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Review: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Why I chose this book:
The Queen of the Tearling was very nearly my top read of last year. I was obsessed, you guys! Like seriously obsessed! So when The Invasion of the Tearling was available on Edelweiss, I got on that book swiftly! I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book of the content of my review.


The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Publisher: Harper
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
Genre: Adult Lit, Fantasy, Dystopian
Format: eARC
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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 possible 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 habve enough time to find out. (Goodreads)

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Monday, July 14, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I’ve seen so much about this book both good and bad, but what interested me most was the rumors going around that Emma Watson would take the lead in a movie adaptation, plus this is fantasy. Every knows I like me a good fantasy read.  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Publisher: Harper
Publish Date: July 8th, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
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Synopsis:
On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.

But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive. (Goodreads)
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