The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2) by Erika Johansen

Published: June 9th 2015 by Harper

Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: Hardcover, 515

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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 and the spilling of blood. The Red Queen’s armies are poised to invade the Tearling, and it seems nothing can stop them.

Yet there was a time before the Crossing, and there Kelsea finds a strange and possibly dangerous ally, someone who might hold the key to the fate of the Tearling, and indeed to Kelsea’s own soul. But time is running out…

Erika Johansen’s fierce and unforgettable young heroine returns in this dazzling new novel of magic and adventure, set in the beguiling world of the Tearling.

My review:

To say I am disappointed in this book is an extreme understatement. To be completely transparent, I couldn’t even finish the book, I didn’t even make it 1/3 of the way through.

You have to understand that there are only three reasons I will not finish a book, and two of those will cause me to never pick the book up again.

The first reason is it’s just boring. Chances are I’ll try to read the book again because it might not have been what I wanted to read at that time.

The second is the writing, usually when two different people describe something with the exact same words. Rarely do people in real life describe an event with the same words in the same order, therefor I will never read that book again.

Third is characters that act differently in another book. I mean this in a drastic way, not minor personality changes. Someone has to have completely changed for no reason in an extreme way. And this is the reason I had to stop listening to The Invasion of the Tearling.

I was so excited to listen to this book because the first was so good. I wanted to know what was going to happen, and I really liked the main character. However, that changed.

Kelsea, at the beginning, was the girl I knew her to be in the first book. As suddenly as turning the page, she was different and not in an acceptable way.

I won’t say the event that caused me to stop reading in case anyone wants to read it, but it was something that would effect the rest of the book and I didn’t want to deal with that drama.

For the first time I will be rating a book 1 Star. I will probably never consider reading this book again unless I find out that this event didn’t affect the rest of the book and Kelsea isn’t this way the entire time.

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