Book Review: The Orchid Throne

As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…
Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I just want to say that I absolutely adore Kennedy’s writing! I found The Orchid Throne incredibly enjoyable. The beginning was a bit slow to start, but once I got in.. I was in. 

Kennedy has such an intense writing style that just captures you. Her vivid descriptions make you feel like you are right there. I will say I felt like the story wasn’t fully formed. I was definitely left wanting more. But still I am super excited to see where this story goes. 

Personally, I love books from dual perspectives and really enjoyed that this book had two different protagonists and you got to see things from both sides. I cannot wait for the next one. Thank you to NetGalley, St Martins Press, and Jeffe Kennedy for allowing me to review this book. 

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Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley.