The Queen of the Tearling: Preview Edition e-Book

The Queen of the Tearling: Preview Edition e-Book

by Erika Johansen

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ISBN-13: 9780062376688
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/17/2014
Series: Queen of the Tearling , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 66,544
File size: 740 KB

About the Author

Erika Johansen grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She went to Swarthmore College, earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and eventually became an attorney, but she never stopped writing.

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The Queen of the Tearling: Preview Edition e-Book 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so fasinating I couldn't put it down! I think Ms Johansen did a fabulous job on her first try at writing a novel and I absolutely can't wait for the second and third books. The storyline was so familiar yet so refreshingly new. A people moving from present time and leaving their world and moving to a medieval time without all our "conveniences" had me right from the beginning! I literally didn't put it down until I had finished it, then read it again the next day. I love reading books in the times of yesteryear with kings and queens, knights and royal guards, etc. The characters in this story were so real, and flawed I fell right in, believing until the finish that it truly could have happened. Kestryl being so plain and ordinary was also so refreshing! I felt pain for her when she had her hair cut off and looked so bad! Sit back and enjoy a ride into the world of the Red Queen and the True Queen, i think you'll love it!
greylag More than 1 year ago
What happened to the Earth and society to fall into this future world? The idea that magic is real and can effect the world and affect the new queen, but at what cost, leaves one wanting to turn the next page and read-on. The action and characters quickly develop and have more sides to be exposed in later books. This is an excellent read! Fast paced and developing characters, looking forward to the next book in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I have already preordered the next one. 
AJAZ More than 1 year ago
This is a stunning read. The characters develop and change, no one is perfect. Which, in my opinion, makes the book even better. Ideas form and reshape as the book forms and Ms. Johansen leaves plenty of room for growth in her characters! This is a book you will not want to put down, from the first action packet chapter to the past sweet page the whole book takes your breath away with it's insight and imagination. It's a great blend of the world we know, what could be, what has been and what we want to be true. Can't wait for the next one to come out.
jinxie86335 More than 1 year ago
Lovedbit, can't wait for the complete book to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice start
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Kept me interested to the very end.
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MDBookworm1 More than 1 year ago
Opening line: "Kelsea Glynn sat very still, watching the troop approach her homestead." Summary: Kelsea Glynn is the next queen of the Tearling. She was raised in the back country by two of her mother's closest friends who taught her to be queen and not to be vain. The only promise they made to her mother was that they didn't tell Kelsea about her mother's mistakes or anything about her reign. Kelsea is thrust into the throne at 19, a little pudgy, unprepared and the only thing marking her as the queen are two silver necklaces with blue stones and a burn on her arm. She travels to her kingdom while being chased by assassins and learns how corrupt her kingdom really is. The Red Queen from the neighboring kingdom has slowly helped the corruption along and is labeled a villain. Kelsea is learning the ropes of queenhood but assassins and her lack of confidence keeps getting in the way of her ruling. My Take: This book could have been so much more!! It needed to be edited so badly. So many contradictions throughout the story. She thought her guard were ugly old men but then she stared at a guard to her side and found him handsome and young. WHAT?! She also has no curiosity towards her necklaces that she wears around her neck. They glow and burn but she thinks its normal? She doesn't really grow in this book so I'm hoping the next one she will be. She kinda just kept the same throughout. She had her moments when she stood proud and tall and was a queen but then most of the chapter she was a young girl complaining about her being plain and ugly and her love of a guy she met for 3 days.That was annoying. She didn't really change/grow into another person which I was expecting. The Red Queen was an interesting character and I want to know more about her..you almost pity her at times too. Highs: This is possibly being made into a movie? Though I hope they do a better job with it than in the book. That Kelsea is obsessed with books as much as I am. She complains how little books are taken seriously. Lows: The confusion of the world and the inconsistencies in writing. The world could have been better explained. Closing line: "My kingdom." I really want to not read the second book, but I know I will. I have invested in the first book and I want to finish the series and see Kelsea grow as a Queen and find out more about the Red Queen.