Monday, 19 January 2015

God save the queen - Kate Locke

The Year is 2012—and Queen Victoria still rules with an immortal fist.

She's the undead matriarch of a Britain, where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground, and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where technology lives side by side with magic, where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath) and Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day.

Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it's her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But things get complicated when her sister goes missing. Xandra will not only realise she's the prize in a dangerous power struggle—but she'll also uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire itself. 

My thoughts:
Omg yes! *fistpump

I have for weeks been reading bad books, ok books, and good books (which is good, but you know...) I have been missing awesome and finally! I started reading it, and I never put it down. Well ok once for that obligatory tweet about how I am reading an awesome book.

It had everything I wanted. Cool heroine, action, danger and omg awesome world! The plague made aristocrats into vamps and weres and goblins. Now the nobility rule England and Queen Victoria is a vamp. Humans hate them though. A world of old world dress code, manners, and new tech. A strange steampunk mix cos hello Victoria is still queen after all.

Alexandra, our heroine, is a half blood and a member of the guard. She was pretty kick-ass.

The story goes like this. Her sister is missing. What is going on? Oh oh conspiracy? Oh oh sexy guy? Oh oh twist!! Loved that twist. Damn happy I have book 2 *fistpump.

So yes of course I would recommend this. Danger, suspense, awesome world, and even a hot guy. Hello, what is there not to like?!

Conclusion;
Very happy with this book. 

Cover
cool

Paperback, UK Edition, 354 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Orbit
The Immortal Empire #1
Urban fantasy
Own


47 comments:

  1. This....actually....sounds....awesome. MUST READ! I am not much into steampunk (as you know), but I wanna read this

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    1. Well I can't really call it steampunk when it takes place in 2012 and they got cellphones

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  2. Me likely. I'll take a look for it.

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  3. I've been eyeing this series forever, and the enthusiasm in your review in infectious. SOLD!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  4. Oh I have always been curious about this series! Never read Kate Locke, but her books sound very interesting.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I also realised that she has a lot of pen names ;)

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  5. Ok you have me wanting this *fistpump*

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  6. Yeah fist pump back. I am glad you found something to pull you out of your slump. I have been eyeing this series myself.

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    1. I am so happy I got it. Thank you MIL

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  7. I'm not sure if this is for me but yet that you loved this.

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  8. You may have convinced me. :)

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  9. Oh I want to read this one. So glad you enjoyed it. Must push it higher up the wishlist.

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  10. I wish I loved Steampunk more (I do love the covers). I am so glad you loved it :)

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  11. Soooo happy you enjoyed this one. I really liked it too. Loved the twist to what the author has created here with the beings. And the story is awesome. And we can't forget the characters. I totally need to get book 2 now that I'm thinking about it. :D

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    1. I have already read it ;D Look for a review on Wednesday

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  12. I like the enthusiasm of your review though definitely not my genre!

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  13. One day I did start this book but after 2 pages I had to put it down for another one and I finally didn't take it back but I should! It sounds perfect for me.

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    1. I do hope you try again and fingers crossed you will like it

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  14. After that review I HAVE TO read this book. :)

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  15. Ha, nice! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. The world sounds pretty fabulous

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  16. I love this book too, as you said it it has all - romance, action, kick-ass heroine. Book #2 is also very good. ;)

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    1. I read it at once and yes enjoyed it ;)

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  17. YES! loved this series! Wish I could find one that would bump me out of my slump.

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    1. *fingers crossed* I hope you find that special book

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  18. Congrats on finding a great book! This does sound like an interesting hodge podge. I'm always hesitant about steampunk books, but I might have to make an exception.

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    1. Well, not really steampunk, more like this time a bit steampunky

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  19. It does sound awesome. Queen Victoria, a vampire in 2012!?! That's cool. Has Victoria been mourning her dear Prince Albert all that time?

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