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The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
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really liked it
bookshelves: ya-fantasy, stand-alone, amazon-vine, reviewed

I really enjoyed "The Kingdom". Its about a thinly disguised version of Disney World in the future where the princesses are a hybrid of human/computer. In fact the Kingdom is comprised of all kinds of hyrid animals, some of which were extinct. Ana is a fantasist, one of seven of these princesses. Her job is to walk around the park and do meet and greats and parades and make guests happy. But what happens when the fantasists start to become a little too human? And they start wanting more then their narrow Kingdom existence? I keep wanting to tell more of this plot but I don't want to give anything away. I didn't know much going in. I will say that at the beginning of the book Ana is in trouble and we know that something has happened to two of the other fantasists. We know that there are definitely some morally wrong things happening in this magical place. The story is told from Ana's perspective with plenty of transcripts and court documents mixed in with her narration. This keeps the book moving at a very brisk pace. I read the book in two sittings and by the second one I know I would keep reading until the book was done. I think the story is told satisfyingly but there is definitely a carrot or two being dangled for a potential sequel. I would read one. Its worth it for the descriptions of the "Kingdom" alone.
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Reading Progress

April 23, 2019 – Shelved
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 14, 2019 – Started Reading
May 14, 2019 –
page 21
5.97%
May 14, 2019 –
page 21
5.97%
May 18, 2019 –
page 65
18.47%
May 18, 2019 –
page 65
18.47%
May 18, 2019 –
page 88
25.0%
May 18, 2019 –
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25.0%
May 18, 2019 –
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33.52%
May 18, 2019 –
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33.52%
May 19, 2019 –
page 183
51.99%
May 19, 2019 –
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51.99%
May 19, 2019 –
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73.3%
May 19, 2019 –
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73.3%
May 19, 2019 –
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73.3%
May 19, 2019 –
page 299
84.94%
May 19, 2019 –
page 299
84.94%
May 19, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 20, 2019 – Shelved as: ya-fantasy
May 20, 2019 – Shelved as: stand-alone
May 20, 2019 – Shelved as: amazon-vine
May 20, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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