Beast & Crown (Beast & Crown #1) by Joel Ross

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Read Beast & Crown (Beast & Crown #1) Online Free - From the author of The Fog Diver comes a new epic fantasy series, delivering a thrilling combination of adventure and humor! Beast & Crown is a sweeping two-book series filled with goblins and ogres and magic, in which a daring group of friends must decide if it’s worth sacrificing a few to protect the many.

Sally is tough. Roz is smart. But thirteen-year-old bootboy Ji is sneaky.

And after years of scrubbing at muddy soles and untangling laces, Ji is done with being a servant. He doesn’t want to polish leather, he doesn’t want to bow and scrape. All he wants is freedom-for himself and his friends.

So he risks everything for a chance for them to accompany a young nobleman to the Diadem Rite, a magical ritual that chooses the heir to the Summer Crown. Ji doesn’t care about crowns or ceremonies; but he vows that this expedition will grant them all new lives, far away from stables and boots and servitude.

But Ji doesn’t know that he and his friends have a crucial part to play in the Diadem Rite. One that will change them forever.

Title : Beast & Crown (Beast & Crown #1)
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ISBN : 0062484591
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Brandy rated it ★★★★☆

January 26, 2018

I wasn't a huge fan of Ross' first works. It was a me thing. I've never been super into dystopia, and I was well and truly done with it by the time his first two books came out. This was much more my type of story. It is a quest fantasy with a great cast of characters to love and root for. The he...

Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

June 19, 2017

ARC provided by Young Adult Books Central Jiyong is a boot boy in the Primstone Manor, where he is friends with Sally, a maid, as well as the governess Roz. When the nephew of the owner of Primstone is chosen to go to the city to participate in the Diadem Rite, he is hopeful that he will be chosen...

Mark rated it ★★★★☆

December 29, 2017

My name is Ji. I helped Brace get permission to leave for the city where he's being mentored by Proctor. It was the only way I could think of for Sally, Roz, and me to free Chibo from the tapestry factory. Brace is going to participate in the Diadem Rite, and I'm to be his assistant. The rite is...

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

January 26, 2018

This book had an interesting blurb, and I liked The Fog Diver by the same author, so I decided to give it a try. As much as I wanted to, I didn't enjoy it as much as his other series. Ji and his friends were fun characters, but they all seemed a little flat to me. I wanted their characters to have...

Sumayyah rated it ★★★★☆

January 28, 2018

Finally, I had time to finish it. I really liked the writing, dialogue, characters (especially MC). For me, the less descriptive writers are with the surroundings, the better I read. For example, if someone used a whole paragraph and half to describe a building, I can't keep up. I usually stop pa...

Andrea rated it ★★★★☆

August 15, 2017

I received this book in a giveaway. I think the cover caught my eye. I mistakenly thought it was a YA novel, when it was actually a children’s book (ages 8-12). In spite of this, I really enjoyed it. It was a fun and easy read. It’s been some time since I last read an adventure/fantasy novel. The...

Hayley rated it ★★★☆☆

November 30, 2017

A solid middle grade fantasy novel that's just not as good as the author's previous Fog Diver. Boot boy Ji goes to the big city but finds it's not the ogres that are the real monsters in this society. See my full review here.

Madeline rated it ★★★★☆

October 15, 2017

Real rating: 3.75 stars Out of all of Joel Ross’ books that I’ve read, I still like the Fog Diver series the best. Beast and Crown was still wonderful, though. Ross’ signature creativity, humor, and adventure was still present. A very fun and cute read!

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

December 11, 2017

Beast & Crown by Joel Ross is a new fantasy about a quest to save a brother enslaved by a textile factory. Ross, who lives in Santa Barbara, again draws from a familiar landscape, crafting a fantasy kingdom. To anyone who has lived in California or is familiar with the central coast, there is...

Holly rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2017

I was a HUGE fan of the Fog Diver, but this book was amazing. It started a little slow, but had enough humor and story line to keep you going. By the middle of the story, it really takes off. I am already for the second book, and this one isn't on store shelves yet. lol! I may have my Tween Book...

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