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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.

Aug 27th (+0)




J.K Rowling added this to the series.



Aug 27th (+238533)


dreams DO come true!!!!!

Aug 26th (+0)
"That was the worst part. The worst part was that eventually you forgot about the people you loved."

-Sinner, Maggie Stiefvater
Aug 26th (+4)


Favorite Female Character [7 / 20] series or books: Blue Sargent from The Raven Cycle

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.
Aug 25th (+203)



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!

Aug 25th (+3133)

Best. Inscription. Ever.

Aug 25th (+498)


book porn.

Aug 24th (+4)

We watched If I Stay last night….

Aug 24th (+1)
"I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you."

-Augustus Waters - ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ - John Green
Aug 21st (+332)