Crown of Oblivion

Crown of Oblivion

Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship.

But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.

From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom.

Title:Crown of Oblivion
ISBN:9780062399335
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    Crown of Oblivion Reviews

  • Becca Mee

    This book is a thrilling, heart pounding race to its conclusion. The story centers on Astrid, who is a surrogate for Princess Reyna of Lanorias surrogate. Whenever the princess acts out, its Astrid wh...

  • Kacie

    I was a little skeptical at first to read Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh because Ive heard her other books are not amazing and it seemed kind of similar to The Hunger Games, but I was surprised t...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    With an enchanting blend of fantasy and dystopian, The Crown of Oblivion was a breath of fresh air.
    Wholly entertaining with flairs of magic, espionage, and a race to the death, it was a story th...

  • Christy

    "But that wouldnt remind Outsiders what were worth: the strength of our backs. Our resilience. Our ability to survive the hardest struggles, to be hurt, fall down, and still, to get back up again."

  • Jodi Meadows

    Delightful!...

  • Jennzah

    this book was an epic thrill ride from beginning to end! i just stayed up til 2 am and fought off sleep to finish it -- it was THAT good. There's so many twists and turns! The only person you can trus...

  • Yna the Mood Reader



    Much thanks to Harper Teen and The Fantasti...

  • Brianna Benton

    This book reminds me of The Hunger Games meets The Amazing Race. The main character is actually a lot like Katniss if she had magic but a lot less sullen and is more open to friendship a...

  • Nia ?ShadesOfPaper?

    You can find this review on my blog Shades of Paper.

    For the winner, the Race of Oblivion means citiz...

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