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Title: The Queen of the Tearling
Author: Erika Johansen
Kelsea is a young princess that has been raised in hiding since the death of her mother the Queen. Now on her nineteenth birthday her time has come for her to take her place as queen of the Tearling. Doing that is easier said than done as the Red Queen would give anything to have her head and has sent people to hunt Kelsea down.
Kelsea is now on the race to her new home all the while people are fast at her heels for the Red Queen. During this fateful journey Kelsea makes some new Friends along the way to her new home. Her new kingdom she finds is in a disarray and in constant fear of the fallout from the Red Queen in the neighboring kingdom. Kelsea has her hands full if she wants to bring the Tearling back to glory, easier said than done when almost everyone wants you dead.
Thoughts: Lies, secrets, traitors, and a young queen in the middle of it all. This book was a bit slow but for a good reason there was a lot to take in. You get to witness the complete dysfunctionality of the kingdom as Kelsea becomes queen. The characters were very rich even though at the moment some of them are vague in their backgrounds and how they came to be. I love the atmosphere of this book. I want to say that this book is almost like a post apocalyptic novel and I say this because there were little signs of the present in this seemingly medieval story. With all of that being said I did enjoy this book and I will be continuing on with this series also props must be given for the look of this beautiful book!