Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by BreakingtheSpine. This is where you can talk about your most anticipated novels that are soon to be published.

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1)

Author: Erika Johansen
Image from GoodReads
Release Date: 17th July 2014
GoodReads Link: The Queen of the Tearling


Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother - Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid - was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea's uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighboring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea's 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother's guard - each pledged to defend the queen to death - arrive to bring this most un-regal young woman out of hiding.

And so begins her journey back to her kingdom's heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother's legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea's story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance - it's about a heroine who must learn to acknowledge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly ad fairly while simply trying to stay alive...

July seems so far away! As you know, (or don't know) I'm a huge fan of Fantasy, especially if they're kingdom themed. Any book about Kings/Queens/Knights trying to seize a kingdom for any reason, I'll read it. Whether it be dark or fairy-tale, I'll read it. So I heard about this book on Twitter and once I read the story description, I wanted it. I WANT IT. The agony I felt when I saw that this book is still yet to be released, it was torture. The cover is gorgeous! Just look at it! That snap-trap is just intriguing.

I haven't seemed to have read anything like this before so I'm really looking forward to finally getting my hands on a copy. Also, I hear there's a film adaption in the making with Emma Watson! (Though I'm more excited for the book.) Hurry up July!

What book are you waiting for?

1 comment:

  1. Love the description of this book. I'm normally not a big fantasy person, but your reasons for why you like this/want to read this has persuaded me. :)

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