Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Review: Queen of the Tearling

TITLE: The Queen of the Tearling
Book 1 in Queen of the Tearling series
AUTHOR: Erika Johansen
GENRE: Fantasy
PREMISE: A young woman is brought out of seclusion to finally reclaim her throne.
MY REVIEW: Loved Game of Thrones, but wish it was only about Dany? Also wish it had far better treatment of females in society? Well...this book is for you.
This book is focused on a young queen who wrestles with the kingdom she was left in the wake of her mother's murder. It is more character study/politics then fantasy, which is why I recommend it for Game of Thrones fans. It's not as dark as GoT can get but it does have some interesting food for thought in it. Honestly, most of the weak points for me was the romantic factor. Thankfully the author didn't seem as concerned about that plot line. I kind of think that, like what happened in Hunger Games, she was told to put SOME romance in there to generate interest.
Other then weak romance, this was a well done book. The writing is wonderful, the characters are interesting, and it's a good lead into what looks to be an interesting series. I can't wait for the next one.
WHO SHOULD READ: Game of Thrones fans, fantasy fans who like character focus
MY RATING: Four out of Five badass queens getting shit done

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