Thorn Queen

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Thorn Queen

Thorn Queen Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld But after her last battle she s also become queen of the Thorn Land It s hardly an envious life not with h

  • Title: Thorn Queen
  • Author: Richelle Mead
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  • Page: 375
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  • Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld But after her last battle, she s also become queen of the Thorn Land It s hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind And now young girls are disappearing from theEugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld But after her last battle, she s also become queen of the Thorn Land It s hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind And now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one except Eugenie seems willing to find out why.Eugenie has spilled plenty of fey blood in her time, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and nursing a very personal grudge And the men in her life aren t making things any easier Her boyfriend Kiyo is preoccupied with his pregnant ex, and sexy fey king Dorian always poses a dangerous distraction With or without their help, Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in an unpredictable power she can barely control Reluctant queen or not, Eugenie has sworn to do her duty even if it means facing the darkest and deadliest side of her nature

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    1. Helen 2.0 on said:

      Before I start ranting, let me say that I liked the book and I admire Richelle Mead for it. Any frustrations I had with the character were in Thorn Queen for a reason - to develop flawed characters and bring the MC closer to where she needs to be. That said, I need to get this rant out of my system: I. HATE. KIYO.Reasons: *SPOILERS AHEAD*-At the start of Thorn Queen, Kiyo has supposedly moved in with Eugenie and Tim in her quaint little house. In reality he brings all his cats and dogs to the ho [...]

    2. Catherine on said:

      Oh my God! This book was awesome! The minute I read the last page I jumped up and ran to my laptop to look up when the next book comes out. Not until 2011, nooooooo! I'm already dying to read it!Well, this book was recommended to me by my GR friend, Shannon. She was hesitant, because our tastes don't always align, but I'm glad she bit the bullet and rec'ed it anyway. I read Storm Born first, so I wouldn't be lost reading this one, and while I did enjoy it, I also didn't think it was that great. [...]

    3. Denisa on said:

      4.5 Well, well, well, what do we have here.I admit, the last book made me curious but I can't say I had high hopes for this one. Sometimes I absolutely love it when I'm wrong!This book had everything I could wish for. The badass characters, the awesome world, the bloody murders, even the sarcastic, funny stuff!I even cried at one point. During this whole read, I kept praying for her to leave the fox and go to the dark side, with Dorian (although I was absolutely sure that wouldn't happen, I mean [...]

    4. Choko on said:

      *** 4 ***A buddy read with the UF masochists at BB&B!Well, this book went to a place I did not expect when I started it And I am not truly sure how I feel about it. I only know that it got very emotional and a bit depressing, as well as rage inducing toward the end It began soon after the end of the last book. Most of the first 40% was about Eug and Kiyo establishing a cadence in their relationship and we got to observe some passionate, aggressive and animalistic sex. This would be perfectly [...]

    5. Felicia on said:

      SPOILERS!!!!!!!So it started out a little slow, but the book got really good. I REALLY enjoyed the first in the series and this one, after the first few chapters, really built upon the fun of the last one. I like how this series is breaking the "modern-day magic kick ass woman user solving crimes" by taking her into the Faery Land and developing stories INSIDE there and ultimately leaving the story there. SPOILERS:I never liked Kiyo, I really think he was a milk-sop, so the ending of the book, w [...]

    6. Emma on said:

      I really liked the way the MC developed in this story and came into her role in the Other world. Mead writes with a tongue in cheek sense of humour which is very welcome. Relationships evolve, develop, deteriorate too. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

    7. Robin (Bridge Four) on said:

      4 Emotion filled StarsBuddy read with the UF club at Buddies Books & BaublesYou know that book that is like a tug of war and while you are reading you are so upset with the characters but at the same time can’t put it down for anything. THIS IS THAT KIND OF BOOK FOR ME.First we have Eugenie. I like her badass powers, I like her snark, I like her desire to help everyone, I like her sense of fairness and desire to help people in both worlds and her desire not to birth a son that would try an [...]

    8. Shannon on said:

      It's always harder for me to review a book that I gave five stars to, and I think it's just easier for me to point out flaws than to pinpoint what makes a book amazing for me. I'll give it a shot though.Eugenie is struggling with adapting to her new life of being the Thorn Queen while still trying to continue on as a shaman in the human world. She focuses on something in one world while ultimately neglecting something in the other.When Eugenie became the Thorn Queen she transformed her lands int [...]

    9. Steven on said:

      If there weren't enough trigger warnings coming out of the first book, then this book would turn those triggers into fully blaring fog horn red alerts.I really liked the story for this book. I did guess the villains early, but I didn't expect how far they would go.I like Eugenie and this world, but two books about rape/potential rape are a lot to push through. I'll read the last two, but I'm disappointed in how this series is turning out compared to how amazing Vampire Academy and Bloodlines wer [...]

    10. Alisha on said:

      I guess I'll start this review by mentioning what I felt upon finishing this book: despair and pity. Despair for the seemingly unending chasm of time until the next book in the series is released; pity for the next book I was to read after this one, as I was most certainly going to punish it for not being this book. :o)So. As for the book itself. This second installment in the Dark Swan series revisits Eugenie Markham a few months after the conclusion of Storm Born. Though still the Queen of Tho [...]

    11. Yazzie on said:

      After enjoying Storm Born, I was looking forward to this book and enjoyed it at first. One of the major issues I had with Storm Born was that after having a one night stand and a few conversations, Eugenie decided she was in love with Kiyo, who seemed to me to be nothing but a personality-less, sleazy liar, to the extent that she wanted to die for him. So no, I did not enjoy her relationship with him in this book.However, the thing that ruined it for me was Eugenie's abduction in which she was r [...]

    12. Elena on said:

      I was totally on board with this book for the first 300 pages. Great character dynamics, interesting world, intriguing plot Then the heroine, Eugenie, was raped. And the rape was nothing more than a plot device. There are so many other things that could have been used to achieve the same goal, plot-wise, but for some reason, Mead chose rape. And she obviously didn't do any research beforehand either, because after the rape bit of the book, she immediately makes the incredibly stupid and well-kno [...]

    13. Fani *loves angst* on said:

      4.5 starsTo say that this is better than the first is a gross understatement. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and the ending god the ending had me completely wrapped up and turned inside out. The heroine however is never going to be a favorite of mine with phrases like "yeah, he made love to you so passionately because he was thinking of me" or "every man would give his right arm to sleep with me", hence the 4 stars instead of 5. I appreciate a little more humility to my heroines I'm afraid. I app [...]

    14. AH on said:

      I really liked this book. I enjoyed almost every moment. Our heroine Eugenie commutes between the human world working as a shaman and the Otherworld as the Thorn Queen. Eugenie has grown and developed as a character. She genuinely cares about her kingdom and tries to work out ways for her subjects to be able to survive in the new arid lands. When some girls go missing, Eugenie starts to hunt for them. I found it interesting that Eugenie does not tell her stepfather about her new position in the [...]

    15. Natasha on said:

      Thorn Queen is a great second part in the Dark Swan series.I loved Storm Born and hated that I had to wait a full year to read the next book. But since Mead has 3 amazing series, we get 3 doses of her each year! It's great. Thorn queen met and went above any exceptions I had. I love the characters and the drama. I liked Eugenie's point of view. She's straightforward, interesting and easy to get attached to even if it's not exactly our type of world she lives in. She has some what of a hard time [...]

    16. Marsha on said:

      This was my second book written by Richelle Mead. I enjoyed the second installment of the Dark Swan but I must say I am so confused and concerned by the overwhelming number of novels on the shelf right now written by female authors that use rape as the element of the plot. Yes, I am aware that rape occurs but most of these books treat it lightly and do not deal with the aftermath and the healing necessary to restore the characters. Because of this I had to lower my rating of the book. I would th [...]

    17. MischaS_ on said:

      EDIT (11/4/2017): Wow, poor Eugenie. And please! just kill Kiyo already! Still one of my most favourite series from Richelle Mead.jadadady I can't evenEDIT:I loved the first book - still remember when I read it during French class. :D So I don't really know why it took me so long to continue. Even though the beginning was a bit slow it was awesome. Always hated Kiyo since the first moment and after this, I hate him even more. He's the biggest hypocrite EVER. On the other hand, Dorian is such a s [...]

    18. Amanda on said:

      Future Amanda, you may decide that you want to finish this series and her other one. Don't do it. Let it go. These are not the books for you.

    19. Kenya Wright on said:

      This is another book I read to 50% and put it down for Four Reasons- I found Eugenie to be boring and unlikeable. She's so freakin boring And truthfully I think Richelle Mead has that problem with both of her adult series The main chicks are boring and so unacepting of their dilemas COME ON MEAD give me something new!!TWO-I think Kiyo is goodlooking but not a great boyfriend. He could have died and I wouldnt have shed a tearREE- I love Dorian, but really he should have hisown book I dont want hi [...]

    20. FlibBityFLooB on said:

      4.5/5 stars. A good deal of this book was Eugenie attempting to lose her despot image amongst the gentry and constituents of her kingdom, whether it was through attending baby showers, finding water, having sex to save the land, or searching for young girls who had disappeared. Why did I feel like Eugenie was channeling Meredith Gentry when she brought about the rain through intimate relations? I was honestly afraid that ivy would come curling out of Kiyo or another magical tree would appear. EE [...]

    21. Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books) on said:

      I wanted to read Thorn Queen because I love Richelle Mead, as well as the first in this series. Eugenie is charismatic, and I love her passion and energy. She is now the queen of a kingdom in the other world since she defeated its king. She is totally inexperienced and didn't have much interest in it, but as the story goes on and she meets some of the subjects, she can't help but feel responsible and want to help.She begins splitting her time between the worlds, and trying to figure out her new [...]

    22. Mel on said:

      Maybe it was the big hype created around the book which had me waiting for more things to come, or maybe it was due to the fact that I read this book after reading a lot of PNR books (where intensity and passion on almost every page is a must) which made me not really appreciate Eugenie’s dry tone narrative voice, or maybe it was just me but it did take me a fair amount of pages to warm up to the book. After that however I got sucked into an engaging, exciting and at certain times shocking and [...]

    23. Bec on said:

      I started the book not liking Kiyo a whole lot, and ended it absolutely loathing him. There's not really anything redeemable about this character and why Eugenie remains so attracted to him is a mystery. Sure he can fight, but Dorian does it a whole lot better. I guess his only 'bonus' is that he is half-human too, so he can live in both worlds. But seeing as he's determined to force Eugenie to live solely in the human world, and to give up her place in the Underworld, I really don't count this [...]

    24. Jamie on said:

      I don't know if I'll fully review this book, being Christmas and all, but I liked Eugenie a bit better in this one, and I still adore Dorian. As my friend Samina said, I can't see how Eugenie can even like Fox face at this point!

    25. Angie (Mind Malfunction) on said:

      First Read: April 21, 2011 / Rereading: January 16, 2012Thorn Queen is book two in the Dark Swan Series by Richelle Mead. This series is about Eugenie Markham, a strong, powerful shaman and the Thorn Queen of the Otherworld Thorn Lands. Eugenie, Odile Dark Swan, is the daughter of the legendary Storm King and according to the Otherworld Prophecy, she will be the mother to the next ruler of the mortal world. The Dark Swan Series is an incredible HOT story and is expertly written with humour, roma [...]

    26. Tina on said:

      I had a few problems with this one. That was because I didn't like the heroine much and I didn't like Kiyo at all.So it wasn't until almost the end, my opinion of the Thorne Queen and this book improved.I'll start the third book immediately and hope for the best.

    27. Louise on said:

      I dove eagerly into Thorn Queen as soon as I finished reading Storm Born. Richelle Mead is a straight-forward writer and an excellent story-teller. Her descriptions of the other world and supporting characters made it incredibly easy to relate to Eugenie Markham, the main character. (Yes, that's the main character's name. I hated it at first, and I still cringe sometimes when I read it.)So much happened around the main plot in Thorn Queen that it wasn't until I was halfway through the apex of th [...]

    28. Darcy on said:

      I really, really liked this book, much better than the first one. This time around what appealed to me most was the reluctance that Eugenie felt about her lands. I liked that she didn't want to just jump in and be all queenie. Her popping between worlds had to make her life much more difficult, but made her seem more real.I also get the jealousy she had with Kiyo and Maiween. Even if there is no longer any true love there, they will always be bound together through their child. What makes matter [...]

    29. The Flooze on said:

      First it's an obligation to attend a baby shower. Then it's seeing the devastation her desert-climate changes have wrought upon the land and the people. Then, to top it all off, gentry girls are disappearing from her lands. Even though Eugenie never wanted to be a Faerie Queen, her better nature won't let her ignore her duties for long. In this fast-paced follow-up to Storm Born, Eugenie becomes further tied to her lands and her people, exploring what kind of monarch she wants to be. It's wonder [...]

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