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The King's 100

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“A fun Sci-fi Fairytale mashup that is sure to please fans of The Lunar Chronicles!” – Lorie Langdon, author of Olivia Twist and Gilt Hollow

Sixteen-year-old princess, Piper Parish, is a disappointment to the citizens of Capalon, a STEM-structured kingdom where innovation is valued above all. Her older sister, the queen, views Piper's tears during their parents' funeral as
Published July 21st 2020 by Immortal Works Press
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Renaissance Kate
I would have loved this book in junior high. A YA story where teenager characters act, talk, and think like teenagers, The King’s 100 includes action and intrigue but overall offers a lighter tone with teen drama and romance. Readers in junior high or early high school would enjoy this book, and if you’re in the mood for a lighter YA read with a unique premise, I would recommend picking it up.

From the beginning, Piper’s world immediately had me hooked. She is a princess in the STEM Kingdom of Ca
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I hadn’t read such a lovely and romantic young adult story for a while! I’m so glad I got this ARC! It was a feelgood read for me!

Capalon is a high tech kingdom, where intelligence and innovation are highly appreciated. Piper Parish is the sixteen year old princess of Capalon who appreciates emotions and feelings more than everything else has more value in Capalon. Her older sister, the Queen, views Piper’s tears during their parents’ funeral as a weakness, not to mention h
May 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I received this ARC from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review

This book took me a while to get into and I honestly couldn’t mesh with the writing and world. I’ve been on and off with this book for weeks and I decided to just drop it permanently instead of forcing myself to read something i wasn’t able to sync to. That is the only reason I DNF’d this book. Being a sci fi-fantasy mashup, I thought it was a really interesting concept but I think this book just wasn’t for me
Sophie's Reading Corner
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it

Piper is the Princess of Capalon and she goes on a secret mission on her own to the neighbor enemy country of Mondaria. After a rumor that her mother didn't die a few years ago, but she's captured there, she wants to go and rescue her, so her goal is to somehow get into the palace, rescue her mother and return to their country.

She uses the audition to be a member of the King's 100 as a means to get into the palace. This audition is looking for people to entertain the King and his guests and the
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The King's 100 gave me an interesting world. Where kingdoms are sort of at war with each other and they also value different things. In it, you will meet Piper who is a sixteen year old princess. Her kingdom is fascinated by all scientific things. They are also extremely healthy and I don't think I will ever look at kale ever again. Even if kale cubes sound interesting to try.

It wasn't surprising that all the other kingdoms
Molly Fennig
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love books like The Selection, with royalty and big ball gowns and Love, so I was excited to read Karin Bigg's The King's 100. If you're looking for a light-hearted romance, with just enough science fiction for flavor, but not enough to be overpowering or confusing, this is a good book for you. The premises are relatively simple-- two opposite, and rival, Lands (Capalon and Mondaria-- interestingly similar to Capulet and Montague from Romeo and Juliet... coincidence? I think not. Also look for ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this read. description
It was a lot lighter than most of the YA I've been reading with war-torn worlds. If you love a classic princess story this is a book for you. Piper is a princess in a land that is scientifically advanced. They only eat healthy foods like kale cubes. Never any sugar or alcohol. Things like gambling, jokes, and love are through of as wastes of time and are avoided at all costs. They are a very robotic seemingly cold people. Children are nannies by robots. so avoid the a
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Actual rating 4.5/5* due to some issues with underdeveloped characters. But as a whole, the book blew me away!

The King’s 100 by Karin Biggs follows princes Piper on her quest to discover her presumably deceased mother while learning the intricacies of being a wholesome human. Coming from a land where emotions are considered flaws and only science-oriented skills and stone-cold intelligence have value, she discovers a whole new world of values, friendship, love, and e
MK ( Makayla)

Reminiscent of a Sci Fi version of The Selection series .

One of my favorite things about this book is that it didn't cling to all of the typical YA tropes . Instead of going the typical route of the King or prince wanting to select a wife to marry instead they are being selected to be one of the Kings One Hundred performers ; magicians , musicians , and singers . Another thing I loved was just the plationic friendship between two characters . It had all of the elements that I loved in Jo and L
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lovely YA fantasy novel geared towards a younger YA audience.

It’s true that science and facts are important. But in the ‘STEM-only kingdom of Capalon,’ jokes and junk food are strictly avoided and displays of emotion are met with the equivalent of solitary time-out punishments. Princess Piper has a big heart, and her capacity to feel emotions and express creativity is too great to be limited to cold, hard facts and nothing else. With newfound hope based on a letter indicating that her mother may
John Olsen
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the characters and the conflicts they each go through. Karin does a great job making the characters distinct and easy to keep track of, letting me focus on the story of how they face and overcome challenges. The world of The King's 100 pits nation against nation as the characters fight to overcome old attitudes. They discover that their differences don't have to be walls keeping them apart.

As the book's editor, I had the opportunity to read this a lot more times (and a lot earlier) than m
Tamra Trabanino
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would. There was a twist which could set it up for a sequel.
I really liked all the characters and how there was a lot of dialogue which made it really fun to read.
You won't be able to stop reading this one so clear your schedule!
[this ARC was kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review]

Karin Biggs's debut novel, The King's 100, is set in a futuristic world, although the specifics of why the situation was the way it was were never explained. It revolves around a princess of one of the countries, whose name I can't remember, who runs away to the neighbouring country in belief that she'll find her supposedly dead mother there.

Now, I found a lot of issues with the concept itself, so
mònica • nightingfae •
3.5 stars

Originally published on nightingfae's blog

How should I start reviewing this book? Maybe by saying that I was expecting a YA fantasy novel but it's turned out to be a YA dystopia without any fantasy. But it's fine, because nothing in the synopsis let see that there'll be fantasy in it, maybe the cover gave me false expectations. However, I always enjoy a good dystopia, if it's properly explained, exposed and developed, which The King's 100 is not.

We're introduced to a new world order –we
Amy Carpenter
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has great general appeal. Anyone will enjoy it who likes tons of romantic tension, dances and parties, and a nice touch of sci-fi/fantasy.

Piper Parish grows up in a society where love is stifled and science is encouraged. She runs off into her enemies‘ land when she learns that her mother may still be alive and dwelling in the enemies castle. She gets in to the castle by joining a group of talented entertainer youth and all the fun and games start.

There are a lot of fun and enjoyable
Makenna Pilchen
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved this book, I thought it was so much fun to read and all of the characters were amazing. The storyline and the world building were both absolutely incredible and I loved all the details about the different kingdoms. This book is perfect for fans of The Selection and The Lunar Chronicles. This book was absolutely amazing and is the perfect book who people who enjoy sci-fi and romance.
Isabelle MBTL
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

Young Adult, Sci-Fi Romance, Futuristic

First Person, female-POV

This is a standalone book with HEA, but we end with a feeling that it will become a series. There is a lot to be explored here yet.

This was a pleasant surprise!!!

The debut book of the author and it is already such a great one.

The story is unique, the main characters are easy to love and the romance is cute.

I also believe this will be a series, because we have a lot more to learn from these charact

Jess (The Cozy Reader) Kennedy
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
What an enjoyable read!
This was a great, fun, fast book.
If you've read The Selection by Kiera Cass you will probably like this too.
The characters were numerous and unique.
The setting was great.
The story line was brilliant, yet soft and easy and fun.
The ending was good and overall a fabulous book!

Will keep this author on my radar.
Erin Riha
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intrigue, swoon-worthy romance, and a touch of magic made it impossible to put this book down! I fell in love with Piper’s story, the way in which she discovered what it means to follow her heart, the friendships she formed as a result, and the confidence she gained in finding true joy. Fans of The Selection and The Beholder will love this book.
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book instantly.
This story started out feeling very similar to Cinder by Marissa Meyer, then quickly whisked me away into a land of ball gowns, performers, and perfectly authentic teenage flirtation. I could not eat it up fast enough. It took me back to my high school madrigal days, spending time in practice rooms, performing onstage, and all the delicious drama that comes with it. Karin manages to get teenagers so right without them being overly angsty (annoying) or melo
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
In her debut novel, Karin Biggs charms her readers with her beautifully witty narration and word play. I thoroughly enjoyed her character development through charismatic dialogue and descriptive language. She paints vivid pictures with her narration, especially in scenes between main characters. I was fully engulfed in the heated moments between Ari and Piper. The idea that a character might disguise herself in an unknown territory is not entirely new, but Biggs won me over with her performing a ...more
Thomas Norstein
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Read as an ARC from NetGally

3.5/5, but I'm going to round up because I really like the characters.

The King's 100 is a sweet story about Princess Piper from a kingdom of logic (Capalon) who gets a tip that her dead mother might not be dead. Instead, she may be being held in the Mansion of their enemy. She steals an identity and heads to their enemy kingdom (Mondarian) that is all about feelings and not-logic. There, she joins the King's 100; a group of 100 court members whose job is to entertain
Nikole Clow
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
The King’s 100 is one of those books that surprised me in a good way. To start off, I’d like to note that I devoured this book in a mere 3 hours, which is very difficult for me. I’m typically a slow reader, it usually takes me a good 2-3 days to finish a 300 page book. But with The King’s 100, I had to keep reading. I needed to know what happened next and I refused to put the book down. This story easily grasped my attention until the very last line, which then had me grappling with the fact tha ...more
IM211 -Scattered thoughts-
ARC received from Netgalley and Immortal works and author, Karin Biggs. Thank you !

I didn't expect to like this book so much. But after a few chapters, I was hooked!

In a nutshell

King's 100 takes place in a futuristic world and the story spans between the two kingdoms, Capalon where life is based on tech and logic and uncontrolled aspects of life, like emotions, are to be contained. While Mondorian life all about freedom, expression, and animosity towards the Capalon.

Our MC, Piper feels tra

Jonna Feliz
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
"No. They're highly intelligent but just in a different way." - The King's 100 by Karin Biggs

A stunning debut by Karin Biggs. The King's 100 provides its readers a light, magical escape.

Sixteen-year-old Piper Parish, Princess of Capalon and younger sister to current Queen Evelyn Elaine Parish of Capalon, continues to be emotionally affected by their parents' death. Living in a kingdom where all things emotional, artistic, and basically anything that resembles a tiny bit of humanity is looked dow
nessietwihard02 Ruth Job
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Shelf Blame
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for the advanced copy of this book!

The King's 100 is, at its very core, a very YA novel -- and I mean that in a good way!

Piper is the princess of a kingdom that values intellect and technology over everything, even familial and romantic relationships. Her sister is the queen, and when she receives a note telling her her mother is alive in an enemy kingdom, Piper tries to convince her sister to undergo a rescue mission. Her sister refuses, so Piper goes it alone.
Jessica Reads It
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What an interesting and delightful detour from the conventional paranormal worlds. The Kingdom of the Lands, holds many kingdoms, but none as stringent as Capalon. How novel is it to have an entire kingdom based on the basic fundamentals of STEM? Each individual specializing in a different field striving towards their motto of Innovation First!

As with all royalty there must be drama! Cue Piper the Problem Princess (nicknamed P3) I
Candyce Kirk
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

A lot of fantasy books tend to blend together, but Karin Biggs definitely surprised me with The King's 100. Our main character, Piper, is the princess of Capalon. In this kingdom logic is really important and there isn't any room for emotions. Piper seems to stand out in this and is frowned upon, because she does show emotions and loves to sing. When she finds a note stating her mother may still be alive, she knows she needs to try and find out if this is true!

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Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing


I loved reading this story and could not put it down.

Firstly, the setting is just amazing where you feel like you are reading a medieval book of castles and princesses, mixed with futuristic science fiction drones and robots. The author did a wonderful job in writing the story where it is light and fluffy, yet intense and gripping. I was intrigued by the whole concept of Piper going in disguise to find her mother, and getting
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Karin worked as an event planner for over eight years before becoming a stay-at-home-mom and pursuing her interest in creative writing. She enjoys chocolate-covered peanuts, uninterrupted sleep and singing with other people. Karin lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.

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