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The Hundredth Queen Review

The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1)The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whew, I read this one fast. Like a day and a half, fast.
The plot isn’t anything I haven’t seen before: young protag is destined to do great things and save her people and the world. But I appreciated how Emily King revamped this plot to be something sparkling and new. Her characters are well developed and complicated, and they are what make this story fantastic.
Kali is easily relatable. She compares her flaws to others and is emotionally fierce when it comes to her sister. She’s curious and cautious about the unknown world that she’s been secluded from all her life. She weighs her decisions against the God’s and wonders whether her path is resolute or if she’s able to follow her own heart.
What I find unique about Kali’s story is that the suppression she suffers is fairly new to the world, and the truth behind her soon-to-be husband’s tyrannous rule is revealed alongside the truths of Kali’s own past.
However, the reason I didn’t give The Hundredth Queen 5/5 stars is because of how the romance element is woven into the plot. It is literally ‘love at first sight’. It is believable as the story progresses and as the stakes rise, but their initial interactions feel forced and unbelievable.
Yes, the plot is a bit predictable but that does not mean it isn’t a great read.
I will be on the look out for the next installment!

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