Title: The Queen’s Wing
Author: Jessica Thorne
Release date: 21st November 2018
Number of Pages: 353
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
‘I was born to fly,’ I told my brothers. But it isn’t true. I was born to be a pawn in the great game of royal houses, married to someone – anyone – my family deems suitable. If I’m lucky, he’ll be my own age and bearable. If I’m very lucky, he’ll be someone who understands my need to fight, and to fly…
Bel, born to nobility, would do anything to spend her days alongside her brothers – soaring through the heavens in her beloved flyer. She’s faster than any of them, but she knows her days in the skies are numbered.
When a surprise attack on the palace lands Bel’s father on the throne, her life is forever changed. In order to secure her father’s empire, Bel must travel to a distant land to marry the recently widowed young ruler, Conleith.
But Bel’s new home is less than welcoming: compared to the refined ladies at court, Bel seems like a wild woman, and assassination attempts, treason and mystery threaten her at every turn. With a growing attraction to Con, her life is further complicated by the attentive leader of her bodyguards – a warrior called Shae whom she has loved since childhood…
*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
This book gave me serious The Selection vibes however, this was much, much better.
This book follows the story of Bel who loves flying and longs to be a pilot like her brothers and mother however after an attack by the Gravians the royal family is killed and Bel’s father finds himself in the role of King. This leads to Bel taking the place of the late princess in a marriage allegiance with Con, the Anthaem of another planet and must give up her dream of freedom to accept this new life.
I really liked Bel as the main character she is determined and loyal and I loved the strength she showed throughout. There is a love triangle in this but it’s one that I didn’t actually mind, and I did enjoy the angst throughout this,
This book is very action packed and is go go go right from the very beginning. I can understand how some people may find that too much happens in this one book but personally I really enjoyed it. This book is really fast paced and there is never a dull moment.
Overall, I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to see what goes down in the next book. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars.