Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Kingdom’ by Jess Rothenberg

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is being pitched as Westworld meets The Stepford Wives: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg!

This upcoming science fiction/fantasy/thriller takes a theme park called The Kingdom, which is essentially a fantasy story — complete with dragons — come to life.

Sounds great, right? It is … until things turn a little too Michael Crichton when one of the employees is murdered and Ana, who was engineered to be an integral part of The Kingdom, is blamed for his murder.

The Kingdom hits shelves both real and digital this month on May 28, 2019!

Welcome to the Kingdom… where “Happily Ever After” isn’t just a promise, but a rule.

Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom™ is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species―formerly extinct―roam free.

Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.

But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana’s memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty―and what it truly means to be human.

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