Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights future releases that we're excited to read.

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Publication Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Amazon Link: HERE

Summary (from Amazon):
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 don't 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 kingdom—and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can't trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the king's 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 Freya's enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rules and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

Why I'm Waiting:
Long May She Reign sounds like a fun fantasy. I love that Freya never thought she was going to be queen and she's determined to find out who killed the king, even if it comes at a cost to her life. Also it seems like there might be a romance between Freya and the illegitimate son of the king, which sounds intriguing.

What books are you looking forward to?


Alyssa Susanna said...

It's unfortunate that I wasn't the biggest fan of the author's debut duology! The appeal just wasn't there - which is sad, because I love YA fantasy. I might still try this one, but it's very low on my list of priorities. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

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