The Queen's Rising (The Queen’s Rising, #1) by Rebecca Ross

The Queen's Rising (The Queen’s Rising, #1)

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 (The Queen’s Rising, #1)

TitleThe Queen's Rising (The Queen’s Rising, #1)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Romance

Reviews The Queen's Rising (The Queen’s Rising, #1)

  • 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!
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Magnalia House was the sort of establishment where only wealthy, talented girls mastered their passion. It wasn't designed for girls who were lacking, for girls who were illegitimate daughters, and certainly not for girls who defied kings. I, of course, happen to be all three of those things. This book was everything to me! I loved it so very much. Was it full of action and fighting. No, not really and guess what? That's okay! I have to admit whe...
  • 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...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I feel like I keep reading YA SFF and just not feeling like there is anything new or unique. I went into The Queen’s Rising expecting to feel the same, especially amidst all the lower reviews I kept seeing on Goodreads, but this ended up being a treat to read. I really enjoyed this, and I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns. The only negative thing I can s...
  • 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 ...
  • Yusra ✨
    “I walked mindfully, my dress swallowing the last of my childhood as it whispered over the grass. I had prepared years for this one night, I thought, and breathed in the fragrance of the summer. Where had time gone?There was no answer as I welcomed the solstice.” Wasn’t that beautiful? I agree. The publisher agrees, because he/she put this quote on the back of the hardcover. But, this was not how the whole book was written. Some parts were ...
  • Nadhira Satria
    5 BRILLIANT STARS! OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW. IM IN LOVE. This was one of my most anticipated release and bOI it exceeded all of my expectations?? I was hooked from the very first pages, I binged half of the book in one sitting. IT WAS AMAZING. ✨ What I liked ✨1.The writingThe writing is just beautiful. It's honestly so good that it made this 439 pages book felt like 200. I love it so much.2.BriennaThe main character is compassionate yet brave an...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Wooooowwww. I loved this so much! This started out set in a boarding school, has a touch of hidden lineage and ancestral memories, morphed into a quest to reclaim the throne and restore magic to the land, and ended with a Medieval style battle.The writing was beautiful. There is a heavy use of simile and certain wording that I feel some readers may find repetitive, but it just worked for me so well.My favorite thing about this is that it's not fo...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    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, it was satisfying enough that it could function as a standalone.The Queen's Rising is like a fanta...
  • Taneika
    4.5 StarsWhen I think of some of my all time favourite books, they either have: a) beautiful, albeit kind of flowery writing b) a slow burn plot/romance/pace or c) both.The Queen's Rising is one of the books that fell into the "both" category and I while I don't know what I expected from this book, I didn't expect this to become one of my new favourite fantasies!The main character, Brienna is taken to Magnolia House (a boarding school with specia...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “So we rise to the challenge knowing that the victory is already ours.” The Queens Rising is getting a bit of hype here and there, and it has a wonderful cover, but this book was ultimately so disappointing for me. books need a hook - something that makes you want to read on. This book had no hook for me. I didn't care about the characters, and the entire plot is fucking spoiled by a family tree on the first page !. So if you're gonna read t...
  • Emma
    This book had me by the first couple of pages. Rebecca Ross’ writing is very alluring and enchanting. Her words created a whimsical portrait of emotion, heritage and courage. I recommend not going into this novel knowing too much, and being pleasantly drawn into to the story.
  • Samhita Peechara {fictionismyfandom}⚔
    Absolutely bloody unbelievable. I highly recommend y'all read this because if you haven't then you're missing out on a lot of action and political intrigue which might sound boring but I promise you the plot is amazingly fantabulous. Full RTC
  • 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 ...
  • Christian
    And that's the story of that one time I went into a book expecting to hate it and came out on the other side loving it instead. I'm shook.rtc. (view spoiler)[I lie. (hide spoiler)](Also I think this was the first book I've ever read that didn't have acknowledgements??) * * *Buddy-read with el, so hopefully we can motivate each other to finish this in case it gets bad and so that in case it actually does, you don't get one, but two annoyed reviews...
  • Sophie Elaina
    Rebecca Ross, the author of The Queen's Rising walked me through a magical journey. I got lost in the beautiful writing, so much so that it actually felt like I was there, living this story alongside the main character Brienna.Might this be my favourite book I've read so far this year? Why yes, yes I think it might. I wasn't anticipating greatness, and that's kind of funny because I never seem to be when I come across rare gems like this one. Bri...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 4.5/5*Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for allowing me to read and review this digital ARC*The Queen's Rising takes you on an epic, magical journey to a fictional land where power and passion go hand in hand. The writing and plot dynamics will keep you hooked from begining to end. There is action, romance, beautiful descriptions and a few twists and turns. I must say Rebecca Ross really hit the nail on YA fantasy. I can't wait for th...
  • Jodi Meadows
    Well that was delightful.
  • Krissysch
    Mir hat der Schreibstil wirklich gut gefallen und die Welt, in der die Geschichte spielt, ist echt toll. Besonders den Kontrast zwischen den beiden Reichen mochte ich sehr und auch die Liebesgeschichte war perfekt, nicht zu sehr im Fokus aber dennoch schön umgesetzt. Für mich war die Einführung von Magnalia House etwas zu lang und dafür der spätere Teil etwas zu kurz, aber insgesant eine wirklich gelungene Geschichte.
  • el
    hmmmmmmmm. 3.5s I think, may be subject to change. it was good but not like, mind-blowing, and the ending was eh and disappointing :/ rtc19/05 •✨ buddy read with christian not sure if I'm gonna love it \_(ツ)_/ but bring it on14/04 •wow again another one with crazy good reviews ? even though it doesn’t sound that groundbreaking ? but it’s fantasy n it’s got magic n royal political intrigue and all that jazz that I’m Always a slut f...
  • 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.
  • TheYALibrarian
    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewRating 4.5 Stars2018 is really a great year so far for books. I have only had to DNF at least two books out of 20+ books listened to on audio or read. The Queen's Rising will definitely be put on the list of books that did not disappoint in 2018.There are so many pros to this book and so little cons. I really liked Brienna from the beginning. She wasn't whiny or weak. She was a capable wom...
  • 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 ...
  • 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!
  • Vilma Iris
    My first book of 2018 and it did not disappoint. Loved it! More to come.
  • Jaime Arkin
    I seriously want to tell you that I absolutely loved this book… however, the truth is that I’m kind of on the fence about how I feel about it. After reading the summary I was instantly intrigued by the potential that the story had, but for me, it all kind of fell flat. I think that most of that is due to the flow of the story. When we first meet Brienna, she’s a 10 year old being dropped off at Magnalia House to learn a passion, yet she has...
  • Amber Robertson
    DNF @ 40%Thank you NetGalley for an eARC This was just so boring. There was a weird sort of romance plot that made me uncomfortable and I just can’t get into it.