Emmie and the Tudor King

Featured
 
4.0 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
1047 0
Emmie and the Tudor King
Age Range
13+
Release Date
June 11, 2019
ISBN
978-0998448473
Buy This Book
      

One moment, Emmie is writing her high school history paper; the next, she's sitting with a gorgeous 16th century king who vacillates from kissing her to ordering her execution. Able to travel back to her own time, but intensely drawn to King Nick and the mysterious death of his sister, Emmie finds herself solving the murder of a young princess and unraveling court secrets while trying to keep her head on her shoulders, literally. With everything to lose, Emmie finds herself facing her biggest battle of all: How to cheat the path of history and keep her irresistible king, or lose him--and her heart--forever.

Editor reviews

2 reviews

Emmie and the Tudor King Review
(Updated: December 27, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
I thoroughly enjoyed this time travel romance. The setting was lush, dangerous, and exciting. This book had it all: amazing chemistry between the main characters, a compelling mystery, and an entertaining fish out of water element.

I’m a huge sucker for historical court settings, and this book did not disappoint. Emmie was a strong heroine who knew what she wanted. I really liked it that she wasn’t intimidated by the king. That worked well in this story. She spoke her mind, which seemed to draw the king closer to her. My favorite part was when Nick went back with Emmie to modern day. I was giggling and squealing the entire time.

This book did not lack much. I wished more of the story took place in Tudor England, but it was interesting to get the switch between modern day as a normal teen and the intrigue of the Tudor court.

I’m eager to start the next book in the series, and I’m curious to see where the adventure takes us next. This book will grab you and won’t let go until you’ve reached the final page. And then it will leave you wanting more. You’ve been warned.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Emmie and the Tudor King
(Updated: April 26, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
What worked: Fast-paced time travel romp through Tudor England. Readers find out what might have happened if Queen Elizabeth I married Robert Dudley and had a son. In this case it would have been Nicholas the Ironheart.

High school senior Emmie didn't think her research on Nicholas the Ironheart would literary land her back in time, but after she purchases a ring at a garage sale, that's where she ends up. There's lots of details of what life would have been like in 1580 England. Murray does a good job showing readers the conditions in the infamous Tower of London, the clothing, the courtly intrigues, a jousting match, and even an execution for treason. Think Doctor Who meets Knight's Tale.

Emmie seems to not have much problems with her time in 1580. It helps that her mother just happens to be a modern day nurse. **She uses that knowledge to help after she's shot by an arrow when she first falls back in time. She also uses the modern day research to help Nicholas's 'breathing' problem and even is determine to stop his beloved sister's murder. The ring helps her go back and forth through time, but only if she's in a deep sleep. Emmie uses her mother's sleeping pills. I wondered why her mother might not notice the pills missing, but apparently she works a lot.

Emmie's internal thoughts are woven throughout. She has a biting sense of humor. Nicholas finds her 'different' and is drawn to her. There's other characters like her friend Alice, who helps her not feel too awkward in King Nicholas's court. The plotting of Dowager Countess of Warwick. So-called trusted advisers to King Nicholas that don't care for Emmie that much.

There's even a section where King Nicholas falls into our time. The scene where he goes to a club with Emmie and her friends is pretty hilarious.

I did have a hard time feeling the chemistry between Emmie and Nicholas. He went hot to cold. One moment he was totally into her and the next he was threatening to throw her in the tower. I also found it hard to think Emmie would seriously contemplates being Nicholas's mistress. But that was how things were done back in the sixteenth century.

The consequence of going back and forth in time is shown by history starting to change. Later, readers find out why the ring does in fact work.

Light, time travel romance set in 1580. Fans of Doctor Who and 16th century England are sure to enjoy this story.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Crying is Like the Rain: A Story of Mindfulness and Feelings
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A gentle metaphor for understanding and processing anxiety and sadness....
The Brass Queen
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
She knows a liar when she sees one. ...
The Final Chance
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Friends no matter what. At least that's what Beth Ann...
Wylder and the Almost Rockstar
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
How much trouble does it take to forget the boy...
Wylder and the Secret Rockstar
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
How much trouble does it take to forget your summer...
Nubia: Real One
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Can you be a hero...if society doesn't see you as...
Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Angsty teenager Mary Shelley is not interested in carrying on...
Cursed: The Girl Who Shook the Earth
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
I’m just another girl who survived foster care. Nothing special....
The Obsession
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
A classic sort of love story...except somebody might wind up...
The Project
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After...
Fate Calling
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A cursed fae prince. A lonely human lass. A magical...
Kingdom of Ink and Paper (The Betwixt and Between Chronicles Book 1)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Every book you’ve ever read. Every story you’ve ever ...
The First Holidays
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lila Weston is a pro at keeping secrets, but this...
Key to Forever
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In an isolated mountain town, Meg and her brother Thompson...
Max and the Spice Thieves
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
When his mother goes missing, Max Daybreaker’s world is turned...
On the Way to Birdland
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Self-proclaimed teenage philosopher Cordell Wheaton lives in a sleepy, southern...

Latest Member Reviews

American Royals II: Majesty
 
3.7
"With her father gone, Beatrice must step into her role as queen. To do this, she has to let her..."
Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter
 
4.0
"Teen Mary Shelley is the many times great granddaughter of the legendary writer. Everyone in the Shelley lineage has become..."
The Obsession
 
4.7
"THE OBSESSION is a creepy and riveting YA thriller. Delilah lives with her mother and her mother's abusive boyfriend, a..."
The Project
 
4.3
"Lo Denham, magazine assistant and loner, is looking for her sister, Bea. Six years ago, Lo's parents died in a..."
The Night Circus
 
4.3
"I couldn’t begin to express how much I adore this book. This book, magically, soothed my temper and let me..."
Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony, #1)
 
4.7
"WINGS OF EBONY is a beautifully crafted YA fantasy. A year has passed since Rue's life was irrevocably changed. Her..."
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1)
 
4.3
"THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forna is a YA fantasy novel and the first book in the Deathless series. The..."
Unchosen
 
5.0
"UNCHOSEN is a fantastic and completely captivating YA apocalyptic fantasy, filled with feminism, friendship, sisterhood, and romance. Charlotte is the..."
In the Penalty Box
 
4.0
"IN THE PENALTY BOX is a cute YA contemporary hockey romance. Willow is a figure skater heading for the Olympics,..."
The Afterlife of the Party (Afterlife, #1)
 
4.7
"THE AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY is a YA vampire book for anyone who doesn't want to make out with the..."
The Alcazar (The Cerulean, #2)
 
3.0
"THE ALCAZAR wraps up an intriguing YA fantasy duology. The book continues to follow four main characters in alternating points-of-view,..."
Super Fake Love Song
 
4.0
"Super Fake Love Song is about Sunny Dae, a Korean American teenager who is a mega-nerd trying to survive at..."
Hot British Boyfriend
 
4.3
"Ellie lives in Washington D.C. and attends an elite school, even though the tuition is a stretch for her single..."
The Cerulean
 
3.3
"THE CERULEAN is an intriguing start to a YA fantasy duology. The book begins with Sera, a Cerulean who has..."
Tales from the Hinterland
 
5.0
"TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND is an enchanting, haunting, and deliciously creepy collection of fairytales. Completely new and unlike anything I..."
You Owe Me a Murder
 
3.0
" *Connor is Deaf and has implants *Alex has light brown skin..."
Across the Green Grass Fields
 
4.7
"I love the Wayward Children series, and the latest installment, ACROSS THE GREEN GRASS FIELDS, is no exception. Here are..."
DEV1AT3
 
4.7
"Feedback What a difference between book 1 and book 2. I enjoyed this one so much more, and I..."
The Broken Raven (Shadow Skye, #2)
 
4.0
"THE BROKEN RAVEN is an intriguing YA fantasy that sweeps the reader away to a land of magic, plotting, and..."
You Have a Match
 
5.0
"YOU HAVE A MATCH is a beautifully written YA contemporary about family, summer, forgiveness, and best friend crushes. Abby is..."