Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 book 17

Erika Johansen's The Invasion of the Tearling
The sequel to the very awesome Queen of the Tearling has arrived, and I really feel like Johansen is kind of stepping up her game with this one. I mean, the political stuff young queen Kelsea has to deal with is interesting enough (not to mention magic, dark creatures, various immortal people, and a few love interests), but what is REALLY compelling here is that Kelsea has started to have visions of a young woman who lived centuries ago--remember, this series is set in the future--in the waning days of a super-conservative America (in the 2080s, to be more precise). And I was really into Lily, struggling to deal with an abusive husband in a VERY anti-woman world, getting caught up in a bunch of stuff I won't reveal because spoilers, except to say we do find out more about William Tear,  the man who brought everyone over to . . . wherever they are, and created Kelsea's world. I really can't wait to have more of these questions answered, and it looks like the next book will be pretty action-packed. I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH. Plus there are a couple of GREAT little girls, sisters--one is a psychic and one is super talented with a knife! Good stuff! A.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in June.

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