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[This is one of my favorite books of all time!!!!!]
Empress of All Seasons
by Emiko Jean
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 yōkai, 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 yōkai 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-yōkai 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.
BEST THING EVER. [Personally]
I found this book to be very exciting and enjoyable, it engaged me and just kept me reading to find out what happens next! Stayed up late to finish reading!
This is mature as it contains gore, violence, etc.
But other then that the story was fantastic!
Recommended Reading Grade: 6-7 grade and up
Stars: 5 out of 5, AMAZING!
Have a wonderful week!