Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand

Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To...

Details Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

TitleFuryborn (Empirium, #1)
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    November Fairyloot ♥ More pictures linked below ♥BOOKISH THINGSHoly shite balls! I loved this freaking book and I have a new favorite author and I hope the rest of the books in the series are just as good! I love some bad arse woman in books. I had about 20 gifs of bad arse women to go with this statement but we will just go with a couple or so.... =D This story is about Eliana and Rielle. This is told from both of their stories, one from the...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review.✨ Pre-order campaign: Form Here! (US & Canada only, I'm sorry) ✨ Signed and personalized copies are available through my favorite book store: Books of Wonder! “The queen stopped screaming just after midnight.” Apparently, this is going to be a super polarizing book here on Goodreads, which is totally fine. Whatever your feelings are towards this book, they are totally valid. I...
  • Katerina
    Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great pleasure that I present you the best release of 2018.(Actually it’s a tie between Furyborn and Sky in the Deep. Please don’t make me choose, I love them both.)Once upon a time, the angels roamed the world, burning it to cinders. But the Seven Saints rose and defeated them, and locked them away in a dark, dark prison, and thus ensuring the future of mankind. But their exile shall not last. As foretold by ...
  • may ➹
    🌹🌷 full review & rant now posted!! 🌷🌹There are books I will never be able to remember even if my life depended on it, and there are books that I wish I didn’t remember. Furyborn is one of the latter.I enjoyed parts of it? I hated others of it? I was confused about it, but also really bored, and I found it hard to actually care about it sometimes? (So basically, everything I feel towards myself.) I’m just a whole bunch of negative ...
  • Nadhira Satria
    CONTAINS LOTS OF SWEARING. YOU ARE WARNED Ladies and gentlemen, may I present.... The biggest disappointment of 2018oK. oK. WHAT KIND OF A FUCKING MESS DID I JUST READ????I WANT MY TIME BACK. I'm just thankful I didn't have to pay for this shit. If this book was on fire and I have a bowl of water, I would drink the waterLet's break it the fuck down, shall we? ✨What I liked ✨1.the beginningthe beginning was bomb as hell. It started off with a ...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    4.5 Stars!! This was REALLY fun, especially in the first 50%. I'll definitely pick up the sequel.Only minor spoilers below - nothing big. Let's start with the prologue because holy crap that was fantastic. Way to suck me in, Claire. Anyway, we're thrust into an intense birth-and-escape scene where Queen Rielle delivers her daughter and shoves her into the arms of a young boy-Simon- telling him he must escape and save her life. Simon basically wit...
  • Emma
    1.75 stars.*sigh*Look, nobody is more disappointed about this rating than me.The worldbuilding tries to be complex. The plot tries to be complex. But in the end, the problem with Furyborn is the same problem I have every time my university’s exam week rolls around—it tries to excel in an impossible number of things and falls disappointingly short in almost every single one.I’m just kidding, I’m actually way better at my exams than Furybor...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: May 22, 2018This was a really fun read! There are a lot of location names that sound vaguely like Game of Thrones names, some almost sci-fi stuff, and a LOT of magic, castles, princes, and adventure. There was even a character who completely reminded me of the Darkling. The story kind of felt like some roller coaster blend of epic elements at times, so I was pretty entertained. The diversity was great to see, too!Rielle is kind of a...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    DNF @ pg 210I normally don't give star ratings to DNFs unless I've put in a substantial enough effort to fully determine my thoughts on the book, but I'd say 200+ pages of effort is enough to justify a star rating for this one. Do you ever have one of those books that something in your gut tells you, 'You're not going to like this one, but you give it a try anyways? And then within a few chapters, you realize that your intuition was totally right...
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    TWO QUEENS, one blessed and one wicked. TWO POVS, one of the past and one of the present. TWO KINGDOMS, one fallen and the other a pit of hell. TWO SCRUMPTIOUS BOYS, one is a prince and one is a wolf. Are you in? We live in a world where good kings die and those foolish enough to hope for something better are killed where they stand. Mark my words, y'all: this series will go down in book history as one of the most epic YA fantasy series of all ...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review: I received this E-Arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My ‘Wish’ was granted. DNFI was highly anticipating this book! A friend of mine had given it a positive review and it sounded so good! Unfortunately it wasn’t good. The prologue was fantastic! There was murder and general excitement. While yes pretty much everything was spoiled I didn’t mind it. It gave me a reason to continue. It went dow...
  • Emma
    This classic fantasy inspired, angeltastic first in a trilogy is straight YA, but still has enough depth to interest a wider audience. Easily the best part is the bright cinematic nature of the background, the sense of place and history that allows the book a greater impact than the plot would give it alone. It's appealing on so many levels- the elemental magic, the events and individuals of the mythic past, legendary beasts, battles between ange...
  • Scrill
    “The angels will return and bring ruin to the world. You will know this time by the rise of two human Queens – one of blood, and one of light.” *Lady Rielle has powers that have been prophesized to either safe or doom the world. A thousand years later, Lady Rielle is nothing but a story to Eliana, a bounty hunter/assassin working for the Empire. They fight for their own survival, and for that of the world, unbeknownst to them that their liv...
  • madeline ☾
    [1.5 stars]hi my name was Madeline but i am now changing my name to Disappoint bc that's the theme of 2018 so far apparently. *cough*The Cruel Prince and now this*cough*annoying and tropey are the two words i would like to use to introduce this book. and i was so excited!! i heard bi rep!! feminist queens!! EPIC FANTASY WHICH I LOVE!! sure, my expectations were thrown into a dumpster fire with the rest of the garbage took a slight downhill turn w...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “This is what I was made for. The thought arose as naturally as breathing. She flexed her fingers, felt power gathering hot in her palms. No, not hot - vital. Her power was not an intangible thing, a trick of the mind. It was the power of the world itself, and all that lived inside it.” I’ve had an unfortunate trend happen with my reading lately. For quite a few of my recent reads, the farther I get into a story the more my interest wanes ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Guys, guys! I kid you not, I loved this book so damn much! Was it absolute flawless perfection? Nah. There were some character decisions, some writing issues and pacing hangups (for me personally). There were plot twists that the buddy readers and myself saw coming immediately upon the start of the read, however, that didn't dull the enjoyment of the book, at all. It's one of those situations where I can see a few teeny tiny flaws but still rate ...
  • Kristen
    *kermit flails*What a great book!!! Epic, amazing characters! Gah what a great read. Fantasy fans take note! Add this to TBR
  • Carrie
    Furyborn by Claire Legrand is the first book of the Empirium series. This one is supposed to be a young adult fantasy but I will start this review right off with a warning to potential readers that I was quite surprised but the sexual content within, a lot more graphic than I would expect for anything young adult and along with language used here and there I would definitely suggest this for the older crowd only.The story within changes the point...
  • Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix)
    *I received this Arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Release date: May 22, 2018"The Gate will Fall. The Angels will return and bring ruin to the world. You will know this time by the rise of two human Queens - one of blood, and one of light.One with the power to save the world. One with the power to destroy it. Two Queens will rise. They will carry the power of the Seven.They will carry your fate in their hands.Two Queens will ris...
  • Rachel Strolle
    FURYBORN will go down in YA history as one of the best fantasies, among the likes of Kristin Cashore and Leigh Bardugo. It is a book you try to force yourself to take slow, to savor, but also a book you can't make yourself put down. Honestly, it is absolutely marvelous
  • Amy
    ARC provided by Sourcebooks via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book simply because the timeline of events from the synopsis had me wondering just how exactly our two female protagonists were going to be connected.Furyborn is told in dual alternating POV’s: Rielle’s in the past, and Eliana’s 1000 years later. Right off the bat I knew we were in for a wild ride. The prologue was beaut...
  • Melissa
    How can it already be over? I want to read book 2 NOWWWWWW!! Seriously, this book is everything. Think Fireblood mixed a little bit with Hunger Games (for the Katniss part), and you obtain strong female characters that fight to survive, for their destiny. Thanks again to Sourcebooks Fire for my giveaway copy. Go buy this book on May 22!!!!!
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    This review is also posted on my blog.I received a galley from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I think I might have liked this book more if it was the first or at least one of the first fantasy novels I ever read. That’s not the case, though. At this point in life I have quite high expectations for this specific genre & here? They were not met.We start off with a prologue already in the middle of some exciting acti...