Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom™ is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species―formerly extinct―roam free.
Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful “princesses” engineered to make dreams c ...more
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SO EXCITING THAT IT APPARENTLY TURNED ME INTO SOMEONE WHO WRITES EARNESTLY AND IN ALL CAPS
A BOOK SO GOOD IT CAUSES AN IDENTITY CRISIS
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yes of course i want to read about evil robot future Disney World
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I loved Ana. She’s so good and pure and it was easy to get wrapped up in her way of seeing the world. I was rooting for her from the very beginning. There are a few other characters, but this story is all about Ana and what she’s going through.
Plot wise, I was absolutely captivated. I was so happy the story was told in a past and present format. Seeing the trial unfold in transcripts and video c ...more
The Kingdom is a brilliant sci-fi thriller that completely sucked me in. It is both beautiful and disturbing, weaving together hard-hitting social commentary with a page-turning mystery. Set at a futuristic theme park (think Disneyland on steroids with sci-fi technology) The ...more
The Kingdom is like a combination of some of my favorite tv shows, "Westworld" and "Dollhouse". It is full of mystery and ominous vibes that completely captivate you, but where The Kingdom really shines is its discussion of humanity and agency. The mystery of who murdered Owen pulls you through the entire book and what ends up occurring is that the reader begins to wonder what how ...more
In a twisted version of Disneyland, the fantasists, hybrid girls, make dreams come true every day. In a kingdom of the exotic and the extinct, people come to escape the drudgery of the destroyed outside world. But there’s a dark heart lurking beneath the magic and Ana finds herse ...more
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*
The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy themed amusement park where guest come to make their dreams come true. Ana, is one of seven Fantasists, robotic princesses, whose sole purpose is to make the guests happy. One day, when she meets park employee Owen, she begins to feel love towards him, an e ...more
Thank you so much Henry Holt and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review THE KINGDOM!
The Kingdom is basically West World meets Disney World in this dizzying actions packed story that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park that is everything you ever wished for. The Kingdom is home to the fantasists, the seven artificial intelligence that were designed as Princess's for the consumers e ...more
Let me start off by saying thank you to the publisher for sending me an early copy of this book.
Then continue by saying that I saw this cover and read the synopsis and I thought I wouldn't like this book. I don't know why, but it just didn't sound like my cup of tea. I was WRONG! This book was amazing! I've been having a hard time finding books that I just cannot put down. Sure, I've forced myself to read quickly lately, but nothing that I've just HAD to continue reading. This book was so in ...more
Maybe if I wasn't already feeling kind of over-saturated on the theme, I might have liked this a little better.
I did enjoy the whole theme park thing (of course, I used to be a manager in a theme park, so maybe it just hit home?).
I did dig the Ana we meet via court transcripts, aka Ana with a spine.
But, oh, for most of the book it's android teen-angst. Remember when androids were kind of edgy? ...more
The Kingdom è uno sci-fi thriller ambientato in un parco tema futuristico (immaginate a una Disneyland abitatata da ibridi super tecnologici).
Trama avvincente, un mix perfetto tra sci-fi, fantasy e thriller.
Ho letteralmente divorato questo libro! Poi il finale? Inaspettato!
VOGLIO assolutamente un seguito!
"In the end, it does not matter what the story is about. It only matters who gets to tell it."
Ana is a Fantasist, a human/robot hybrid who, along with her "sister" Fantasists, populates an amusement park called The Kingdom where people (actual humans) go to escape their daily lives. The Kingdom is part Disneyworld, part Westworld, part Frankenstein, while Ana's story is told through her own narration and through the tran ...more
The Kingdom is a fresh, fast-paced read that blends science-fiction, mystery and ‘cli-fi’ YA that will suck you in right from the first pages. Told from the perspective of an android before she is accused of murder, with court documents, interviews and more in between chapters from the trial itself, The Kingdom delves into the darker side of ...more
The story opens with a brief murder scene then jumps forward to the post-trial interview between Ana and Dr. Foster. Ana has been accused of murdering someone (at this poin ...more
Ana is a Fantasist. Essentially a machine, she is programmed to bring happiness to those she interacts with. She lives, along with her sisters, in the Disney-style theme park known as The Kingdom and she is programmed to behave within a strict set of parameters.
Early on, we are given details of a transcr ...more
I went into this thinking that I was really going to love this book. It is told in pieces of mixed media (courtroom documents, video surveillance footage, a YouTube video, etc.) The concept seemed really cool and murder mystery-esque. And, let's not kid ourselves, the cover is great (the UK cover is GORGEOUS). But, I just.. didn't. I am glad that I read it and I don't think that it was a bad book, there were ju ...more