Long Live The Queen

I ordered this a long time ago, and yesterday it arrived.  It is a re-release of the Meg Powers series, which had a follow up published this past year.  I wasn’t going to sit down and read it but I started read a few pages and the next thing you know I was hooked.

Meg Powers’ mother is the President, which is something that Meg and her family have had to work very hard to adjust to, and they are trying to live as close to a normal life as possible when you reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  But on a day when Meg is in a ridiculously good mood all notions of living normal fly out the window.  Meg is kidnapped in a violent and fatal couple minutes she is whisked away.

Meg’s captors, well captor, assures he is eventually going to kill her.  He beats her, and interestingly enough gets her drunk and has a conversation with her, and one day leaves her chained in a mine shaft to die.  I won’t spoil it any more except to say she doesn’t (or else there wouldn’t be a sequel).

The second half of the book is Meg’s recovery.

I already had an affection for Meg, and in this book she is more of an innocent, less hard.  Well, duh!!  But in a way reading backwards was a little sad because you see this girl she was before she was kidnapped, and you know who she is later.  You understand why but I think it is also clearer how totally fucked up she is from this kidnapping, although as I said after LMSR I don’t think she knows exactly how damaged she really is, there is a lot more for her to work out.

Meg is definitely a survivor, and not only physically.  She is sarcastic, and funny.  She hates crying in front of people and tries to hide it.  She may at times be a bot to much of a people pleaser in this book, but she grows out of that, so she can take care of herself.

Now I am not sure if I want to read the one before this . . .

PS: Also now that I have seen the re-release covers I get the LMSR cover but I still don’t like it.  I saw a bookstore recommendation at Bookshop Santa Cruz that started with Yes, it is that good, ignore the cover or something similar and I laughed aloud.

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  1. […] reviews Long Live The Queen by Ellen Emerson White. “I already had an affection for Meg, and in this book she is more of […]

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