All posts tagged: the invasion of the tearling

Best Books of 2015 (if I do say so myself)

Welcome everyone to 2016! It’s time to set a new TBR and a new Goodreads challenge to fail! Yay! But first, I’m going to share with you my favourite books I read in 2015. I’ve raved about pretty much all of these books before, so I’m not going to make a big speech about why each book is awesome and why you should read it. I will just link my review for each. How’s that? They are in no particular order (except 1 and 2 which were my favourites of the year!). 1 – The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman – Review 2 – The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins – Review 3 – Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – Review 4 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Review 5 – Sabriel by Garth Nix – Review 6 – The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes – Review 7 – The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – Review 8 – Golden Son …

Book Review: The Invasion of the Tearling

“When it fails, they do call it madness, Lazarus. But when it succeeds, they call it genius.” This review will not contain spoilers for either book in the series. Oh my! Wow. What a great sequel! There was a lot riding on this sequel to The Queen of the Tearling (see my review here). With these books being set in such a bizarre world, it would have been so easy for this to all fall flat on its face. But It really didn’t.  We get to know a lot more in this book about The Crossing, and I think Erika put this very unconventional world together incredibly well. We are back in the kingdom of the Tearling, with the queen, Kelsea, having to deal with some pretty disastrous (but completely right) decisions made in the previous book. I wont go into more detail because I don’t want to spoil anything, so this will probably be a fairly short review. This book is quite different to the first book in the series, mainly in that it …

Friday Reads

I am so excited to be approved for The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen on Netgalley! I’m really excited to (hopefully) make some sense of the crazy makes-no-sense world of the Tearling. I sound sarcastic but I actually really enjoyed the first book, but lets face it, no one has any fricken clue what the hell is the deal with the world. Like it’s Earth but its like medievalish. No one knows what’s going on. BUT I MIGHT SOON!