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The Queen of All that Dies

(The Fallen World #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  13,872 ratings  ·  1,100 reviews
In the future, the world is at war.

For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict began, and he wants to rule the world.

All Serenity Freeman has known is bloodshed. War has taken away her mother, her home,
Paperback, 1st Edition, 326 pages
Published January 17th 2015 by Lavabrook Publishing Group (first published January 15th 2015)
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Helen 2.0
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own, dystopia, royalty, scifi
Oh gosh. It's that time of the month again.

Unpopular opinion time, that is!

Queen of All that Dies takes place many years in our future, after one man aggressively took over the entire eastern hemisphere and is on the verge of defeating the Americas in nuclear war. King Lazuli is ruthless and rumored to be immortal.
The main character, Serenity, is an American ambassador sent to Geneva to talk/seduce/coerce the king into granting her nation favorable terms of surrender. She soon discovers that op
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
5 +++ STARS!!!

Imagine a future where the world is at war. There is only one ruler. There is no democracy. You either yield to the king or you are his enemy.

Serenity Freeman, is a child of war. All she's ever known is the fight for survival and that her enemy and that of the WUN is King Lazuli, the man responsible for her mother's death and countless others. She's a soldier and it's all she knows, but her father is the emissary of WUN so she's always known that someday she would have to play a pa
5 devilish stars

The world is at war. For Serenity she has known nothing but that, everything has been taken away leaving her with nothing. With her role as the future emissary of the Western United Nations, she must come face to face with the man responsible, the man who is feared above all, the boogey man King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire. She is a pretty lie, a soldier disguised as a lady and the perfect distraction for the King.
“You’re evil and deceptive,”

“And you’re a kindred spir
Ivie dan Glokta
For the first time in my life, I can say I felt embarrassed while reading a book.

In my time I've read some nonsense, but the sheer ignorance the author displayed in “The Queen of All That Dies” was cringe-worthy to say the least. It came to that point where I couldn't even laugh at it anymore. What made the entire experience bad was all the opportunities the author had but missed to research some points that she chose to incorporate as vital elements of her story. What made it worse is the
Rachel E. Carter
Agggh, thank you Paige for recommending this book:D

This book is NA and reads like a fast-paced version of Hunger Games meets Shatter Me (not all aspects, obviously, but close!). It definitely has that kind of excitement (and a villainous love interest), and it was addictive as hell. It was also highly quotable. I don't think it'll surprise any of my friends on here that I adore a good love-hate and/or villain-hero relationship and this book was no exception.

Here are a couple of my favorite lines
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

So, I really won't be able to write a review. As we speak I'm doing this on my cell when I should already be on my way out.

Just going to put a few things out there that irked me...

The age difference honestly creeped me the heck out. The thing is, I never really give it any thought. I mean I constantly read about vampires or some sort of immortal that lives centuries to end up dalling in love with a 20 year old but for some reason, probably because this isn't a paranormal, it creeped the livi
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Mixed Feelings*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Second re-read:
I decided to re-read this book in order to finally get myself to finish this series. Yes, you read that right - I have yet to read the last book. So to make myself catch up with it again, re-reading it seemed like the right choice. The book centers around Serenity Freeman (19), who is the future emissary of the Western United Nations, the last autonomous region of the globe. Meaning she is responsible for forging alli
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
5 stars!

“Once upon a time we were innocent, and then we were not.”

In the future the world is at war and America is losing the fight against the king. Serenity has only known fighting and horror since she was a kid, and is among the soldiers in the WUN army. Her country is losing the war, and Serenity is sent with her father to make peace agreements with the king. From there it becomes clear she is meant to be an offering to the king, and he likes what he sees.

“What you choose to do with
Aisling Zena
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Why did I take so long to read this?! Exceptional writing that pulls you in a world full of grey, nothing is black and white. And our heroine has a spine of steel trying to do what is best for her countrymen. Not what's right or wrong but what is best while navigating her own ambivalent emotions. Clever writing that delves within our heroines psyche but also humanizes the evil king that wants her. If you enjoy dystopian, you should definitely give it a try.

Paige  Bookdragon

Ever had a good book that makes you wanna slap the people around you because the emotions are just too much?

No?Well, maybe that's just me being violent.Anyway.




Seriously. Why isn't this book more popular?! This book totally rocks!

We have a world in war. A king and an emissary's daughter. She hates him,he loves her. An almost star-crossed love story.

The story:
The world is at war and the every place in the world is ruined.(This is a dystopian novel, so
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

OMG! I loved this book! It is so full of action, suspense, love, hate, and so much more.


King Lazuli rules the Eastern Empire and he has been waging war with the Western United Nation (WUN) for almost 15 years. Serenity Freeman is on the WUN side of the war and she is a soldier. Her part of the country is dying from starvation, cancer from radiation po
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-e-reader
**This book is available via Kindle Unlimited**

Hey, guess what!? I am not okay. This fucking book, I needed a 5 star, and I got a 5 star...thank you ladies for telling me to read this!! <3 <3

[Oh yeah, also, just in case you thought this was YA, it definitely is not......I thought it was......but nope, its not, haha]

Wow I really loved this book. I couldn't even tell you what it was about this book that I loved, but I loved it. The story is amazing, and I love Serenity, and of course I definitely
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Alright. Few things to say right off the bat. I am SUPER conflicted on how to rate this so ignore the stars aspect of this review.

1. As a whole, I definitely enjoyed this series
2. But I have SO many issues with it
3. This is NA not YA.. just incase you guys aren't aware.

So I was kinda confused when I first started this. I couldn't pinpoint the time period- but apparently this is a futuristic / dystopian book. Because of the title, I pinpointed this as fantasy.. so I'm thinking... where's the su
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
This is a real winner! I enjoyed so much The Vanishing girl, but I thought this was better. Review to come.
Emer (A Little Haze)
Aug 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emer (A Little Haze) by: Zoha
No. Ugh. Just no.

This book is awful. It bases itself on an enemies to lovers premise which can very much work... But NOT if you bring in the subject of dubious consent. Let's talk about those words, dubious consent... You know what??? DUBIOUS CONSENT DOES NOT EXIST BECAUSE CONSENT ITSELF IS AN ABSOLUTE!!! It's yes or no. Black or white. Night or day. THERE IS NO GREY IN CONSENT.


Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
Omg I had to listen to Christine sooner..This book was so good!!!it was unique and different!! I read it in less than four hours and now I need to start the second soon!!
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is honestly one of those books that most readers will see in black or white and either love or hate, which is ironic because the theme of the book is how both emotions can exist so significantly within the same relationship.

Anti-hero To The Extreme

Most readers actually like the alpha male character who is a gigantic ass about everything and everyone except for his woman, right? It's the hit man who kills but is a-okay because he saves and loves one woman... The biker who runs drugs and g
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Loved this! I really like reading books with kickass heroines and Serenity fit this role perfectly. She's a soldier fighting to right the wrongs done to her people, her family. She has a lot of hate towards the king and with good reason.

I loved how the king, Montez, wanted Serenity despite her hatred. Nothing she could do would push him away. I love that the king has a dark soul but still had the ability to treat Serenity like a treasure he would protect with everything within him.

I don't norma
Stacey is Sassy
The war is over, and your enemy is now your husband...

Goh BLIMEY!! Laura Thalassa really knows how to sock it to you. The Queen of All that Dies was fantastic. I think her writing is original but it affects me in a different way to other stories. I find myself a constant observer. When I read a lot of my other books, I place myself in the heroine's position. I am fighting, working, dancing and living as the heroine. I live and breathe their lives from the first page to the last. When I read a La
That was really good! I loved it!

New adult dystopian romance, is what I'd call this. It was better than what I was expecting and had me glued to the pages. I loved seeing years of planned revenge wilt in the midst of new knowledge and the promise of love. Serenity was a soldier raised to hate the king and all he was responsible for destroying. The world as we know it no longer exists. It's fractured into the western and eastern hemispheres with all the countries either having surrendered or bee
Noël H
Apr 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read some crazy, ignorant stuff before, but never as bad as "The Queen of All that Dies." It was laughable to say the least. The author clearly didn't conduct any research for this novel, nor common sense, nor basic dystopian 101. I mean, I don't even know where to begin with this. I guess the writing is a good start.

The writing was fine, if you enjoy fanfics. That's how it flowed to me. Like most fanfics, there's usually no logic or common sense when it comes to them. They're usua
Wow! This book immediately pulled me in and held me, sometimes by the throat. There is so much here and all of it written in such a way that I felt as if I too were a part of this world along with Serenity. She is one hardcore heroine, raised out of necessity to be a soldier, trained to become emissary upon the death of her father. Her world is a dark and despairing place with little to no hope. And now her country is depending on her to negotiate peace with the man who is responsible for all th ...more
I don't know how to rate this book. The premise is so interesting and it's definitely a book you don't want to miss. It's one of the best enemies to lovers reads I had in a while. She is the daughter of a diplomat and somehow a rebel. He is her enemy, a tyrant, a king that might destroy her life and the world.

You can guess what will happen next.

This book is so enjoyable but I don't know how I feel about the sexual violence. On the other hand the chemistry between the MC's. Off the charts! I didn
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you kidding me, this is great! It’s The Fever Series only with more of but less raunchy sex...which is too bad actually, more intense sex scenes could push this series to mass sales. Luckily all 3 books are already released since cliffys are no-no’s and this baby has a big cliffhanger as does the next story. Me thinks the King is going to be ultimately a pussycat - but isn’t that what makes a true Gama Hero, they lie down only for their woman.
NAT.orious reads ☾
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 STARS, as surprised as you are ★★★★✩
This book is for you if… you’ve not yet found a book of the Stockholm-syndrome-induced-Romance that fits your taste but are still willing to give the genre a try. (Let's not talk about how weird that desire is in general.) I was SO ready to be all judgemental about this book but my will had to face defeat far quicker than I’d like to admit.

Strictly speaking, The Queen of All that Dies does not sort itself into the genre of dark romance. Ho
Susan's Reviews
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
So! I'm not into fantasy or sci fi, but once in a while, I don't mind the odd dystopian novel. The only draw-back is that this is a three book series. Inevitably, the amount of filler in each book just drags the story down. Things get repetitive, then I start to lose interest.

The first novel was pretty riveting, although Serenity's physical attraction to the brutal king could have been fleshed out a bit more to make it more believable. She sees her own brutal nature in him - we are told this re
“Once upon a time we were innocent, and then we were not.”

2.5/5 stars

I'm really conflicted about this book. I definitely didn't like it and this was established from the start, but I also can't say that I totally didn't enjoy it. Especially towards the end, action was picking up, twists were being revealed and the romantic tension was boiling over...and it was all so entertaining. Do you see my predicament, I didn't particularly like it but I also found it entertaining...I'm just very co
 Simply Sam ツ
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
There were times that I thought this book had potential to be REALLY good and other times that had my eyes rolling at the silliness of it all. The dialogue felt off throughout the entirety, and I never understood the connection the 60 year old king of the chiseled abs felt with the barely adult Serenity, who could sneer people into terror with her ever so frightening stare and scar. BUT, and there is a but, even with the overall eyeroll-worthiness I still read it from beginning to end and will p ...more
Wendy Higgins
It's official. I love Laura Thalassa. I haven't read a book of hers I didn't like.
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“It should never have been this way. My comrades turning on me, my enemies saving me. But worst of all, I should never have felt anything other than hatred for this man, the king, Definitely not this, this warmth that thaws my soul.
I stare into the king's eyes. I am Isolde, I am Juliet, I am Guinevere.
I am every one of those idiots because I've fallen for the king.”
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