King by Ellen Oh | Book Review

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King by Ellen Oh | Book ReviewKing by Ellen Oh
Also by this author: , Warrior
Series: The Dragon King Chronicles #3
Also in this series: , Warrior
Published by Harper Collins on March 31st 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover, eARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062091178

King by Ellen Oh, founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks, will be loved by fantasy and action fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling, Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels, and Marie Lu's Legend series! This thrilling and romantic conclusion to the Prophecy series brings Kira her final quest. Girl warrior, demon slayer, tiger spirit of the yellow eyes—Kira is one captivating heroine. Author Marie Lu raved, "After finishing my journey with Kira, all I wanted was more!" Here is the much-anticipated final installment in the Prophecy series!
All eyes are on her. Kira, once an outcast in her home village of Hansong, is now the only one with the power to save her kingdom. Kira braves a sea of tigers and battles armies of demons as she learns to trust herself, the romantic feelings for Jaewon that are growing within her, and the destiny that must be hers.

King by Ellen Oh is the conclusion to her Dragon King Chronicles trilogy. Frankly, this is a pretty fun fantasy trilogy that has flown under the radar. I think that it is a great read for those on the younger end of the YA spectrum. This book provides suitable closure for the series. Plus, there’s a whole lot of action which makes this already short read even more fast paced. I think if you want a book you can read in basically a day, you have come to the right trilogy, beginning with Prophecy.

You should probably stop at the first paragraph if you do not want to be spoiled for the series. Otherwise, here come the spoilers. So, King basically picks up exactly where Warrior, the second book in the trilogy ends. Taejo has basically been kidnapped. Kira is beside herself, but knows what she must do. Kira has to find the final treasure and use them all to save Taejo and the kingdom. Meanwhile, she’s getting some romantic advances as well. We finally get to go to the Tiger’s Nest temple and well, the scenes with the tigers are basically my favorite. Just trust, this plot is ALL ACTION no filler.

Kira definitely is a dynamic character throughout the series. She really finally comes into her own and it is awesome. I loved seeing Kira meet her tiger spirit. Then, how she reacts to a few setbacks. There’s growth for certain. However, some things remain the same. Kira stays loyal. Her biggest concern is her cousin and his well being. I love that. I find it so admirable and so, I just really continued to root for her character. She handles difficult situations very, very well.

If you’re looking for a super quick fantasy series to get through in like a week, be sure to check out Ellen Oh’s series. I think that younger YA readers will like these books a lot. There is not a ton of romance, at least not so much that it overwhelms the book. So, people who aren’t all about that being the entire focus will enjoy these books too. Plus, the world building is different from what I typically read, I definitely count myself as a fan.

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  1. I absolutely loved this series too- so well done and great. I can’t wait to read more from Ellen Oh.

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