The Kingdom of Back
Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.
Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But ...more
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Thou who hath pranced amidst this land,
Thou who hath walked upon thy hand,
And thou who hath danced on the river's strand...
Behold my quietus, my quiet stand!
Behold these tears and please withstand,
My wailing and waning and weening, and,
Behold my death—of thee, I demand!
Oh lo and behold my life so damned,
And watch my dawning demise, so grand;
Then seize my murderer, oh that I command—
Bury and bind the book in this sand,
Within my grave, this ...more
I ADDED THIS BOOK AS SOON AS I SAW MARIE LU'S NAME and when I read the description it got even better
I've always thought it sad that Nannerl couldn't pursue music like her brother because 18th century gender roles are the worst. plus, it's MARIE LU, so this is basically guaranteed to be amazing
but 2019....that's so far away.................. *weeps silently into bowl of cheerios*
Well, it's been a while since I've read a Marie Lu book, and this was a great dive back into her writing. This is a lyrical, fantastical tale full of magic and history and while I was captivated, there were a few things that fell short of my expectations. Also, it was a lot longer and slower than I wanted it to be, and while I'm sure some may find this a blessing, it was lacking quite a bit ...more
The tone of this reminds me of Pan's Labyrinth, but centered around the childhoods of Maria Anna and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, known to one another as Nannerl ...more
06/27/19 hi i’m literally the moST excited for this book. marie lu is my ALL TIME favourite author, i love her so much and i’ll read literally anything she ever writes because i already know i’ll love it, so, really, “excited” is actually a huge understatement.
i’d literally read her grocery list if i had the opportunity, that’s how much i love her and her words.
Wait, a Marie Lu cover I actually legitimately really like???? This does not compute????
Update January 2019
Why cruel world, why????
Prereview December 2017
Marie Lu you are killing me. Now I have to wait two weeks for Batman: Nightwalker, a year for Warcross #2, and now TWO YEARS FOR THIS!!!!!!! *slams head on table* WHY WHY WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! ...more
Kingdom of Back was everything I could have ...more
yes i’ve only read the legend trilogy. but it’s one of my all time favourites. i will definitely read the young elites & warcross !! and of course every thing else ...more
I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and ...more