Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand

Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To...

Details Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

TitleFuryborn (Empirium, #1)
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

  • Emily May
    The one question that kept spinning around in my mind as I read Furyborn is “why should I care?” I didn’t like the characters, the story almost put me to sleep, the stakes were never high enough to get my blood pumping, and the sex scenes made me laugh (not in a good way). I dislike giving one star but there was literally nothing I enjoyed about this book.It's just too long, poorly-paced and oh so very boring. I feel like the author tried t...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. “The queen stopped screaming just after midnight.” Apparently, this is going to be a super polarizing book here on Goodreads, which is totally fine. Whatever your feelings are towards this book, they are totally valid. I did end up really enjoying it though. I thought it read like an adult high fantasy, I loved the constant juxtaposition between the two main protagonists, I thoug...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    November Fairyloot ♥ More pictures linked below ♥BOOKISH THINGSHoly shite balls! I loved this freaking book and I have a new favorite author and I hope the rest of the books in the series are just as good! I love some bad arse woman in books. I had about 20 gifs of bad arse women to go with this statement but we will just go with a couple or so.... =D This story is about Eliana and Rielle. This is told from both of their stories, one from the...
  • Lola
    IT'S OUT! IT'S OUT! IT'S OUT!In exactly six days, this book will be released.In exactly six days also, your life expectancy will be extended of a couple of years. Coincidence? I think not, because this book will breathe life into you.It’s that good. It’s that intense. And it’s that close to the kind of YA fantasy book I want to be reading day and night. Rielle and Eliana are two fierce heroines with incredible power that puts them in danger...
  • Katerina
    Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great pleasure that I present you the best release of 2018.(Actually it’s a tie between Furyborn and Sky in the Deep. Please don’t make me choose, I love them both.)Once upon a time, the angels roamed the world, burning it to cinders. But the Seven Saints rose and defeated them, and locked them away in a dark, dark prison, and thus ensuring the future of mankind. But their exile shall not last. As foretold by ...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    4.5 Stars!! This was REALLY fun.Only minor spoilers below - nothing big. Let's start with the prologue because holy crap that was fantastic. Way to suck me in, Claire. Anyway, we're thrust into an intense birth-and-escape scene where Queen Rielle delivers her daughter and shoves her into the arms of a young boy-Simon- telling him he must escape and save her life. Simon basically witnesses this whole horrific scene with the queen and an angel that...
  • may ➹ (hiatus)
    1.5 starsThere are books I will never be able to remember even if my life depended on it, and there are books that I wish I didn’t remember. Furyborn is one of the latter.I enjoyed (very few) parts of it? I hated others of it? I was confused about it, but also really bored, and I found it hard to actually care about it sometimes? (So basically, everything I feel towards myself.) I’m just a whole bunch of negative emotions right now.A list of ...
  • Nadhira Satria
    CONTAINS LOTS OF SWEARING. YOU ARE WARNED Ladies and gentlemen, may I present.... The biggest disappointment of 2018oK. oK. WHAT KIND OF A FUCKING MESS DID I JUST READ????I WANT MY TIME BACK. I'm just thankful I didn't have to pay for this shit. If this book was on fire and I have a bowl of water, I would drink the waterLet's break it the fuck down, shall we? ✨What I liked ✨1.the beginningthe beginning was bomb as hell. It started off with a ...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    Well. Here’s to a new season of FANTASY 👏🏻To say I went into this book with reservations and Z E R O expectations is an understatement because this book is h e l l a f u c k i n g HYPED. H Y P E D i tell you. but, bUT, BUT....it. was. really. fucking. GOOD. I was honestly not expecting the amount of great good epicness that was this book. Aside from the riveting and hyping reviews, there were also the polarizing and scathing reviews, but...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    "We  all have darkness inside us, Rielle. That is what it means to be human."Thank you Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with an early copy of this!Plain and simple, I loved this. The premise of this book was so incredibly intriguing to me that even if I had not received a copy of this book I would be racing to the bookstore on release day to get my hands on it. Two Queens that are separated by a thousand years but somehow their lives are intert...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 4.5/5Well...that was intense! Long review coming through :)When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fai...
  • Emma
    1.75 stars.*sigh*Look, nobody is more disappointed about this rating than me.The worldbuilding tries to be complex. The plot tries to be complex. But in the end, the problem with Furyborn is the same problem I have every time my university’s exam week rolls around—it tries to excel in an impossible number of things and falls disappointingly short in almost every single one.I’m just kidding, I’m actually way better at my exams than Furybor...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    DNF @ pg 210I normally don't give star ratings to DNFs unless I've put in a substantial enough effort to fully determine my thoughts on the book, but I'd say 200+ pages of effort is enough to justify a star rating for this one. Do you ever have one of those books that something in your gut tells you, 'You're not going to like this one, but you give it a try anyways? And then within a few chapters, you realize that your intuition was totally right...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: May 22, 2018This was a really fun read! There are a lot of location names that sound vaguely like Game of Thrones names, some almost sci-fi stuff, and a LOT of magic, castles, princes, and adventure. There was even a character who completely reminded me of the Darkling. The story kind of felt like some roller coaster blend of epic elements at times, so I was pretty entertained. The diversity was great to see, too!Rielle is kind of a...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    I have so many mixed thoughts about this, but overall it was a pretty big disappointment :(
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    I’d say if your a fan of Sarah J. Maas books I think you would love this!I do think maybe there was to much action and not enough dialogue and world building but overall was a very enjoyable read!I definitely will be continuing on with this series and can’t wait for the next book!
  • Christian
    I finished this first thing this morning and was gonna write a review for it sometime throughout the day, but now I just ate two huge wraps and fell into my bed so I guess it ain't happenin'.
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    TWO QUEENS, one blessed and one wicked. TWO POVS, one of the past and one of the present. TWO KINGDOMS, one fallen and the other a pit of hell. TWO SCRUMPTIOUS BOYS, one is a prince and one is a wolf. Are you in? We live in a world where good kings die and those foolish enough to hope for something better are killed where they stand. Mark my words, y'all: this series will go down in book history as one of the most epic YA fantasy series of all ...
  • joanna ☽
    Furyborn: A Recipe (this cake is 3.75 stars and is also posted here on starburnt reads with pretty pictures):1. Start with a base full of stabbing, knife wounds, and bloody murder.2. Mix thoroughly.3. Add more stabbing and brutality.4. Add just a pinch of death, but don’t overdo it. Actually, nevermind. Overdo it.5. Magic. This depends on the chapter you're in, and on what kind of cake you want to make. Either way, add lots of magic or none at ...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review: I received this E-Arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My ‘Wish’ was granted. DNFI was highly anticipating this book! A friend of mine had given it a positive review and it sounded so good! Unfortunately it wasn’t good. The prologue was fantastic! There was murder and general excitement. While yes pretty much everything was spoiled I didn’t mind it. It gave me a reason to continue. It went dow...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Name-Changing Wanderer ⚔
    Review also found at:https://dustoffyourmachalo.wordpress....Thank you Edelweiss and publisher for providing a digital copy to read and review!Okay, where to start (rubs hands together gleefully)... The story is told by switching from two points of view. We have Rielle, the daughter of the Lord Commander Dardenne, who has grown up in the palace of Celdaria with Audric, the prince, and his cousin and betrothed, Ludivine. They are the best of frien...
  • Carrie
    Furyborn by Claire Legrand is the first book of the Empirium series. This one is supposed to be a young adult fantasy but I will start this review right off with a warning to potential readers that I was quite surprised but the sexual content within, a lot more graphic than I would expect for anything young adult and along with language used here and there I would definitely suggest this for the older crowd only.The story within changes the point...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Whoops. Somehow I’m right in the middle. There’s some parts that are AMAZING and some parts that are very-not-amazing. RTC——————This book is super polarizing... but there's bi rep... so... of course I'm reading it??