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I love A Song of Ice and Fire as much as the next fantasy geek, probably more so, but trying to relate every book to it is just fucking frustrating. I received this book in the Goodreads First Read giveaway. I normally avoid spoilers, but this must be addressed. But again, there was just way too much time spent on each part Every time one of my friends gives a 1-star rating, I instantly read the review and view the summary of the novel. And then it all hit me, and I realized exactly what is wrong with Kelsea. I am more dangerous than the Mort, more dangerous than the Caden. After 6 months, I’ve finally found a novel worthy of 5 stars.

I grabbed a cup of coffee from the Starbucks corner on the 3rd floor, walked around, and saw this beautiful cover reaching out to me from its lonely shelf. Plus, it was boring. The first part of the story ends satisfactorily, but makes you want more because there are still at least two people that Kelsea will potentially have an epic showdown with. See all 46 questions about The Queen of the Tearling…. Kelsea made it rain. I don’t get why this makes some people angry. I wanna know more about what happened during this Crossing!

What does she see when she looks in the mirror? So much that she is willing to waste her valuable men’s time and her own resources into traveling 2 weeks to get her books from her old home.

I kept waiting and waiting for a shed of light to reveal to me what on God’s gracious earth happened tearljng Of hte there are, but they are far and few between, which makes it even better, because the shipper in me became aggressive hunting for them ; It also made me even more excited for the next book! I am talking about everything from slavery, rape, child abuse, child sacrifice, and all of those up to murder by qusen someone on fire I heard that you have signed up for this project.


The copywriter who wrote this book’s summary compares it to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones ; they have clearly read neither. Man, it’s a motherfucking long journey.

One of the purposes of a first book is to build the foundations of your world. But that’s not the mystery here To Arliss, her Treasurer: We know there was a world very similar to ours, same country names, technology, books, and culture.


We are supposed to like her, not because she is an incredibly written character, who goes through hardships we can relate to, who has to make hard choices and sacrifices. Kelsea had seen only a few birds and squirrels on their ride through the Reddick, though the greenery was very lush; there could be no lack of water.

Let me start with a few of the things that bugged me. There are many questions about the world-building and the Crossing but I am positive they will be answered in the next instalment I’m dying to read it! The Queen of the Tearling – 3. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m warning you: Kelsea is the famous queen of the Mary Sues Tearling. Tunrs out she’s a special snowflake: We are told very little about this event: View all 45 comments.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

There are rumours of a naughty, badass witch Queen who wants Kelsea dead. At the castle, while they are supposed to be watching her back. You will open the cages!


So a quick word of advice, completely ignore the comparisons because you may not enjoy the book. Pretty cool, I think.

He’s fat, bald and apparently an alcoholic. And because of this I will not be reading any further. View all 15 comments. I would have a problem with it if she let it interfere with doing the right thing. How could a woman who looked so old still place so much importance on being attractive? Carlin had told Kelsea that some women, and even some men, liked to dye their hair red, since the rare commodity was always valuable.

This does not mean letting your people get wheeled out to the enemy’s territories and sold as slaves, but it does mean that, as a ruler, you do not have the luxury tne spoil your conscience all the time. A bit on the slow side, but I loved the political intrigue and the super interesting world!

Book Review: The Fate of the Tearling — Danielle Maurer

I wish he was in this more – This book has multiple POVs and I enjoyed each one which is a rare occurrence. The men serving her are not bound to her out of blind faith to her syopsis, but to her supposed worthiness as a ruler. All we know is that there’s a queen. Why can’t a character be genuinely “plain” and notice she is “average” without it being proof she has low self-esteem?