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The High Crown Chronicles

(High Crown Chronicles #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  21 reviews
When a crown is at stake, blood will be shed…

The High Crown Chronicles is cinematic storytelling at its best. With stunning imagery, dynamic characters, and a slow-burn romance, Jodi Gallegos has built a fantastical world. Coupled with a strong female heroine who’s both relatable and fierce, this seamlessly layered plot pours the foundation for an epic fantasy series that
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published September 7th 2020 by Clean Teen Publishing
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Dec 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
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🎁 FREE on Amazon today (12/6/2020)! 🎁
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Somewhere between 3.75-4 stars.
Jessica Woznick
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well written

Mostly a court intrigue, and war epic novel, I was admittedly hoping for a bow tied, happy ever after, angel-singing, God-light glistening ending. And.... some of it ended happy... or... happiER. But it was mostly realistic, feudalistic, and had a lot of darkness at the end. I'm so glad I didn't read the last 20% at night because of the emotional toll. I can't rank it 4 stars though only because of my emotion intolerance. It was well written, and sets up for a more mystical book two.
Ashley Brilinski
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The High Crown Chronicles has so much going on but it works so wonderfully that it flows just right. So many "What! No way!" moments. Romances, friendships, betrayals, & even double that a thing? What I'm trying to say is this book is anything but boring. Just when I was settled something else would have me wide eyed staring at the page while I processed what I just read. The way everything from the tapestries to the jewels to scenery were descibed was like watching a movie. It wa ...more
Tonja Drecker
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is this one worth a read? In short—yes! It's packed with court intrigue, evil plots, deadly secrets...upon secrets...upon secrets, a bit of romance, tons of action, and it's never clear who can be trusted. In other words, it's one of the reads which keeps the reader in the pages until the very end.

Malory is the first born in the kingdom of Devlishire and destined to be the Queen. Her knowledge and wisdom as well as her sword skills (which does raise eyebrows) are known throughout the seven kingd
James Weaver
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The High Crown Chronicles is a very well written and compelling tale of the quest for the High Crown of the Unified Kingdoms. Gallegos's fictional world has a number of different lands that have banded together to form a unified front against any potential enemies with one King at the head of the table. The problem with kings, however, is they never seem to be satisfied with what they have, especially when you're not the one on top.

Princess Malory of the Kingdom of Devlishire has her eyes set o
Lesley R Lewis
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So very good!

Fantastic story. I lost myself in Malory's story. So many emotions. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I am not a big fan of stories with kings and queens, but after reading this book I am! It is was one of those books you consider calling in sick to work so that you can keep reading! I became emotionally invested in the characters, so much so that it took a few days for me to recover and write a review. I have read quite a few books, but something about the way this author writes draws you into the story and the characters so much that facing real life again is a little disappointing. The one di ...more
RE Reader
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a solid 4.5 stars (rounded up). I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this, and it's grown even better since I last got to read it!

What I especially liked:
~ Malory and her chutzpah -- she's a fighter from beginning to end, and I also love her loyalty throughout
~ the intrigue -- this was probably my favorite part; I really enjoyed all the complications of these kingdoms (along with the politics and treachery) and how they played out (and how Malory and Jamis handled it)
~ the tension
Célia Cross
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*3.5 stars*

This book was surprisingly good. I had no idea what was in store when I entered the contest for it on Instagram, but I'm glad I did.

"The High Crown Chronicles" promised to have a confusing web of politics, a little romance, a fiery queen, and epic battles. It delivered all four of these things nicely.

At first, the writing was very stiff and formal. I almost stopped before the first 20 pages just because of it - I didn't like the style at all. But I forged on, and as the plot continued
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Some plot lines were a bit predictable but it was still an entertaining and gripping read.
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Waiting for the next one eagerly
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent storyline. Looking forward to the second book in this series.
Reading is my foreplay
Mar 26, 2021 rated it did not like it
This is by far one of the worst books I have ever read

First of all, this is a diary, not a book. The inner ramblings of a supposedly intelligent and strong queen. The amount of conversations are few and far between as is the amount of actual story. We rarely get to experience anything instead we are told, through inner monolouges, what happens. It's tiresome to read.

There is no intrigue. Everything that happens is set up in such a way that it is glaringly obvious what is going to happen. Except,
Sandra Lyamuya
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Just good,

Though the plot of the book was nice; reading about women putting themselves down when they are not at fault tends to make me sick 🤒. Which is basically what the new queen did when she found out that her friend had been killed by her king fo thinking them to be lovers. I almost stopped reading as I thought her to be ridiculous for clinging, apologising and pleading to her murderous husband that she still loved him while knowing hat her childhood friend who was more of a brother to her
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
High Crown

At the beginning I had some moments where I was questioning just how high this book would rate. The heroine was rude, spoiled, and bossy at times and selfish most times. The ‘romance’ couldn’t even be considered romance. It was a political alliance and seemed just as fake as all things political tend to be. But the plot thickens and nothing brings a couple together quite like betrayal, lies and a jarring realization that you can’t count on anyone but each other. By half way through, my
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5*. Contender for book of the year. I cannot rate this highly enough.

I feel like I’m doing it a disservice to call it a YA Game of Thrones but that is exactly how it made me feel.

My only negative is that Melaine was often misspelt as Melanie, which I probably wouldn’t even have realised if I wasn’t also called Melanie.
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it

It was good, I enjoyed the world and characters. There was a couple good twists. However I had a bit of frustration with the change of characters, she is cut-throat then in love, then cold again. It was a bit hard to believe and follow. I don't know if I'll continue the series.
Kira Brighton
Jan 11, 2021 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: won-in-giveaway
*Received free e-copy via Book Bub*

This started off well, but it soon became a bit too scattered and awkwardly written for my taste. DNF @ 12%.
Jennifer Rosenberry
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading it so much that I went to bed late.
Jereme Bear
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it

Very well written kept my attention to the end!the ending was surprising can’t wait to read more😃very good read enjoyed
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Jodi is an author of Young Adult fantasy and historical romances, as well as being a black belt, and registered nurse. She lives with her husband, three sons and an evolving herd of undisciplined animals in Colorado. She has a well-earned fear of bears, but tolerates the Teddy and Gummy variety. She's been obsessed with books, both reading and writing them, for most of her life and prefers the wri ...more

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