The third & final: The Fate of the Tearling

12th April 2017
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The third & final: The Fate of the TearlingThe Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Series: The Queen of the Tearling, #3
Published by Harper on November 29th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Also in this series: The Invasion of the Tearling
Also by this author: The Invasion of the Tearling
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In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has grown from an awkward teenager into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader.

And as she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, she has transformed her realm. But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - chief among them the evil and feared Red Queen, who ordered the armies of Mortmesne to march against the Tear and crush them.

To protect her people from such a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - naming the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place, she surrendered herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison in Mortmesne.

So, the endgame has begun and the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will be revealed...

With The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen draws her unforgettable story full of magic and adventure to a thrilling close.

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - Simply Adrift
  • I have been dying to read The Fate of the Tearling since I finished reading the second book of this series.
  • Book three changes yet again compared to book one and book two. You think you know what you’re going to get and then when you read it you realise this book is not the same.

What I liked

  • The ending. Why? Because it makes freaking sense. Also because it was shocking.
  • We get to see more of the Mort Queen and she is one interesting character.
  • The Fate of the Tearling draws you in and it’s really hard to put this book down. I read it in a total of three days and that was reading every spare moment I had, I really just enjoyed this.
  • Erika Johansen has this style of writing that pulls the reader in, I will definitely be reading other books by her. She’s a really good author!

What I didn’t like

  • The ending. But I already said I liked the ending. Let me explain: View Spoiler »
  • Kelsea sees the memories of another woman in this book, and it’s not Lily. This made me sad because I had really enjoyed Lily’s chapters in book two. However I didn’t really like Katie’s chapters, I didn’t much like reading Katie.
  • Some of the characters we got to know in the first and second book all of a sudden have a light shed on them and everything clicks into place. But it also changed the way I thought about this series as a whole, nothing was as it seemed and noone was who they seemed. The Fate of the Tearling was a good finish to the series but so very different than expected.

Have you read this book? What did you think of the series as a whole? Did this finish the way you expected?

Always,
Jordon

About Jordon

Jordon - Simply Adrift

I'm a 27 year old New Zealander that lives in London, England, mainly so I can travel Europe easily. In my spare time I like to read, watch Netflix, drink coffee, travel & explore new places, and dance around because it makes me happy. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so don't be shy, pop on over to my social media profiles and say hi!

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