All Hail The Queen!
I’m so excited to be talking about all things REIGN, including two novels which are based on the show!
Check out the book info below, my quickie review of the show, and a GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a DVD set of Season ONE!
An original novel based on the hit television series, Reign.
Since Mary, Queen of Scotland was a child, the English have wanted her country and her crown. She is sent to France to wed its next king–to save herself and her people. It’s a bond that should protect her, but there are forces that conspire…forces of darkness, forces of the heart. Mary’s rule, and her life, has never been safe.
Find out what happens to Mary, Francis, Bash, and the rest of the French court after the season one finale.
Long may she reign.
France is aflame with rumors of witchcraft and treachery. Who will be burn for their transgressions? Find out in this haunting original novel based on the hit CW television show, Reign.
Something sinister has been sweeping the villages surrounding the French court. Rumors of Satan’s horsemen traveling the countryside and claiming the souls of villagers have sent the people reeling into a religious frenzy and soon fear and suspicion lead them to accuse a young girl of witchcraft. After the prisoner is brought to the palace for questioning, Mary, Greer, Kenna, and Lola work to prove her innocence. But there are others who will stop at nothing to see the girl and her secrets silenced forever…
If you may or may not have gathered from the book synopsis above, this show is *cough* loosely *cough* based on the story of Mary Queen of Scots.
New to Reign? Then feast thine eyes upon the promo trailer for episode One:
If I could describe this show in one word, it would be: ADDICTIVE. I binge-watched the first 2.5 seasons in a week, and I found myself hating how much I loved it.
Whether you’re a history buff (like me) or not, I think that overall, this show is entertaining for just about anyone.The costumes, are gorgeous (though not particularly historically accurate, lol), and I have to admit, the writing/acting is pretty darn good, too. Reign has suspense, intrigue, action, plot twists & turns, and above all: ROMANCE. (Though, the history nerd in me had a hard time accepting the glorification of the interminable love interests for Mary–but I digress.)
Oh the romance.
Oh the SHIPS.
I wish to talk about the two most important ships that may or may sail by the end of season one.
First, let me introduce you to the lovely Mary, who is in the center of it all:
Her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…
The two who particularly enjoy said milkshake? Meet Francis (who is next in line for the throne of France), and his bastard half-bro, Sebastian (aka “Bash”)
Both attractive; both in love with the same girl.
And Mary soon finds herself in a pickle, as both brothers couldn’t be anymore different.
Let me break it down for you:
SHIP NUMBER ONE:
Francis + Mary=
To me, this is the most advantageous Ship for Mary.
1.) He’s a mutha-effin’ Prince, and Mary is a mutha-effin’ queen. Together, they unite both of their Kingdoms.
2.) Francis is quite nice to look at.
3.) He has quite a lovely, dare I say, swoon-worthy smile.
EXHIBIT A: (cheesy, lol)
4.) He gives the best hugs.
5.) He and Mary have killer chemistry.
I mean, it should be a no-brainer, right?
Cause there’s another handsome fella I’d like to introduce you to.
SHIP NUMBER TWO:
Sebastian + Mary=
Side note, Bash nor I are impressed with this name.
But that’s neither here, nor there.
I am not a huge fan of this ship, so I’d rather tell you why I enjoyed watching him on screen.
1.) His eyes. *swoons*
2.) His smile.
Seriously, he’s always capturing my heart with that smile.
3.) He likes to booze.
4.) He’s has a sense of humor.
5.) He knows just what to say to make a lady feel loved.
6.) He gives good hugs?
7.) I want to bone him.
(Never far enough.)
Well, regardless of who Mary (or I, lol) choose, I think that overall, this show is definitely worth your time!
And plus, don’t you wanna know where they all end up?
Answer: OF COURSE YOU DO!
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