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Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

*Spoiler free, but spoilers for Furyborn*

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Thank you Edelweiss for the e-ARC!

Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien — but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist. Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption — fear of becoming another Rielle — keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted — by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.

Furyborn was fire. And Claire Legrand just stoked the flames she created with the first book. I adored Furyborn with a passion and I was so looking forward to seeing where the sequel would take the world, the characters, and the plot.

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A Hatred Of Classics

Would I pick up classics by myself? Probably not. Do I really hate some of the ones I’ve been forced to read? Heck yes. Have I kind of enjoyed some of them? I very grudgingly have to say yes here. I’m not sure if I would ever pick up something that is considered a “classic” voluntarily, even with my goal of branching out more. I’ve always had an aversion to them and I know some people feel the same way. I thought it would be fun to talk about why I, personally, am not the biggest fans of them.

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