Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown. @goodreads
I tried, I really did and some things I loved but mostly I couldn't get into it and that makes me sad.
The book has a beautiful cover that actually goes with what's in the book.
Freya is thrust into being Queen when everyone at the castle is killed. Well, almost everyone. Freya was wayyyy down the line to become Queen and it was very scary for her.
I loved that she was into making things in her science lab. I loved her friend Naomi and her cat.
But I just couldn't get into this book. I have been picking it up and reading a few pages and putting it back down for a little while now and I just had to get it done.
I will say I enjoyed the end very much so there is that.
I'm happy for all of the other people out there that loved the book =)