trilogy is the fact that both main characters are unapologetically bisexual We also get to see some queer relationships through the side characters, which I loved Another aspect I utterly loved is how Kingsbane focuses a lot on consent and how healthy and toxic relationships are portrayed and compared.Overall, I enjoyed this sequel The plot was interesting and I loved Eliana s storyline, but I couldn t stand Rielle and the decisions she makes in this instalment I need answers about certain character and I also need to confirm if my crazy theory about the Prophet s identity is or not true Besides, I m looking forward to seeing how Claire Legrand keeps playing with the concept of time travel in the third and final book because that is one of my favourite elements of this trilogy

    So frail, and so dear Your lives blink in and out of this world like the lights of fireflies And I will do what I can to see that you continue to

    P.S I m not English, so if you see any mistakes let me know so I can correct them, please

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    OK, friends, this book was such a damn let down If you want sex positive talk, talk about periods and women who bleed, who curse and have sexawesome I loved Furyborn and had really high expectations for Kingsbane but, it let me down I believe that you are than what s been done to you, and I believe you are than your anger The characters that I fell in love with stopped acting in a way that made sense for them, they made decisions that were rash, dangerous, and wholly out of character The plot twists and character arcs were downright upsetting and I get that I m not the author but no part of me is okay with where these characters went By endangering yourself, you re risking not your life, but the future of the world I didn t HATE the book but I was so let down I want to be able to come back to this story in the next book and find that Claire was just messing with us, that the character decisions made are just for lulzbecause this was some bullshit.

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