We are already on book four of this buddy read. I’m not too far into it, but to me, it really feels like the author wanted to just do three books and wrap it up. I could be wrong of course. It just feels like the rest of the series may be written due to fan demand. Again, I don’t really know. It’s really too early to tell. We shall see. It’s nice to see something I was curious about.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this. I can’t say I fully went into this blindly. I understood that it was a retelling. However, I wasn’t sure of the angle it was going to go until I read it. I listened to the entire book in one day. It was so very good. I feel like it’s more of a companion than it is a retelling to be honest. It’s kind of like a before-the-story kind of story. From the Queen’s point of view. I definitely recommend it.
I got this book for Book of the Month. I’m a HUGE Will Smith fan. Well, for who didn’t already know that. When I found out he narrated the audiobook, I had to get it there too. I’m very happy I did. The sound effects, his humor, and the musical parts at random make it so worth it! Yes, reading the lyrics on page are pretty awesome, but it’s a whole other thing to hear him sing them!
I’m enjoying this book very much. I’ve learned a lot. There are many things I’m already familiar with being that I love learning about history. All history. Not just the glamorized history. It’s different hearing about it from a perspective that actually lived about it. The narrator is really engaging as well. I would actually like to get myself a physical copy of this book one day. Something I can annotate and pull quotes from. I’m thankful that I was able to get an audio of this book.
I can’t believe I’ve made it to the end of this series. I’ll be done with it very soon. It’s just unreal. I feel like I was just mapping out the chapters to read each day with mom last week! I’m both relieved and depressed over the ending of this series. Part of me is very nervous about the ending of the series. We shall see. I have to swallow my pride and finish it eventually.
I’m so excited to be buddy reading this with Julie from One Book More. I’ve been wanting to read this trilogy for a long time. I listened to the first one a few years ago, but I’m not sure if I ever finished it. I can’t remember anything about it. The reread will be worth it. Originally, I was going to read them all in e-book, but I had the first one in audiobook and could get the other two for a discount. I couldn’t resist taking that discount!
If anybody would like to join us, please let us know! I’m so excited about this!
I read this entire trilogy in about 24 hours. They were really good. I’m not exactly a fan of how the trilogy ended, but that’s just a personal preference I’m sure. I think there could be several move books in this series in all honesty. Either way, the narrator did a great job and I really enjoyed listening to it.
I know that there are seven books in this series. I have only read three books so far. Well, I’ve only finished three. I’m working on the fourth now. My best friend recommended the books to me. I have had so many books I’ve needed to read that I put it off. She pushed me to read it though, so I did. I’m glad I did. They are very quirky and just make you want to keep listening. The narrator is pretty fantastic. I fully recommend this series!
If I didn’t have other obligations, I would have read this entire book in one sitting. I wish I was making this up. It’s told from three points of view by three different narrators. I’ll have a review posted on Saturday. I wouldn’t say this book is for everybody. There are some very heavy topics that could possibly trigger some. For me, it was very engaging and thought-provoking.
I was a little nervous about reading this book. Especially with how the first book ended. I want to point out that it was a great ending. That was kind of the point. Usually when books end very well, the sequel just isn’t as great to me. I’ve been delightfully wrong about this one. It has been amazing. I almost read the first half of the book in one sitting! I can’t wait to continue reading.