The Stolen Kingdom
BY JILLIAN BOEHME
Nothing is quite as it seems in this thrilling YA fantasy adventure by Jillian Boehme, The Stolen Kingdom!
For a hundred years, the once-prosperous kingdom of Perin Faye has suffered under the rule of the greedy and power-hungry Thungrave kings. Maralyth Graylaern, a vintner's daughter, has no idea her hidden magical power is proof of a secret bloodline and claim to the throne. Alac Thungrave, the king's second son, has always been uncomfortable with his position as the spare heir―and the dark, stolen magic that comes with ruling.
When Maralyth becomes embroiled in a plot to murder the royal family and seize the throne, a cat-and-mouse chase ensues in an adventure of dark magic, court intrigue, and forbidden love.
Meet the best woman
Newly single, no-nonsense New Yorker Dani is done with love—she even has a list entitled “Things I Will Never Again Do for a Man”—which is why she hits it off with notorious rake Max. He’s the perfect partner for snow angels in Central Park and deep conversations about the futility of love.
It’s all fun and games until their friendship deepens into attraction and, oops…
Falling in love was never part of the plan.
Praise for The Stolen Kingdom:
“This exciting new epic is more than a fight for power; it’s the fight for empowerment, independence, freedom from oppression, and the birthright of a throne.”―Booklist
“Meticulous world-building and a fleshed-out history produce a rich world that will be hard to leave behind. A thought-provoking tale on challenging the status quo on your own terms and going after your dreams; sure to be popular with all teens.”―School Library Journal
“The Stolen Kingdom swept me into an intricate world of extraordinary magic and lively characters, carrying me along to the end before I could catch my breath. I can't wait for more from Jillian Boehme.”―Erin Beaty, author of The Traitor's Circle Trilogy
2 Stars. Just another basic fantasy storyline that if you have read YA novels for a while, you have read over 100 times. The book's start was definitely slow going, and I struggled to get to a point where I actually wanted to finish the story, as I found the world-building with events to be annoying. (This could be because I read some fantastic books this month because you know quarantine) The plot of women hiding their magic is just overdone for me. Regardless, this would be a great book for someone who wants to get back into reading or start fantasy readings. This is a great standalone that is well written, with more modern themes added in. This book will get you sucked into the great world of fantasy, just not for me.
I was provided a copy of The Stolen Kingdom in return for my honest review. Thank you so much to Netgalley and the Publishers for a copy of this novel.
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JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark's First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She's still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.
In 2003 Tor Teen was launched as an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction, fantasy, and general fiction for young adults. Since then we have published fiction by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Cory Doctorow, Brandon Sanderson, Kendare Blake, David Lubar, Veronica Rossi, Susan Dennard, and Kristen Simmons.
We have consistently garnered starred reviews from major trade media, year-afteryear we have been selected by educators for numerous reading lists and “best of” lists nationwide, and many of our titles have hit the New York Times bestseller list.
With nine acquiring editors working to grow our list, we look forward to introducing new voices to the ever-growing and voracious young adult audiences.
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“A bold girl, a kingdom under attack, magic everywhere―I devoured it in one sitting! This book is one wild ride!” ―Tamora Pierce
“Stand aside, Daenerys Targaryen. Stormrise is a gorgeous, non-stop adventure that kept me turning the pages well into the night!” ―Sarah Ahiers
"Captivating world-building and fantastical creatures . . . This lush, epic fantasy filled with magic and dragons will circulate well among fans of Tamora Pierce and J.R.R. Tolkien." ―School Library Journal
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