Book Tour: The King’s 100 by Karin Biggs

Hi everyone! Today I am so excited to be participating in “The King’s 100” blog tour!

I have so much to share with you all for this post: my personal thoughts and opinions of this futuristic inspired novel, some of my favorite quotes, a tour-wide giveaway, and so much more! Let’s get started!

Title: The King’s 100
Author: Karin Biggs
Publisher: Immortal Works LLC.
Pub. Date: June 26, 2020
Length : 320 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: ARC

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Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old princess, Piper Parish, is a disappointment to the citizens of Capalon, a STEM-structured kingdom where innovation is valued above all.

Her older sister, the queen, views Piper’s tears during their parents’ funeral as a weakness, not to mention her strange affinity for singing.

When Piper receives an anonymous note stating her mother is still alive and living in the enemy kingdom of Mondaria, Piper chooses to risk death and flees Capalon to prove once and for all that she’s not just the queen’s defective little sister.

Posing as a Mondarian citizen named Paris Marigold, Piper bumps into a cute black-haired boy named Ari who encourages her to audition for the King’s 100, an esteemed performance court of singers, magicians, and drummers.

Piper lands a spot as a singer and dives head-first into a world of glittering dresses, girl-code, sugar, blackmail, and physical contact-all while taking direction from an evil maestro.

Under Mondarian law, Piper will be killed if her identity is revealed. But living a life without the freedom to love might actually be the most dangerous risk of all.

My Review

What an interesting and delightful detour from the conventional paranormal worlds. The Kingdom of the Lands, holds many kingdoms, but none as stringent as Capalon. How novel is it to have an entire kingdom based on the basic fundamentals of STEM? Every citizen specializes in a different field striving towards their motto of Innovation First! As with all royalty there must be drama and the King’s 100 is no exception!

Piper the Problem Princess (nicknamed P3) I love that despite being forced to stifle her emotions as is customary, Piper still feels everything. Her emotions are so raw and powerful through the pages that the further down the rabbit hole I go the more I feel her defeat, resentment, anger, wounded pride and longing. As she matures, the hole in her chest expands, searching for something to fill the void. There is a very dejaVu “Little Mermaid” moment where she pulls out a box of treasures that includes some unconventional items that, just like Ariel, make her desire the unknown.

A secret correspondence changes everything and she forsakes the only life she has ever known to follow her heart to enemy territory in Mondaria. The stark contrast of Capalon to Mondaria where people wear jeans, consume healthy amounts of sugar, have domestic animals as pets, read naughty books and magazine articles about what his “kiss style means” is so novel to Piper.

Mondaria is the forbidden fruit to Piper and she runs the risk of eating too deeply. Each new experience that she has been denied- from learning how to behave like a teenager, wearing color, singing without judgment, developing a first crush to having her first kiss, takes her further down the rabbit hole as she revels in the excess of this new world.

As Piper slowly becomes more engrossed in the Mondarian lifestyle, she finds that her priorities are changing. Can her only mission in life be derailed by the simple kindness of friendship and a chance at love? Can she break the chains of Capalon, forsaking her sister and people for a chance at freedom? Will she be brave enough to risk her carefully built illusion for something real beyond her reach?

The complexity and detail of all the secondary characters help to strengthen the current plot while leaving me wanting more! While I love all the interactions with Piper and Arik, I yearn for the love triangle of Queen Evelyn, and the King’s 100 posse. I definitely recommend this novel and cannot wait for more from this author!

Infinite appreciation to the folks over at NetGalley and Immortal Works for providing me with an arc.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Top 5 Reasons to read
“The King’s 100

Reason # 1 World Building

Karin Biggs knows her stuff!
Biggs has woven quite a unique and interesting world within Capalon and Mondorian that is unlike any YA fantasy world.

Reason # 2 Characters

Piper the Problem Princess (P3) will win your heart with her courage and bravado. Forsaking everything she has ever known on a quest of discovery, she finds the one thing she has always been searching for- her true self. The King’s 100 has a cast that will enchant you from their first line.

Reason # 3 Plotline

The mystery of Piper and her journey will have you on the edge of your seat the entire read! Biggs has you guessing right until the very last page!

Reason # 4- Did I learn anything?

The King’s 100 contains some very powerful life lessons about grief and acceptance, fighting for the life you want and the power of your voice. It gives readers a fresh pair of eyes, to discover the beauty in the simplest of things. Too often people take for granted the little things and I was happy for the opportunity to gain some new perspective and appreciation for the world around me.

Reason # 5- It gave me the feels

Reading “The King’s 100” felt like a walk down memory lane as it had me reliving my first crush and the first time I fell in love (or thought I was in love at least !).

Favorite Quotes

About the Author

Karin earned her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University and served as an event planner for two Big 10 universities and various non-profits for over eight years before becoming a stay-at-home-mom. She enjoys chocolate-covered peanuts, uninterrupted sleep and singing with other people. Karin lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.

One lucky person can win a finished copy of The King’s 100 by Karin Biggs

Giveaway ends on October 6th

US Only, sorry!

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Thanks so much for joining me today for my stop in The King’s 100 blog tour, hosted by the lovely team at TBR Beyond Tours! The fun doesn’t end here, check out the full schedule for the Blog Tour at TBR Beyond Tours. Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

Until next time!

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