The King's 100
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 ...more
From the beginning, Piper’s world immediately had me hooked. She is a princess in the STEM Kingdom of Ca ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
As the book's editor, I had the opportunity to read this a lot more times (and a lot earlier) than m ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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!
I have to say for someone ...more
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 ...more
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