Title: The Invasion of the Tearling, Book #2
Author: Erika Johansen
Published: June 9, 2015
Hardcover: 515 pages
There will be no spoilers for this book or the first book in the series.
The first book The Queen of the Tearling follows a young girl named Kelsea. Kelsea is a young princess that is hidden after the death of her mother. At the age of nineteen, she is taken back to her kingdom to claim her throne. She is on a quest to save her kingdom and discover her destiny. This is an adult high-fantasy book that is supposed to be turned into a movie starring Emma Watson.
It took me such a long time to read this book. I have been so incredibly busy and I feel like it took me forever to finish this one. The first book intrigued me from the very beginning. This one took me about 100 pages to actually get really invested in the story. It was a little slower than I expected it to be. It was all very interesting and kept me reading but I felt that it was a little slow, especially in the beginning. I would recommend this book and I look forward to the next book in the series. It still does not have a release date but I am guessing it is going to be next year.
Things I LOVED about this book:
- I fell in love with the new characters and new perspectives that were introduced. At first, I was not happy that we were following a whole new character and timeline. But, this character's story was just incredible.
- I love the relationship that Kelsea has with her guards. They have such amazing chemistry and I love the honesty and respect that they have for each other.
- I liked that we learned more about the world and some of the mysteries and questions were answered. I still wanted more but I was satisfied with the reveals.
- The ending was fantastic! It was so fast and intense!
- I loved the connection that Kelsea had with the new character Lily. I cannot wait to see what happens next!
Things I Did NOT Love:
- The romance. It just did not add anything to the story and it was just a distraction.
- I struggled with the dark tone in the story. It was hard to read a beloved character turning darker and making bad decisions.
- The beginning was really slow. It took around 100 pages for it really spark my interest and become invested into the story and characters, especially the new characters.
My Favorite Quote:
"When it fails, they do call it madness, Lazarus. But when it succeeds, they call it genius."
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