Thursday, March 29, 2018

Book Review: The Fate Of The Tearling (The Queen Of The Tearling #3) by: Erika Johansen

Release Date: November 29. 2016
from Harper
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"In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has grown from an awkward teenager into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader.

And as she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, she has transformed her realm. But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - chief among them the evil and feared Red Queen, who ordered the armies of Mortmesne to march against the Tear and crush them.

To protect her people from such a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - naming the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place, she surrendered herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison in Mortmesne.

So, the endgame has begun and the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will be revealed...

With The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen draws her unforgettable story full of magic and adventure to a thrilling close."

My Thoughts:

The ending to this series has left me speechless. There is a part of me that loves it and a part of me that hates it with every fiber of my being. This did not go the way I was expecting it to go AT ALL but in so many ways it feels like it was the right way, but that doesn’t mean I can’t grumble about it.

I love Kelsea. She is so strong and always willing to do what needs to be done. She always puts her kingdom first and I loved how strong she was and that she didn’t need anyone to be strong. I also love the Mace and love his back and forth with Kelsea. Pen still holds my heart and I adore him. Andalie is also fantastic and I loved her strength. And we finally got our answers regarding the Fetch and well so not what I expected and I loved that. I also loved getting to know more about the Red Queen. Villain motivations always intrigue me.

This book constantly surprised me. There were so many twists and I was never able to truly guess where it was going. This book just pulls together so many layers and pieces and it always combines in a way I don’t see coming. And that’s the thing with this ending. It was not at all what I expected. It’s a happy one but it’s also bittersweet. All of our questions are answered and the pieces that were laid out all fall into place but there are parts of it that just make me incredibly sad.

I do love though how much this book shows that history is important and if we don’t learn it we are doomed to repeat it. It didn’t take long for those who came over in the crossing to forget everything they learned and the process was sped up because they never taught the next generation the failures of the past and they were doomed to repeat it. It’s something we need to remember in today’s society. Our history is important because it has lessons we need to learn from so we don’t do the same stupid shit all over again.

The Fate Of The Tearling was an addictive read and I devoured it in one sitting. This series was so good and I loved getting lost in it.

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