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The Queen's Choice ☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Queen's Choice By Cayla Kluver ✓ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Magic was seeping out of me black and agonizing I could see it drifting away The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again When sixteen year old Anya learns that her aunt ueen of the F Magic was seeping out of me black and agonizing I could see it drifting away The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again When sixteen year old Anya learns that her aunt ueen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior will soon die her grief is eualed only by her despair for the future of the kingdom Her young cousin Illumina is unfit to rule and Anya is determined not to take The Queen's PDF/EPUB or up the ueen's mantle herself Convinced that the only solution is to find Prince Zabriel who long ago disappeared into the human realm of Warckum and persuade him to take up his rightful crown Anya journeys into the Warckum Territory to bring him home But her journey is doomed to be harrowing than she ever could have imagined.


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  1. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blogThe ueen's Choice by Cayla KluverBook One of the Heirs of Chroir trilogyPublisher Harleuin TEENPublication Date January 28 2014Rating 1 starSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from GoodreadsMagic was seeping out of me black and agonizing I could see it drifting away The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home againWhen sixteen year old Anya learns that her aunt ueen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior will soon die her grief is eualled only by her despair for the future of the kingdom Her young cousin Illumina is unfit to rule and Anya is determined not to take up the ueen's mantle herselfConvinced that the only solution is to find Prince Zabriel who long ago disappeared into the human realm of Warckum and persuade him to take up his rightful crown Anya journeys into the Warckum Territory to bring him home But her journey is doomed to be harrowing than she ever could have imaginedWhat I LikedI strongly disliked this book The only thing I liked about this book was the writing style Kluver has a GORGEOUS writing style The descriptions were lyrical the musings poetic I loved certain lines in this book certain lines that I forgot to bookmark oops And it's not like I'm going to re read this book to find them Oh wellWhat I Did Not LikeSo so many things I had so many problems with this book The length the boredom induced story the storyplot the characters the fail of a romance the lack of interest is that boredom blehI'll start with the length of this novel WOW this book was long Usually length does not bother me I have no problem reading books that are hundreds and hundreds of pages long 300 400 500 even 600 pages I can handle But this book didn't need HALF the content it had Remember how I said that I loved the writing style Well it was gorgeous but it totally lent itself to the length of the book and not in a good way It is not necessary to comment about EVERY LITTLE DETAIL I promise it's not We don't need to know about every single tiny specific detail of anythingThis leads to my next dislike I was SOOOO bored while reading this book I have never come as close to NOT finishing as I did with this book You all know how I'm not in the habit of DNF ing books I was so close you all SO CLOSE This is THAT BAD It's so boring The writing style is gorgeous but after a while it gets repetitive and tedious and boring This book is written in first person and let me tell you the protagonist Anya's voice is terribly boring It's so bad trying to read things from her point of view I seriously wanted to fall asleep on than a thousand occasions while attempting to read this book The story is so so boring Basically Anya decides that it is her responsibility to go find Zabriel the heir to the faerie throne Funny because she is the one who will inherit the throne if Zabriel does not come back Which he won't apparently To begin with the entire point of this book is STUPID Anya was NOT supposed to go find Zabriel that was her cousin Illumina's job Then Anya goes out in the world and she loses her faerie wings BIG MISTAKE IDIOT You should have known better from THAT POINT That's like 10% of the book The other 90% is Anya and a human she meets Shea traipsing around the human world getting themselves into crazy stupid situations Really people with half no a uarter of a brain could have avoided most of those situationsWhich brings me to my fourth point The characters are STUPID Like real dumba I don't like a single one of them save Zabriel because he had the sense to get out of the faerie realm and he still has his wings and he doesn't want to go back The only stupid thing he did was trust AnyaUgh Anya What a stupid stupid faerie A dumb brainless girl She thinks she is invincible really Oh I'm a faerie therefore I can just march into the human world and DO WHATEVER I WANT No Just NO Then after she loses her wings she mopes around for the entire book THE ENTIRE BOOK Like yes mourn for the wings But seriously pick yourself up dust yourself off and STOP WHININGYes Anya is a whiner And a complainer I don't know how people can see her as strong and brave and a fighter I hate those words in YA literature sometimes very rarely is the heroine ever worthy of being called strong brave or a fighter Don't even get me started on Shea I hate her so much NOT even because of what she did at the end of the story Good for her on that one No I hated her because Kluver totally constructed her character badly Like she's supposed to be defiant and outspoken but to me it comes off as forced and fake When she is outspoken it seems forced in the situation Shea is so fake as a characterHonestly all of the characters seem either flat or fake or both Except Zabriel maybeHa On to my fifth point The romance is a FAIL Like I can appreciate the fact that there is hardly any mention of romance in this book You know how I like it when the romance in YA books don't dominate the plot When the romance is secondary When the whole world isn't depending on the romance Well that is how the romance is in this book But then it's not Anya is bonded or whatever with Davic but since she is no longer a faerie she can't enter the faerie world and she can no longer feel the bond between her and Davic And guess what happens when Anya is in the human worldYup you guessed it There is a love triangle coming in this series Maybe not uite in this book but it will manifest in the second book Anya strings along Davic and she has a human So realistically the romance CAN overtake the overall plot of this series Because humans and faeries don't mix the only one known is Zabriel So it would be a big deal if Anya picked the human even if Anya herself isn't technically a faerie any This is stupid My last point lack of interest Guys I was so excited to read this book A fantasy novel by the legendary Cayla Kluver What could possibly go wrong 512 pages No problem Well apparently there WAS a problem Or many problems My favorite genre is fantasy especially high fantasy like this one and I was super disappointed The entire time I was reading this book I couldn't care less what was happening Kluver Anya and this story could not hold my interestWait I have one point I'm so confused about some things It takes a good amount of craziness to confuse me I don't get confused easily But I could not keep track of the random places in this book or the weird customs or the unnecessary flashbacks The flashbacks were so stupid because it wasn't like there was a pattern to them in the structure of the book And honestly after one or two I just started skipping them No point in reading something that doesn't help meThen again I should have used that logic with this book and stopped reading after like 3% Too bad I can't NOT finish books I force myself to read and finish them I really REALLY had to force myself with this one ArghBottom line this book was a waste of my very precious time It's not easy reviewing and blogging while in college especially the college I'm attending So I'm mad that I wasted my time It's no one's fault but mine for choosing to read this book well the author did write the book Ugh C'est la vieWould I Recommend ItNo not at all Not even to old fans of Kluver who liked her Legacy series This book was just BAD I mean I feel like I'm in the minority but seriously there are so many others books that I am DYING to read and I forced myself to struggle through this one Save yourself the trouble and read something you really want to read Rating1 star UGH I hate feeling like I've wasted my time but unfortunately that's how I feel about this book What a way to start the year Although this is my third review of 2014


  2. Anne Anne says:

    Also reviewed for Addicted2HeroinesHonestly the first few chapters of this were pretty meh Or at least they were to me It definitely slides toward adventure on the action adventure scale By that I mean the plot doesn't move at a break neck pace It's of a story about the journey Anya takes and the pacing reflects thatI'm not saying The ueen's Choice was boring by any means and once I got a feel for what was happening I really enjoyed itThe story starts with Anya coming home to Chrior after spending an extended period of time traveling in the human territories Even though Anya is bonded engaged to a wonderful guy she loves to leave the faerie kingdom and explore the human world Mr Wonderful has never left the kingdom of Chrior and can't understand why she feels the need to wander He seems pretty boring but at least he doesn't try to stop her from goingAnya is fae royalty but she's never actually considered that she might have any real responsibility coming her way After all her cousin Illumina is the next in line for the throne So when she receives a summons from the ueen aka her aunt she doesn't think much of it And then the Faerie ueen drops a bomb on herShe's demoting Illumina 'cause there's a good possibility that she's a bit unhinged and naming Anya as her successor No trips to the human territories for Anya Yep from here on out it's Duty Duty Duty YikesThis news makes Mr Wonderful happy but it doesn't do much for Anya's spiritsWait there's The ueen has been told by the giant Redwood it's a mythical tree spirit or somethingjust go with it that her life is going to end soonOuchNow years ago her half human son Zabriel got tired ofwell let's just say things in the faerie realm weren't all sunshine and unicorns for him Anyway he left Chrior and went into hiding in the human world But now the ueen is dyingand she wants to see her son one last timeThe ueen's decision to send 14 year old Illumina out into the Territories on a search for the long lost prince shocks Anya into action Illumina has never been to the human world before and she's afraid the young girl might get hurt She's not the most likable or even the most stable faerie but she's still Anya's baby cousin Besides Anya's pretty sure that even if Illumina does somehow manage to find Prince Zabriel she might not be able to convince him to return Why not you askWell sometimes Illumina can come across as a bit creepy and unnerving Oh yeah She also hates humans with a white hot passion thinks Zabriel is an abomination and has a penchant for verbal diarrheaSoooo Maybe not the best choice to bring him homeAnd even though Anya doesn't want to admit it deep down she would love for Zabriel to come back and take the burden of the throne off of her shoulders So she convinces her fiancee to give her a 3 month head start before he tries to contact her through their magical engagement bond and then heads out after her young cousin Conseuences be damnedAnd here's when things get interestingAs soon as Anya crosses the Bloody Road it's a kind of magical barrier that only allows magical beings to cross she's attacked by Hunters I can't give you the specifics because it might be a bit spoilery but she ends up really hurt Fortunately a human family finds her and nurses her back to health Anya forms a tentative friendship with the oldest daughter Shea It turns out that the family has some secrets and not the good kind like where you're hiding the Christmas presentsShea's father did something a few years back that put them all on the government's shit list And in an effort to stay off the radar the entire family is stuck living out in the middle of nowhere You have to admit that would suck pretty hard for a teenage girlSo when Anya is strong enough to leave Shea packs up her stuff and hits the road with herEverything I've mentioned here happens early on in the book 'cause I really don't want to give too much awayBut here's a short list of some of the cool stuff in the rest of the bookFreaky ghostboogeymen things that run around eating kids big time conspiracies everywhere a pirate with a massive secret and a huge I Didn't See It Coming betrayal at the endSpeaking of the end it had one of the best cliffhanger endings I've read in a while Now I get that not everyone loves cliffhangers But I'm of the opinion that if you're going to do it you need to do it right And this book did it right Remember Moning's Fever series Seriously has anyone out there not read KMM's Fever seriesBarronsHang on Just give me a minuteOk I'm backRemember the endings to those books I would be reading frantically thinking I had about 10 pages left and then BAM the book was over What Noooooo If you've read those books you know what I mean I see some of you are nodding your heads right nowWell Kluver managed to do a pretty good job re creating that feeling for me at the end of The ueen's Choice And while the rest of the book was good it was really the ending that bumped it up to 4 stars for me I honestly haven't been that impressed by a cliffhanger in a long timeIf you're in the market for YA fantasy check this one out I received a digital arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewin case you were wondering


  3. Summer Summer says:

    DNF ReviewWhile reading The ueen's Choice a recurring thought would implant itself in my brain every five seconds How was this even publishedYes it was that intolerable Not to say that the book was necessarily bad I just cannot imagine someone who is a fan of fantasy enjoying this ie me There was far too much worldbuilding and little plot development Up until the point I read the book seemed like an extended version of traveling scenes in Graceling In other words it was needlessly long windedI admit the writing was surprisingly good; however the rest of the book's aspects just didn't cut it


  4. Isabella Isabella says:

    I don't usually rate books before I read them in fact I never have before but honestly Cayla Kluver has written my two favorite books created one of my all time favorite characters London and this book uite simply looks amazingI love fairies My favorite author writing about them is like a dream come true I can't wait to read it


  5. Christina (A Reader of Fictions) Christina (A Reader of Fictions) says:

    Having really enjoyed Cayla Kluver’s Legacy trilogy I was really curious about The ueen’s Choice Still I was hesitant Faeries aren’t really my fantasy creature of choice and it sounded like it would be a paranormal romance which tends to end poorly for me uite often That The ueen’s Choice surprised me is an understatement This is fantasy straight up and jam packed with world building Kluver’s The ueen’s Choice takes a long time to find its stride but the shocking ending has me ready for Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions


  6. Farrah Farrah says:

    Unfortunately a DNF for me There wasn't really a problem I liked the characters and the idea for the story I liked how vivid the descriptions were But I just couldn't get into it I think this is my problem that any problem with the book It just wan't a good fit for me Since I didn't finish I won't rate it But it wasn't my kind of book


  7. Lynsey (A Bookish Life) Lynsey (A Bookish Life) says:

    An interesting fantasy adventureOverall I enjoyed The ueen's Choice I liked the world and the characters and the writing It was however a book I found I could put down often to revisit later rather than a real page turner which would be my preference If it helps as a point of reference for you this is exactly how I feel about the Harry Potter books I can enjoy and appreciate them but I can also put them down without any trouble whatsoever and am constantly aware I'm reading a children's book I've only read HP books 1 4 although I've heard the later books are mature in content That said when I was actually reading The ueen's Choice it was entertaining I definitely found that it didn't follow any of my preconceived ideas plot wise either I felt sure there would be the obligatory romance that would dominate the later stages but it didn't turn out that way at all and even when there was a glimmer of romance it came from an unsuspecting source So definitely some surprises along the way none so than what happened to Anya in the first few chaptersI think if there are people out there who like myself have looked at the cover of The ueen's Choice and thought it might be a new teen fantasy romance in the vein of Sara J Maas or Kristin Cashore they might be slightly underwhelmed by it That's not simply because the romance was lacking although for me personally that was a big part of it— even though I hate to make it sound like romance is the be all and end all of everything when I know for some people the absence of that very thing will be its biggest selling point—but also because the plotting is uite gentle with no big flashy action scenes to speak of I guess you could say Anya was fairly badass especially in comparison to her travel partner but she didn't really get a chance to showcase it in this book at allThe main focus of the plot is a journey to find a missing Fae prince Anya and her female companion carry the majority of the page time as they travel together via various means There are of course other characters that crop up along the way as well as some icky nasties that provide some necessary peril And that's basically what it's about Which explains perhaps why it's so easy to stop reading The excitement level remained constant throughout with very few ups and downs You will hopefully find that the characters are enjoyable enough to negate that I certainly enjoyed them I'm just of the theory that I wasn't uite the right audience for this book romance whore as it read middle grade than YA but I can definitely see it entertaining younger readers and fans of straight fantasy adventure3 Stars ★★★ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  8. Debbie Narh Debbie Narh says:

    25 StarsThat first chapter had me at the edge of my seat I was ready for some action packed romance filled excitement Instead what I got is a lot of travellingand boredomwith only a few dashes of excitement However the ending ends with a bang just like how the beginning of the story starts Fingers crossed that the second book is better and excitingWhat I didn't like about The ueen's Choice is the middle of it With all the travelling and adventure going on I wasn't expecting myself to doze off a few times yet I did A lot There's just too much of it too much travelling and searching and whatnot I found it boring after a while and I barely cared once they found Zabriel It didn't help that the writing is extremely stiff and awkward at times The ueen's Choice has such a beautifully creepy beginning It's captivating and awesome I also loved the world building and how the faery world is described it's mythical and enchanting and will definitely reel readers in As far as main characters go Anya is amazing She's uite flawed and she doesn't give up despite the fact that she can never go home ever again She's so strong and badass that I got excited whenever she's forced to fight The beginning and the ending are both so creepy and exciting I seriously cannot wait for the next bookAlthough it does get extremely boring in the middle this is still a fun story and I really loved the beginning It's an interesting take of the faery world and I can't wait to go back to it I recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels mythical creatures and don't mind a lot of travelling


  9. Lydia Presley Lydia Presley says:

    One of the things that Cayla Kluver does extremely well is write a fun fantasy story that appeals to teenagers and adults alike I feel in love with Cayla's strong female characters interesting uest story lines and fun world building first in her book Legacy and I was sad when the trilogy ended Imagine the sheer joy I felt when I saw that she was starting yet another series and once again I began to read and fell in love with The ueen's ChoiceRead the rest of this review at The Lost Entwife on Jan 16 2014


  10. Lynsey (A Bookish Life) Lynsey (A Bookish Life) says:

    An interesting fantasy adventure Overall I enjoyed The ueen's Choice I liked the world and the characters and the writing It was however a book I found I could put down often to revisit later rather than a real page turner which would be my preference  If it helps as a point of reference for you this is exactly how I feel about the Harry Potter books I can enjoy and appreciate them but I can also put them down without any trouble whatsoever and am constantly aware I'm reading a children's book I've only read HP books 1 4 although I've heard the later books are mature in content That said when I was actually reading The ueen's Choice it was entertaining I definitely found that it didn't follow any of my preconceived ideas plot wise either I felt sure there would be the obligatory romance that would dominate the later stages but it didn't turn out that way at all and even when there was a glimmer of romance it came from an unsuspecting source So definitely some surprises along the way none so than what happened to Anya in the first few chaptersI think if there are people out there who like myself have looked at the cover of The ueen's Choice and thought it might be a new teen fantasy romance in the vein of Sara J Maas or Kristin Cashore they might be slightly underwhelmed by it That's not simply because the romance was lacking although for me personally that was a big part of it— even though I hate to make it sound like romance is the be all and end all of everything when I know for some people the absence of that very thing will be its biggest selling point—but also because the plotting is uite gentle with no big flashy action scenes to speak of I guess you could say Anya was fairly badass especially in comparison to her travel partner but she didn't really get a chance to showcase it in this book at allThe main focus of the plot is a journey to find a missing Fae prince Anya and her female companion carry the majority of the page time as they travel together via various means There are of course other characters that crop up along the way as well as some icky nasties that provide some necessary peril And that's basically what it's about Which explains perhaps why it's so easy to stop reading The excitement level remained constant throughout with very few ups and downs You will hopefully find that the characters are enjoyable enough to negate that I certainly enjoyed them I'm just of the theory that I wasn't uite the right audience for this book romance whore as it read middle grade than YA but I can definitely see it entertaining younger readers and fans of straight fantasy adventure3 Stars ★★★ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


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