The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2) by Emily R. King

The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and belove...

Details The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)

TitleThe Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)
Release DateSep 26th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)

  • R.K. Gold
    This review will contain spoilers, if that bothers you stop reading here.I liked this book a lot more than the first. The first was all insta-love and angst between Kalinda and Deven, wanting to be together but unable to because of Raja Tarek. The tournament added drama but it felt secondary to their love and fighting tournaments have become such a staple in YA it just wasn't exciting because it wasn't anything new.What made this book better was ...
  • Crazy4Books
    I appreciated the small recap that was interwoven in at the beginning of this sequel. It was just enough to nudge my memory without feeling info dumpy. Im also terrible at remembering names so it definitely helped with that too. Overall I ended up liking this a bit more than the first book. This was a short read with a quick pace, but it didnt lack any world building. I really enjoyed the world and culture. We get both a desert and jungle settin...
  • Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
    ***** 4.5 Stars *****Cannot be read as a standaloneKalinda may be free from her tyrant husband, but now her country is falling apart. She needs to search for Prince Ashwin to take the throne.In The Fire Queen, Kalinda and her brave crew travel across dangerous paths. But when she finally finds the Prince, she realizes that she has to enter another deadly competition.I loved how this book highlighted different powers. It was enchanting from beginn...
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    Story ⭐⭐Dnf at 26%. Sorry, not sorry. The only thing I loved about the first book was the story and world building, but this one just started to sound like the same idea just slightly changed. Characters ⭐⭐I still don’t like them. They’re boring and I’m not even invested in one of their stories. And Devens story kind of reminds me (this Captain and then the traitor thing) of Chaol in Throne of glass. Hm. World ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The wo...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    3.5 stars “You have nothing to fear. You are fire and fire is you.” This was such a great followup to The Hundredth Queen. The world becomes bigger the threats become larger and the stakes become higher. The Fire Queen follows Kali as she searches for Prince Ashwin, Tarek’s heir and the only person who can grant the disgraces Captain Deven his freedom. But to win that freedom, Kali must once again compete for herself and those she loves. ...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:Really, I don’t know why I expected something more from book two. I guess the cover just told me to read it because it was so pretty. I really hope more people enjoy this series. It just isn’t up my alley.We received more than one Point Of View in this book, but it didn’t change the predictability of it all. The imagery is pretty but that’s about it. The writing isn’t phenomenal, but she does draw a pretty image in my ...
  • Tricia Levenseller
    The thing I loved most about this book is that Kali is no longer a reluctant hero. Her journey in THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN was an admirable fight for survival that was exhilarating and painful (in the best way) to watch. But now in THE FIRE QUEEN, Kali knows what she wants. She has embraced who she is, and she isn't afraid to fight for her people. I loved reading the next step in her journey, and I can't wait to see we're Emily R. King takes her next!
  • Kathryn Purdie
    It's rare to find an excellent book two in a trilogy, but this stunning sequel to THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN succeeds! From new and fascinating locales to Kalinda's developing magic and a romance that keeps sizzling, I loved every moment of this action-packed story. A bonus treat is now having chapters from Deven's point of view. I highly recommend this book!
  • Alaina Meserole
    I loved everything about this book!Okay, so at the beginning I was so into Kalinda and Ashwin.. BUT THAT ENDING GUYS! OH.MY.FREAKING.GOD.GUYS!Yeah, I was messed up because then Kalinda and freaking Deven were on FIRE. God I love those two. Well, actually I loved everyone in this book.The Fire Queen is a dual POV from Kalinda and Deven. Kalinda is finally out of her terrible marriage with her horrible ex freaking husband. God, I hated that douche ...
  • Amy Leigh
    Please read the first in this series before reading this review to avoid unintentional spoilers! The Fire Queen picks up two months after The Hundredth Queen. Kali and a group of her friends have escaped Tarachand and are moving around the desert quickly to find Prince Ashwin. Only he can give Kalinda what she truly desires, freedom from her throne. As The Kindred rani Kalinda is tied to her throne until Prince Ashwin takes his place as the new K...
  • Sheila {}
    See this FULL review along with others on my blog at: shesgoingbookcrazy.com1) The Hundredth Queen: ★★★★Content Warning: Flogging, Prejudice/Discrimination, Polygamy”You can start the fire, but you cannot control it. Anu created mortals in the image of the gods. Sky in our lungs, land beneath our feet, fire in our soul, and water in our blood. The First Bhutas were each given dominion over one of these powers. So you see, you have nothi...
  • Johanna
    You know you don't like a book when you pray for the genocidal maniac from book one to swoop in and kill everyone just so you don't have to suffer anymore. Yeah, it was that bad. At least he genocidal maniac had a motivation I could get behind! Misguided, sure, but at least I got it. The heroes? … not so much. Careful, some spoilers ahead. I was too much in a rant mood to bother marking them. Anyway, this is the second book in The Hundredth Que...
  • Aneta Bak
    The Fire Queen was an amazing sequel! If you liked the first book, you will love this one even more.Kalinda is on the run. Running for their safety, Kalinda and her allies must find Prince Ashwin and help him reach his throne before his whole empire falls. Ashwin needs help defeating his enemies, and the only way to ensure assistance to get his throne back, is for him to marry. Kalinda must battle 3 other women, and the winner will marry the prin...
  • Bitchin' Reads
    This second half of this book made up for the first half, and man, that cliffhanger has me feeling impatient for the next book. *checks for when it releases*As an audiobook, I was still impressed with the female narrator and enjoyed all of Kalinda's chapters. The male narrator chosen for Deven's chapters had me wanting to thunk my head against my desk. He was boring and didn't convey much emotion--I think "dry" describes him well. He also mispron...
  • Jennymort ♔ The Dark Lordette ♔ House of Slytheread
    well. this one was a little better in terms of plot, but the love triangle? from mother fucking hell?i am pretty much at level 10 with stopping this series. i just can't with this shit. the drama, angst, the whole, 'oh woe is me' bullshit. meh. why do i keep doing this to myself?and what kind of fucking ending was that? and why the time jump? the hell?
  • Ashley Marsh
    While this was a fun, quick read, I can’t possibly give it a higher rating due to the countless similarities it has to other books I’ve read. Elements of this are definitely taken from other, more successful stories. I liked it, and I care for the characters, but there’s nothing original about it that merits a higher rating.
  • Kayla
    Thank you to Netgalley and Skyscape and Two Lions publishing for providing me with an ARC in return for an honest review.Maybe I'm just in a pissy mood today, I don't know, but after writing the review for this book on my blog, you can find it here: ended up losing another star, bringing my review down to three stars. I don't think I've been let down by a book this badly since Shadow and Bone. I honestly ...
  • ℓуηη, ℓσкιѕℓутнєя¢ℓαω
    This series is definitely worth reading. With today's feminist movements around the globe this book shows what we're fighting for: equality & the strength to stand on our own.In Kalinda's world ranis & courtesan are collected like trophies to be out on a shelf, admired & used every now and then. But they have no power, no voice. They are forced into tank tournaments to slaughter each other for better standing, or in this book's case to win a thro...
  • Almney King
    3⭐ A good sequel The sequel of this book was just as high action packed as deadly as its predecessor. All of our non-dead characters return, all at one crazy exception spurred the by dark magic of a powerful book! again, I was entertained by these characters but not as deeply invested emotionally as I would have liked. The stakes in the book keep getting higher the danger burning closer to our warrior heroine as she learns the strength of her o...
  • Atlas
    "I made myself a champion. I won't make the same mistake twice"* 1 / 5Without being facetious, the best thing about this book is the cover. It's lovely! Everything else ... meh. I felt the same way after finishing this book as I did after finishing Frostblood: like I've just read several hundred pages where, technically, lots of stuff is going on, but I just didn't care about any of it and now feel a bit weird. I had virtually zero emotional reac...
  • Flavia
    The Fire Queen is the second book in a series called The Hundredth Queen series, and you can read my review for the first book here. The thing that really attracted me to both of these books respectively was their covers. They are colourful, the first being an eye-catching red, and the second being a lush purple…and it was also the fact that the character pictured on the covers (probably Kalinda, the main character) is wearing a saree, and has ...
  • Emily
    Kalinda is finally free of her jerky husband, the emperor. Now, though, the empire is in danger of being run by man just as cruel. So Kalinda and her friends rush to find the crown prince on the nation's border where he is being tutored by a holy man. A powerful man in the area refuses to let the prince leave and requires Kalinda, as part of the inherited wealth of the prince, to compete in yet another tournament to become the first queen to the ...
  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    Rated 3.5 stars
  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Y'all may remember how much I enjoyed  The Hundredth Queen earlier this year. So it goes without saying that I had some fairly high expectations for The Fire Queen but my overall impression was. . . well, frankly it was average.I wouldn't say this book suffered from Sequel Syndrome exactly but it didn't suck me in like the first one. A lot happened but I didn't feel the same excitement, the same tension. This might have to do with the fact tha...
  • Krysti
    There were so many things about THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN that I absolutely loved, but above anything else, I was so enamored with the incredible women depicted in that book. They were such tremendous examples of strength, femininity, and sisterhood. I am so thrilled to say that there are even more incredible female characters in THE FIRE QUEEN, and I am absolutely inspired by each of them in different ways. One of the things I most enjoyed about this ...
  • Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
    Thanks to Netgalley and Skyscape for giving me this book to review.The Fire Queen is the light, fast paced sequel to The Hundredth Queen which improved on the world building and descriptive writing. However, I found the story very predictable as it was so similar to the first book. I also was not a fan of the love triangle in this book, and while I liked the alternating POVs in this book as we got to see more story, it did make me like Deven less...
  • Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
    LOVING This series!! Full review coming soon But if you enjoy YA fantasy ...add it to your shelf!
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.THE FIRE QUEEN takes the battle royal concept to a fictional and fantastical desert empire whose people worship gods based on Sumerian deities. This time, the teenagers involved are all women and capable of great feats of both magic and strength, which is what drew me to the book initially. The second in The Hundredth Queen series, it does not stray far from the original conceit, as Kalinda is again thr...
  • Kathy
    I was surprised at the contrast between the goodreads rating and what I thought of this book -- From book 1 to this one it's a free fall in rating. The story lacked substance. It's just like eating a peanut butter jelly sandwich with no peanut butter jelly inside. In the first book had a similar feeling but there were a lot of events happening which made up it. The trials again took place in this book which uhh...why? And the antagonist was broug...
  • Rebecca
    I was completely taken with The Hundredth Queen and have been longing for the follow up. Sadly, this second installment fell short of my expectations. It seemed like the typical middle book syndrome. It's certainly not a terrible read but a majority of the storyline is repetitive of the first book. I longed for new adventures and plots. Also, so much of the book revolves around misunderstandings; which is a pet peeve of mine as a reader. While it...