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Ember Queen

(Ash Princess Trilogy #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  657 ratings  ·  122 reviews
The thrilling conclusion to the series that began with the instant New York Times bestseller “made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir” (Bustle), Ember Queen is an epic fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

Princess Theodosia was a prisoner in her own country for a decade. Renamed the Ash Princess, she
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Delacorte Books For Young Readers
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June My interpretation is that the fire gem on the cover is the gem that Ampelio used to wear, and it is now worn by Theodosia.…moreMy interpretation is that the fire gem on the cover is the gem that Ampelio used to wear, and it is now worn by Theodosia. (less)

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♠ TABI ♠
Oct 04, 2018 marked it as to-read
$10 says this is gonna be called Fire Queen or something similar . . .

Renaissance Kate
A fantastic end to an amazing trilogy! I never expected to fall in love with this story, these characters, and this world as much as I did. Of all the YA fantasy series I've read over the past year, this is the finale I looked forward to the most, and it definitely delivered.

Laura Sebastian continues to use this story to explore thought-provoking topics present throughout the trilogy, including morality in times of war and the idea that no person can be categorized simply as good or evil (to
Caylynn Bleess
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I made the mistake of reading the last few chapters (AKA the final battle and the aftermath) at work AND I AM NOT OKAY. I couldn't outwardly express my feelings, guys. THIS BOOK HAD ME LIKE-

Full review to come!


I need this book nooooooooooooow
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a trilogy I have really enjoyed and overall I would give the whole thing 4 stars. HOWEVER, I can also admit that it also isn't bringing anything new to the table. There's a love triangle, a final battle, triumphs and defeats, and some loss. I can't even say for sure what stands out about this series to me, except that I liked it. I found the main character compelling, as well as her relationship with the big bad of the series (though I wish it had been a bit more developed). I liked her ...more
Anna Bright
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, fantasy
solid. an entirely satisfying ending. also, laura sebastian's writing is just.... really good, you guys.
Lynne ♠ The Book Dragon ♠
I NEED a cover and title for this so bad!!!
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley

Well, it's the final book in the series and it was definitely an interesting ride. When I first read "Ash Princess", I was taken in by the concept and the character of Theodosia, who was held captive and tortured by the conqueror of her country, Astrea. The series was obviously influenced by the Roman Empire and its expansion, which stretched far and effectively acculturated diverse cultures. Theodosia's story is told through the
Jul 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Heron: *breathes*
Me: preCiOuS sMoL cHiLd I MuST pRoTeCC
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
okay but like Theo better choose Blaise over Søren, i swear if she doesn’t i will cry.
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to @macmillanaus for sending me a copy for review. This is the last book in the series and it did not disappoint, I really enjoyed the end to this series. Theo has come a long way since the first book, I loved the way her character has grown and developed throughout the series. In this one she is starting to come to learn more about her gifting and how to use and control it. Soren has also grown throughout the series as well and I loved the way his story arc ended. I really enjoyed ...more
Bhaavya Srivastava
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I need to read it so bad! It's literally torture to wait till 2020!
Morgan | Mashleas Reads
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!! Full RTC.

Ember Queen was fast paced with lots of action and surprisingly dark. I enjoyed the characters growth and the ending, whilst a little predictable was a satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Random House Children's - Delacorte Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

A sister taken hostage with an evil power and the power of strength and good must stop her from overtaking the prince and destroying everything that comes in her way. This book reminded me a lot of the Red Queen series due to the powerful conflict that was chosen for a young girl and the predicament her family has
Jul 23, 2019 is currently reading it
Shelves: gorgeous-covers
Look at that gorgeous cover, I'm salivating jk.
Also, this is kinda heartbreaking. Cress against Theo...I mean Cress was evil but she also wasn't. I hate how it's come to this but we'll see how the author concludes it all :D
Oct 28, 2019 is currently reading it
"Theo must learn to embrace her own power if she has any hope of standing against the girl she once called her heart’s sister."

I'm still holding onto my hopes and dreams of this turning into an epic lesbian romance \_(ツ)_/
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My opinion was not affected by the free copy.

This has to be the most unexpectedly enjoyable YA trilogy I've come across in a while. The first book did have a lot of familiar clichés and plot threads, but something about the way they were presented still felt enjoyable. The second book was arguably slow-paced and focused on the court politics. This one rounds it all off by showing not just
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as unreleased
7 October 2019 So you probably think it’s weird that I’ve added this book to a TBR list when I haven’t read the two previously books in the series. I understand you, I also think it’s weird. I’m really interested to read the first book because I’ve heard a lot of things about it. Hopefully, it’s good so I can come all the way to this book. This book is being published 4 February 2020
Emily (RecordofaBibliophile)
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an awesome ending to a great trilogy! When I received Ember Queen I hadn't yet read the first two books in the Ash Princess series and I made sure to read them quickly! Laura Sebastian has an easy-to-read writing style, which made me like the story more. There were definitely some slow parts, but they were necessary throughout this book and the rest of the series to help set the scene and foreshadow the events. I particularly loved the world building and the character building. Throughout ...more
Kenzis Clair
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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Karleah Olson
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
"This throne is mine, and mine alone, and I am no longer afraid of it."

I probably should have re-read this series before this one was released so I could honestly say what level it's on, but I didn't. I think it's about on par with book 2.
I was thoroughly invested, I'd been looking forward to this for a while. I found it pretty well paced, but at times a bit too focused on strategic warfare and descriptions of the like. Obviously it's about war, and how Theo claims the throne back, but at times
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Colleen Corgel
Feb 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, young-adult, fantasy
With this being the third book in the trilogy, I expected to have a ton of action as the characters barrel towards their conclusions. That didn't happen as such, but I was surprised as to where it started, and how much plotting the good guys still needed to do to stop the mechanizations of series antagonist, Cress. I also enjoyed the character dynamics and that it worked to give characters their own arc.

Since I did not read the first two entries of the trilogy, it took me a while to get into
Amanda Uhls
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I have a feeling this might be an unpopular opinion but I just felt disappointed by this book. I finished it a few days ago and wanted to stew on it because I wanted to know why, in particular, it just didn't do it for me. I think I figured it out: you know how when books get adapted into movies, they lose a lot of their details because you just can't explain everything all in one two-hour movie? Reading this book felt a lot like that. I think this series could've really gone full Red Queen and ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find this review and more on my blog at Worlds Unlike Our Own .

Theo has survived her experience in the Fire Mine and come out with new abilities that may be her only hope against Crescentia, now the Kaiserin, who also holds Prinz Søren hostage. Her main advantage now is that Cress believes her to be dead, and Theo can plan her next steps to liberate her people in this brief reprieve. Meanwhile in the capital, Cress may have the throne, but there are still many among the Kalovaxians who are of
Jessica M
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

Ember Queen is the third and final book in the Ash Princess fantasy series by Laura Sebastian. Chronologically, the book starts very soon after the end of Lady Smoke — Theo has descended into the fire mine after negotiations with Cress. In Ember Queen, she emerges alive and more powerful, but she has no memory of what happened down in the mine.

Now that I’ve read all three books in the series, I think it’s appropriate to comment on the series as a whole. Does this series
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ash Princess #3: Ember Queen Review


In the first installment of Laura Sebastian’s Ash Princess trilogy, we follow Princess Theodosia as a prisoner in the Kaiser’s court. She is forced to wear an ash crown and is ridiculed and abused until she discovers the fire that runs true in her veins as the rightful heir to the Astrean crown. In the second installment we saw Theo not only find herself but an army of misfit rebels who will help her fight a new terrifying enemy.


The book
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feb-2020
Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan Australia and the author for providing me with a copy of Ember Queen!

As this is book 3 in the series, there will be spoilers for the first 2 books in my review!

After the cliff-hanger ending in Lady Smoke, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Ember Queen! I admit, I’m usually nervous starting the next book in a sequel, when I read the last a while ago – because I spend half the book playing catch up, trying to remember what has already happened! But for some
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I complain about everything, and I'm going to keep that streak going with this review.

The romance in this series lackluster. I would say it was best in the first book and peters out towards the last one. Nothing exciting. Nothing swoony or dreamy. There was never any question with this love triangle. Never any doubt how it would go. Still, I wish that it would have made me feel something. A good romance will light up my heart, but my heart stayed dim throughout. The random flashes of
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I write YA books and I'm also entrusted with taking care of other people's children. I write books about girls who are strong in all different ways, usually with a healthy dollop of magic and a few dragons.

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