The Queen's Wing (The Queen's Wing, #1) by Jessica Thorne

The Queen's Wing (The Queen's Wing, #1)

‘Took my heart out of my chest, stomped on it and then put it back, while whispering, "Keep reading"… This book was amazing.’ Awesome Alitza, 5 stars 'I was born to fight,’ I used to say. But now I know it isn’t true. I was born to be a pawn in the great game of royal houses, married to someone – anyone – my family deems suitable… Bel would do anything to spend her days alongside her best friend and childhood sweetheart Shae – t...


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TitleThe Queen's Wing (The Queen's Wing, #1)
Author
Release DateNov 21st, 2018
PublisherBookouture
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Fiction
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Reviews The Queen's Wing (The Queen's Wing, #1)

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne is the first book of the romantic fantasy series by the same name. And before I begin talking about this one I will mention it does have a bit of a love triangle but before the groans start it’s one that blends well and resolves itself.The story centers around seventeen year old Bel who wants nothing that to become a flyer like her older brothers. Born on the fringes of royalty however Bel is still being tra...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Space opera meets fantasy in this YA novel about Bel, a girl that dreams of flying but must face her responsibility as heir to the throne after her family are destroyed by conflict. This was a really interesting concept, with the potential to explore a unique idea about fighter pilots in space, and the writing flows reasonably well without compromising on the pace of the story. At t...
  • Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
    1970-01-01
    The first thing I thought of when reading about the heroine was Amelia Earhart. She identifies as a flyer and that’s all she wants. The comparison didn’t really hold up throughout the novel though and it becomes more like her backstory with an occasional reappearance.After most of the royal line is wiped out, Bel is pulled into the drama as the princess for her kingdom and sent off to marry the prince of another kingdom. She knows her duty, b...
  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    1970-01-01
    I love myself a good story with royalty so.. A girl, living for freedom, who suddenly has to give up everything in order to become the future queen? Yes, please!I was, honestly, pleasantly surprised with the way I was drawn into the story right from the start. The way Bel shares how her passion is flying - in space, might I add - and her feelings regarding her position in her planet's politics grabbed my attention and didn't let go. Apart from th...
  • Aoife
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsI received this book from the author/publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Bel is the distant grand-relative of the king and never expected for her role to be anymore more than just a little bit noble. However, when the entire royal family is wiped out in an attack, Bel's father is suddenly King, her brother the Crown Prince and Princess Bel is shipped off to another planet for an arranged marriage with someone she ha...
  • Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
    1970-01-01
    The first thing I thought of when reading about the heroine was Amelia Earhart. She identifies as a flyer and that’s all she wants. The comparison didn’t really hold up throughout the novel though and it becomes more like her backstory with an occasional reappearance.After most of the royal line is wiped out, Bel is pulled into the drama as the princess for her kingdom and sent off to marry the prince of another kingdom. She knows her duty, b...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    This book is so much more that described in the blurb. It touches the skies in a booming explosion, there is thrill, there is exhilaration, there is vengeance against the evil. There is romance, there is friendship, there is a commander, a strategist, and there is a Queen who loves to fly. There are the ancients hidden deep below the earth, waiting for the right time to awaken. There is evil flying around the skies, hoping to annihilate the resou...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    This was a difficult book to rate. Thorne writes an imaginative, original tale that had so much potential, I absolutely wanted to love it. When the focus was on story telling and not internal dialog, I really did love it. I guess the best way to describe The Queen's Wing was exciting, action packed and riveting with some major slows and lows that brought it to a grinding hault. Edit those slows and lows and The Queen's Wing has amazing read writt...
  • Jenna Major
    1970-01-01
    A STANDALONE high fantasy, you say?yes.Great writing? Not really no.Interesting plot? Predictable but fun.Character Development? Not muchGood Characters? Some were good, I wasn't the biggest fan of the main characterRomance? Yes (Not the best, but not the worst)World building? Not as much as I'd likeGUILTY PLEASURE? Yes.While reading my assessments above, you may think, why is she giving it 4 stars? It's hard to say this book deserves 4 stars, b...
  • K.S. Marsden
    1970-01-01
    Bel isn't a princess, she's a distant relative of the King, and is allowed to follow her dream of fighting and flying.When tragedy strikes, Bel is thrown into a role she never prepared for; but perhaps she is the Queen that the empire needs.I received a free copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.This story follow Bel, a Vairian noble who had the luck to grow up away from the pressures of court. She has trained all her life, to fig...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    1970-01-01
    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. Review also found here at Booked J. This truly was a gripping story! The Queen's Wing is just the right amount of action and romance; mixing up quite the selection of genres. So, when you see the tagline: "A completely gripping fantasy romance" BELIEVE IT! I will say, however, that the story...
  • yorkshirebooknerd
    1970-01-01
    The Queen’s Wing follows the story of 17 year old Bel, who wants nothing more than to fly and fight like her brothers. But as the only girl in her family, she is destined to be married off to a Prince in order to secure her father’s throne. Torn between doing what is right and doing what she loves, Bel is forced into a whole new world full of royal politics, assassination attempts and treason. I thought this book was fantastic. I really enjoy...
  • Veronica Villar
    1970-01-01
    3/5 ⭐(Gracias a Netgalley, la editorial y la autora por la oportunidad de leer una copia adelantada (ARC))Tengo que decir que la historia se me ha hecho pesada en algunos momentos, y el final ha sido algo precipitado. Ha decaído algo para mi gusto. A los personajes les falta algo de descripción, me los he imaginado a la mayoría como he querido porque de algunos solo se conoce el color de ojos. Por lo demás, en general la historia está bien...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!I enjoyed this novel. It has several different themes and is told in first person point of view. The story begins with Bel, whose father is the grandson of the Vairian king. When their mortal enemy, the Gravians, kill their family, Bel and her family become the new king, princes, and princess. To satisfy the Empire, Bel is betrothed to the young, widowed king of Anthaese, Conleith...
  • Katrin Schäfer
    1970-01-01
    The Queen's Wing (The Queen's Wing Series Book 1)von Jessica ThorneBookoutureCover:Beautiful melancholic motifReview:„‘I was born to fly,’ I told my brothers. But it isn’t true. I was born to be a pawn in the great game of royal houses, married to someone – anyone – my family deems suitable. If I’m lucky, he’ll be my own age and bearable. If I’m very lucky, he’ll be someone who understands my need to fight, and to fly... Bel, ...
  • Katrin Schäfer
    1970-01-01
    The Queen's Wing (The Queen's Wing Series Book 1)von Jessica ThorneBookoutureCover:Beautiful melancholic motifReview:„‘I was born to fly,’ I told my brothers. But it isn’t true. I was born to be a pawn in the great game of royal houses, married to someone – anyone – my family deems suitable. If I’m lucky, he’ll be my own age and bearable. If I’m very lucky, he’ll be someone who understands my need to fight, and to fly... Bel, ...
  • Tiera McMillian
    1970-01-01
    *I received an ARC copy of this thanks to NetGalley and the publisher Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.*I want to start off by saying I think the blurb is a tad misleading. I got the impression from the description that our FMC Bel was going to be a shallow character caring only for her desire to fly. I was pleased that this was not the case, Bel was much more than that. Her real desire from even the very first chapters is to be hersel...
  • Cassie James
    1970-01-01
    The Queen's Wing is my first book from this author and I love it. Fantasy is my favorite style and this book is a nice addition to the genre.It's about Belengaria of Vairia. She is the daughter of the youngest and least important grandson of a king, She and her family are not high in the chain of succession to the throne so they've had the freedom to have their own separate place in Elveden away from the Royal Palace at Higher Cape.All Bel ever w...
  • Bookbuyer
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this ARC.This was a good book. I got me out of my reading slump so I'm very grateful to it. (view spoiler)[I liked Bel. She was a strong female character. I love how torn she was between Shae and Con.Con was an enigma to me for a while. I think that's because he was a bit of an enigma to Bel. I'm so glad that they are not together and happy. The warrior princess and the engineer!I love the dragons in this book. O...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    I found the plot exciting and the setting familiar but still refreshing. The Queen's wing is written in Bel's-our protagonist-point of view entirely. We first encounter Bel in Vairia where she describes her love for flying. Sooner than later, chaos rains down in her life when her distant royal cousins are assassinated, and her family is crowned as the new royal family. As a princess, Bel is arranged to be married with the leader of a distant plan...
  • Morgan
    1970-01-01
    The Queen's Wing was not for me. I did not finish this book, but read it halfway through. I was so prepared to love it! It sounded epic. While it was easy to read and kind of addictive, it was hard to overlook the poor writing style. The sentences were extremely short and often didn't make sense. They chopped and changed and it really interrupted my reading. The world and names were so hard to get used to. Even though it was additive, I think the...
  • Lisa Schneider
    1970-01-01
    I loved the plot of this story! Sci-Fi, fantasy, steampunk and romance all in one! The story revolves around seventeen year old Bel, who is raised to be royalty. She only dreams of being in the skies flying with her brothers. When her home is attacked she has to become the princess she's been trained to be. She's sent away to marry a prince from another planet. The writing was great. I hate the love triangle thing, but it doesn't drone on for lon...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    Oh I did not want this to end one bit! I read it so slowly and savoured every last word. I haven't loved a fantasy romance with an epic love triangle so much since the ACOTAR series. Jessica you are killing me I need book 2 now please and thank you.Where do I even begin with telling you about the Queen's Wing, first the cover.. could it be any more stunning! The characters, how can you not love Bel, she's loving, loyal, stubborn as they come and ...
  • Farrah
    1970-01-01
    I really wanted to like this book...I just could not get past the world that the author was trying to portray. I felt confused the entire time (especially with the Rondet) and there were certain parts that just seemed to drag on and on. I actually did like the heroine but the two male leads were pretty dull and I didn't see why Con was so special. All in all, not a horrible read but it just wasn't for me. ARC provided by Net Galley in exchange fo...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading book two in this series. Bel is an excellent character and I found her to be relatable and well written. She is strong willed and fun to read. I enjoyed the romance and the action! I found some parts to be a bit predictable but overall its a fun read! I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
  • Shivangi
    1970-01-01
    Big thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.In all honesty, the first half of this book was not working for me. It was really hard for me to picture this universe, to begin with, with the multiple worlds/planets (if I understood correctly?), the palaces and gowns and the high-tech air/war-crafts. Also, the multiple love angles were not working either. Actually, they were infur...
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!Okay... where to begin?This book really exceeded my expectations. Right now, I'm going to go ahead and give it a solid four stars. I think it's probably more like three and a half, but I really did enjoy reading it.After a very cheesy cover and title, that probably wasn't hard to do - but the book was actually a fun, engaging read from start to finish. Both the title and the description (...
  • Taylor
    1970-01-01
    “We don’t always get what we wish for”, Elara goes on. “But sometimes the responsibility is worth more than wishes. Sometimes we need the things we are given.” So, I really wanted to love this book. And for the first half, I did. But then it started to drop off pretty quickly. I’m not sure exactly what it was but the first half of the story almost didn’t seem connected to the second half.I think my biggest struggle with this book ...
  • Tamara
    1970-01-01
    *I received a free copy of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This book was not what I was expecting at all, to be honest. The description says Bel goes to “a distant land,” which puts things mildly. She actually goes to an entirely different planet (37 hours of hyperspace travel—“distant land,” haha!). It’s a big mashup between steampunk, space opera, science fiction, romance, and royal court life. Which m...