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Take down a power that seeks to rule them all Their group of rebels is comprised of an assassin a sex worker and a palace servant from Above and we follow their uniue perspectives as they are forced to uestion previously held b Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek Thank you to Page Street Publishing for the copy in exchange for an honest reviewTrigger Warnings Fairly Strong Sexual Content Sexual Assault Miscarriage Suicide and TortureViolenceI always hate when I have to write a negative review for a book especially when a book was sent to me for said review But I like to give you guys my readers my honest opinion and my honest opinion about “The ueen Underneath” is that it is justawful I don’t even know where to start with this one because there wasn’t a single redeeming uality it’s all just a giant mess Plot First of all I don’t think this actually ualifies as a YA book it’s NA than anything There’s two pretty strong sexual scenes although fairly brief that occur within the first 50 pages of the book and they completely put me off because I was not expecting them at all Completely came out of nowhere I’m not a prude by any means but when I go into a book that’s being marketed as YA and there’s no hints of stronger sexual content at all and then BAM I am attacked with it within 50 pages Yeah no thank you And as mentioned in the Trigger Warnings above there is an instance of sexual assault in the book as well You have been warned now I know I sure would have liked to have beenI feel like I don’t even know what this story is supposed to be about the ueen of Under is murdered and so is the King of Above So the characters set out to find the killers basically and then from there it’s a whole mess of like fifty other unrelated things happening It’s like the author couldn’t make up their mind about what they wanted their book to be about I was confused 100% of my time reading this book It also didn’t help that the pacing was too fast like 10 “important” things just happened in one sentence too fast Then there were “twists” that made no sense and felt like they were only there for the sake of having some twists It was one giant mess a mess I tell youAnd as you can probably imagine the world building was just as much of a mess I mean the story made zero sense so why would the world building? What and where exactly is the Above and Under? Because from the way it was described at times it made it seem like the Under were tunnels and actually UNDERNEATH something but yet they have pirates that go around ya knowsailing on seas Explain Then don’t even get me started on the fact that there were sex worker priests for whatever religion it is they practice because literally nothing was ever explained Plus how the hell does all of this magic work? Once again ExplainAlso this was being marketed as a retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” and oh boy hahahahahaa NO How? Someone tell me how exactly this was supposed to be similar to “Sleeping Beauty” in any way There were some vines at one point okay check And the main character was asleep for a while I guess check Townspeople all fell into a magical slumber at some point check That’s it That’s everything I can even remotely compare to the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” Talk about disappointing CharactersThe characters The Characters THE FREAKING CHARACTERS I could have cared less about all of them honestly they had so much potential though Characters in fantasy books always have so much potential There was zero character growth or depth Everyone was about as interesting as a wet mop unless you happen to find wet mops interesting in which case just substitute for something you find boringGemma is your typical strong heroine that we seem to find an endless supply of in YA these days She brought nothing new to the table though And Tollan the other MC was shy and that’s about all I got out of him at all he really had no personality whatsoeverThere was also a slew of secondary characters that liked to show up out of the blue for the purpose of moving the plotor you knownot plot forward and then vanish RomanceAnnnnndddd the romances were just as bad as the plot and characters for me At this point in the story I just wasn’t even surprised any One of the romances was insta love to the max and had zero lead up although the ONE good thing I have to say about it and this book in general was that it was a LGTB romance Now I will discuss the other main couple but in order to really rant like I want to there will be spoilersview spoilerThe romance between Gemma a MC and the assassin character Devery was so so bad Devery was the one responsible for literally killing the woman she thought of as her mother and all was forgiven immediately Like are you serious right now? It was that forgivable huh? And if he loves you like he says then why in the hell would he do it I don’t care what excuse he gave people that love each other don’t go around killing your other loved ones And yep it was literally brushed aside like it never happened hide spoiler

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read kindle Ç The Queen Underneath Ô Hardcover ✓ The Above and the Under have a tenuous truce that is shattered after the death of both their respective rulers Gemma the new ueen of Under must throw history aside and team up with Tollan the heir to the Above throne in order to take down a power that seeks to rule them The Above and the Under have a tenuous truce that is shattered after the death of both their respective rulers Gemma the new ueen of Under must throw history aside and team up with Tollan the heir to the Above throne in order to Review coming soon