The Hundredth Queen (Hundredth Queen Series #1)

The Hundredth Queen (Hundredth Queen Series #1)

by Emily R. King

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ISBN-13: 9781503943650
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Series: Hundredth Queen Series , #1
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 164,665
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

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The Hundredth Queen 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SammiiTX 9 months ago
EverAfter123 More than 1 year ago
This was a great start to a new series. The worldbuilding was amazing, and we really get a glimpse into Kalinda's world. It was fun to read a fantasy built around a different culture, and Kali is the type of heroine to champion for. Kali is a heroine to champion for, strong but not cruel. I really liked the character build-up for Rajah Terek. While we know he is a womanizing scum, there were moments I caught myself thinking maybe he wasn`t so bad....until he was. Definitely a recommend read!
ahyperboliclife More than 1 year ago
“Let the sky lead me, the land ground me, the fire cleanse me, and the water feed me.” The Hundredth Queen is an imaginative fantasy that blends beautiful imagery and persistent characters. We follow Kalinda, an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, as she’s chosen to be the hundredth queen for the tyrant Rajah Tarek. Kali must fight for her place in the palace, while hiding a dangerous secret about herself. The Hundredth Queen is filled with mystery, romance, and a beautifully imagined world of power, control, and retribution. Things I Liked : Kali was a pretty solid main character. I love that she was inquisitive and hard working, determined to better herself and dedicated to the values of the Sisterhood. She tries to take all the agency she can in this heavily patriarchal society. Though she is naive and rash, she fights for her beliefs and those she loves, and that is always admirable. I absolutely loved everything about the Bhutas. They were my favorite part of the story. I’m a sucker for elemental magic and I loved the power displays and the history they brought to the story. Bhutas >>>>>>. I really loved the imagery in the story. Everything felt very vivid and clear, it made it super easy to become enveloped and invested in this world. Things I Didn’t Like : Even though this story is clearly a fantasy novel, it was hard for me to not connect the fantasy setting to the real-world influences. It made the setting feel just slightly off, and not quite as distinct as I would have liked. I’m not usually an insta-love hater. I understand it’s place in the story and can usually get behind it, or at least be okay with it because I understand it’s purpose. However, this was a little heavy on the insta-love. It was a little too much, a little too quickly. I like the relationship that develops between Kali and Deven, but the start was a little rushed for me personally. While I loved the imagery, and it captivated me enough to become invested in the world, I would have liked some more information and more world building. Kali and others constantly mention the 5 godly virtues, but they are never mentioned all at once (and if they are I missed it – sorry). It would have been nice to establish the culture and religion more, so I could connect this with the world the characters live in. I felt like the actual tournament provided good action, but we only really knew 3 of the girls competing so the deaths held little impact, besides fueling Kali’s anger. I also felt like Kali really didn’t have enough time to learn/practice her powers. For the book to focus on her trying to understand what powers she possess, and what she’s capable, we really didn’t get to see her explore them much at all. I felt like most of the side characters were not really developed outside of their relationship to Kali. I understand this is her story, but the other characters really just felt like they were along for her story, they didn’t have much on their own. The Hundredth Queen is a solid fantasy story, that brilliantly sets up it’s sequel The Fire Queen, to have more action, more challenges, and more powers. This is a richly imagined story with fantastic fantastic magic wielders and slightly weak characters and world building. The Hundredth Queen is a good story, with an even more promising future. I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People are bashing to book when in reality it wasn't so bad. True, it did focus a little to much on the love interest in my opinion but, to be fair, this romance motivated her to to do what needed to be done. The plot was more focused around the fact that women can be strong without a man by their side and sisterhood is just as strong a bond as blood. It is a story about love but it is just as much a story about a girl finding her way through a world stacked against her and growing as a person because of it. I do think the author tried to cater to everyone in this book and it didn't really come out that way but it is just as good of a read.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
I found THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN intriguing and original but struggled with any kind of character connection and found the writing, for lack of a better word, choppy. King was strong in world building which made THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN a like read for me. I received this copy of The Hundredth Queen from Skyscape and Two Lions. This is my honest and voluntary review.
NovelKnight More than 1 year ago
I heard a lot of great things about this book prior to reading and so I was expecting a bit too much from it, I think. Don't get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend The Hundredth Queen to any YA fantasy fans out there, but it didn't completely WOW me like I had expected it to. Kalinda has been sheltered her entire life and now, at eighteen, must fight for that life in order to wed Rajah Tarek who she neither loves or feels any fondness for. But in this world women must rely completely on men to have any sort of peace or safety. It's not a fun time if you're a woman and I think King tackled that well in terms of showing that this idea is wrong and that women have as much to offer the world as men. I liked Kali's character but I don't think I ever fully connected with her, as though I was reading about this person from a far-off time and while some of the emotions came through, I wasn't immersed. She's a strong heroine and has several facets to her background that are slowly unraveled over the course of the book. I love her friendship with Jaya, something formed over time prior to the story's beginning and an element that continues to push through the plot and drive some of her major decisions. On the other hand, I wasn't big on the romance between her and Deven. I never felt there was any sort of bond formed there other than a bit of lust so it seemed unnecessary. Looking at Kali as a whole, I liked her but she was a bit bland. The same could be said for the other characters, including the more prominent ones like Deven. But I did like his character, much like I liked Kali's but didn't love it. He and the other guards stand out from the other men in the story by being respectful of the many female characters, further showing the dynamics of this world but also correcting the wrongness of that more close-minded way of thinking. You see that same kind of "correcting" in the tournament Kali must participate in to secure her spot as the rajah's final bride. The wives must fight and kill each other to advance their ranks but still remain beneath the thumb of their husband or owner. It's a harsh system but I loved the way Kali fights against the way things are because she recognizes that they don't have to remain that way, and that just because something works doesn't make it right. There were some points in the story that I think were omitted without real purpose (i.e. a character not revealing a secret to another, etc) which struck me as off, for lack of a better word. But, overall, I think the plot was pretty solid. It moves at a decent pace though I didn't have trouble setting the book down. I loved the way the world was described, the magic, the politics, and the society. The last part, especially, rang through the entire book in the way that Kali thought and acted, how the characters around her interacted, and so on. This world's culture was clearly established through the smaller details which was much more enjoyable than reading info dumps (which were small, and few and far between). The Hundredth Queen fits in that space between books like Falling Kingdoms and Wintersong, creating enough action to keep you reading while delving into beautiful world-building that I'm excited to see more of in the sequel. Though not an absolute standout, this book was certainly enjoyable and I'm eager to read more in this world as any of the author's future works.
KivoxEnder More than 1 year ago
I received a physical copy of The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King so that I could give you all my honest review. Going into this book I was really excited. It sounded like an adventurous and fun fantasy novel and it did not disappoint. It’s about an orphaned girl living in a secluded temple that has been sickly with fevers her entire life. She decides she wants to stay in the temple and devote herself but is ripped from the world she knows and cast into world she doesn’t really want to be a part of. She finds forbidden companionship there and needs to figure out how she’s going to deal with this life she’s been dealt and how she’s going to overcome many obstacles. I really ended up enjoying this book. I feel like in the middle it was a big long and redundant but that didn’t hurt my overall rating of the book. The beginning was interesting and I feel like you’re introduced into this new world at a good pace. There’s magic that I feel is done in a sensible way. The ending was great in my opinion and I can’t wait to read the next novel. There’s good character development and relationship building. I liked the main character and found that the decisions she made didn’t overly annoy me like some main characters tend to do. The romance was cute but not overdone although it didn’t really make me feel all tingly inside. All in all, I know I’m not really able to give partial stars to things on this site but I really feel that this book is a solid 4.25 out of 5. I recommend it for anyone looking for a good fantasy novel with a female protagonist.
taramichelle More than 1 year ago
As soon as I saw the summary for The Hundredth Queen, I wanted to read it. It was a different book than I expected but I still ended up enjoying it. The world that Emily R. King created was both beautiful and brutal. The characters and plot were intriguing. I will definitely be reading the sequel. Kalinda was a mostly wonderful main character. An orphan, she grew up in one of the the Sisterhood's temples, training in the art of combat. I loved her friendship with her best friend and how she attempted to stay true to their dreams of the future. One thing I didn't like about Kalinda is that she sometimes looked down on other women for their choices. However, she also drew attention to the fact that the women shouldn't hate and fight each other but rather the culture the Rajah has forced them into. It was slightly confusing but I did appreciate how the author dealt with the poor treatment of women in this world. I'm very intrigued to see how she'll develop this theme in the next book. The plot was generally interesting and the pacing was good. I remained engaged and interested throughout the entire book. The world was fantastic, beautiful, and deadly. I loved how the author brought it to life so vividly. There were a few things that could have used further development (such as the magic system and some of the history) but they were relatively minor. The rank battles between the women, both in the arena and out of it, were brutal and the author pulled no punches in her descriptions. I liked how the author slowly revealed one secret, setting the stage for a sequel that promises to be even better than this one. The romance was a bit too insta-lovey for me, although I could see the appeal of the love interest. However, neither of the characters acted rationally or really thought of the consequences of their actions before diving headfirst into the relationship. I wish that we had gotten more scenes of their relationship slowly developing so I could better understand the attraction between them. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. I would recommend to fans of YA fantasy/romance. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*