Nameless Queen

Written by Rebecca McLaughlin

Coin is nameless, a class so low that they aren’t even given official names at birth. When the king dies, he will whisper a name and that person will be marked with the crown tattoo, made the new ruler, and inherit the accompanying magic. It is expected that the King’s daughter will inherit his throne. But, breaking with tradition, she is not named as his successor. Coin has a secret. She has a new crown shaped tattoo. But, how is this possible? She doesn’t even have a name. She knows that they will kill her if she is found with the tattoo. How can a common thief rule a kingdom? Can she survive this curse? The hints of Oliver Twist by Dickens add to the depth of the plot. This intriguing page turner and world will appeal to fans of The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen.

Reviewed by Jessica Moody, LMETS, Olympus Jr. High
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

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Nameless Queen
Written by Rebecca McLaughlin
Crown Books for Young Readers
352 pages
Release Date: January 7, 2020
ISBN: 9781524700263
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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