The Stone's Heart
Petra Kel – young and headstrong – has been named General of the Queen’s Guard. But while Petra’s head may be in rebuilding the war-torn kingdom alongside her childhood friend Queen Belengaria, she left her heart miles away in their homeland, the day she turned her bac ...more
The story centers around seventeen year old Bel who wanted nothing more than to become a flyer like her older brothers. Born on the fringes of royalty however Bel was still being trained to be a princess mu ...more
I received a free copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book in The Queen's Wing series, and I highly recommend you read it in order, because this jumps straight in where the last book left off, and there's a lot of background knowledge needed.
Bel continues to be one of the n ...more
Book 1 has to be read to understand this book and to love the characters as I did. Petra had always been a fighter and this time too, sh ...more
This book made me realize the issue with a 5 star rating system - it is a very high end 3*. This second installment picks up shortly after The Queen's Wing left off, and you definitely need to read that one first. Bel and Con are now approaching their new wedding date, but this book is really more about Petra. She makes a fine and worthy central character. The book is told through a first ...more
The Stone's Heart by Jessica Thorne was one of my most anticipated books for this year and it didn't disappoint! I honestly didn't pay much attention to Petra in the first book but with the book being written from her point of view and Bel's point of view it was so neat to have a better perspective of what was going on! I loved the obstacles and relationships that came from, or were strengthened from them. I like how some of the characters you couldn't tell what their i ...more
If you think I'm feeling winded by so many great sequels this year, than you are absolutely correct. This year has been pretty awful in reality, but fiction's been serving us many treats. One of my most highly anticipated sequels, The Stone's Heart, was just as enthralling as its predecessor.
Wow. Just, wow. This wasn't what I expe ...more
The Stone's Heart (The Queen's Wing #2) by Jessica Thorne was an action packed adventure story with some twists, danger, and heart-break. A beautifully magical but nerve-wrecking space opera. The only complaint from me was the romance (unfortunately, I just didn't feel it) and sadly another love triangle, which fortunately for me was ag ...more
This book, I dare say, is better than book ...more
When you bury things, when they finally get out, they are stronger than ever.
Anthaeus is still healing from the Gravian invasion. But with the help of the Rondet and the Anthaem with his beloved Bel at his side, the renovations are going well. Still, there is so much work to do. But Bel isn’t scared of work. She’s not scared of anything. Especially when she has her trusted friend, Petra Kel, by her side.
But it turns out their problems are not over yet. It becomes painfully obvious whe...more
If you want exquisite torture, stress, tension in your muscles, and a possible heart attack, then this is the book for you!!
This book picks up where The Queen's Wing left off, so please read that one first! This novel alternates between Princess Bel and her guard Petra's point of view, with new villains and a possible romantic plot for Petra.
I cannot get over how stressful this book was to read. I imagine books as having highs and low ...more
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Bel and Con are finally going to be married and Bel's brother Zander is coming to the wedding. Bel asks Petra to 'babysit' him while he's there, which isn't ideal because he and Pet ...more
But as the court intrigues deepen, an ancient alien creature is unearthed/awakened and Petra and Bel find themselves fighting for the survival of their new home, and questioning whether love or loyalty is more important.
A fantastic read tha ...more
I must be honest. I did not read the blurb for this book before requesting it. Having read the first in the series I jumped at the chance to further explore the world. That being said it kind of threw me when I realized that though Bel and Con are present in this new adventure the book was more a continuation of the world w ...more
The follow-up to The Queen's Wing centers the story on Petra, Bel's bodyguard who has now been made General, while also having Bel as a second POV. In the aftermath of the Gravian war, Anthaese rebuilding efforts continue, and they are all looking forward to Bel and Con finally being wed; the presence of Bel's older brother Zander adds a complication, though, as he is entangled ...more
The second book in The Queen's Wing series follows directly from the events of the first book, so do make sure to read The Queen's Wing first, as it really is essential in order to fully enjoy this one.
As the author does not have to do as much world building or character set up this book really does hit the ground running, though we do get some new rather intriguing characters, most notably a delegation from the Imperial Empress arriving to attend the Royal Wedding, between Bel and Con. ...more
So I couldn't wait to read this book what can I say first I did like its was lovely to go back into this world and see what Bel and Col are doing and also see them get married.
I liked Petra in the first book so its was great to get to know better she a strong woman but I ...more
I just wanna start out and say that this book was amazing! I honestly was not happy about it being told from Petra's perspective but it was honestly amazing the way this book was written. I thought that it was just going to be from Petra's but it is also told in Bel's perspective. I really happy with the way this book was told. I'm not going to say much more because you should read this series. Very good!
A new threat means it’s a new hero’s time to shine – and shine Petra does. Petra is strength, she is loyalty, she is heartbroken, she is headstrong and she is unconditional love. Petra is the hero that I asp ...more
At the end of The Queen's Wing I wasn't that excited about Petra and Zander, but I ended up loving their relationship so much! Petra especially was something else, I adored her.
This series is also full of bad things happening to the characters. Not once have they caught a break. They think they're safe but nah, here's some pain and anguish. But that ending ...more
This novel was an enjoyable read. The story is written well, with many plot twists, but also has romance. The story is told from first person points of view, Petra and Bel. You need to read the first novel in the series to see how their story to Anthaeus began.
Petra has been promoted to general and protects Bel and Con, the future rulers of Anthaeus. Bel and Con are getting married and Zander, Bel's brother, is coming. Petra and ...more
It's a bit slow at the beginning but after the first chapters the pace gets faster and it becomes full of twists and turns.
It's well written, with interesting and engaging characters.
I liked the world building and I liked the story being told by two different point of view.
Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for this ARC
As the preparations for Bel and Con's wedding get under way, Petra, General of the Queen's Guard, must deal not only with a delegation from the Imperial Empress, but also with the only man she has ever loved, but walked away from, Bel's older brother Zander.
But as the court intrigues deepen, an ancient alien creature is unearthed/awakened and Petra and Bel find themselves fighting for the survival of their new home, and ques ...more
Nice fantasy YA, lots of action.
The plot, same as in the first one, takes a bit to pick up the pace, but once it does, it's just non-stop from there. The characters are still as good as in the first one, specially the Elders.
I'm not gonna lie, I was disappointed when the story started from Petra's POV,but then I went on to see Bell still had some chapters, and so all was well and good.
The thing I missed the most was the rom ...more