Sarah J Maas, Erica O’Rourke and Susan Dennard visited Anderon’s Bookshop in Naperville and we were there!!!!
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SWEET NIBLETS, YA’LL!
I recently finished The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, and I really enjoyed it!
Kelsea Raleigh, heir apparent to the Tearling throne, has spent her life in hiding, preparing for her inevitable ascent to power. Plain, serious, and bookish, 19-year-old Kelsea sets off on a perilous adventure accompanied by the renown Queen’s Guard. Thrown headfirst into the world of aristocracy, servants, and magic, Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom is only beginning.
Definitely has a Game of Thrones vibe - like a Daenerys or Sansa homecoming post-series type of thing - except less complicated on account of only two or three POVs.
You will enjoy some modern author name-dropping (Rowling is among those mentioned!) as well as the frequent mention of reading, books, and libraries. At least I did.
Also, I have a thought. It mainly revolves around the fact that the book is set in the ~*future*~ but one that’s reverted back to a feudal society. It reminds me of the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, the Birthmarked trilogy by Caragh O’Brien, and even Across the Universe by Beth Revis. So what do we call these books that are the future but the past?
If anybody else has a think, let me know :)
Overall, a solid adult fantasy read that will appeal to teens, especially Game of Thrones fans. I gave it 5 stars over on Goodreads.
J.K Rowling added this to the series.
WHAAAAAAAAAAT IS THIS
dreams DO come true!!!!!(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
She’d never been any good at having casual friends. For Blue, there was family — which had never been about blood relation at 300 Fox Way — and then there was everyone else.
Literary classics imagined as YA books.
See the captions in full here.
Image Credit: JASON BOOHER for EW
Some of these don’t need to be “re-imagined” to be YA, but we love the covers!
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