BOOK: THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING (THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING #1)
AUTHOR: ERIKA JOHANSEN
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: PAPERBACK / BANTAM
Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother – Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid – was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea’s uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea’s 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother’s guard – each pledged to defend the queen to the death – arrive to bring this most un-regal young woman out of hiding…
And so begins her journey back to her kingdom’s heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother’s legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea’s story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance – it’s about a heroine who must learn to acknowledge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly and fairly while simply trying to stay alive…
*i would like to thank PENGUIN RANDOM UK for sending me a finished copy of this book. this doesn’t affect nor influence my review.*
“I AM NOT HONEST BUT I CAN BE TRUSTED…”
THIS LINE FROM AN UNLIKELY CHARACTER HIT THE CHORD. I HAD TO POKE MYSELF. THUS, I AM REMINDED THAT WE ARE ALL AN ART OF CONTRADICTIONS.
I CAN’T WAIT FOR EMMA WATSON TO MAKE KELSEA GLYNN COME TO LIFE. I AM ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE B******M SCENE BECAUSE MY IMAGINATION WENT BALLISTIC THERE.
THE STORY WAS ADDICTING, TOO MUCH THAT THE ONLY TIME I STOPPED READING WAS WHEN MY EYES GOT WATERY AND I NEEDED TO FINISH SOME ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS. IT WILL MAKE YOUR MIND THINK WHO IS WHO. IS THAT CHARACTER AN ENEMY OR A FRIEND? HENCE, IT IS A MUST READ AS A TEARLING.
THE ONLY THING THAT MADE ME DECIDE TO GIVE IT A 4 STAR RATING IS THE FACT THAT IT HAD A SLOW START. IT MADE ME SLOW DOWN FOR A WHILE BUT HELL YEAH, THERE WERE A LOT OF REVELATIONS REVEALED AND TO BE REVEALED. I AM ACTUALLY ADJUSTING TO THE WRITING STYLE OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS WRITTEN IN 3RD POV. THIS IS QUITE NEW TO ME BECAUSE I SWITCHED GENRES. THIS BOOK IS NOT YA, GUYS. I’M HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO FINISH SOMETHING GREAT AND NEW.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU OWN YOURSELF A COPY OF THIS BOOK, IT WILL BE THE NEXT BOOK SENSATION! I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THE INVASION OF THE TEARLING VERY SOON.
INDEED, A “CROSSING”!