***Awesome Blog *** The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

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Invasion

Title: The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2)

Author:  Erika Johansen

Published Date:  June 9th 2015

Genre: YA High Fantasy

Rating:

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Synopsis

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***

I adored The Queen of Tearling so much that I was afraid to read the next book in fear that it wouldn’t so engross me.

So I began slowly, often in between books as I didn’t quite understand the visions at first even though the synopsis spoke on it.  The visions were from pre-crossing which was already a dystopian environment, then back to the high fantasy “present day”  I found them interesting but something was missing.  Once I re-read those parts again, I was okay.  Well…  until it came full circle.  Press on if you find the pre-crossing visions, not to your taste.

Now with that said, onto what I loved. I adored getting to know Andalie and The Mace’s past.  Yes, we get to find out what makes them tick.  I also love seeing Andalie’s children grow.  Glee is my favorite, and I hope we get more of her in book 3, the final trilogy.

Kelsea Reliegh Glynn.  She is the queen.  But is still a child.  Althouh older and more learned then before, she is still struggling to figure out who she is. AND the right path she needs to pave.  But she does it with dazzling style and becomes STRONGER towards the middle.  She would do ANYTHING to save her Kingdom and by any means necessary.  She often startles me at times as she is she is ever growing dangerous with her Tear Magic.

I did have mixed feelings about this book.  I feel the pre-crossing visions we ok but could have been shorter.  I loved everything else. The action.  The intrigue.

3.5 stars rounded to a 4!!  Still tipping my hat to you Erika Johansen!!! I can’t wait for the next one.

 

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