Book Review: 5 & 6
Queen of the Tearling Trilogy: Books 1 & 2 (Queen of the Tearling; The Invasion of the Tearling) – Erika Johansen
Queen of the Tearling
This was a dumb book. It was just good enough to keep my interest as I wondered about how the main character’s goals could be achieved. But ultimately the plot was full of holes. The romanticism didn’t make any sense, the era didn’t make any sense — and there was a weird body shaming where the main character was noticeably plain and then magically turned into a total babe. It just felt messy, like a book that was written as someone’s fantasy and then somehow was published.
The Invasion of the Tearling
This book was so bad that I am embarrassed to admit I read it. I hoped it would lead to some closure but it got worse and worse.