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The Girl Who Would Be King - Kelly Thompson
The Girl Who Would Be King
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Reviews for THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KINGWhat reviewers, creators, writers, and artists are saying about the book:"[TGWWBK] introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages." - io9 "Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure to read." - io9 (Rob... show more
Reviews for THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KINGWhat reviewers, creators, writers, and artists are saying about the book:"[TGWWBK] introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages." - io9 "Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure to read." - io9 (Rob Bricken)"Refreshingly, TGWWBK isn't about one heroine, torn between two suitors - it's about two young women with tremendous power, torn between right and wrong. Between good and evil. Destiny and free will. In a compelling, poppy exploration of Nature vs. Nurture, these girls don't just fly - they soar." - Bryan Q. Miller (author of Batgirl Vol. 3 and writer for Smallville)"This book is f***ing amazing and I wouldn't change a damn thing." - Erin Jade Lange (author of Butter)"TGWWBK is not only one of my favorite books ever, but it also has maybe my favorite literary character: Lola LeFever!" - Ross Campbell (creator of Wet Moon and Shadoweyes, artist for Glory)"[Thompson] 'gets' superheroes." - Caanan Grall (creator of Celadore and Max Overacts)SUMMARY:A novel about two teenage girls with superpowers and radically different agendas, destined for a collision that will rock the world:Separated by thousands of miles, two young women are about to realize their extraordinary powers which will bind their lives together in ways they can't begin to understand.Protecting others. Maintaining order. Being good. These are all important things for Bonnie Braverman, even if she doesn't understand why. Confined to a group home since she survived the car accident that killed both her parents, Bonnie has lived her life until now in self-imposed isolation and silence; but when an opportunity presents itself to help another girl in need, Bonnie has to decide whether to actually use the power she has long suspected she has. Power that frightens her.Across the country, Lola LeFever is inheriting her own power by sending her mother over a cliff...literally. For Lola the only thing that matters is power; getting it, taking it, and eliminating anyone who would get in the way of her pursuit of it. With her mother dead and nothing to hold her back from the world any longer, Lola sets off to test her own powers on anyone unfortunate enough to cross her. And Lola's not afraid of anything.One girl driven to rescue, save, and heal; the other driven to punish, destroy, and kill.And now they're about to meet.Please note that this is a PROSE novel about superheroes, not a graphic novel/comic book.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780988269705 (0988269708)
Publisher: 1979 Semi-Finalist, Inc
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it
4.0 The Girl Who Would Be King
I really enjoyed this book. Bonnie's story started off a bit slow but once the story picked up it was an exciting and fun ride. There is something about a person's decent into madness that I will always enjoy. A sequel isn't needed but I would be interested in reading one based on that ending.
Miranda @ Bibliodaze
Miranda @ Bibliodaze rated it
5.0
Despite some writing that needed a run through with a professional editor, some insta-love and some logic missteps, I really loved The Girl Who Would Be King. As I expected when I read the summary, it’s everything I want in a story: Two main female leads who end up being the other’s enemy, with the ...
Killing Me Slowly
Killing Me Slowly rated it
2.0
I've spent most of the night trying to sort out how I feel about this book, and I think the gist of what I've come to is "disappointed". I was really psyched for The Girl Who Would Be King. I'm a fan of the author's podcast; she seems like a sensible, gender-aware woman, and I was super-excited by t...
Dave Green's Read Alerts
Dave Green's Read Alerts rated it
3.0
Being a graphic-novel story told in a young-adult prose, The Girl Who Would Be King is a difficult book to categorize. Considering it's also a frustratingly bad story told through a wonderfully entertaining narrative, it turns out the book is difficult to review as well! Two girls receive superpow...
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