Friday, 6 September 2019

Early Review: The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
Series: Forgotten Empires #1
In exchange for an honest review

My Thoughts
An evil emperor has taken power and by doing that he took control of the world, one slaughter at a time. He might actually be my favorite character, cos he was so evil. And then this thing he says he will do at the end, dang, that is a well written baddie. I loved to hate him. And the thing is, we never even meet him! All we get are letters.

Ok so I spent the first paragraph talking about the man who will get killed in whatever book finishes this. Ha, funny.

Anyway, Lia, queen of Calanthe is trying her best to keep the evil emperor away from their shores. they rolled over and played nice and was spared the massacre. I did like that she played a part all day. There was so much more to her. But the thing that came out at the end was the part that interested me the most, intriguing.

Con, oh I do not know, I think he was an ass. I get that you have been a slave, but still, I kind of want to kick you in the nuts for the things you thought. Maybe he will grow on me.

I enjoyed it, even if I had some Con issues, and the fact that I remember the baddie that we did not evn meet the most. I hope he has a gruesome death

The end, well all is well for now. But tomorrow everyone might die

As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Euthalia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…


Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Euthalia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls? 


  1. As always, you give a great review, and glad you enjoyed it but I'm not sure this one would work for me. Hope your day is amazing! Hugs, RO

  2. I like strong female characters like Lia. Sounds like there could be a good romance, too.

  3. "tomorrow everyone might die" lol. :)

  4. Oh, I got this for review! Glad to hear it's pretty decent :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. I had my eye on this one for an audio review. A good villain to hate actually sounds good even if Con was a disappointment.

  6. Girlfriend, your reviews still make me laugh. “You get that he’s been a slave and all, but you kind of want to kick him in the nuts....” HA HA! I also love a good baddie. This one sounds totally intriguing. Hey, maybe he won’t get killed maybe he will slink off in a dark hole somewhere.

    1. Well the evil guy totally deserves to die even if he sounds really interesting for a an evil despot. So yes kill him!

      Con, well he will become and rule the world. I still hope someone kick him in the nuts before

  7. OOOH not read or heard of this author, another to take note of, thank you. I do enjoy when a book gets you all full of emotion, be it rage, annoyance or otherwise xxx


  8. I really need to give Jeffe Kennedy a try. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  9. This sounds good. Is it YA? Cover is pretty but gives YA vibes.

  10. I've read about characters in the past that are so bad and so evil that I can't help but like them. Lol. So weird.

    1. It is weird, I mean I would not want to meet him, I just appreciate how evil he is

  11. I really like the cover for this one! Based on the synopsis and your review... I think it's one I'd enjoy. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  12. Never meet him? Only the letters? This one sounds good though.

  13. I'm half way through this at the moment. I'm definitely agreeing with you on Conri. Don't like him at all!
    I'm kinda hoping Lia takes your advice, and the next time he's rudely staring at her breasts, she should just boot him straight in the balls! I'm guessing she doesn't though, Lol.

    1. Alas, sadly you know she wont.

      I just an't fall for him, too much of an ass

    2. Probably not. It might make you come across as a bit of a bitch if you just lashed out like that for fairly trivial reasons.
      Lol although guys would probably stop staring at women's boobs if they got a kick in the nuts everytime they did.


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