Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review of The Great Succession Crisis- Extended Edition By Laurel A. Rockefeller

Book Review of - The Great Succession Crisis- Extended Edition By Laurel A. Rockefeller

My overall star rating - 4 stars

About the book:
As narrated by Queen Anyu using surviving historical records, The Great Succession Crisis is the subtle coming-of-age story of Princess Anlei. Groomed from birth to become queen after her mother, Anlei begins as a cold and irreverent adolescent keenly aware of the harsh realities of gender politics in the feudal monarchy into which she was born.

Not surprisingly, the politically astute heiress never noticed her grandmother’s protégé, Lord Corann, loved her – not until her world was turned upside by a fateful ruling by the Beinarian parliament creating the “Great Succession Crisis.”

Now a pawn in a power-grab for her mother’s throne, Anlei must find a way to embrace her heritage – and Corann's love – before it is too late to save the Gurun dynasty, to become the leader she was born to be.

The choices made will haunt Beinan forever and tear the planet apart three generations later. 

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 22 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 7
-- Cover & title -- 8
-- Editing -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review:
1- The storyline in wonderfully thought/ written out and draws on into this world that Rockefeller created. 
2- The main characters are well developed so much that you will be eager to see what happens to them.
3-The supporting characters were not as developed in the story but written in the extras at the back.
4- The cover and the title perfectly describe this story and give a simple glimpse into what is inside.
5-Since I read this on a kindle I did have trouble with understanding the time/distance/ages for this new world as well as their backgrounds. The information is provided as extras in the back but I had trouble with flipping through the kindle edition to find where it was.

Reader Recommendations
Genre – Young Adult
Age recommendations – late teens and up
Sex content rating –There are some sex scenes and an ‘almost’ rape. Lots of flirtation. 

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