Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #35: THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN - by Emily R. King


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by Breaking the Spine and now taken over by Wishful Endings that highlights upcoming book releases we're excited to read. On my blog, I include movies as well.


Publication Date: 1st June 2017. 

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik. Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her. 
I've heard amazing things about this book, and it looks GORGEOUS. The cover is also INCREDIBLE.
And there's apparently a good dose of feminist undercurrents in the story as well, which sounds ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. The heroine is also apparently epic!




Anyone else excited for The Hundredth Queen?

18 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting! I'm adding this to my TBR :-)

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  2. Ooh nice pick! Love the cover for this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks! And yeah, it's beautiful!
      Visited yours :)

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  3. Great choice this week, Im dying to read this one as well.
    Here is my WOW 

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    1. Thanks Aneta. And yay, I'm so glad!
      Visited yours :)

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  4. This one is new to me, but I really like that cover! Great choice!

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    1. It is a beautiful cover! Thanks Angela :)

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  5. AHHH!!! I have read this book and I can tell you I loved it. I know you are a feminist Amy so I am sure you will love Kali she doesn't take anyone's crap. I love her really <3

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    1. Yay!! And oh AWESOME she sounds just like someone I'd love! Thanks for the info, Aneesa! <3

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  6. Oooh! I just featured this one a few weeks ago! Awesome pick! Thanks for checking out my WoW!

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    1. That's so cool, yay! Thanks!
      My pleasure :)

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  7. I... I can't do this book. Nope. I'm Desi and I've heard from fellow Desis who read this book that the author butchers my culture. I'm not about that life. I hate to sound belligerent but sometimes white authors need to back up and stop writing about other people's cultures. Let #ownvoices authors do that. *bang head here*

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic day, Amy. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh no Alyssa, that doesn't sound good at all. I totally understand why you wouldn't want to read it.

      Thanks for still visiting and commenting, though!

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  8. Oh heck yes for feminist undertones! I love a good fantasy. :) From what Alyssa said above though, I'll be sure to separate the book from the culture if I decide to read it! Thanks for sharing Amy!

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    1. IKR?!
      Yeah I'll definitely do the same if I read it :)
      Sure, Genni!

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  9. Oh wow, I had never heard of this book before but that cover is STUNNING. Now I am waiting on it too!

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