Book Recommendation: The Queen of the Tearling

Hello, my dear readers!

Today is the first day of a new month, and I couldn’t be more depressed about it… It’s not that I don’t like October, but there are a few things that haven’t been done. My health resolution (for two years now) have gone straight down the trash (I am working on it still!) and in November/December I have four exams coming up!

But, back to the subject; my book recommendation.

There is no spoiler by the way!

Last month I started reading ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen, and I can’t say how much I loved it. I used two days on it, and immediately started the second book (‘The Invasion of the Tearling’) right after I was done with it.


‘The Queen of the Tearling’ is planned to be a trilogy, which I am very excited about to say the least. The second book is ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’.


Even Emma Watson loved the book and is set to direct and play the main role. (Which I’m very excited about!)

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.

Long ago, Kelsea’s forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. 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.

There are a few things that made me fall in love with the book. Erika Johansen’s writing style is just amazing, and the fact that the story is focused on the political side of things. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it, but I do not regret at all that I read it.

But I now know that I love to read books that focuses more on the political side of things.

I wish there was more romance, but the story is fine without it. I usually want some romance in every story, so I was surprised when I actually didn’t mind that there wasn’t much romance.


So, if you decide to read this book, please let me know what you think of it!

And do you have a book you think I should read?



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