The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen's Rising

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However...

Details The Queen's Rising

TitleThe Queen's Rising
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews The Queen's Rising

  • Emily May
    I hate giving one star to any book, especially those that didn't particularly piss me off or anything like that, but I just didn't enjoy The Queen's Rising one little bit. I think I almost died of boredom.It feels derivative of many other YA fantasy books but that alone isn't the problem - a lot of YA fantasy authors retell the same old recycled premise and some even manage to make it exciting; breathe new life into it with colourful characters o...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    I was super into this for the first bit, then I lost interest and was kind of bored, I found all the secret identities and family dynamics and court intrigues hard to keep track of. Honestly, the last 50 or so pages I ended up skimming because I was ready for it to be done. I had hoped that the dynamics and such would really grip me, but they just didn’t. So it was good, but not great!
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Oooh man. This has some of the loveliest, most visual writing I've ever laid eyes upon. Like... every sentence.... every paragraph... was crafted so perfectly. I feel so inspired. I feel like 90% of the time I come across pretty writing though, the plot is a bit lost. The good news? That isn't the case here. Rebecca Ross managed to create an utterly enchanting world and a rich, unique storyline that had me turning pages nonstop. Brienna is a love...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: February 6, 2018I've been hoping to find more 2018 YA high fantasy books with all of the elements I love and this was a really enjoyable read! The plot description is pretty accurate, so I don't want to say anything else because that would spoil how everything gets revealed as the story goes. There are a lot of secret identities... everything is kind of predictable, but the fun is definitely in seeing how it all works out. I really ...
  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    Thank you, HarperCollins, for giving me an e-galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.I had descended from selfish, ambitious blood. And I was Norah Kavanagh's vengeance. I would redeem myself.The Queen's Rising saved me from another frustrating reading slump. I already had high expectations because of the positive reviews written by reliable people on Goodreads, and I am happy to say that this book deserves all of the hype. In fact, ...
  • Crazy4Books
    Queens Rising follows Brienna as she get pulled into a plot to overthrow the King of another kingdom. Thats not a spoiler since its mentionned in the summary, but I did find the Goodreads summary a bit misleading. In her kingdom people can study to become one of five passions; art, music, wit, dramatics and knowledge. After discovering she has no talent for the other passions Brienna finally settles on knowledge. Brienna was a likeable character ...
  • alice (arctic books)
    4.5/5 stars!I really enjoyed this one. The writing is rich and luscious, and I couldn't put it down. Minor reservations, but I can't wait for Ross's next work. Full review to come!
  • Adrienne Young
    THE QUEEN'S RISING is a fantastic, complex YA fantasy that hits all the sweet spots of the kingdom/rebellion tropes without feeling tired or overdone. The writing is so well seasoned, with beautiful descriptions and awesome character development. I also just kind of want the "bow to no king" tagline on, like, everything. Coffee mug, doormat, tank top, GIVE IT TO ME NOW. Highly recommend this book to lovers of YA fantasy.
  • Vilma Iris
    My first book of 2018 and it did not disappoint. Loved it! More to come.
  • Angelica
    Before I review this, here's some advice to future writers. If you are going to make your main character's parentage a mystery in your novel, maybe don't make the first page of said novel, a convenient family tree explicitly depicting your main character's parentage.So, if you are going to read this book, don't look at the family tree in the beginning or a few plot twists in this novel will be pretty pointless. That said, on to the rest of the ...
  • Lisa
    A stunning fantasy with original ideas and a build-up of action with a truly great reward. This is the type of story you could definitely call an epic journey - secret missions, hidden identities and some delicious high drama.Bonus: I'm pretty sure this is a standalone book! I wanted to re-read this book as soon as I finished it. Do NOT miss this one!
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    4.25 stars “I am broken, I am treacherous, I am divided…” It’s so good to read fantasy again. It honestly feels like forever since I’ve read a high fantasy novel and I’m so happy being back in this magically captivating genre. The Queen’s Rising really hooked me from the start and took me on a fantastical journey of family, strength, and passion. It was just so good. Things I Liked MAPS! And lineages and lots of fun things at the...
  • Clara
    I'm blown away by this book and the writing style of Rebecca Ross. Her writing is beautiful and poetic and every line captured my attention. I fell in love with the world and characters she created and I'm beyond excited to see that this is going to be a trilogy. Definitely keep your eye out for this book when it comes out in February. She might have just stolen a spot on my list of favorite authors.
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Here's my full video review on YouTube.The Queen's Rising is one of the most promising debuts I have ever read. Going into this I was definitely hesitant. While this seemed like the kind of YA Fantasy I absolutely love, I also have incredibly high expectations for it.But lo and behold, this blew me away! I would go as far as to say that this is the first book in the five years since I first read GRACELING by Kristin Cashore that came close to THA...
  • Katie Steele
    I honestly can't believe that THE QUEEN'S RISING is a debut for Rebecca Ross. There are only a handful of debut books that I can think of that struck me this deeply. Perfect for fans of Graceling and Finnikin of the Rock, The Queen's Rising will most definitely be a book that not only sticks with me, but one that I'll go back to over and over again.For me, a book's story usually comes in second to its characters, but that wasn't the case here. Th...
  • Mary Norton
    Rebecca Ross did a wonderful job with this book. I am one of her beta readers, and cannot help but boast about it. Brianna is a passion of knowledge. After trying the passions of art, music, dramatics, and even whit, she is only left with three years, instead of the usual seven, to learn as much about the passion of knowledge as she can. If she doesn't get a patron on the seventh solstice she will not only be ashamed, but ruined, or at least she ...
  • Jessena Johnson
    4.5/5 Stars*I loveddddd this book so much! It was not at all what I was expecting in a good way. I loved how each country in the book is based off the culture of real countries, like France and Scotland. It was such an enjoyable read and I found myself just being so happy while reading it. There was a couple things that kept it from being 5 stars. One thing was that while they are planning a big rebellion everyone acts like they're just getting t...
  • Jessie (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    A starter-kit fantasy with a few cool story ideas, worldbuilding that echoes real-world Renaissance France and Scotland,features strong female friendships, and a decent romance. The plot in book one is pretty predictable (view spoiler)[though I did like that Brienna was not the heir. (hide spoiler)] but shows promise for more depth in the sequels.
  • Rachel Strolle
    I really enjoyed this! It's slow for sure, but once I got into the pacing I didn't mind that because I liked the world enough to overcome that.
  • Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
    4 stars! The first part of this book had me completely in a trance. I could not stop reading and stayed up until about 5 AM reading. The second and third part were good, but I did feel the pace of the story changed a bit. The final parts pretty much sealed the deal for me. I am happy with the ending and loved how everything just came together like a puzzle. The world building was great! This book has a pinch of everything in it and the author did...
  • Jessi ♡
    it had potential and it didn’t go There
  • Kristen
    4.5 StarsI really loved this book! It was such a fast read for me and I’m only sad it’s over and I have to wait for a sequel (I hope there’s a sequel!!). I shipped a couple so much and I honestly wish there had been more romance 😂😂😂 also, it’s being compared to GoT on the back- don’t at all think this is anywhere near that. There wasn’t much blood or horrible violence- some but not on GoT level.
  • Lisa
    MY RATING: 3.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Queen's Rising is one of those books that is written so beautifully and so well that you're sucked into the story and you're forgetting that the book is about 500 pages. I know a lot of you guys love thick books but after reading Zenith, I'm tired guys! But anyways, The Queen's Rising is Rebecca Ross's debut novel. While there are some flaws with the...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    I just finished The Queen's Rising and I loved it!  I am very surprised to see that this is Rebecca Ross' debut novel.  The writing was beautiful and the story kept my attention throughout the whole book.  I didn't want to put it down.Brienna grew up with her grandfather.  Her mother had passed away and she never knew her father.  She only knew that her mother was from Valenia and her father was from Maevana.  Maevana used to be ruled by wo...
  • Julie
    This one surprised me. I expected another generic fantasy, but this one was so much more twisty and involved. The world building was great, the writing was fantastic, I loved the whole cast Rebecca Ross built. And it's a stand alone which is wonderful because it was so well contained, well paced, and it really does not need a sequel. I just...loved this a lot.
  • Rian *fire and blood*
    Started this at... 1 am? And couldn't put it down so here we are at 8 am and I've finished it and I loved it and should probably go to bed...
  • MK
    3.75 starsARC provided by Netgalley.This book was a really good starter by (I believe) a debut author in a fantasy series. This book sometimes lacked real depth in terms of character (sometimes they were a little TOO perfect), but made up for it with interesting world building, good pacing, and solid writing. Hopefully the second one is even better.
  • Aimie
    This was such great book to read.Having just finished reading a hyped up book, that was at times confusing to read, I was looking forward to diving into a new and hopefully exciting story. And that is exactly what I got with The Queen's Rising. Rebecca Ross found a way entice readers with every sentence she wrote. Everything from the writing to the world building was intricately woven and utterly enchanting. This was a book that was truly breatht...