The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen Review

Publisher: Bantam Press (16 July 2015)

Format: Hardcover (528 pages)

Source: Library copy 

Synopsis:

The Red Queen is coming and Kelsea has to think of a plan quick to save the Tearling. However Kelsea keeps on going into a trace to the time before the Tearling, during the time of the Crossing, and she might find that someone who lived in the past may be the solution to stopping the Red Queen. Whatever she has to do, she has to do it fast because the Mort army is coming and everyone is depending on her.

Review:                     

The Invasion of the Tearling is the second book in the Queen of the Tearling series and so I (obviously) had high expectations for this book because the first book is one of my favourite books. In this book we continue Kelsea`s journey on being queen of the Tearling and as hard as it may sound, there are greater threats like the Mort army who will do anything their Queen tells them to.

When I first started reading the book I was immediately thrown into the world. This was something I liked because most of the time the second book in a series normally starts with a summary of what happened in the first book. Johansen went to business immediately.

One of the things I forgot about the first book was the writing style and the pace of the book. The book is quite slow paced because there is a lot of world building. At times I found this quite unnecessary because I just wanted to “action” to happen, although as I got into the book I started to appreciate the slow pace, you could say it was quite refreshing. I enjoyed Johnasen`s writing style because I felt it fitted the book and it was easy to read, it also fitted the fantasy theme. In addition this book is written in the third person and there are a lot of points of views. This expanded my reading experience as I was able to read the plot from different points and I was able to understand the different characters.Read More »

Pretty Book Covers #2

Hello guys,

Today I`d thought I would make another pretty book cover post because I`ve only noticed that I own quite a few “pretty books” and so I thought I would share them with you. Here is a link to my first post of this series.

This post is part of my  bookish- tea- time category where anything that doesn`t have a category here in book blogging world is placed.

I know as book lovers we shouldn`t judge a book by it`s cover, but sometimes a pretty and beautiful cover just brightens your day and it also makes you shelves look much more aesthetically pleasing. 

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First we have Queen of Shadows which is my most favourite cover at the moment. The white cover makes the book look clean and Celaena just looks like so strong. Sometimes I hate when there`s a person on the book cover because it can make the book look cheap and tacky, although I think having a drawing of the characters is better. In addition if there is a picture of the character on the cover it`s easier to imagine what they would look like.  Here is my review if you want to read more about it.Read More »

The Queen of The Tearling by Erika Johansan

Publisher: Bantam Press (17 July 2014)

Format: Paperback (512 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

When Kelsea was a child she was taken into hiding and now being nineteen she is taken back to The Keep of The Tearling. Unlike most nineteen year olds she is a Princess and now it`s her time to become queen.

However the thought of becoming queen might as well be called impossible because there are many people who want her dead.

She would either survive to become one of the most impressive and powerful Queen of The Tearling or be dead within a matter days.

Review:

I don`t know where to start with this review, it`s so hard. I love this book so much! This book becoming one of my most favourite books of all times means that this book has something. Normally I am very hard to please because I`ve read so many books that they look like they`re all the same. But this book is something big and I love it so much.

Kelsea is a very strong female character because she will do anything to get what she wants, and yes we do see strong female characters toady in modern YA but not all of them have a heart. Our protagonist strives to do everything morally- the opposite of the mother- and all her actions have a purpose. Another thing which I adore about Kelsea is that she loves books! I can really relate to this. In the book she does whatever she can to get the library from her childhood back and this inspired me to keep reading. In addition I particularly enjoyed Kelsea`s relationship with the Queen`s Guard because I found it funny how they didn`t take her seriously but they still respected her.

Before I read the book I heard that many people didn`t enjoy this book because of the slow world building, however, I didn`t have any trouble with is. If you want to read this book please bear in mind that there isn`t any fast paced action. What I noticed about the books was that “less is more” in the book, it feels as though nothing happened in the book due to the world building, although a lot of things did happen. On the other hand I found the setting of the book was quite confusing because it`s set in a fantasy world that is like the futuristic world of today but it`s also medieval. Weird, I know, but a good weird- you`ve never seen it before. I also love the fact that it wasn`t just one perspective, there were many, and you get a good feel of what the characters were thinking.

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My Book Wishlist

Book wishlist
Book wishlist

Being a bookworm means that there are always new books out there that are “destined” for me to read. I have found that it is quite hard to keep up with the books I want to read so this is the reason why I have created this post. Also when it is my Birthday or Christmas people tend to ask me what do I want and in my head I`m like “I have no idea, oh no,” although during the year I have wanted things (books) but my mimd goes blank when ask me. Therefore this post should keep me up to date on the things I want and when someone asks me what I want I can be like ” Well there are a few things I want like….and…. and….”.