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Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish to be remembered forever But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be She is a young woman in eighteenth century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age her tyrannical father has made that much clearAs Nannerl s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer He has the power to make her wish come true but his help may cost her everythingIn her first work of historical fiction,New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister


10 thoughts on “The Kingdom of Back

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    I am going to tell you a story you already know But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before. Without a doubt, this is Marie Lu s most fascinating book to date.In school, we studied Virginia Woolf s concept of the fictional Shakespeare s sister In


  2. Nick Nick says:

    Who spread the rumor that Marie Lu has replicated herself and the army of hers is going to attack us with a million books during the upcoming years


  3. jessica jessica says:

    i love it when stories have the power to inspire action i love that feeling when you turn the last page and you arent ready to let go of the story just yet, so you do something to make its presence linger, to keep the story in your heart just a little longer this made me pick up my violin, which i havent touched in about a year, and play one of mozarts violin concertos that i learned when i was a teenager it was a struggle, but i loved that this story motivated me to do that i think fans of i love it when stories have the power to inspire action i love that feeling when you turn the last page and you arent ready to let go of the story just yet, so you do something to make its presence linger, to keep the story in your heart just a little longer this made me pick up my violin, which i havent touched in about a year, and play one of mozarts violin concertos that i learned when i was a teenager it was a struggle, but i loved that this story motivated me to do that i think fans of marie lu will be really surprised by this novel gone is her dramatic dystopian storytelling and in its place is a light and whimsically crafted tale and i really like this look for her writing it feels fresh and quite beautiful at times this is perfect for readers who love historical fiction, fantasy, and stories about the special bond between a bother and sister 4 stars


  4. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    A new BookTube Video is Up all about whether you should buy, borrow or burn 2020 YA books Let me know what you think The Written Review I am going to tell you a story you already know But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before. There s two Mozarts, but the world remembered only one of them Nannerl, had one wish to be remembered She and her brother toured all throughout Europe but despite all her ambitions, she s still a product of her time A new BookTube Video is Up all about whether you should buy, borrow or burn 2020 YA books Let me know what you think The Written Review I am going to tell you a story you already know But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before. There s two Mozarts, but the world remembered only one of them Nannerl, had one wish to be remembered She and her brother toured all throughout Europe but despite all her ambitions, she s still a product of her time The older we were, the less magnificent we seemed. She has a gift for composing but women were not encouraged, or allowed to do such.Bu then one day, she meets a mysterious person Hyacinth He comes from the Kingdom of Back which is the polar opposite of her world Upside down trees and the like At first, it was a story told between Wolfgang and Nannerl A fun bedtime who can promise her the world, in exchange for a fewtasks.And at first she s happy to complybut as she becomes closer to Hyacinth, she starts realizing that what he says and the truth are two slightly different things.Can she trust him Should she trust him Is it too late to escapeEven monsters must dream of fears and wants, and the sadness in his voice drew me closer. Huh After slogging though six of her books, I think Marie Lu has finally hooked me.It was really cool to learn that Wolfgang s sister was an actual prodigy and in real life the two of them created an imaginary world The Kingdom of Back.I loved how Marie Lu brought this fairy world to life It was really neat to watch it weave into the real world but I really wanted it to be firmer It felt like brief interludes when I would ve preferred it to be apermanent fixture of the book kind of like how Holly Blacks goes all in with the fae.I also felt like Nannerl was a bit of a broken record when it came to women just don t DO this stuff but I suppose that s just how it was.Other than that, I actually did enjoy most of this book


  5. Cardan Greenbriar Cardan Greenbriar says:

    But be wary of what you wish for, he went on Wishes have a habit of surprising their makersI SHIT YOU NOT THIS BOOK REMINDS ME OF MY KINGDOM and me What great injustice that after 4 days of release this book only has less than 400 ratingsWho set the date similar to another ahem overly hyped book s release date anywaytalk about a motherfucking book hangoverI am such a mess that i don t even know how to properly reviewI have never cried this much during a happy endingSo our very beloveBut be wary of what you wish for, he went on Wishes have a habit of surprising their makersI SHIT YOU NOT THIS BOOK REMINDS ME OF MY KINGDOM and me What great injustice that after 4 days of release this book only has less than 400 ratingsWho set the date similar to another ahem overly hyped book s release date anywaytalk about a motherfucking book hangoverI am such a mess that i don t even know how to properly reviewI have never cried this much during a happy endingSo our very beloved Marie Lu has presented us with a beautiful historical fiction entwined with a dark lush fantasy worldThis book is euphony itself the music description is magical and glorious.Set in an aura of greed and want, this is a story of rising not one but many s prominence and influence.I love how Marie has woven a true historical story with a concocted fantasy world.Since Maria Anna Mozart Nannerl s story is real i m not gonna give away too much or else i ll spoil the interesting parts.All i want to give away is that in the human world Nannerl and her brother Wolfgang are child prodigies in music They are really close together and adore each other very much Their father Leopold greedily pressures Nannerl and Wolfgang to play even finer in their childhood days so that the onlookers can be impressed and dazzled , resulting inmoney and glory He makes Nannerl perform a great many before her marriageable age Leopold also wants Wolfgang to improve his performancethan his sister.Nannerl wants to be remembered and honored forever And I think Wolfgang wants to slap all of them y do i think that i don t know.And then Hyacinth a mysterious oh so beautiful creature appears being allYou have your desires, and I have mine He leaned his head closer to me You want immortality I want my throneThis book conveys through two worlds the real one where Leopold wants fame, money and control over his children Nannerl and her wish to be remembered and praised The Mozart s family s trips through Europe and their musical performances for Royals and other great audiences And the Kingdom of Back from where Hyacinth comes from It s a beautiful, magical place filled with dark secrets.and after reading the book when i saw this beautiful map at the end AM A ZINGBOOOHOOOO I WANT A SEQUEL


  6. Hamad Hamad says:

    I just started this and I have forgotten how magical Marie s writing style is I just started this and I have forgotten how magical Marie s writing style is


  7. Claudia Ramírez Claudia Ramírez says:

    3.5 stars


  8. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    4.5 stars rounded up Let s begin at the end, shall we In the Author s Note to this enchanting tale, Marie Lu tells of her real life inspiration for this story A book over a decade in the making, you can tell she poured her heart and soul onto these pages.Lu, known for her complex and forward thinking YA science fiction, takes a sharp turn with The Kingdom of Back, a dark fantasy with lyrical prose.Even though this is not her typical story, I think it shines a bright, bright light on the lev 4.5 stars rounded up Let s begin at the end, shall we In the Author s Note to this enchanting tale, Marie Lu tells of her real life inspiration for this story A book over a decade in the making, you can tell she poured her heart and soul onto these pages.Lu, known for her complex and forward thinking YA science fiction, takes a sharp turn with The Kingdom of Back, a dark fantasy with lyrical prose.Even though this is not her typical story, I think it shines a bright, bright light on the level of her skill as a writer.I am the first to admit that I am a big sucker for any story involving music or musicians, particularly classical musicians.Growing up, I played classical violin, piano and dappled with the clarinet I was in multiple orchestras, yes, first chair violin, and I think that world always remains a part of your soul.Lu mentions that she too was a musician in her early life and after reading a biography of Mozart developed the idea for this story.Unlike my normal reviews, I am not really going to give details as to what this story is about I feel strongly that it is best if you go into this not knowing what to expect.Mainly following Mozart s unknown sister, Nannerl, this story quickly transforms from a historic fiction account of the Mozart family s life, to a dark fantasy with a portal to another world and a Faustian bargain of sorts.In addition to the fantastical elements of the story, there is also a great examination of the role of women in this time period and the affect that society s expectations had on their productivity and spirit.If you do pick up this book, I implore you to please, please, please read the Author s Note at the end Reading Lu s words and thoughts on this story and why she wrote it, bumped this up from a 4, to a 5 star read for me.I was so impressed with this story It was a dark, delicious delightful read and further solidifies my belief that Marie Lu is an absolute treasure


  9. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    This came in my March Owlcrate Pretty silver, shimery edges And candle, socks, notecard, Art, lip balm, etc Omg I had no idea Mozart had a sister that was just as talented, but held back for being a girl Girls weren t allowed to compose Marie talks about this in her acknowledgments so read that as well She s added some fantasy to the world with a bit of truth I m thoroughly impressed and enjoyed the book Mel This came in my March Owlcrate Pretty silver, shimery edges And candle, socks, notecard, Art, lip balm, etc Omg I had no idea Mozart had a sister that was just as talented, but held back for being a girl Girls weren t allowed to compose Marie talks about this in her acknowledgments so read that as well She s added some fantasy to the world with a bit of truth I m thoroughly impressed and enjoyed the book Mel


  10. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    I ve been burned so many times and yet here I am, crawling back forCan you smell the desperation YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads I ve been burned so many times and yet here I am, crawling back forCan you smell the desperation YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads