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The Queen's Choice

(Heirs of Chrior #1)

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Magic was seeping out of me, black and agonizing. I could see it drifting away. The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again.

When sixteen-year-old Anya learns that her aunt, Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, will soon die, her grief is equaled only by her despair for the future of the kingdom. Her young cousin, Illumina, is unfit to rule, and Anya is
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Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2014)
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Alyssa
Nov 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Queen's Choice by Cayla Kluver
Book One of the Heirs of Chroir trilogy
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Rating: 1 star
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

Magic was seeping out of me, black and agonizing. I could see it drifting away. The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again.

When sixteen-year-old Anya learns that her aunt, Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, will soon die, her grief
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Anne
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Also reviewed for Addicted2Heroines

Honestly, the first few chapters of this were pretty meh. Or at least they were to me. It definitely slides toward adventure on the action-adventure scale. By that I mean the plot doesn't move at a break-neck pace. It's more of a story about the journey Anya takes, and the pacing reflects that.
I'm not saying The Queen's Choice was boring by any means, and once I got a feel for what was happening I really enjoyed it.

The story starts with Anya coming home to Chri
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Summer
Jan 31, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF Review

While reading The Queen's Choice, a recurring thought would implant itself in my brain every five seconds: "How was this even published?"

Yes, it was that intolerable. Not to say that the book was necessarily bad, I just cannot imagine someone who is a fan of fantasy enjoying this (i.e. me). There was far too much worldbuilding and little plot development. Up until the point I read, the book seemed like an extended version of traveling scenes in Graceling. In other words, it was needles
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Isabella
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually rate books before I read them--in fact, I never have before--but honestly, Cayla Kluver has written my two favorite books, created one of my all-time favorite characters (London), and this book, quite simply, looks amazing.

I love fairies! My favorite author writing about them is like a dream come true! I can't wait to read it!
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Having really enjoyed Cayla Kluver’s Legacy trilogy, I was really curious about The Queen’s Choice. Still, I was hesitant. Faeries aren’t really my fantasy creature of choice and it sounded like it would be a paranormal romance, which tends to end poorly for me quite often. That The Queen’s Choice surprised me is an understatement. This is fantasy, straight up and jam-packed with world building. Kluver’s The Queen’s Choice takes a long time to find its stride, but the shocking ending has me read ...more
Farrah
Dec 06, 2013 added it
Unfortunately, a DNF for me. There wasn't really a problem. I liked the characters and the idea for the story. I liked how vivid the descriptions were. But, I just couldn't get into it. I think this is more my problem that any problem with the book. It just wan't a good fit for me. Since I didn't finish, I won't rate it. But, it wasn't my kind of book :(
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
An interesting fantasy adventure.

Overall I enjoyed The Queen's Choice. I liked the world and the characters and the writing. It was, however, a book I found I could put down often to revisit later, rather than a real page-turner, which would be my preference. If it helps as a point of reference for you, this is exactly how I feel about the Harry Potter books. I can enjoy and appreciate them, but I can also put them down without any trouble whatsoever, and am constantly aware I'm reading a childr
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Debbie Narh
2.5 Stars

That first chapter had me at the edge of my seat. I was ready for some action-packed, romance filled, excitement. Instead, what I got is a lot of travelling...and boredom..with only a few dashes of excitement. However, the ending ends with a bang, just like how the beginning of the story starts. Fingers crossed that the second book is better and more exciting.

What I didn't like about The Queen's Choice is the middle of it. With all the travelling and adventure going on, I wasn't expecti
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Lydia Presley
One of the things that Cayla Kluver does extremely well is write a fun fantasy story that appeals to teenagers and adults alike. I feel in love with Cayla's strong female characters, interesting quest story lines, and fun world building first in her book Legacy, and I was sad when the trilogy ended. Imagine the sheer joy I felt when I saw that she was starting yet another series and, once again, I began to read and fell in love with The Queen's Choice.

Read the rest of this review at The Lost Ent
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Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
An interesting fantasy adventure.

Overall I enjoyed The Queen's Choice. I liked the world and the characters and the writing. It was, however, a book I found I could put down often to revisit later, rather than a real page-turner, which would be my preference.  If it helps as a point of reference for you, this is exactly how I feel about the Harry Potter books. I can enjoy and appreciate them, but I can also put them down without any trouble whatsoever, and am constantly aware I'm reading a chi
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Janus the Erudite Artist
"A long time ago...I'd thought that bravery could be attained with an open mind and heart, by pursuing and facing my demons. Now I considered that fearlessness was the luxury of the cloistered and blind, and that it was too late for me."

Characters. Anya is an incredible protagonist. She's the type of girl that no matter how many times you try to bring down will always be up on her feet, head held high and moving forward. She's strong and patient. I can't imagine how calm and collected she is thr
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Tabitha
The Queen's Choice was an intriguing fantasy that explores a world where the human and fey races are at odds. Years ago there was such a terrible war that the fey closed themselves off from the world by means of a barrier called The Bloody Road that will kill any creature that attempts to cross unless they are fey.

Anya is a young member of the royal family who loves traveling in the human world and her aunt who is the Queen I believed the two races should live I peace. Of course there are many o
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Tiffany (About to Read)
I really enjoyed Cayla Kluver’s Legacy series and I love books about faeries, so I had high hopes going into this one and fortunately I wasn’t disappointed! There is just so much that happens in this series it’s hard to know where to begin, so I’ll start off with the plot.

Since this is a fantasy novel, we have a lot of learning to do about the world were in. I almost want to describe it as a post-apocalyptic faerie novel, but that isn’t really accurate. There was a large, devastating war between
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Abby♡Books
Such a long story so much description so little dialogue not my type of book
Brianna Maddox
Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions.

I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review from Harlequin Teen. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Anya is a 16 year old faerie who is related to the Queen of Chrior– Ubiqua and is betrothed to Davic. Entering the human world is a danger zone. If a human sees you, you’ll be lucky they kill you on spot. Humans and Faeries are not on good terms.

Queen Ubiqua is dying and is seeking her son whom is not in th
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Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
The Queen's Choice may not be my favorite faery book (it's far from being my favorite, but I didn't actually hate it), but it's definitely about time someone wrote about fairies in an entirely different way other than the usual summer and winter fairies.

Kluver has all the good things to write a fantastic book – the world building is interesting, the characters are complex (for the most part), and her writing style is interesting enough that it somehow managed to keep my attention with the whoppi
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Stacey
That blurb, you guys. That. Blurb. Faeries, royalty, harrowing journey- yes, yes, and yessss (Gollum voice optional). I jumped at the chance to read this. Though I haven’t read any of Cayla Kluver’s previous works, I’ve always heard good things about it so this was a gimme. Unfortunately, the only thing The Queen’s Choice ended up giving me was a mad case of boredom.

The book starts off with a giant info dump in the Faerie land of Chrior, which shall henceforth be known as Dullsville. Every char
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Shelley
*Genre* Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Holy double betrayal Batman! Damn that ending and Kluver for giving readers just enough information to leave them breathless! Damn having to wait until Hades knows when before the next book in the series is released to find out what Anya will do next. Right now I have several different emotions going through my head. The first one is that Anya didn't deserve any of the shit that was laid at her feet regardless of the situation, or the persons upbringing an
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Mel (Daily Prophecy)
http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2...

I’m not sure what is going on, but most of the books I’ve been reading lately are ‘meh’. I was in need of a book to blow me away and I was hoping to find it in The queen’s choice. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I was looking for. This book ended up being a slow-paced story where almost nothing happens. I never had the feeling I was sucked into the story and I was always looking for more.


The first thing where this book goes wrong for me is the plot. It’s ve
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Anni (Tea in the Treetops)
It's taken me ages to get through this one, not because it wasn't enjoyable but entirely because its really hard to read a paperback with a one-month-old baby xD I really enjoyed this story but it ended on a less-than-dramatic cliffhanger.

Full review:
Anya is a member of the Faerie royal family of Chrior, a kingdom cut off from the human world. After being named as the heir to the kingdom, Anya decides to leave behind her safe haven and travel into the human lands to find her cousins, both of wh
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Netgalley.)
Anya is a faerie, and her auntie the queen. Her cousin Illumina is unfit to be next in line for the throne, and her cousin Zabriel is missing.
When her aunt confides in her that she is dying, and that she wants her to take the throne when she dies, Anya knows that she must journey to the human world to try and find her half-fae, half human cousin Zabriel.
Where is Zabriel? An
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Beth
The Queen's Choice is a solid, lengthy exploit of Anya's exploration of the political mechanizations of the fairy and human worlds.

Anya discovers her Aunt, the Queen of the Fairies is soon to pass. Secretly taking on the task to find her long lost cousin and human son of the Queen (the heir), Anya travels into the human world only to face overdoses, poverty, and danger at every turn. I have to admit Anya is resilient with the numerous tragedies that she faces yet she still keeps going.

The stor
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Eowyn
This book was hard for me to get through. It goes at a crawling pace with not a whole lot of interesting things happening. But I'm one of those people who need to finish a book they start so I finished this one. And it did get better, but it took till about page 350. Then things stared heating up.

I had some problems with the characters. Anya just wasn't my cup of tea. She wasn't horrible or unbearable, but I wasn't that emotionally invested in her. Shea was annoying throughout. She just always
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Esther
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was a bit sceptical when I received this book, as it didn't seem as interesting as the others that I had, however I was wrong.
My expectations were quite off, as right now I am in pain because I really want to read the sequel!
Reasons I enjoyed the book:
- A very original plot. I've said this a few times, but I think that this may be the only time I actually mean it. I would never have thought of this plot, and so much planning must have gone into this, as there is so much detail in a topic that
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Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin
3.5 Stars.
http://www.divabooknerd.com/2014/05/t...
The Queen's Choice isn't my usual read, I tend not to delve into Fantasy books featuring faires, or Fae as they're known, but I quite enjoyed this one. More adventure than fantasy, it tells the story of Anya who although lives within the hidden forest, she wants nothing more than to travel to human settlements, much to the annoyance of her father who wants to keep her safe and her beloved Davic, who is happy to settle in the Redwood and begin the
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Rebekah
While there wasn't necessarily anything wrong with this book, I simply wasn't so much a fan of it. Sadly. And the authors other YA series was the same rating for me I was excited about this one. It seemed interesting. Sadly it just didn't do it for me...

Honestly I can't see why anyone would not like this book because to a certain extent it's still very well-written, a little too detailed for me but personally for me and I had a hard time really get into this one and connecting with the character
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Monica
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! It wasn't your average faerie book and I really liked the narrative style. The ending was great and I loved Zabriel as a character (Though I have a soft spot for all bad boys). The ending got me as well, although I kinda saw it coming. (view spoiler) For 16, Anya is very mature but I guess it's because of her upbringing. Defini ...more
Majanka
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/uncatego...

The book is interesting, and once you get past the first few chapters (it starts out okay, but turns boring rather quickly), make it through half of the book, and all the heaps of world building, then the story picks up. Unfortunately it waits too long for that moment, so while it’s an okay read, it’s nothing special. The world building intrigued me though, so I may have to pick up the sequel.
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Cayla Kluver is the author of the Legacy Series (LEGACY, 2011; ALLEGIANCE, 2012; SACRIFICE, 2012). Her new book THE QUEEN'S CHOICE will be published by HarlequinTEEN in winter 2013/spring 2014.

Cayla spends her free time singing, reading, dancing, and horseback riding. Her office is filled with twinkly lights. She travels frequently to speak at middle and high schools, libraries, and book conventio
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