April 23, 2019

5*Review: THE QUEEN OF ALL THAT DIES by Laura Thalassa

Title: THE QUEEN OF ALL THAT DIES

Author: Laura Thalassa

Source: KU


Goodreads….

In the future, the world is at war.

For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict began, and he wants to rule the world.

All Serenity Freeman has known is bloodshed. War has taken away her mother, her home, her safety. As the future emissary of the Western United Nations, the last autonomous region of the globe, she is responsible for forging alliances where she can.

Surrender is on the horizon. The king can taste it; Serenity feels it deep within her bones. There is no other option. Now the two must come face to face. For Serenity, that means confronting the man who’s taken everything from her. For the king, it means meeting the one woman he can’t conquer. But when they meet, something happens. Cruelty finds redemption.

Only in war, everything comes with a price. Especially love.


Quick take…

The king has always been my boogeyman, but boogeymen aren’t supposed to be real. They’re the things of nightmares, the things your parents kiss away. But he’s real. And he wants me. And the entire western hemisphere might benefit if I simply face my fears.
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Such an amazing read that was exactly what I was needing and didn’t even know it. I just happened to start it after looking at Thalassa’s facebook page in hopes of hearing any new news for WAR. Someone mentioned this series by her and I figured I would give it a go. So glad I did.

The Queen of All That Dies kept my attention throughout the whole book.  I found I couldn’t put it down. I immediately started the second one before I could even capture and jot down my thoughts on book one.
The story is captivating, the romance was all consuming, and the characters were utterly brilliant. All the stars!!