My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Fantasy
Kelsea Raleigh Glynn is a princess but she is not your average princess. Raised by a couple, Carlin and Barty, while she was in hiding Kelsea is more the girl next door who loves to read then a princess in a castle trying on gowns and then buying them all because she couldn't decide which one she liked best.
It is Kelsea's nineteenth birthday and it is time to go back and ascend her throne where her Uncle currently sits as regent. Unwilling to give up the throne to a teenager Kelsea's Uncle and many others with lots to lose should Kelsea become queen conspire to make sure that the coronation doesn't happen. During this quickened coronation Kelsea is wounded but still gets confirmed showing everyone that she is just not some little girl who can pushed around that even with a knife in her back she will still stand as the queen. Even though Kelsea is now Queen Kelsea the blaggards won't relent and Kelsea and her guards must constantly be on their toes. Adventure abounds in this book as Queen Kelsea fights to stay alive while making drastic changes that while may be better for the Tearling now in the long run it could bring a fearsome enemy to their very doors. Magic can be found in Kelsea's two Tearling sapphire necklaces that when worn gives her a means to protect herself and can they can even show her what is to be.
Queen Kelsea of the Tearling has the power to change the lives of the Tearling for the better this is her chance to see herself and the great things that she is capable of. A female heroine that we can all relate to because even though she doubts herself sometimes and is insecure about her looks at the end of the day she does what needs to be done regardless of her self perceived shortcomings.
I loved, loved, loved this book, which is the first in a trilogy, and cannot wait to read the remaining books in this series when they come out!
Even though this books is not slated to come out for a few days yet it has already been acquired by Warner Bros. in conjunction with Harry Potter producer David Heyman. And guess what, one of our favorite bring the book to the big screen actresses is slated to play Kelsea is none other than Emma Watson!!!!! Apparently this has been in the works for awhile and I am just finding out about so excuse the excitement!
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