The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was brilliant!
Set in the future but with a difference. Sometime in our past a group of British, Americans and Europeans made a crossing. Not entirely sure where, but they came to this new land and founded new countries and found magic. Fast forward 150-200 years later and we are introduced to Kelsea Glynn. She has been hidden her whole life to protect her but now she is needed to be Queen. Her country is on the brink of decline and her people are starving and desperate. There is a price on her head and she needs gain the respect and loyalty of people who have no reason to trust her.
The world is well researched and the story drives you along. Sometimes it can be a bit jarring when there are references to Earth history as you do get immersed and forget that this is actually not just a normal fantasy book. The characters are interesting and I really enjoyed seeing Kelsea and Mace's journey together.
Highly recommend this book when it is released in July. It is no wonder that this book was optioned for film rights and I wouldn't mind seeing how they portray this book on the big screen.
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