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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on Queen of the Tearling.
Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp
Title: The Queen of the Tearling
Author: Erika Johansen
Published Date: July 8th 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.
Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom’s haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.
Now, on Kelsea’s nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen’s Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.
Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen’s vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen’s Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as “the Fetch.”
Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea’s journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her.
**YA Caution Advised**
This is my first book from Erika Johansen and I will definitely be looking for more. The publisher actually sent me book 3, but when I explained I hadn’t read the first 2 they immediately sent them over. The book started off a little slow for me, hence the 4 stars, but it soon swept me up in the story and now I can’t wait to get on the book 2.
Definitely different from the YA that I normally read, in a good way, I think this world created is quite intriguing and am looking forward to seeing how some of the issues get resolved.
A solid 4 stars from me.
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