Review: The Queen of the Tearling

Title: The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1)
Publisher: Harper
Release Date: October 31st 2013
Pages: 448
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
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❝ A young woman. A kingdom.An evil enemy.A birthright foretold . . . With the arrival of her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn is ascending to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling. Surrounded by enemies, including an evil sorceress possessed of dark magic, the young ruler stands little chance of success. But Kelsea possesses fearsome weapons of her own, including the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic. As an epic war draws near, Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny begins a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive.❞
The Queen of the Tearling is a very engaging read from beginning to end. Many aspects of the book were slightly different from the average book in the fantasy genre and literally made me grin in delight. I really appreciate the choices the author made in her book and certainly hope some other authors will take note.