December 12th, 2019

Nameless Queen Book Review

Book: Nameless Queen
Author: Rebecca McLaughlin
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers, for providing me with this ARC.

I really did enjoy this book. The characters and the world were just amazing. I love the mixture of the fantasy and dystopian elements. It just made for such as amazing vibe-think of the world of Red Queen. I don’t know what it is about this mix that always pulls me in. I know both genres are close, but there just is something about them being mixed together. Plus, the idea of rags to riches is just one of my favourite things in book. The whole street rat who is actually royalty troop is something that never gets old for me.

Coin is our lead character. I love how she stays true to her character throughout the whole book. She is strong and caring, but flawed. I love how she will do anything for those she cares about and how she stands up for what she thinks is right-even though she has been named queen. I just love it whenever characters are placed into different situations, but still manage to keep themselves pretty level headed.

Hat, though, was probably my favourite characters in the book. She remained me so much of Primm. She’s sweet and innocent. She is kind, but she is strong in her own way. It’s not the same kind of strength of Coin, but it’s there. It’s more of an innocent kind of strong.

The world building is great. Like I said earlier, there is just something about the mix of fantasy and science fiction that just makes it really difficult for me to put it down. This is  a world were some people have a name and some don’t. This leads to a class divide and a social ranking. I know, I know, a lot of you are rolling your eyes at this plot. However, I will always have a soft place for this.

What really made me drop a star off the book was the  fact that the ending was really rushed. It felt like for a long time that there was going to be a second book, but we ended up with a  really rushed ending. I really wish that the author had taken more time to flesh the story out in this first book, then made it a trilogy or something. Trust me, there is enough in this book to carry a series.

Anyway, this book comes out on January 7, 2020. I’ll be making a Youtube video on this very shortly.