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The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
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July 2018: Dystopian > The Queen of the Tearling - 3.8 stars

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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy | 8180 comments I actually really enjoyed it. I ordinarily tend not to choose to read or enjoy books set in dystopian settings. But how can you miss with this one? The heroine is fabulous! She is a scrappy young 19 year old, but with compassion, strength, leadership, and uncanny vision. There are magic sapphire necklaces, and stories yet and still untold to our heroine from the past. She receives guiding visions and believes in herself. What could be better?

This is the first of a trilogy - and I bet its going to be a movie as well, much like Hunger Games, Twilight, Maze Runner, Divergent... Was this YA? Maybe, maybe not - who can tell. In any case, I was sorting this out with AJ this morning, and I think I am going to put book two at the end of my very long shortlist - which means maybe I get there in 6 months to a year, unless a genre tag pulls me there first. But yes, I think I gotta know more! But in the meantime, I am very much looking forward to my next two books which are Whisper of the Moon Moth, and A Fine Balance. The latter being in honor of Denise, and at the Repeated Request of Anita, Jason, and others. What a fun read - and happy to have found something in this genre I quite enjoyed.


Hebah (quietdissident) | 675 comments I had such mixed feelings about this trilogy, but there were definitely moments of awesome, like that coronation scene. I never did finish the third book, come to think of it.

Pretty sure it is going to be a movie, with Emma Watson, was the last news I heard. You know, because that's who you cast for a "plain" heroine...


message 3: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy | 8180 comments I think she’s beautiful. And perfect for the role. Now I’m even more glad that I read it! I mean if the movies coming out…


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AJ Timberlake (ajtimberlake) | 822 comments Why 3.8 Amy?


Joanne (joabroda1) | 7121 comments I read this trilogy last year I think...anyway I also enjoyed the first and dug right into the rest. I always have a problem when I latch onto a series, I won't stop until I am up to date or the series ends. I guess I just did not know what dystopian genre really meant , I have it shelved in fantasy...duh!


message 6: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy | 8180 comments I don’t know. Higher than a 3.5, and totally closer to four. But I have read so many wonderful fours that are different kind of books that felt special. I guess 3.8 felt right.


message 7: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy | 8180 comments For me, dystopian or fantasy potato potato! I guess I should put this in fantasy too. It’s sort of all the same to me. I mean I guess it isn’t, but since it’s not my genre, it’s sort of Lands in that world.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Nice review. Have not heard of this trilogy. I might try this I there will be movies. And I love Emma Watson.


message 9: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy | 8180 comments Me too Rachel. Lately we seem to be soul sisters in almost every way. Thinking about your love of Musicals that matches mine. Have you ever been in one?


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Oh no, I'm not that talented! But I do love them. My friends son was involved in Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix and they would put on two larger productions at the Herberger Theatre. Amazing. I went to see Little Mermaid, Wizard of Oz and Joseph and the technicolor dreamcoat. I saw Fiddler on the Roof many years ago. I also really love plays. My son starred in the Outsiders at a local high school his freshman year.
I loved Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. She was perfect.


Hebah (quietdissident) | 675 comments Hmm. I may have spoken too soon on the movie. That was announced in 2014 and... hasn't really updated much since. It seems like the sort of thing Hollywood would be all over, unless they're tapped out on dystopian YA fare.


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Hebah wrote: "Hmm. I may have spoken too soon on the movie. That was announced in 2014 and... hasn't really updated much since. It seems like the sort of thing Hollywood would be all over, unless they're tapped ..."

I haven't even read the book but I had to look it up. As of 2016 there is no release date but Emma Watson and 2 others bought the rights to make it into a movie. I guess that gives me plenty of time to read the book.:)


message 13: by Elise (new) - rated it 1 star

Elise (ellinou) | 524 comments I disliked this one, I thought the MC was a useless Mary-Sue and the whole thing was not nearly as feminist as it wanted to be.

I also hated The Circle and Emma Watson managed to make a movie with it I actually enjoyed, so perhaps the same will eventually happen with this.


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