Though The Girl King is an enthralling East Asian-inspired debut, I feel like it could have been so much better.
See, I really looked forward to this. I loved Hunting Prince Dracula so much, so I had this one pre-ordered and even got the exclusive edition to feed my love for Cressworth, but this just left me underwhelmed.
The Poppy War is truly on a league of its own. From amazing character development, to moments that just tear your heart out, this book has and excels in everything.
Well, I finished this in three hours, and ended up sleeping at 10am. I am a big sucker for the trope where there’s a really bubbly, outgoing girl and a reserved, introverted guy, so this was a sure read for me. I loved the Off Campus series, so I was really ecstatic that the other guys were getting a spin-off.
Oh my god. Reading this book reignited my love for Anastasia – both the Broadway musical and the classic movie. Ever since this book was announced, it’s been on my most-looked-forward-to list, and I’ve been fortunate enough to get an ARC, and let me tell you: it did not disappoint.