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The Queen's Wing

(The Queen's Wing #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  123 reviews
'Took my heart out of my chest, stomped on it and then put it back, while whispering, "Keep reading"… I sat and ugly cried for 15 minutes... reminds me of something Sarah J. Maas would write.’ Awesome Alitza, 5 stars

'I was born to fight,’ I used to say. But now I know it isn’t true. I was born to be a pawn in the great game of royal houses, married to someone – anyone – m
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published November 21st 2018 by Bookouture
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Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne is the first book of the romantic fantasy series by the same name. And before I begin talking about this one I will mention it does have a bit of a love triangle but before the groans start it’s one that blends well and resolves itself.

The story centers around seventeen year old Bel who wants nothing that to become a flyer like her older brothers. Born on the fringes of royalty however Bel is still being trained to be a princess much to her dismay. One day Bel
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Space opera meets fantasy in this YA novel about Bel, a girl that dreams of flying but must face her responsibility as heir to the throne after her family are destroyed by conflict.

This was a really interesting concept, with the potential to explore a unique idea about fighter pilots in space, and the writing flows reasonably well without compromising on the pace of the story. At times I think it struggled to decide what genre it
Luupi "The Reading Queen"
Have you read one of those books where a bunch of things happen since the first chapter? This is one of those and that was the first problem I had with this book because I like getting to know the characters better before anything happens since that way I feel more connected to them and actually care if something happens.

At the beginning I was also confused because I was expecting Bel to have wings like a dragon or fae since the title of the book is "The Queen's Wing" but then she starts talking
Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
The first thing I thought of when reading about the heroine was Amelia Earhart. She identifies as a flyer and that’s all she wants. The comparison didn’t really hold up throughout the novel though and it becomes more like her backstory with an occasional reappearance.

After most of the royal line is wiped out, Bel is pulled into the drama as the princess for her kingdom and sent off to marry the prince of another kingdom. She knows her duty, but her heart is pulled to her childhood friend and her
3.5 stars

I received this book from the author/publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Bel is the distant grand-relative of the king and never expected for her role to be anymore more than just a little bit noble. However, when the entire royal family is wiped out in an attack, Bel's father is suddenly King, her brother the Crown Prince and Princess Bel is shipped off to another planet for an arranged marriage with someone she hasn't even met before.

This YA sci-fi story is so mu
Kathy - Books & Munches
I love myself a good story with royalty so.. A girl, living for freedom, who suddenly has to give up everything in order to become the future queen? Yes, please!

I was, honestly, pleasantly surprised with the way I was drawn into the story right from the start. The way Bel shares how her passion is flying - in space, might I add - and her feelings regarding her position in her planet's politics grabbed my attention and didn't let go.

Apart from the setting in space, there are also alien creatures
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so much more that described in the blurb. It touches the skies in a booming explosion, there is thrill, there is exhilaration, there is vengeance against the evil. There is romance, there is friendship, there is a commander, a strategist, and there is a Queen who loves to fly.

There are the ancients hidden deep below the earth, waiting for the right time to awaken. There is evil flying around the skies, hoping to annihilate the resources of the planet. There are those who are ready
Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
The first thing I thought of when reading about the heroine was Amelia Earhart. She identifies as a flyer and that’s all she wants. The comparison didn’t really hold up throughout the novel though and it becomes more like her backstory with an occasional reappearance.

After most of the royal line is wiped out, Bel is pulled into the drama as the princess for her kingdom and sent off to marry the prince of another kingdom. She knows her duty, but her heart is pulled to her childhood friend and her
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a difficult book to rate. Thorne writes an imaginative, original tale that had so much potential, I absolutely wanted to love it. When the focus was on story telling and not internal dialog, I really did love it. I guess the best way to describe The Queen's Wing was exciting, action packed and riveting with some major slows and lows that brought it to a grinding hault. Edit those slows and lows and The Queen's Wing has amazing read written all over it... But as it stands, I'm going to h ...more
Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette

I have like 15 ARCs. Why do I do this to myself?
Jenna Major
A STANDALONE high fantasy, you say?
Great writing? Not really no.
Interesting plot? Predictable but fun.
Character Development? Not much
Good Characters? Some were good, I wasn't the biggest fan of the main character
Romance? Yes (Not the best, but not the worst)
World building? Not as much as I'd like

While reading my assessments above, you may think, why is she giving it 4 stars? It's hard to say this book deserves 4 stars, but nevertheless I ranked it based on my enjoyment.
K.S. Marsden
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Bel isn't a princess, she's a distant relative of the King, and is allowed to follow her dream of fighting and flying.
When tragedy strikes, Bel is thrown into a role she never prepared for; but perhaps she is the Queen that the empire needs.

I received a free copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This story follow Bel, a Vairian noble who had the luck to grow up away from the pressures of court. She has trained all her life, to fight, and most of all to fly. She wants nothing more
Jessica | Booked J
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-of-2018
As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. Review also found here at Booked J.

This truly was a gripping story! The Queen's Wing is just the right amount of action and romance; mixing up quite the selection of genres. So, when you see the tagline: "A completely gripping fantasy romance" BELIEVE IT! I will say, however, that the story is more science-fiction than fantasy. It combine
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2019
I loved this so much, from page one I was hooked. I loved Bel so much, at the beginning when she gave into demands and didn't fight back I didn't think it sat well with her character but she holds her own and fights in her own way, feisty and stubborn I loved her. Love triangle wasn't too bad as it sorts itself out and isn't too drawn out, but I loved Shae dammit !! Damn you ! Cannot wait for the sequel.
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book even though it broke my heart!

The Queen's Wing hooked me from the start. It was very entertaining and as soon as I started it, I knew I was probably going to enjoy it. I didn't expect it to have a love triangle but it's not something I'm really against. However, something important happened in this book (I'd say in the middle of it?) and I'm not going to spoil you but man, it hurt to the point where I was crying. It also means I was attached to the characters so there's
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley
This was such an awesome book! It started off pretty average, but then the sci-fi aspect of it evolved, and it really blossomed! I adored the writing style, the characters, the relationships, all of the original things that this story brought to the table. It isn't often I read a sci-fi story set in space, I'm more into fantasy, but this just really gave me hope XD Blended sci-fi and fantasy to
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an Arc through netgalley for an honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.

"Kick anything long and hard enough and it will bite back. The meakest among us still have teeth"

Bel is apart of the royal line... far far down the royal line. All she wants to do is fly her wasp and command her own wing just like her mother did. When she is shot down from the sky by invading Gravians she discovers that the entire royal line has been attacked, and she is now the only princess of their world. Bel i
The Queen’s Wing follows the story of 17 year old Bel, who wants nothing more than to fly and fight like her brothers.
But as the only girl in her family, she is destined to be married off to a Prince in order to secure her father’s throne.

Torn between doing what is right and doing what she loves, Bel is forced into a whole new world full of royal politics, assassination attempts and treason.

I thought this book was fantastic. I really enjoyed the story line and the concept was fascinating. Alt
Veronica Villar
3/5 ⭐

(Gracias a Netgalley, la editorial y la autora por la oportunidad de leer una copia adelantada (ARC))

Tengo que decir que la historia se me ha hecho pesada en algunos momentos, y el final ha sido algo precipitado. Ha decaído algo para mi gusto. A los personajes les falta algo de descripción, me los he imaginado a la mayoría como he querido porque de algunos solo se conoce el color de ojos. Por lo demás, en general la historia está bien, pero daba para mucho más. Lo que agradezco de verdad es
Cassie James
The Queen's Wing is my first book from this author and I love it. Fantasy is my favorite style and this book is a nice addition to the genre.
It's about Belengaria of Vairia. She is the daughter of the youngest and least important grandson of a king, She and her family are not high in the chain of succession to the throne so they've had the freedom to have their own separate place in Elveden away from the Royal Palace at Higher Cape.
All Bel ever wanted was to be a Pilot like her mother. The Vairi
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh I did not want this to end one bit! I read it so slowly and savoured every last word. I haven't loved a fantasy romance with an epic love triangle so much since the ACOTAR series. Jessica you are killing me I need book 2 now please and thank you.
Where do I even begin with telling you about the Queen's Wing, first the cover.. could it be any more stunning! The characters, how can you not love Bel, she's loving, loyal, stubborn as they come and willing to give up everything for her family and t
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!
I enjoyed this novel. It has several different themes and is told in first person point of view. The story begins with Bel, whose father is the grandson of the Vairian king. When their mortal enemy, the Gravians, kill their family, Bel and her family become the new king, princes, and princess. To satisfy the Empire, Bel is betrothed to the young, widowed king of Anthaese, Conleith. Bel will do her duty, but she believes herself t
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Big thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

In all honesty, the first half of this book was not working for me. It was really hard for me to picture this universe, to begin with, with the multiple worlds/planets (if I understood correctly?), the palaces and gowns and the high-tech air/war-crafts.

Also, the multiple love angles were not working either. Actually, they were infuriating. The Bel-Shae angle is the trope I despise
Tiera McMillian
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
*I received an ARC copy of this thanks to NetGalley and the publisher Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.*

I want to start off by saying I think the blurb is a tad misleading. I got the impression from the description that our FMC Bel was going to be a shallow character caring only for her desire to fly. I was pleased that this was not the case, Bel was much more than that. Her real desire from even the very first chapters is to be herself and not what everyone needs her to be. I think B
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
[…] the Anthaese will never want a Vairian Queen. But like it or not, that's what they are getting.
Like it or not. That is what I'll be.


The most important thing in Bel's life is flying. She was born to do it. Or so she had thought. Because a series of tragic events has led to her having to give up everything she ever wanted. Now she has to abandon the love of her life and marry a man she hasn't even met. And she will never be able to fly again.

I love Thorne's writing. It's simp

Morgan (youarethelibrarian)
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC from NetGalley; all opinions are my own!*

Bel becomes the only Vairian princess after an attack on her homeland's capital, and she is sent to a far-away planet to marry its king in order to secure an alliance. But Bel never wanted to be royalty; in fact, she wanted her royal ties forgotten so she could fly her Wasp and have the chance to be with Shae, the boy she's had a crush on since childhood. But upon arriving on Anthaeus, the king (called the Anthaem) is not anything like
Anna 'Bookbuyer' call me bookbuyer. ^-^
Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this ARC.

This was a good book. I got me out of my reading slump so I'm very grateful to it.

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Shalini | Book Rambler
I found the plot exciting and the setting familiar but still refreshing. The Queen's wing is written in Bel's-our protagonist-point of view entirely. We first encounter Bel in Vairia where she describes her love for flying. Sooner than later, chaos rains down in her life when her distant royal cousins are assassinated, and her family is crowned as the new royal family.

As a princess, Bel is arranged to be married with the leader of a distant planer, Anatheus. There is a love triangle here, which
Morgan » 'Mashleas Reads'
Nov 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
The Queen's Wing was not for me. I did not finish this book, but read it halfway through. I was so prepared to love it! It sounded epic. While it was easy to read and kind of addictive, it was hard to overlook the poor writing style. The sentences were extremely short and often didn't make sense. They chopped and changed and it really interrupted my reading. The world and names were so hard to get used to. Even though it was additive, I think the author tried just a bit too hard to make it epic ...more
Lisa Schneider
I loved the plot of this story! Sci-Fi, fantasy, steampunk and romance all in one! The story revolves around seventeen year old Bel, who is raised to be royalty. She only dreams of being in the skies flying with her brothers. When her home is attacked she has to become the princess she's been trained to be. She's sent away to marry a prince from another planet.

The writing was great. I hate the love triangle thing, but it doesn't drone on for long, so that was a plus. I enjoyed the book overall,
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Jessica Thorne watched far too much sci-fi and read far too much fantasy at an impressionable age. And it was awesome. She writes fantasy and sci-fi romance with a steampunk edge and just refuses to face reality.

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