The Girl Who Would Be King

The Girl Who Would Be King

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by Kelly Thompson
     
 

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Please note: This is a PROSE novel about superheroes, NOT a graphic novel/comic book.

REVIEWS FOR THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING:

"[TGWWBK] introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages." - io9

"Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I've ever had the pleasure to read." - io9 (Rob Bricken)

"A fresh, vibrant and haunting

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Please note: This is a PROSE novel about superheroes, NOT a graphic novel/comic book.

REVIEWS FOR THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING:

"[TGWWBK] introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages." - io9

"Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I've ever had the pleasure to read." - io9 (Rob Bricken)

"A fresh, vibrant and haunting story that rivetingly explores of the danger and wonder of (super) power. In Lola and Bonnie Thompson has created two extraordinary characters - extraordinary in their abilities, surely, but also in their richness and complexity. A superhero story that's epic in scope, but also intimate - a great read." - Scott Snyder (critically acclaimed writer of Batman, Detective Comics, Superman Unchained, American Vampire, The Wake and more!)

"Refreshingly, TGWWBK isn't about one heroine, torn between two suitors - it's about two young women with tremendous power, torn between right and wrong. Between good and evil. Destiny and free will. In a compelling, poppy exploration of Nature vs. Nurture, these girls don't just fly - they soar." - Bryan Q. Miller (author of Batgirl Vol. 3 and writer for Smallville)

"This book is f***ing amazing and I wouldn't change a damn thing." - Erin Jade Lange (author of Butter and Dead Ends)

"TGWWBK is not only one of my favorite books ever, but it also has maybe my favorite literary character: Lola LeFever!" - Ross Campbell (creator of Wet Moon and Shadoweyes, artist for Glory)

A novel about two teenage girls with superpowers and radically different agendas, destined for a collision that will rock the world:

Separated by thousands of miles, two young women are about to realize their extraordinary powers which will bind their lives together in ways they can't begin to understand.

Protecting others. Maintaining order. Being good. These are all important things for Bonnie Braverman, even if she doesn't understand why. Confined to a group home since she survived the car accident that killed both her parents, Bonnie has lived her life until now in self-imposed isolation and silence; but when an opportunity presents itself to help another girl in need, Bonnie has to decide whether to actually use the power she has long suspected she has. Power that frightens her.

Across the country, Lola LeFever is inheriting her own power by sending her mother over a cliff...literally. For Lola the only thing that matters is power; getting it, taking it, and eliminating anyone who would get in the way of her pursuit of it. With her mother dead and nothing to hold her back from the world any longer, Lola sets off to test her own powers on anyone unfortunate enough to cross her. And Lola's not afraid of anything.

One girl driven to rescue, save, and heal; the other driven to punish, destroy, and kill.

And now they're about to meet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988269736
Publisher:
1979 Semi-Finalist, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
768,462
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Bryan Q. Miller
Refreshingly, TGWWBK isn't about one heroine, torn between two suitors - it's about two young women with tremendous power, torn between right and wrong. Between good and evil. Destiny and free will. In a compelling, poppy exploration of Nature vs. Nurture, these girls don't just fly - they soar. - Bryan Q. Miller (author of Batgirl Vol. 3 and writer for Smallville)
Rob Bricken
[TGWWBK] introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages. Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I've ever had the pleasure to read. - io9 (Rob Bricken)
Erin Jade Lange
This book is f***ing amazing and I wouldn't change a damn thing. - Erin Jade Lange (author of Butter and Dead Ends)
Ross Campbell
TGWWBK is not only one of my favorite books ever, but it also has maybe my favorite literary character: Lola LeFever! - Ross Campbell (creator of Wet Moon and Shadoweyes, artist for Glory)
Scott Snyder
A fresh, vibrant and haunting story that rivetingly explores of the danger and wonder of (super) power. In Lola and Bonnie Thompson has created two extraordinary characters - extraordinary in their abilities, surely, but also in their richness and complexity. A superhero story that's epic in scope, but also intimate - a great read. - Scott Snyder (critically acclaimed writer of Batman, Detective Comics, Superman Unchained, American Vampire, The Wake and more!)

Meet the Author

KELLY THOMPSON has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah College of Art & Design. Her love of comics and superheroes have compelled her since she first discovered them as a teenager. Currently living in Manhattan with her boyfriend and absolutely no pets, Kelly aches for a kitten, or even a goldfish. She has a name already picked out, suitable for either. You can find Kelly all over the Internet where she is generally well liked, except when she's detested. This is her first novel.

www.1979semifinalist.com www.thegirlwhowouldbeking.com

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The Girl Who Would Be King 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MelKrueger More than 1 year ago
That was different. Probably the most original novel I've read since I gave up on Tom Wolfe. This sounds like a comic book (I think the author is involved in comics, not sure). WAAY fun to read because everything is unexpected. Highly recommend this if you're tired of the same ol' stories out there.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down. Great for people who love fantasy and comics and enjoy reading from a female perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skipping back and forth killed any momentum or connection I might have developed. Another case of an author telling us a character is in love rather than showing. Terrible inner dialogues. So bad I couldn't make myself finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible characters and dialogue. Barely any plot at all. Save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read, full of action with suprising depth humor and wit. I loved nearly everything about this story, Two strong characters that jump off the page. One of the most unique and colorfull villans since Prof. Moriarty. This could be the next big thing in Young Adult literature. It is that good. Not bad at all for a writers first novel. Well done Kelly Thompson. I can not wait for the next one.
KitDreadlow More than 1 year ago
This is maybe the best book I've read in years. The premise was unique, the story telling was fast paced. The hero and villain were equally likeable. The ending was hopeful and then heartbreaking. I recommend reading the enthusiastic review on io9 for a more in depth review. But I can't recommend this book highly enough. It's graphicly violent, and so much fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago