The King’s 100 by Karin Biggs
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing Date: July 26, 2020
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 a weakness, not to mention her strange affinity for singing. When Piper receives an anonymous note stating her mother is still alive and living in the enemy kingdom of Mondaria, Piper chooses to risk death and flees Capalon to prove once and for all that she’s not just the queen’s defective little sister.
Posing as a Mondarian citizen named Paris Marigold, Piper bumps into a cute black-haired boy named Ari who encourages her to audition for the King’s 100, an esteemed performance court of singers, magicians, and drummers. Piper lands a spot as a singer and dives head-first into a world of glittering dresses, girl-code, sugar, blackmail, and physical contact-all while taking direction from an evil maestro.Under Mondarian law, Piper will be killed if her identity is revealed. But living a life without the freedom to love might actually be the most dangerous risk of all.
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 they were looking for singers, magicians and drummers. Piper uses another girl’s identity, so she’s now Paris. She meets Ari and she gets close to him, even though he’s the enemy and she should stay away from them. She also meets some other people at the palace, court members like her. She gets torn since feelings isn’t something she’s experienced before as her country is very cold and robotic like, so all this is very foreign to her. But she mustn’t stray away from her goal and she must stay hidden under that disguise because she could end up executed.
This was one of the best dystopian books I’ve read lately! I know it says fantasy, but this gave me a dystopian feel, so I can’t help but consider this that 🙈 No matter where it belongs, this was such an amazing book! I loved the plot, the characters were very interesting and I really liked the relationships that the princess developed. The suspense was real, since I feared constantly that they would discover her and I couldn’t trust anyone for some reason. Read my full review on my blog and use the slide to see the mood board I created for this book ❤️ Definitely recommend that!😍
Thank you for to the author for the opportunity to read an early copy of The King’s 100.
Top 5 Reasons to read this book
- Fascinating plotline
- Interesting characters
- Amazing secondary characters
- Gowns, parties, dresses
About the Author:
Karin earned her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University and served as an event planner for two Big 10 universities and various non-profits for over eight years before becoming a stay-at-home-mom. She enjoys chocolate-covered peanuts, uninterrupted sleep and singing with other people. Karin lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.
Giveaway (US Only):
Finished copy of The King’s 100. The giveaway ends on October 6th.
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