Rule (Rule, #1) by Ellen Goodlett

Rule (Rule, #1)

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.Or rather, three unexpected options.Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But...

Details Rule (Rule, #1)

TitleRule (Rule, #1)
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Rule (Rule, #1)

  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Little, Brown in exchange for an honest review. “Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.” Whoever said this was Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars was 100% correct. Except, I quickly learned and remembered that Three Dark Crowns is done much better, and Pretty Little Liars is one of the most annoying shows to have ever aired on this planet we call Earth.Rule is a story about three girls, ...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    I feel like I say this all the time, but sometimes you find a story that is so hyped, and has this gorgeous cover, and loads of marketing coverage, and between all of that, people start thinking, It’s got to be good, right? And then, the reviews start rolling in, and the responses are less excitable than we all hoped they would be, and I find myself wondering how many stories were given no marketing at all—better stories, stories that deserve...
  • Laura
    Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.Three very different girls are called to the capital of Kolonya to find out they are the three illegitimate daughters of King Andros. They lived their whole lives ignorant to who their father was living lives that would be considered lesser than to the citizens of Kolonya and the outer Reaches. Now, King Andros is dying. He recently lost his heir and is in need of choosing a successor...
  • Stacee
    DNF at 39%I was intrigued by this story, but only picked it up because it came in an email as a “read it now” on NG. I was hoping the tag line of “Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars” would pay off. Right from the start, I was trepidatious from the three POVs. The three girls all sounded the same, even with entirely different backgrounds. With each girl, there’s a different set of characters and for me, it was overwhelming to ke...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    I'm relatively certain that this is a case of an average book going up against some of the best fantasy I've ever read. It's been a great year of reading for me and at one point this book may have stood out but it fell so short for me. We follow three girls who wind up being bastard children of an ailing King who need to go to court while the King decides who will be following him onto the throne. All three girls, Ren, Zofi, and Adelyn (maybe-I h...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Many thanks to the Publisher for the ARC copy in exchange for an honest reviewBuddy Reading With: Melanie from MeltotheanyJulie from Pages and PensPLOT ” Family is the bond that holds the Reaches together. but to be a part of my family is as much a curse as it is a blessing” Early reviewers have pegged RULE as a blend of Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars, I can only speak on the latter to say that it absolutely has the PLL feel. RU...
  • Amy
    ARC provided by Little, Brown in exchange for an honest reviewMy heart is still racing after finishing Rule just moments ago. When Little, Brown said this book is “Three Dark Crowns meets Pretty Little Liars with a dash of King Lear ” — they are NOT kidding. That was one wild ride!Usually when the synopsis on the back of a book says the characters hold some deadly secrets, I just shrug that off and don’t think too deeply into it. But, thi...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    View review on my blog, Library in the CountryReview copy generously provided by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and theNOVL.Rule is a case of whodunit reminiscent of Agatha Christie, with a dash of the fantastical, that will have you guessing up to the very end. If you are looking for a new fantasy series to obsess over, Rule has all of the key ingredients.Goodlett was born to write and this is a fantasy debut you need to add to your shelv...
  • Juli
    The King is dying. His heir has been murdered. Three girls find themselves in the middle of political intrigue and danger when it is revealed that they are the king's illegitimate daughters. Someone doesn't want them to rule. Someone knows the terrible secrets each one hides and wants to destroy them. One of the girls will be the king's new heir...if any of them survive. I enjoyed this book. Lots of action, political intrigue, treachery, manipula...
  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    cw: self-mutilation (the magic system is essentially cutting onseself and it is described in detail), abusive family Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown. Reading this book brought back memories of watching Pretty Little Liars; if you enjoyed the tv show I would recommend this to you! This is a book full of deadly secrets, political intrigue, and a fantasy world where the ruling class is out of touch with the peopl...
  • Aneta Bak
    Rule is an absolute wonder! I fell in love with this book right from the beginning. Its perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Three Dark Crowns.Three girls that have never met, and have nothing in common are brought before the King. The rest of the kingdom doesn't know this yet, but the King is slowly dying and since his son was murdered, he must call on his bastard daughters and train them so that one of them could be his successor. Zofi, ...
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Whoever their blackmailer was, they were still out there.I haven't felt this frustrated in quite a while. It's not necessarily a bad thing since cliffhangers are meant to make people feel this way: annoyed yet excited to read the sequel. Nonetheless, gleaning from the novel's blurb, I thought that I could attain closure (learn the identity of the blackmailer) this early. Ugh. Apparently not. 370 pages weren't enough to drag the suspense.In Rule, ...
  • Emmi Rose (emmirosereads)
    *Rating 4.5*Thank you once again to TheNovl for sending an ARC for a reviewOkay, I'm just going to start off by saying that this book was freaking amazing, and epic and I cannot wait for the sequel! Especially after that last chapter, and the last page, like WHAT!!?? I don't know how I'll be able to wait when this book isn't technically out until September, haha! If you're looking for an amazing high fantasy with incredible world building, fantas...
  • Nicole (FearYourEx)
    3.5 out of 5.Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC!I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The concept is really cool and I loved the different boosts they got from tithing (the magic in the book) and would love to learn about more of the Vulgar Arts. The characters were interesting, but I had a hard time distinguishing them from each other at times and would have to flip back to check what POV I was on. I loved that we learned each girl's se...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    An arc of this book was sent to me by The NOVL and Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.RULE by Ellen Goodlett is an incredible YA fantasy novel. It follows three young women who are called to the dying king. Each women has a terrible secret, and each are afraid that their summoning was due to their secret being found out. All three of the women were shocked to find out that wasn't the ...
  • Jane
    This was...fine. That’s honestly all I’ve got right now.
  • Erin Arkin
    Rule is a new fantasy by debut author Ellen Goodlett and when I read the summary of this book I knew I was going to have to read it. It has danger, deception, and an intriguing story that will have you flipping the pages to see what happens next. The story focuses on three girls whose only connection is that their father happens to be the King and because his only other heir is dead, he has decided to bring them all to Kolonya so they can learn w...
  • Jessica
    Being summoned before the Kolonyan throne is never a pleasant experience, especially when you’re hiding treasonous secrets. Zofi, Flo”Ren”cia and Akeyla all fear the worst - only to be confronted with a stranger secret - they are all the daughters of King Andros - and their secrets now have far greater consequences then they realized. Proud Zofi, Cunning Ren and Empathic Akeyla must compete for their father’s throne, but they aren’t the...
  • Vikki P
    I received an e-ARC of Rule by Ellen Goodlett from NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review.Rule is a rare case of a fantasy series that actually got its world building just right. The author managed to get me invested in the story and the world it was set in without unnecessary details or a lack of any useful details thereof. The story had a great mystery element built into the Fantasy which I adored given that those are my ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    I wish I had DNFd like so many other readers. This was a long, boring book about nothing. There were chapters and chapters where nothing happened. I gave up caring early on but toughed it out. I'm a fool for that.FRTC
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    To be honest, I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would! It was one of those books where you enjoy it while reading but it doesn't necessarily stick with you or leave a lasting impression. It's definitely not a memorable book, and sadly it was kind of generic.I really, really hate switching POVs in pretty much any book. Two is bad enough, but three is even worse!! It makes it so hard to connect to anyone, and usually it's hard to tell the...