Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean


Empress of All Seasons
Title : Empress of All Seasons
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ISBN : 0544530942
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384

In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku The rules are simple Survive the palace s enchanted seasonal rooms Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Marry the prince All are eligible to compete all except y kai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress Winning should be easy And it would be, if she weren t hiding a dangerous secret Mari is a y kai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster If discovered, her life will be forfeit As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half human, half y kai outcast Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge of your seat YA fantasy.


Empress of All Seasons Reviews


  • Nadhira Satria

    Asians in fantasy is my cup of tea

  • Candace Robinson

    ARC received via publisher

  • Ishmeen

    THANK YOU NETGALLEY FOR GIVING ME AN ARC FOR THIS OMG IM SO EXCITED

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    A YA fantasy, steeped in Japanese folklore, that sounds like it was made to be an anime Why have I not heard of this until now

  • Crazy4Books

    So freaking excited I got egalley of this.

  • Sabrina

    Just got an arc Can t wait to read this one.

  • Jackie

    Wow this book does not hold back Empress of all Seasons is a powerful story about a girl raised to believe she was less than because of her plainness, work to become that of a warrior ready to join the competition to win the title of Empress Coming face to face with the horrors her people and others of a similar kind face in the city she pushes herself to succeed and bring honor to all and importantly grant them the freedom they desire above all, but when enemies looking to enslave and Wow this book does not hold back Empress of all Seasons is a powerful story about a girl raised to believe she was less than because of her plainness, work to become that of a warrior ready to join the competition to win the title of Empress Coming face to face with the horrors her people and others of a similar kind face in the city she pushes herself to succeed and bring honor to all and importantly grant them the freedom they desire above all, but when enemies looking to enslave and rule go out of their way to tarnish her name she must rise up and fight using all that she knows and accept herself for who she is and not how she appears I know I probably shouldn t say wow again but wow I don t even know where to begin, on one hand I thought this was going to follow the usual format of most fantasy novels where there s a series of tasks the heroine needs to complete in order to gain a member of nobility s favor while abandoning where they ve come from but this turns that completely around and gives us someone who wasn t able to shine until she left home but never forgot her roots and instead learned to embrace all that she was in order to go head to head with the enemy There s a lot of feminism in this that I have to applaud, everything from the main character herself to the snippets of mythology that sprinkle throughout this book giving us better insights into the world and the creators all the way through to the conclusion that parallels that of Mari s story My only critique is that this is a stand alone I wanted to see of this new found self confidence and the power she had in herself to stand up for her people Give me an entire trilogy of her and I would be the happiest girl in the world This book was a surprise and if you re thinking your getting an elemental hunger games you better think again because this is a book I m going to be recommending to any one and everyone for a long time because it s so much bigger than surviving a competition it s about the acceptance of who you are and that is good enough and no one, especially men or anyone else who thinks to tie you down can take that away from you special thanks to the publishers and netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review

  • Aneta Bak

    I can t wait to start reading this So happy I got an early copy.

  • Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔

    I ve never hit want to read quite so fast in my entire life I AM SO HYPED FOR THIS BOOK