Happy Friday Everyone!
I hope everyone had a great so far, and has a relaxing weekend planned. I wish I did, but I have to work tomorrow, but at least I will still carry a book to read on my breaks! Today I wanted to take you on a journey into a magical world, where one girls world is turned upside down. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen takes the reader into a fictional land that is so beautiful you will want to live in it!
The description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.
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.
This book will be a beautifully designed package with illustrated endpapers, a map of the Tearling, and a ribbon marker.”
This book will take you on a magical adventure that will leave you wanting more. You will fall in love with the characters, and will be on the edge of your seat until the cliff hanger at the end. Erika transports the reader into the world she created, in such a way that you will feel like you are experiencing Kelsea’s journey right along with her. You will laugh, cry, and be rooting for Kelsea to succeed in everything she does. Who knew being Queen came with a price of your life?
Go fourth and rule your kingdom royals!
Image taken from the Goodreads website.