The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2)

 

“This, I think, is the crux of evil in this world, Majesty: those who feel entitled to whatever they want, whatever they can grab. Such people never ask themselves if they have the right. They consider no cost to anyone but themselves.”

Summary
Red Queen’s armies are invading the Tearling. Queen Kelsea tries to do what she can to save her people, but without a proper, well equipped army, without money and resources and without enough space to fit all of the refugees the future is not looking very bright. And meanwhile she has to fight with demons of her own.

Writing
Writing is simple, but elegant, filled with beautiful quotes. I wish the copy I was reading wasn’t from the library, so I could mark all of those quotes.

Characters
Kelsea’s character arc in this book is incredible. She goes through an amazing transformation. She turns from this scared, unsure of herself little girll into a powerful and merciless young woman. She finally acts like a true queen, but it also made her much more cruel.

Plot
I can’t remember the last time when I was so surprised by a book. I expected something completely different. There is no way I could predict the way this story went. The ending was a little obvious, but I like the way it was executed. My only complain is that I really struggled with reading chapters with Lily’s POV. They reminded me a little bit of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Overall
It’s an amazing sequel. There isn’t really a lot of action, it’s definitely a character driven story. And even though I am not a fan of slower books I couldn’t stop reading this one. The Invasion of the Tearling turned out to be something completely different from what I expected and I am really glad I decided to read this book.

TW: Domestic Violence, Rape, Self Harm

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