I loved this book. I was hooked immediately by the young adult story of questioning your world and your place in it, set against the backdrop of sci-fi storytelling. Kaelyn is a fantastic protagonist I think every girl can relate to on some level. Forbidden love is always a win. I can easily see this story being turned into a tv series with its themes of self discovery, forbidden love and class-commentary. Very much looking forward to reading the sequel!
In a kingdom where the ruling and lower classes live and die apart by law, a noblewoman and a commoner make a fatal mistake: they fall in love.
Kaelyn, a young noblewoman, feels smothered under the harsh constraints of the Decens-Lenitas, the legal and moral code that governs the people of the Geniverd Kingdom. When she meets Roki, a handsome young man from the city with knowledge and aspirations beyond his status, Kaelyn realizes she’s not the only person trapped. She starts to question everything she thought she knew, including about the Gurnots, a group of rebels set on overthrowing the laws—people who the nobles have labeled as terrorists.
When her parents find out that she’s spending more time with a lowborn citizen, they forbid her to meet Roki ever again. He’s common. She could be queen.
Kaelyn tries to move on. Her future as a potential leader depends on it. But she can’t forget Roki, or the ominous signs his lessons now make clear: the death of an obedient follower of Decens-Lenitas, the unrest that follows … and the whispers of conspiracy.
With the lives of all free people at stake, Kaelyn must uncover the truth—even if she risks her heart at every turn.
Nice futuristic story, but honestly I was expecting something better from the author. Overall, it's epic, and engrossing with an intriguing and twisting plot, like for example the Divergent Trilogy. I've appreciated the tenative to mix fantasy and sci-fi.
Honestly it was good but not great. I liked the characters but didn't love them.
I received a free copy for an honest review.
Clara Loveman's novel had me reading non-stop for a week. What I thought was going to be only an epic tale(which even the cover art conveyed), became much more, and I found myself constantly uncovering details that would make any of my convictions or assumptions turn. The 1st chapter was full of it. I would totally recommend this tale of teenage love, bravery, nobility, intrigues, robots, and worlds ever imagined to anyone ready to enjoy the wonderful creativity of the author. Looking forward to learning more about Loveman's literature!
Crown of Crowns was an excellent read. It kept me up at night; long past my bedtime, wanting to know what was going to happen next. I felt as though I was in two places at once. It felt a little historical yet also futuristic. The Science Fiction aspects of the book felt very current and at the moment yet also way ahead of our time.
What I liked most was, what I expected to happen, never happened and what I never expected to happen did. I was kept wondering through the entire novel about what would happen next.
I really enjoyed it,
Character: In the beginning of the novel, our main character is naive and acts as most would expect a young girl to act. Not to compare it to another book/television but I would say a comparable character is Sansa from GOT. You can't blame a sheltered teen girl for not knowing about the injustices of the world. As long as their character progresses and grows from that original naivete and youth. Which just like Sansa, our heroine in Crown of Crowns does. Even better, we get to discover the injustices of her world through her perspective. While her innocence is slowly taken, we also are let known to the problems of the world (machines taking jobs, unequalness, poverty, women not being able to experience pregnancy- showcasing that even the most coveted jobs were replaced by robots). I ended up really rooting for and loving Kaelyn. By the end of the novel, Kaelyn is a flawed and strong character that I can not wait to see what she does the sequel to her story. Which will be interesting to see given that she had not only internal changes, but other changes as well.
Roki is our hero and love interest to Kaelyn. He is a good contrast to Kaelyn's character and a really likable person to read about. Maybe I'm a little biased as I am reading through Kaeyln's voice haha.
Plot: A good YA that incorporates the best of fantasy, science fiction, and romance (just well written romance, no steamy adult scenes here). It will make you nostalgic for first love. Good message at the end. Most of all, an ENJOYING read.
Writing style: Nothing too dense, just a well written YA. It reads easy and fun for a light read. Did not feel awkward or staged as some novels struggle with, two thumbs up there.
Overall: 4.5/5 Would recommend for any teen or young adult. I would also recommend for an adult that likes these genres and wants a fun read, especially during this fall/winter months. I truly enjoyed reading this book and I am excited to read other works from Loveman.
For a young adult read this was pretty good. It had all the sci-fi and romance you could want without taking it too far. Being in the times we are in I didn’t realize it would contain similar events we now face and it presented an interesting sci-fi version of it. The characters were engaging and you couldn’t help cheering on certain ones while hoping other failed. All in all good read and interested to see how the next one turns out to continue the story.
This book was extraordinary! It took me to a place beyond my wildest dreams. I loved this book and it was very well written. I highly recommend it!