The Vampire Queen by Brandi Elledge is book three in the Wheel of Crowns series. I really prefer reading these books in order but each book can be read as a stand alone. I feel like the Vampire Queen is my favorite of the series so far. This series is very well written. Tandi is an amazing main character! I want to read more books in this series!
I am beginning to repeat myself with each review on books in this series…
What a great, quick read that is well written and took me on an adventure full of all the things that make this series wonderful.
There is so much that is just right about this series. The characters are well developed and no personality is wasted. It is a about friendships and frenemies and everything in between.
This is book 3 of the series and while it may be able to be read as a stand-alone, i think it would be better to read them in order.
Great book, great series, great author.
Review by @mauraharper
I give The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge, 5 stars.
*This review contains spoilers from previous books in the series.*
Tandi is now a vampire. Yes, it is what she wished to happen in case of her death, but she has no idea how to cope. She has been moved away from the only place she knew, and is far from her best friend. She knows it’s for the best and only temporary, but still. Not to mention that she seems to be a horrible vampire, she can’t do anything right. She even has the hot vampire prince to train her. He is sexy as hell she has an attraction to him but he doesn’t seem to have any interest. What is she supposed to do?
When another vampire faction attacks, she realizes just how serious this impending war really is. She gets down to business and decides to help the good guys. Can she become what is expected of her? There are many who will do anything to get in her way, but she is now determined. Little does an she know just how much she will learn about herself on the way. With the help of her friends, just maybe things will work out.
I loved Tandi in the previous book and was so happy to see her as the main character in this book. She is just as girly and spunky as I remembered too! She makes such a great lead. But she has faults too, which makes her even better. She learns a lot and quickly adapts throughout the story. The other characters in the book are great too. Note to the author: I really what to see more of Tracker in upcoming books, her was so my favorite secondary character! The story itself is interesting and pulls you in. There were many twists and turns that I did not see coming. There was action, along with romance, heartache and even humor thrown in to make a complete story. It can be read as a standalone, but you will know more if you read the previous books first.
If you like paranormal romance or urban fantasy with a great story and characters, this series and book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79
Brandi Elledge is a master storyteller. This series has hooked me from book 1 and it won’t let me go. Anyone that loves Paranormal will crave this series! Everything goes into her stories, adventure, danger, romance, and etc.
Tandi, you can’t help but love her. She’s newly turned but is horrible at being a vampire. She’s attracted to the prince but she hides it But the queen wants him back. Can she survive this test? Will she survive the queen?
This whole series is one amazing adventure and one that I crave more of!
The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge is the next amazing book in this remarkable series. Each book builds upon the overall story/theme of the series and is exquisitely written. The Vampire Queen is Stephan and Tandi’s story, as supporting characters in previous book(s), I couldn’t wait to read this next epic tale to include Stephan who has captivated my attention from the first book. As we delver more and more into the overall paranormal dynamic of this world, more truths, lies, and unknowns are discovered. I could not put down this story as Brandi Elledge has built such an unbelievable sequences of events that you had to immediately unfold to see what was around the next corner. There are hilarious and serious moments in this novel and Tandi is by far such a fearless female lead with her strong personality. I applaud the author and am anxiously awaiting the next book(s) in this amazing series!!
Reviewed by @hbahm
The Vampire Queen (Wheel Of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge
The Vampire Queen is book three in this amazing and exciting series. It cannot be read as a standalone and picks up where book two ends. The novels main characters are Tandi and Stephan who are originally introduced in the first two books. Tandi is turned into a vamp by Stephan, the Prince of Vampires, and has a uniqueness not seen in other vamps. She has more of her humanity in place still. An old flame of Stephans, who happens to be the Queen of Vampires, becomes jealous of her and sets out to cause trouble why the two work to avenge the death of a friend and find one of the coveted keys.
Tandi was a magnificently created character. I loved her witty comments and her personality. Stephan was portrayed as tough but that seemed to be a front to hide his feelings for Tandi. I immediately did not like the queen. She fit the antagonist role well.
This novels storyline was easy to follow and the setting for every scene was descriptive and engaging. I think this book is my favorite thus far. I look forward to more in this series.
The Vampire Queen is the third installment in this funny and thrilling series. Tandi is a great character that made me laugh in public way too much. These stories are full of adventure and sweet romance, but I also think that they are empowering. That’s what I love about this genre, it shows you that you can be flawed but that those flaws don’t define you. That strength comes in all forms and sometimes it’s the people we least expect who surprise us the most. This book proved to be just as enthralling as the previous two and the only problem that I do have with this book is, it didn’t give any hint as to who the next queen will be. I’m way too eager to see what unfolds in the quest to save the world.
The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge was a hooking read, that had me flipping the pages. Who needs seep?
Not my first read by this author or in this series, so when this book was released I snatched it out. Just so you know though these books are part of a series, they can be read as standalones, and out of order. So if you haven’t read the other books, you got no worries about spoilers or feeling lost.
I have to say, this instalment has probably been the best so far. I loved the opening, and the MC was witty, fun an a little bit of a goof. I think if I was a vampire we’d be alike. This book felt, there, like, everything flowed nicely, the connection felt real and I believe the author found their stride with this book. Not that the other books aren’t as good, it’s just this one, was polished, and shiny. (I highly suggest the other books BTW).
Overall this book was as I said, fun, detailed, and smooth. If you’re looking for a good unique, quirky vampire read, then I highly suggest you gets your hands on this truly one of a kind read.
-Review by @eawalsh
The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge
5 out of 5 stars
The vampire Queen is the third book in the Wheel of Crowns series written by Brandi Elledge and I have read all three books and I loved each and every one of them. The characters are well written and the plot was amazing the secondary characters and their quirkiness made the story more enjoyable. I read this book in one sitting that’s how good this book/series is.
We met Tandi in the Queen of Witches book and we met Stephen in the Queen of Werewolves. Stephen is the prince of vampires while Tandi is a human.
Tandi is now a brand new vampire she may have been killed by ghouls, but she’s determined to be the best. But her determination won’t take her very far when she won’t even kill a deer for its blood. Not to mention she’s not as subservient to her master the Prince of Vampires aka Stephen as she should be.
She also finds herself at odds with the Queen of the Vampires who wants her Prince back. Despite him being a dead hot guy, and powerful enough to have broken free of the Queen’s influence once before. So now Tandi is caught in the middle.
Can Tandi survive the queen’s plan? Will she prove herself capable of overcoming the queen’s plans for her? You will have to read this amazing book/series.
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! How many more times can I possibly say that Brandi Elledge just continues to get better and better! Book 1 was an incredible start, exciting and a brilliant introduction Book 2 was thrilling, exciting and totally captivating from the start. This book The Vampire Queen has been incredible from start to finish.
Tandi and Stephan have now become my all-time favourite through this whole series, while the other characters in previous books have been amazing to follow, there is just something about Tandi & Stephan that has made me smile the entire read! I absolutely loved the banter and the back and forth these two had, but also the protectiveness that both of them showed each other at certain times. You could tell something would come of these two as their connection was undeniable even if they tried to ignore it when it was in plain sight.
I loved learning along with characters, especially finding out all what was beneath the surface of Tandi and her unusual behaviour towards Vampirism. I also loved reading that there was more to Stephan than what we found out in previous books, whether that was the amount of power he actually possesses and of the heartache he has had to face at the hands of the Vampire Queen.
Again Brandi Elledge has created a mentally visual read that I could picture the entire time I was reading this captivating, thrilling, suspenseful read, I can not fault the writing, the plot or the characters whatsoever. Everything about this book I loved! I once again would just love for it to have been in dual POV there were many scenes with Stephan that I needed to know what he was really thinking and feeling!
I CANNOT recommend this book enough, I loved every single bit of it! This is a book not to be missed, as well as a series that should not be missed! I can’t wait to see what else this author brings to this series and I will definitely be looking out for more of her reads.
Reviewed By @tillytillzz