Title: Tiger Queen
Author: Annie Sullivan
Publication Date: September 10th 2019
In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.
But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers twists her world—and her heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Netgalley for review. Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.
I love the cover of this book and I ended up really enjoying the story as well.
Our main character is Kateri, who is the princess of Achra. She’s a headstrong character who has strong beliefs that she holds onto. In the beginning of the book I was kind of annoyed by the fact that she didn’t want to listen to the other characters when it came to her father, the king. However she eventually did the right thing so I ended up liking her more. She was a good character that I enjoyed reading about and who had developed a lot over the course of the book.
I really enjoyed the writing. I also liked the fact that it’s a standalone. I don’t read many standalones so it was nice to have a complete story in one book without having any cliffhangers or unresolved storylines. The pacing was also really good.
I enjoyed the story. It was fast paced and action packed. I was eagerly awaiting what happened next as I turned the pages. I also really enjoyed the romance. It was very sweet and cute. The ending was also really nice and wrapped everything up nicely.
I really liked this book. It was a quick easy read and I’m happy that I decided to give it a try. I recommend it if you’re looking for quick read about princesses and royal kingdoms. It was a cute book that I liked reading.