Classic Sister vs sister.
I liked that it was Korean so it was a bit different. Plus I liked that she added some Korean words in (아빠 and 엄마 Dad and mum)
Lots of nice action
Picked this up on a whim at the library and I ended up actually really enjoying it! I‘ve seen mixed reviews on goodreads, mostly due to it being a bit slow at times or cliche, but I would give it a 3.5/5 stars. My only issue was that I cared more for a couple of the side characters than the actual Girl King.
This cover is absolutely gorgeous! You can't tell from the picture but it is so shiny! I wasn't planning on it coming in yet but I think I might need to start this one right away 😊
Holy crap! This book took elements from like EVERY ya fantasy series that I love and then made them work and focused on the sisters and their relationships instead of the romances (can I get a damn amen?!). The pacing was great + I loved all of the influences of real world colonisation infused (the opium wars, for one). My only criticism is that the magic system & paranormal aspects need to be more fleshed out b/c it really lacked structure
An asian-inspired fantasy about the daughters of the emperor, one who is fighting for her right to the throne & the other who is supporting their cousin's claim. Add a dash of magic, shapeshifters, & lost lands & you've got The Girl King. The first half of this was a bit slow (maybe blame it on the reading slump I was in, maybe not), but I did enjoy it ultimately. I'm always a fan of non-European fantasy & girls who rule.
3.5 stars / ⭐⭐⭐
Finished this one in bed and couldn‘t get out of the cozy covers to take this #Grinch picture for #SeasonsReadings so my apologies for the delay! That aside, this YA Fantasy took me by surprise- I enjoyed the works building and am definitely looking forward to a sequel and continued development for these interesting characters!!