The Invasion of the Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling
  • Author : Erika Johansen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2015-06-09
  • ISBN : 9780062290403

The Invasion of the Tearling Book Review:

In this riveting sequel to the national bestseller The Queen of the Tearling, the evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequences for Kelsea and her realm. With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion. But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out. In this dazzling sequel, Erika Johansen brings back favorite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery, and a fierce young heroine.

The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling
  • Author : Erika Johansen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2014-07-08
  • ISBN : 9780062290373

The Queen of the Tearling Book Review:

“Call it The Hunger Games of Thrones. Erika Johansen’s debut novel is a genre mashup: medieval fantasy meets dystopian future. . . . The setting, combined with Johansen’s deft hand with character and plotting, really does work. . . . An addictive and enjoyable adventure. . . . The Tear is just as easy to get sucked into as Westeros or Hogwarts or Panem.” —USA Today Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive.

Beneath the Keep

Beneath the Keep
  • Author : Erika Johansen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781524742737

Beneath the Keep Book Review:

“A suspenseful, multilayered tale of how the sparks of revolution are kindled, and of those who strive to ignite them.”—Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author As a kingdom descends into darkness and new alliances are forged under fire, a battle begins over a prophecy that will change the course of history in this much-anticipated stand-alone prequel to the bestselling Queen of the Tearling trilogy. The Tearling, founded as a utopia, has collapsed and reverted to feudalism. As the gap between rich and poor widens and famine threatens the land, rumors of a prophecy begin to spread: a great hope, a True Queen who will ascend and save the kingdom. But rumors will not help Lazarus, a boy on the verge of manhood, trapped in the clandestine underworld known as the Creche. Enlisted from his earliest days to kill without mercy, he has never seen sun or sky, not until a quest for vengeance propels him aboveground. There he finds a calling amid a royal court rife with intrigue and danger, where he meets Niya, Princess Elyssa’s handmaid, who is not who she appears to be and whose true identity will spell death if revealed. With a righteous rebellion gathering inside her kingdom, Princess Elyssa finds herself torn between duty to the throne and her growing loyalty to the Blue Horizon, a group of fierce idealists who promise radical change. Elyssa must choose quickly, for threats beset her on all sides, and the powers wielded by an uncanny seer and her shadowy master are preparing to decide the Princess’s fate for her. It is only a matter of time before Lazarus, Niya, and Elyssa will be called into the service of something greater than they have ever imagined: the fight for a better world.

The Fate of the Tearling

The Fate of the Tearling
  • Author : Erika Johansen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 380
  • Relase : 2017-07-27
  • ISBN : 0857502492

The Fate of the Tearling Book Review:

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 surrendered 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 from her prison in Mortmesne. Now the endgame begins and the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will finally be revealed . . .

The Queen Is Coming to Tea

The Queen Is Coming to Tea
  • Author : Linda Ravin Lodding
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2017-02-01
  • ISBN : 1492607576

The Queen Is Coming to Tea Book Review:

Can Ellie and her furry friends get everything ready in time for tea with the queen?- Readers of Fancy Nancy and Tea Rex will love this new story about imagination and play- The celebration of the bond between parent and child makes for a great bedtime story- Children and parents will delight in traveling across the world with Ellie and her friends!When Ellie finds out the queen is coming to tea, she enlists the help of all her stuffed animal friends to make it a memorable affair. Together they travel to Paris, China, Italy, and New York to gather everything they need. But will the queen patiently wait? And what exactly will be waiting for the queen?Discover the heartwarming power of family bonding and imagination in this playful picture book.

The Fate of the Tearling

The Fate of the Tearling
  • Author : Erika Johansen
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2016-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781448171163

The Fate of the Tearling Book Review:

Kelsea Glynn returns as this unforgettable trilogy full of magic and adventure is drawn to a thrilling close. Since ascending to the throne, Kelsea Glynn has grown into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader. But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice within the Tearling, she has made many enemies. Chief amongst them is the evil and feared Red Queen, who now holds Kelsea – and her magical sapphires – captive in her castle in Mortmesne, a deal brokered to protect the Tearling from a Mort invasion. But the Tearling needs its Queen, and the Mace, head of Kelsea’s personal guards, will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison. Now it is time for the fate of Queen Kelsea – and the Tearling itself – to be revealed . . .

Elizabeth the Queen

Elizabeth the Queen
  • Author : Sally Bedell Smith
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Pages : 663
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781400067893

Elizabeth the Queen Book Review:

A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

Ella Queen of Jazz

Ella Queen of Jazz
  • Author : Helen Hancocks
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2018-09-26
  • ISBN : 9781786031259

Ella Queen of Jazz Book Review:

Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play... and all because of her colour. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help. This is the incredible true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born - and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity. An inspiring story, strikingly illustrated, about the unlikely friendship between two celebrated female icons of America's golden age.

Long May She Reign

Long May She Reign
  • Author : Rhiannon Thomas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2017-02-21
  • ISBN : 9780062418708

Long May She Reign Book Review:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power. Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne. She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom—and her life. Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisers. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her but also wanted more power for himself. As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

Furyborn

Furyborn
  • Author : Claire Legrand
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2018-05-22
  • ISBN : 9781492656630

Furyborn Book Review:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Set in an immersive world of elemental magic, legendary godsbeasts, and cutthroat assassins, Claire Legrand's Furyborn is an addictive, fascinating fantasy." — Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series Two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, hold the power to save their world...or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first. One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable—until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined. As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world—and of each other. A thrilling, dark fantasy perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black! Additional Praise for Furyborn: A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018 A Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018 A Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018 "A must-read." —Refinery29 "A series to watch." —Paste Magazine "Visionary." —Bustle "One of the biggest new YA Fantasies." —Entertainment Weekly "Empowering." —BuzzFeed

War Storm

War Storm
  • Author : Victoria Aveyard
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2018-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780062423016

War Storm Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series comes to a stunning conclusion in War Storm. VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven’s head. But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything—and everyone—in his path. War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced? In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power . . . for all will be tested, but not all will survive. Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?

The Teddy Robinson Storybook

The Teddy Robinson Storybook
  • Author : Joan G. Robinson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781509815609

The Teddy Robinson Storybook Book Review:

A friendly, free-and-easy bear, A cosy, jolly, teasy bear Is always welcome everywhere. Fair and furry, fat and free, That's the kind of bear to be. Like Me! Join Teddy Robinson as he has a birthday party, goes to hospital and plays at the seaside. He's sometimes rather shy and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but with his love of rhymes and his great imagination, Teddy Robinson is the best friend any child could have. Teddy Robinson has been enchanting readers since his first appearance in 1953. This new paperback edition of Joan G Robinson's classics story is gloriously illustrated with the author's original line drawings.

The Demon in the Teahouse

The Demon in the Teahouse
  • Author : Dorothy Hoobler,Thomas Hoobler
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Pages : 181
  • Relase : 2005-11-01
  • ISBN : 0756967252

The Demon in the Teahouse Book Review:

When a series of fires in Japan's capital points to foul-play, the famous samurai Judge Ooka puts 14-year-old Seikei on the case to discover who's behind them. Determined to prove his worth, Seikei poses as a teahouse attendant to gather information, and winds up entering the mysterious worlds of geishas and revenge.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  • Author : John Green,David Levithan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2010-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781101222997

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Review:

Two award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans. A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice An ALA Stonewall Honor Book “Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp. [It is] so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer.” —The New York Times Book Review ★“Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “It is such a good book. [Green and Levithan] are two of the best writers writing today.” —NPR’sThe Roundtable

Counterintuitive, What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew

Counterintuitive, What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew
  • Author : Tyler Durman
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 197
  • Relase : 2015-02-16
  • ISBN : 0986197351

Counterintuitive, What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew Book Review:

Tyler Durman has spoken live to over 4 million teenagers.Following each presentation, where he offers guidance through comedic storytelling, students approach him to confide and confess things they've never told their parents, teachers, or even best friends. Thousands of these one on one conversations have given Tyler a rare window into their lives, allowing him to gain wisdom about the surprising and counterintuitive things they need and long for from the adults in their lives.If you want to experience joy and intimacy in your relationship with your child or students, the observations and tools in these pages will give you a way forward. If you're feeling overwhelmed or at a loss, they'll provide hope. As a former teacher and father of five, Tyler writes with a voice that's fresh, raw, and just pure fun. He's found a way to relay profound wisdom while being intensely funny at the same time. "Powerful. Refreshing. Hilarious. I literally couldn't put it down! The scope and candor of this book cut to the realities of parenting and teaching while offering hope through practical solutions... a pure joy to read." Dr. Paul Lewanski, Ed.D., California Teacher of the Year

The Smoke Thieves

The Smoke Thieves
  • Author : Sally Green
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780425290231

The Smoke Thieves Book Review:

Unforgiveable betrayals, devious motives, and forbidden love collide in the first installment of internationally bestselling author Sally Green's epic new fantasy series, perfect for Game of Thrones fans. In a land tinged with magic and a bustling trade in an illicit supernatural substance, destiny will intertwine the fates of five players: A visionary princess determined to forge her own path. An idealistic solider whose heart is at odds with his duty. A streetwise hunter tracking the most dangerous prey. A charming thief with a powerful hidden identity. A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his kingdom. Their lives intersect with a stolen bottle of demon smoke. As war approaches, they must navigate a tangled web of political intrigue, shifting alliances, and forbidden love in order to uncover the dangerous truth about the strangely powerful smoke that interwines their fates.

The Prince of the Skies

The Prince of the Skies
  • Author : Antonio Iturbe
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2021-11-02
  • ISBN : 9781250807007

The Prince of the Skies Book Review:

A gripping narrative of friendship and exploration, and an homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, an unforgettable writer who touched the lives of millions of readers, and who was able to see the world through the eyes of a child. In the 1920s, long before he wrote The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was an accomplished pilot. Along with Jean Mermoz and Henri Guillaumet, he was chosen to pioneer new mail routes across the globe. No distance was too far and no mountain too high—each letter had to reach its destination. The three friends soared through the air, while back on solid ground, they dealt with a world torn apart by wars and political factions.

Red Queen

Red Queen
  • Author : Victoria Aveyard
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2015-02-10
  • ISBN : 9780062310651

Red Queen Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling series! Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?

Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death
  • Author : Nnedi Okorafor
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2018-03-22
  • ISBN : 9780008288723

Who Fears Death Book Review:

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R.R. Martin!

Kingsbane

Kingsbane
  • Author : Claire Legrand
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2019-05-21
  • ISBN : 9781492656661

Kingsbane Book Review:

Book two in the New York Times bestselling series called "Beautiful, brutal, heart-stopping, and epic" (Laini Taylor)! Two queens, separated by thousands of years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength—and their hearts. Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist. Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity's long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana's power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother's power, or rejecting it forever. Praise for Furyborn: A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018 A Goodreads Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018 A Bustle Most Anticipated Title of Spring 2018 "A must-read." —Refinery29 "A series to watch." —Paste magazine "Visionary." —Bustle magazine "One of the biggest new YA fantasies." —Entertainment Weekly "Empowering." —BuzzFeed