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Kingsbane
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
Rielle is now the anointed Sun Queen, tasked with proving to the people she is unequivocally loyal to the crown. She is also on a secret mission to close the gate to angels for good and make sure Corien doesn't return to his full strength. But as Rielle's power grows, so does the people's distrust--they call her Kingsbane. And as Corien's hold over Rielle grows stronger and those she loves turn away from her, she must decide which side to hold onto. In the future, Eliana has accepted that she is the daughter of Rielle, the Blood Queen. Together with those loyal to her she must figure out how to bring down the empire. But her friend Navi's illness, an affliction brought about by the angels, is distracting. Eliana may not have been able to save her mother, but she is determined to save Navi. But as she journeys to find a cure, she discovers truths about the past and the angels that will lead her down a dark and devastating path...perhaps to the Blood Queen herself.
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monibookishnerd
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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I have to confess that I couldn't care less about Rielle but I started to like Elaina. I especially liked how the characters were portrayed, not as a contrasting hero vs villain but rather with many shades in between and there is a fine line which easily can be crossed. Though I'm impressed by the complexity of the narrative I again was annoyed that the chapters were switching abruptly to another POV. Still I was glued to the last 150 pages.

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sebrittainclark
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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For those of you who are interested @rachelsbrittain and I have decided to bring our bookstagram and blog back. If any of you are on Instagram we'd love to connect.

https://instagram.com/unassignedreading

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FantasyChick
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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I am SO glad I didn't read this until I had the final book in hand because....well....pretty sure I woke the BF up in the middle of the night when I yelled in rage.

Right into Lightbringer today and it better be good because I am NOT happy right now (but in the best kind of way) 😖

#WinterGames #MerryReaders #TBRRead #bookspinbingo #crushtherush #readyourway #ProgressItDecember @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Andrew65

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Andrew65 Looks good. 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's awesome! Enjoy! 2y
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FantasyChick
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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The last week or so have been stressful. Christmas, Rona, work, mouthy teens and a baby in the house learning to get into EVERYTHING! I haven't had much time to sit let alone read more than a chapter at night. Tonight, I just need peace. The gods must have heard me because I have a tub filled with HOT water for the first time in months! Officially on Do Not Disturb for the next hour 😉

#WinterGames #MerryReaders #SelfCareBingo @Clwojick

KateReadsYA Relatable 💯 2y
ShelleyBooksie Enjoy!! 2y
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Bookish_Gal
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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The first was a bit difficult to follow, but this one easily makes up for all of it. This storyline really delves into the connection between Rielle and Elina, as it goes past their shared blood. They both experience the same basic scenarios, even with the different company and how they react to everything. We know from the first which woman is which queen, now we see why she went that way, and this book takes much needed time to explain the war

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Bookish_Gal
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand

“Did she really think I was going to hurt you?” [...] “She said nothing of the sort. Can you read minds now as well?”
She fixed him with a hard stare. “A woman doesn‘t need to read minds in order to speak to another woman. We have a language, especially when danger is near.”

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Bookish_Gal
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand

“I shall not blame an entire race of beings for the crimes of a few.”
Revelation story time

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Bookish_Gal
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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This second of the trilogy is coming out heavy right away. I love it. Now that the world has been built up, the story can begin to go in its direction. The first one had me confused through the two POV, being so far apart time wise, but now I know better. So it‘s easier to see where each woman is is. And how they are each growing into their form of queen. I‘m still routing for Rielle to get past the warrior angels words in her mind

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ShelbyA7
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Book #29 - This series keeps getting better. Highly climactic ending. I liked that we got to see from a few new POVs in this one. Now, I will patiently wait for the third to become available through the library.

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selinaansshelf
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand

I am like no one but myself.

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selinaansshelf
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand

A heart forged in battle and strife cuts deeper than any blade.

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nitalibrarian
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Today's #bookmail.

It's the 2nd in the Empirium series. I enjoyed the 1st book.

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HOTPock3tt
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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A little late, but here are my #Top6reads of the year so far 🙃
1) Kingsbane- Claire Legrand
2) Rebecca- Daphne Du Maurier
3) The Dutch House- Ann Patchett
4) Furyborn- Claire Legrand
5) Normal People- Sally Rooney
6) My Dark Vanessa- Kate Elizabeth Russell

ShyBookOwl I love Rebecca! Great Hitchcock film too 3y
HOTPock3tt I can‘t believe it too me soo long to read it! The story literally blew me away!! ♥️I still haven‘t watched the movie but I‘m going to put it on my to do list for my next off day from work! 😃 @ShyBookOwl (edited) 3y
JamieArc The Dutch House and My Dark Vanessa would make my top 6 cut for this year so far too. 3y
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HOTPock3tt The Dutch House was number one for me for most of this time. It was my first book by Ann Patchett, but I‘m sure it won‘t be my last! ♥️ and My Dark Vanessa: So well written and intricate storyline. @JamieArc 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf Loved Normal People and The Dutch House. 3y
HOTPock3tt @irre I loved how real normal people was. And I listened to the audiobook of the Dutch House read by Tom Hanks! It was amazing!! 3y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I started to read this as a physical book, but struggled a bit with the writing and moved to the audiobook. I loved the world building, the traveling, the lies and secrets, as well as the magic system. This was well done and a great sequel. This takes place after Furyborn and we follow our two queens who are separated by a thousand of years.

#bibliophile #bookstagram #litsy #littens

HOTPock3tt Loved this one! ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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carmens.library
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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New month, new readathons. We (myself and my two sons) all successfully finished our OWLs for #magicalreadathon2020 🦉📚⚡ Now we're getting our TBRs in order for the May readathons we're doing. This is my *almost* complete TBR for the #medievalathon 👸🤴 I'll also be reading Aurora Burning which will be released this month. This TBR also includes the books we'll be reading for the #believeathon
Are you doing any readathons this month? Which ones?

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HOTPock3tt
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YEESSSs! 🙌🏽♥️🎉 This book made the first one super worth it and far surpassed it!It was really action packed! With lots more layers of the characters personalities revealed. Lots of steamy scenes too! 🔥 and a lot more world building + explanation of the magic systems/houses. This is one of my fave books of the year so far!♥️ She knocked it out of the park with this one. I literally cannot WAIT until the next book!😃🙌🏽
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

sprainedbrain We shall have another buddy read! 🙌🏻 3y
Mishu94 I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS NOW!!! 3y
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Yes, we shall!! 🙌🏽😁 3y
HOTPock3tt @Mishu94 I hope you love it too!! 🤗 3y
Mishu94 @HOTPock3tt so do I! 🤗 (edited) 3y
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sprainedbrain
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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I was all sorts of wrapped up in this second book of the series, but I didn‘t like it as much as the first. The world building, time travel elements and writing are great, but one character went quickly from being a favorite to annoying the hell out of me.🤨

I will also say that cliffhanger-wtf-endings make me want to scream. How rude! But of course I will be getting the last book when it comes out.😂

Spoilery-ranting in comments.

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sprainedbrain I adored Rielle in the first book. In this one, she‘s almost like a completely different character. Her motivations are totally different and she makes dumb decisions knowing full well how she will hurt people. Corien is not the least bit enticing for me, and Audric is freaking perfect. Eliana started to grow on me, and there are some super hot sexy scenes, so I will overlook the unnecessary whining about periods. This time. 3y
sprainedbrain But then BAM that ending. I‘m sure we will figure out Simon‘s deal in book three, but NOT COOL. Don‘t even get me started on the Harkan situation. 😡 3y
sprainedbrain I think this may be my last book this month for #NewYearWhoDis, only because my library holds are long for the others I was hoping to get to. Thank you SO MUCH for your excellent picks @sebrittainclark ! I enjoyed all 5 of them. And thank you to @monalyisha for organizing again this year. ❤️ 3y
monalyisha Thanks for participating so heartily! 💖 3y
sebrittainclark Fully agree about that ending! 3y
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Branwen
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Sitting in the airport, waiting to board in about an hour. ✈ I'm anxious, but I have some books to keep me company, so I'm okay. No matter where you are, as long as you have a book with you, you're not alone. 💕📚

saresmoore Sending peace and happy comfort your way! 3y
Branwen @saresmoore Thank you so very much, friend! 💕 3y
Tamra Books are soothing. 😌 3y
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TrishB Safe travels 😁 3y
DaveGreen7777 Wishing you safe travels and a not-too-stressful visit with your parents! Don‘t worry, you‘ll be back home and we‘ll be Trekking again before you know it! 😁🤗🖖 3y
Branwen @Tamra They really are! @TrishB Thanks friend! 🤗💕 @DaveGreen7777 Hahahaha! So true! 🖖🤗 Thank you, my dear! 💕 3y
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mangokittty
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Haven't posted in a hot minute.

I'm loving this so far!

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LibrarianRyan
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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After Getting some bad news at work Thursday, I treated myself to a little happy.

#Bookhaul

silentrequiem ♥️ 4y
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rachelsbrittain
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Books: 20

Pages: 5,085

Favorite(s): Magic for Liars, Haunting of Tram Car 015, Master & Apprentice, and Kingsbane

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 20 books! What a great month. 💖📖💖 4y
Crazeedi Awesome!!👏👏 4y
Cinfhen Wow!!!! Amazing 🧡 4y
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sebrittainclark
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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A not spoilery selection of the texts I sent @rachelsbrittain last night about this book. I need everyone to read this so I can discuss everything.

rachelsbrittain It's a lot 4y
KarouBlue Oh my word, I‘m gonna have to re-read Also, kind of wishing my sisser would read with me!! 4y
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rachelsbrittain
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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1. Master and Apprentice, Fellowship: the Literary Lives of the Inklings, and Love in the Time of Cholera

2. Oh No! Ross and Carrie

3. Kingsbane with @sebrittain

#weekendreads

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sebrittainclark
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5/5

What the heck was this book? I'm left with way more questions than answers, and was emotionally wrecked by the end of the book. I also have a lot of spoilery thoughts about how time travel works in this universe.

It's great, it stressed me out a lot, and I don't know how I'm going to wait another year for the sequel!

Geeklet I‘ve had this one and the first one since they came out and I still haven‘t read them. Would you recommend just waiting until the third one comes out? Wait, is it just a trilogy or will it be longer? 4y
sebrittainclark @Geeklet I'm pretty sure it's a trilogy. I definitely think I would have benefited from rereading the first book before starting the second. There's so much going on in this series, it's easy to lose track of the secondary characters and minor plot lines between books. 4y
Geeklet @sebrittain Hmm, I might just wait until the last one comes out then. No rush. Thankies! 4y
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rachelsbrittain I told you I had more questions than when I started it!! 4y
sebrittainclark @rachelsbrittain so many questions! 4y
BooknerdsLife @sebrittain LOL Maybe I should wait til the last book comes out to start this series! I tend to forget the plot especially when this one sounds so complicated 🤣 4y
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ElyssaReads
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So Hannah was 1000% right when she told me I needed to read Furyborn and Kingsbane. I didn‘t love the idea of angels and gave up on it when I‘d started Furyborn before, but once I got deeper into the story I was hooked! When is the third one coming out???

BookFreakOut I wish I knew!!! So glad you liked them! 😄 4y
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sebrittainclark
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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1. Kingsbane and The Wise Man's Fear

2. Red, White, and Royal Blue

3. Going to a wedding

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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rachelsbrittain
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Y'all. This book. If you enjoyed Furyborn, get ready for an even wilder ride. We're back with Rielle and Eliana, fighting the angels & the Empire, watching the alliances & relationships we thought we knew become even more complicated. An absolutely explosive (& totally unexpected ending) that left me dying to read the next book-- how am I supposed to wait?? Plus one of the best / most realistic uses of time travel I think I've ever seen in a book.

KarouBlue Oh my word! I‘m gonna have to re-read 4y
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ReadBooks
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Excited for the sequel

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ReadBooks
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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Excited for the sequel

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sebrittainclark
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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1. Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

2. Kingsbane

3. Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

OwlReader Thanks for the follow and all the likes!! 4y
rachelsbrittain Yess Kingsbane!! 4y
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BookFreakOut
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I think someone at my library missed a detail because Kingsbane doesn't come out until May 21, but I'm first on the request list and not about to argue with it! 😬 Sorry, books I was reading, but my re-read of Furyborn is supplanting you; I know I need it to fully appreciate Kingsbane.

DuckOfDoom I already got Kingsbane from my local bookstore, too. Maybe there is something wrong with our release date? 3 weeks early is a lot 4y
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sebrittainclark
Kingsbane | Claire Legrand
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rachelsbrittain 😍😍😍😍😍 4y
sebrittainclark @rachelsbrittain I almost tagged you in the post because I knew you'd be excited! 4y
rachelsbrittain It's so pretty!! 4y
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sebrittainclark
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I am so, so excited!

rachelsbrittain Ahhhhhhh *jumps up and down, unable to contain excitment* 4y
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