Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 1st 2015.
My rating: 4 stars.
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.
I normally don’t do novellas especially novellas set before the actual main book, but being such a big fan of Red Queen, I really couldn’t wait to get a back story to the characters I’ve been introduced to in Red Queen. Once I started Queen Song I hadn’t realised how much I had forgotten, and because of that it took me a while to realise what was about to go down and so I didn’t want it to happen.
I loved learning about Cal’s mum’s Coriane’s back story and how she came from a poor family and was chosen to be the prince’s wife. Coriane was such a sweet individual, after spending more and more time with the Tibe, still clueless to what he felt about her, never once believing that someone like Tibe could fall in love with her, when there were so many other ladies that potentially had more to offer. Tibe and Coriane made a sweet couple, in the 100 pages we were given I loved watching their romance unfold. But there was so much heartache along the way that they had to deal with and because I couldn’t remember a lot from Red Queen I totally forgot who was behind it all, I even believed she was innocent when she was accused of being behind it all. I loved all the love and hope that Coriane had for her son Cal and how it came through her diary entries, she wasn’t one of those characters who hid her feelings, her sadness and worries were clearly apparent in entries she made, that I’m grateful we got to know Coriane’s character in this beautiful novella.