Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing Rhiannon Thomas's newest novel, Long May She Reign!
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
Hardcover page count: 432
My rating: 4/5
Long May She Reign is the story of a girl named Freya who is twenty third in line to be queen, but is suddenly made queen after a deadly banquet where hundreds of people die, including the king, and all of those in line before her. So she's instantly elevated to the throne, and now has to fight death threats, people who think she killed them all, a council who doesn’t listen to what she says, and solve the mystery of who poisoned the entire court.
What I really liked about this book is how the author had this young female girl, get to be smart and powerful at the same time. She's science-y and loves to solve problems, and is so unlike many of the girls that you see in the court setting.
She also has to fight her council, to finally get them to listen to her, but because she's a young girl and they think she's easy to manipulate, to she has to prove herself to them.
The book takes a very feminist approach to many of the problems that females might have faced in the court setting back in the day, and let us follow the story of a girl who wants to defy the expectations of what a queen is. But, if you have read Mrs. Thomas's previous book A Wicked Thing, you might notice how similar these to books are.
I would recommend this book to lovers of medieval fiction, and are looking to a powerful feminist book to read.
Thanks for reading my review! Let me know what you think in the comments below, and tell me what you think I should review next. See you next time!
Original review posted on: http://teenreaderscouncil.blogspot.com/2017/02/review-long-may-she-reign.html
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