I want to talk about a book that I have been eagerly anticipating since last year. I’m talking about Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. It’s the third and final book in The Queen of the Tearling series and I’ve been waiting for a year and a half now to find out what is happening next. I read the advance copy of the first book back in December 2013 and while I liked it, I wasn’t in love with it. I mainly pushed through because of my friend who’s obsessed with Emma Watson (who had been cast as Kelsea Glynn) and urged me to finish it. I’m going to be honest with you. I didn’t plan on reading the next one. When I received an advance copy for the sequel last spring I was reluctant. After much deliberation I decided to give it a chance. Boy, am I glad I did. The second book was so much better than its predecessor, I devoured it in a matter of hours, which promptly resulted in complete disappointment upon finding out the last one was not due until December 2016. If you don’t know what I’m talking about here’s the synopsis from Goodreads.
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.
In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch.
As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.
To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.
Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.