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The Invasion of the Tearling

(The Queen of the Tearling #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  50,453 ratings  ·  5,151 reviews
Kelsea Glynn is the Queen of the Tearling. Despite her youth, she has quickly asserted herself as a fair, just and powerful ruler.

However, power is a double-edged sword, and small actions can have grave consequences. In trying to do what is right - stopping a vile trade in humankind - Kelsea has crossed the Red Queen, a ruthless monarch whose rule is bound with dark magic
Kindle Edition, 547 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite book I read this year
Ben Alderson
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-2017
I still have so many questions! I NEED to read the finale before the end of the year. Hold me to it.
{insert weird fangirl noises here}


This one has been on my radar since I read (and loved!) the first book last year. I was so freaked out that this one wasn't going to live up to the hype in my head, I couldn't even crack it open for 2 days after I got it.
Yes, I'm being totally serious. Yes, I know that's incredibly weird!


But once I finally grabbed my nuts and plunged in, I could tell pretty quickly that Queen of Tearling wasn't a fluke. This is a nice sized book at
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
UPDATE: 10-19-2016 THIS IS ON SALE ON KINDLE FOR $1.99 ! It doesn't say for how long though



Okay so I loved the hell out of this book and I was confused about certain things!

Queen Kelsea takes a little walk on the dark side in this book, but that's okay, she's going to rock it. I just know it.... NEED NEXT BOOK!!!!!

Everyone that has read the first book knows that Kelsea sees things. Well she sees a lot of things that have to do with the Crossing! Every damn time she went there a
Tomoe Hotaru
23 Feb. '15
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Disclaimer: An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

As before, folks. Come prepared with fries and your favourite condiment. Long and bitter review up ahead.

If ever I could use half-star ratings on goodreads, it would be now. Actual rating would be 2.5 but I decided to be generous and round up.

I gave it a go, and it passed. Barely. Enough to convince me to read the third book once it's out? Absolutely. Th
Faye, la Patata
Loved the first book but... this was a clusterfuck. In a really, really, Dali-trippy kind of way.

Like, seriously, those flashbacks?! Migraine. MIGRAAAAAINE.

Me, when I finished the book:

Ugh, so disappointed.
1.) The Queen of the Tearling ★★★

I didn't enjoy this book more than The Queen of the Tearling. This book felt like it dragged way too much in some parts and I'm not a huge fan Kelsea seeing memories from the past. I understand her necklace(s) is very powerful and helpful, but I just didn't enjoy this concept as much as I hoped.

Yes, Kelsea can now see memories from a girl named Lily, who lived in pre-crossing America. Even though Lily is rich and married to a powerful man, while most the populati
Shannon (kitchandpages)
Reread November 2016: flawless are always. Finally ready for FATE. #dyingggg

Full video review:

This arc was sent to me from Harper in exchange for an honest review*


First impressions:
Five glorious stars - this was a fantastic sequel, maybe the best I've ever read. I wasn't sure how I was to like the new character and perspective that was added to this book but I LOVED it so much. This book outdid the first one and I am so excit
Simona B

“I have news for you, Arlen. We're on my chessboard now.”

•This series is the umpteenth proof of the fact that the most deserving books are very often the less known and hyped. This series deserves to have her praises sung for the whole world to hear. I have no words and I'm in love with such perfection -save for one tiny thing that annoys me to no end, which I'll explain in a minute.

•First things first, they say, and the first thing here can only be her: Kelsea Glynn.

“Even I won't defy her.
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2), Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling is the second novel of a fantasy trilogy. Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn must defeat the powers of the Red Queen, who is out to destroy her. She must journey to the royal castle to claim her throne, and is accompanied only by the loyal Queen's Guard which is led Carroll and the mysterious Lazarus. Along the way she must earn the respect of her people and fix the broken shambles of the Kingdom
Anja H.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“Even small gestures of kindness have the potential to reap enormous rewards. Only the shortsighted man believes otherwise.”

This book took me months to finish. I just couldn't seem to get into it, while I absolutely loved the first book in this series. (Although, after reading my review on that one, it appears that The Queen of the Tearling also took me quite some time to get into lol).
A few days ago I made up my mind about finally pushing forward since the last book in
Always Pouting
Mar 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
The problem with reading series is that unless I read them back to back I literally forget everything. I don't remember anything that happened in the first book bu that didn't take anything away from this one. I really like when I can just pick up a book that is part of a series and it can be read mostly as a stand alone.

I enjoyed this one and I found it held my attention, so much so that I kept looking forward to when I would get to read again. A lot of people were saying they didn't really enj
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Review originally posted @

*Please note I received an advanced copy of this novel. It does not effect my review.

Let me just start by saying that this next installment of the Tearling series is abso-flippin-lutely brilliant. Haters of Queen be damned because here in Invasion of the Tearling we begin to get some answers about the history of this world. This is where I get in the faces of every single hater sippin on the haterade, proving you all wrong, wrong, wrong!

Invasion o
Heidi The Reader
The Invasion of the Tearling picked up where the last book left off. The Mort army is invading the Tear because of the actions of Kelsea, their new queen.

I won't say what exactly those actions were, in case you didn't read the last book. Let's just say: she's breaking with tradition in more ways than one.

Kelsea has started to embrace her power in this book. It suits her.

The girl who had been raised by Carlin Glynn would never have trusted in visions, but Kelsea's world had broadened well beyond
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian, fantasy
Real rating: 3.5

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Interesting but not as much as the first book.

What I liked
- This book is mostly about the past and the people that contributed to the creation of the new society. It was interesting reading about that, especially since the goal was to build a utopian society which clearly did not work out.

- We get to know more information about the red queen, specifically, her past which I enjoyed

- We also got more information about the dark thing that can only be summoned thro
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
without a doubt, this book deserves all the stars in the universe.

“You can defend your kingdom, or you can defend your people, Majesty. You don’t have the manpower to do both at once.”
“People are more important than land.”

Holy shit, this book may have taken me 57 years to read(okay, maybe 5 days) thanks to my lingering and unwanted flu, but this had me hooked from the very first page and I never wanted to put this down!
Someone save my soul because I'm low key dying
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greaat! And I called EVERYTHING.

The book hasn't even been written yet and here you have them: 5 idiots rating it.

Dear GoodReads,
We know you take an immodest amount of pleasure in deleting stuff concerning users' books and such, am I right?
So, what's stopping you now?
How would you like to start deleting people and fake ratings to prove your worth.
Make us proud.
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
As someone who enjoyed The Queen of the Tearling more than I could possibly put into words, I waited with bated breath for the continuation of Kelsea’s story. There was so much left to resolve and so many obvious dangers ahead of this simple yet sharply intelligent heroine. To say that I jumped at the chance to read The Invasion of the Tearling early is somewhat of an understatement. I begged for it and was more than ready to sell some small portion of my soul for it. Unfortunately, I would have ...more
An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review.

Warning: Includes violence and rape.

Lots of backstory added..this was definitely a book that suffered from second book syndrome. Though I enjoyed the intense character development for Kelsea.. Her insecurities from the previous book is still evident though. I ultimately loved seeing her slow descent into madness. You see her change as soon as she meets the Dark Thing (He gave me the creeps.) And I also like
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
gimme gimme gimme

for all those who love this series ---

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if you don't like this series, Awkward Jaime sez BYE

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So for a while there I wasn't sold on Lily's connection to the main story from book number one (which totally holds up on a reread btw) but then shit went down and wow and Jonathan you badass and Aisa you and Arya would be besties and then MAJOR stuff happens and omg Pen and I have feels again and what are you DOING Kelsea and holy shit Red Queen is the worst but also kinda the bes
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars

Kelsea Glynn has fast become one of my favourite characters and The Queen of the Tearling one of my favourite series. It is quite common for sequels, particularly when there is still another to come, to be a bridge between book one and three without much action or revelation. The Invasion of the Tearling doesn't suffer from this problem and is one of the best sequels I have read.

One of the biggest issues with The Queen of the Tearling was the confusing world-building. It was quite diffi
Time and Flesh, they work wonders on a novel, don't they?

Enough of being cryptic. I really enjoyed this second novel; but to be honest, I wasn't sure I would. At least, this was true during the first third of it. The introduction of Lily was rather a vindication of my many suspicions that these books were, indeed, science fiction. Of course, magic is still a primary focus, but by the end I felt joyous that I got two quite different novels in one package, Kelsea and Lily tied in each other's orbi
Helene Jeppesen
This is a great fantasy series with a lot of interesting elements to it. I love how Erika Johansen combines a fantasy world with our modern world, and in this book we finally get an answer as to how this is possible.
However, while I really enjoy the story and its creativity, I was slightly underwhelmed by this sequel, and that's because it undervalues the things that I loved about book one. Namely Kelsea and her extraordinary and kick-ass journey was a favourite of mine in book one, but in book
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really fascinating! I was engrossed more towards the end of the book and did struggle with some of the books every now and then. This installment sets up for what I am hoping is going to be an amazing final book. Hopefully I can read a little of the third book tonight before bed!

Was nice to get more information on who the Red Queen is and about he Tears. I didn't warm up to Lily much though. Will see how these new and old characters play out in book three!
Alexa ❤️
Gripping till the last page- 5 Stars

Kelsea matures more in the second instalment if the Tearling series and we see her take quite the walk in the dark side.

(view spoiler)
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars

Thank Jesus Christ I'm finally done with this book!


You would not believe the amount of time I had to devote to read every single chapter because holy crap they were long. I'm talking about between 30-45 pages long! Yes. That's right. Which is why it took me a while to get this book done. On top of all of that, I had school work to do so it was a miracle I managed to read this book in a short amount of time.

But enough about that, let's talk about The Invasion of the Tearling, A.K.A. Why th
- I loved the first book SO MUCH but this one FAR exceeded my expectations. I loved every bit of it. Everything!
- THE WORLD! SO damn unique and better fleshed out.
- The characters were so incredible and I was still so attached to each and every one of them.
- There were some really touching relationships and emotional moments.
- This book also takes on some seriously heavy topics that got too brutal and quite graphic at times (so, trigger warning there).


Review definitely to com
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carrying on with my re-read of this series and this book just proved why i rated this series so highly the first time around.
This book continues with Kelsea's storyline in the Tearling but also gives us an insight in to the Pre-Crossing world via flashbacks to the life of Lily Mayhew. I adored these flashbacks and enjoyed reading them perhaps more than i did Kelsea's POV.
I love this book series and am super pleased i picked it up again.
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