The Girl King

The Girl King

Two sisters become unwitting rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor in this sweeping tale of ambition, sacrifice and betrayal for readers of Sabaa Tahir and Alwyn Hamilton. All hail the Girl King. Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty's first female ruler, while Min is resig Two sisters become unwitting rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor in this sweeping tale of ambition, sac...

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Title:The Girl King
Author:Mimi Yu
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Girl King
ISBN13
9781681198903
Edition Language
English
Series
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

The Girl King Reviews

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Jan 05, 2019
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. THE GIRL KING is another book in a long line of "strong female" heroine-centered YA fantasy novels being marketed to young adults, and it doesn't do anything that's to...
  • Aentee
    Jan 09, 2019
    Listen. I might not have enjoyed this book, but white people saying it?s not Asian enough and that the characters might as well by named ?Kate and Mark? is straight up slander. There?s so many Asian inspired elements and the author obviously worked really hard on the world buil...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Mar 03, 2018
    5/25/18 While I am truly happy about another book with an Asian protagonist, I am once again not a fan of the cover. Character models/character art just never do it for me. Sigh... --- 4/7/18 Wait, did this seriously go from 10/2/2018 to 1/8/19!? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --- The syno...
  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    Jan 04, 2019
    5 Words: Family, magic, power, manipulation, control. Content Warning: Attempted rape, manipulation, violence. See my Book Beginnings thoughts. Blog Tour: Book Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu. I loved The Girl King right from the start, it was a fast paced roller-coaster of...
  • Emily May
    Jun 04, 2018
    "I am going to win back my throne." See, here's the thing. I've read this book before. Many times. Hundreds of times, it feels like. The Girl King sounded good, but it does absolutely nothing that hasn't already been done by countless YA Fantasy books. What we have here is anoth...
  • Julie
    Aug 04, 2018
    This is one of my top 2018 reads! Check it out if you like powerful, determined girls, because Lu - the titular Girl King - is going to knock your socks off! My official review: "This action-packed epic fantasy engrossed me from the first page. Lu, the fierce Girl King, is the he...
  • Eri
    Jan 09, 2019
    tw: attempted rape scene 4.5 stars BRILLIANT SHOWSTOPPING!!!!! I have almost no words that can coherently describe how desperately I have longed for this kind of sweeping epic East Asian fantasy that is reminiscent of those 50+ episode historical dramas that had backstabbing ...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Jan 10, 2019
    What a disappointment! I was expecting so much more out of this Asian fantasy. While I liked the Asian setting and the magic system, I found the characters one-dimensional. The sisterly rivalry felt quite forced and I wasn't a fan of Min's character, who I found weak, whiny, naive ...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Jan 08, 2019
    3.5 stars It was hard for me to rate this one. So prepare yourself for a big, rambly review that will make no sense whatsoever as I try to unscramble my thoughts. On the one hand, I enjoyed the premise and liked the varying points of view. I loved the setting, the different be...
  • Megan ❀
    Oct 22, 2018
    ARC provided by Bloomsbury via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts and review. It was okay. The Girl King doesn't have any glaringly bad issues, but neither does it do anything particularly remarkable. I know this story. I've read it a hundred times before. This is a book a...
  • Emma (howlsmovinglibrary)
    Dec 06, 2018
    *I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* Why did I want to read? Asian inspired fantasy, with two female protagonists? Sign me up. The Girl King was a 2019 release I was super excited for, and I felt very privileged to receive an ARC of it. Perhaps be...
  • Alice
    Feb 18, 2019
    3.5 stars Note: This review contains TWs for sexual assault, genocide Regarding the common points I've seen about this book: 1. Is it Asian? Yes. - me, an Asian. It's hard to miss (turnip cake, anyone?), but some people will definitely miss it if they don't know what to loo...
  • Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
    Dec 24, 2018
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I wanted to like this book. In fact, I wanted to loveThe Girl King. Sisters! Rivals! Betrayal! Family! War! Mimi Yu's debut sm...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Dec 19, 2018
    DNF @ pg97 I really... really hate doing this. I want to love this book so badly. I was hooked on the idea of it when it first came out, and I hyped it up so much in my own head that I did a little happy dance when I got the ARC and everything. But honestly, I just can't connect wi...
  • Samantha Shannon
    Oct 17, 2018
    The Girl King is incredible. I expect it will be one of the most talked-about debuts of 2019, and rightfully so. It's beautifully wrought, with rich and atmospheric descriptions and complex worldbuilding. I'm a huge fan of the way the female characters were given the space to be anythi...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Jan 13, 2019
    The Girl King was awesome, spectacular and action filled. I loved it. I loved every moment. The plot of the novel made sense. I am definitely going to read book 2. ...
  • Aila
    Jul 06, 2018
    4.5 stars An absolutely enthralling, East Asian-inspired fantasy debut! Readers, watch out for this one. All three POV's deliver on unique characterizations that will set a tense storyline that will grip you from start to finish. ?Beauty as a weapon - one that required honing ...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Mar 04, 2018
    Wow, this book is so magical and captivating - I loved it so much! So many twists and turns. I cannot wait to read what happens next in this fantastic story. ...
  • emma
    Aug 25, 2018
    Dear The Girl King, It's not you, it's me. Gang, it's heartbreak hour. It is devastation o'clock over here in my brain. Because this book sounded good as hell and in many ways for many readers probably would be good as hell - but for me, it just didn't work. This book is, on p...
  • Romie
    Mar 17, 2019
    it was meh? I mean, it had potential, but it was so basic and didn't deliver. there was a romantic relationship I saw coming from miles away but it was so not needed, and the addition of a kinda love triangle? huh. in the end I'm just disappointed because it could've been so good. I do...
  • julianna ➹
    Jun 15, 2018
    *looks at all of the lower ratings* well, this is awkward I really just loved this book. I had some mixed feelings while reading it, but guys, the payoff was amazing at the end. It was like And I Darken x Girls of Paper and Fire x The Winner's Curse?? I?m so glad this was my first...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Jun 07, 2018
    4.75 / 5 stars 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, the characters were really well defined...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Oct 05, 2018
    All Hail The Girl King Betrayal! SO. MUCH. BETRAYAL. These royals are some shady ass people and I lived for it! I need the second book and the first one is not even officially released yet. #readerproblems When I read this synopsis. saw the STUNNING cover and then realized i...
  • chandler ainsley ♕
    May 23, 2018
    no offense to the creator but this cover is ass ugly... i mean i'll still read the book. but. ...
  • Emily
    Jan 29, 2019
    This was an interesting YA fantasy debut. There were some things that I absolutely LOVED. Mentions of menstruation?? OH MY GOODNESS. MORE OF THAT, PLEASE. And thennn we get discussions of how menstruation interacts with the magic system???? Be still my beating heart. Honestly though...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 10, 2017
    SISTERS. BETRAYING. SISTERS. IS IT BAD THAT I LOVE THIS. [also nice cover drop] ...
  • Sepani
    Jan 28, 2019
    3.5 stars The book was not much interesting as I have expected. Nothing happened specifically to grab my attention. Honestly, the title was the only thing that attracted me. Upon the comparison of the main two characters, Lu's character was much more ambitious than her sister...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Dec 20, 2018
    1.5 stars There's no good way to say this. I've been really really excited for The Girl King (I'm #OwnVoices for it too, so you know I was super pumped!). But, this ended up being uncomfortable for me? And I haven't seen anyone point out potentially problematic things for this...
  • Lili  Marcus
    Nov 26, 2018
    Lu and Min knew their position in the Empire. Lu is to be their dynasty?s first female ruler and Min her shadow. Everything changed after their father declared their cousin Set as the new Emperor instead of Lu. And the events that followed made the sisters rivals in a war to claim th...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Nov 30, 2017
    THAT ENDING I AM SCREAMING I can?t wait for book 2 ajdskkdjdjdj (rtc!) * I literally only heard of this book 5 minutes ago but that was more than enough time for me to decide that I NEED THIS SO MUCH ...