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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
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“Here is Glynn Queen, here is Red Queen,

One to perish beyond recall,

The Lady moves, the Witch despairs,

Glynn Queen triumph and Red Queen fall.”


Still cannot stop buzzing about this book, in all of it's amazing glory.

Completely entranced in this world that Erika Johansen has created. The Queen of the Tearling is such an utterly unique fantasy/dystopian story. Reading a fantasy that takes place in the future, but has a setting of "medieval times" all while still having many of our common day advances such as contraceptives, was what really hooked me into this world. So much thought and effort went behind this story and it really shows through her writing.

I started off reading this story believing it was going to be another typical fantasy story only to soon find myself constantly flying through the pages, needing to know what happens next immediately. Kelsea Raleigh is evidently not the same girl at the beginning of the novel juxtaposed to the queen we see at the end. I can honestly say that she is one of my favorite queens that I have read about out of the many fantasy novels I've consumed. Kelsea is fearsome creature. In the outset of the novel we see her as just a plain, unassuming girl who doesn't even have the respect of the people protecting her, but she soon grows into a force to be reckoned with.

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Reading Progress

December 27, 2015 – Started Reading
December 27, 2015 – Shelved
December 27, 2015 –
page 1
0.22% "Jumping right into this yess"
December 27, 2015 –
page 3
0.67% "3 pages so much progress"
December 28, 2015 –
11.0% "Wow she's awful"
December 28, 2015 –
13.0% "I'd be dead by now lol"
December 28, 2015 –
18.0% "How many times will she blush in one chapter"
December 29, 2015 –
23.0% "yass queen"
December 29, 2015 –
35.0% "“Mace held up the breastplate from Pen’s armor, and she shook her head. “No.” “Lady, you need it.” “Not today, Lazarus. It sends a poor signal.” “So will your dead body.” I'm laughing"
December 29, 2015 –
37.0% "I want to see more of the Fetch tbh"
December 29, 2015 –
page 170
37.95% "damn"
December 29, 2015 –
page 182
40.63% "I love her"
December 29, 2015 –
page 208
46.43% "Don't trust him"
December 29, 2015 –
page 212
47.32% "The Red Queen can fight me tbh"
December 29, 2015 –
page 214
47.77% "the red queen reminds me so much of levana omg"
December 29, 2015 –
page 237
52.9% "I'm rolling"
December 29, 2015 –
page 260
58.04% "Nooooooooooooo"
December 29, 2015 –
page 264
58.93% "finally the necklace actually did something useful"
December 29, 2015 –
page 275
61.38% "Yay books"
December 30, 2015 –
70.0% "YESSS the Fetch"
December 30, 2015 –
page 369
82.37% "Loving this"
December 30, 2015 –
page 402
89.73% "She is honestly one of the best queens I've read about"
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: high-fantasy
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: you-must-read-these
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: absolute-favorites
December 30, 2015 – Shelved as: great-books-without-romance
December 31, 2015 – Shelved as: read-2015
December 31, 2015 – Finished Reading

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