Saturday, September 7, 2019

Week 36 Review: The Orchid Throne

From Goodreads:
In the Forgotten Empires magic is forbidden, dreams are destiny, and love is the greatest power of all…

As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father's, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it's up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor's bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…

Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?

My Review:
Reading this book was just so great! I really enjoyed this world, it was so interesting with magic that reportedly doesn't exist, and this emperor dude who conquered and lied and was just plain awful! I can't wait to see him taken down!

These two characters were so awesome to read about! Lia was so politically savvy, I really enjoyed the way that her mind worked! She was in such a precarious position, and yeah, she was really quick on her feet. Conri was broken from what he went through in the caves, but he's strong and wants vengeance. He was also a leader, whether he wanted to or not. And the sparks between them, wow, they were intense!

Lia's in a hard position. Her land is soft, the land of pleasures. And blood can't be shed in violence, or else the land is negatively affected. And she's between Conri and the Emperor, and both dudes want to use her against the other. Yeah, that's not an easy position to be in!

So there's two things that I want for the next book. One, is a map, which might be in the finished copy of this book, but it would be really great to see where everything is located. And secondly, what did the bad guy do that lead to Lia's dad dying? I'm really curious to know!

Loved reading this book, it was such a fantastic read!

Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Forgotten Empires #1
Read: September 4th, 2019
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: September 24th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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