Friday, 20 May 2016

Review: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Name: Queen of the Tearling
Author: Erika Johansen
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 978-0-857-50247-6
Rating: 4.5/5

Kelsea Glynn has been hidden away from everyone and everything. On her nineteenth birthday the soldiers came for her. They came to escort her to the palace. Her palace. At age nineteen Kelsea must take up the role of Queen, if she makes it to the palace before she's killed.

This is simply amazing. Kelsea isn't described as the typical beautiful heroine, instead she's quite plain which I think is brilliant. In comparison to women like Celaena Sardothien Kelsea stands out because she doesn't have her looks to fall back on. She can't fight particularly well either but she makes up for it with her wisdom and courage. She has the balls to do things that terrify the other male leads. She's so damn cool. The other characters around her are pretty awesome too. I like how Kelsea is literally surrounded by the burliest of men but still holds her own and puts the Mace in his place.

With regards to the plot I like how it played out and the subtle use of magic weaved into the plot. Truthfully, it's been a little while since I read this so my review isn't as in depth as it once would've been. I've been on holiday for three weeks with my family so I'm trying to catch up on all my posts. Wish me luck!

Katie x

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