10 Reasons Why You Should Read The Queen of the Tearling

We’re all buzzing about The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen! Here are 10 reasons why you should add it to your reading list ASAP.

1. It’s about a young woman who’s been in hiding her entire life, but now must step up and reclaim the throne that is rightfully hers. Downside? She’s got a lot of enemies and the kingdom is totally corrupt. Upside? She’s exactly the right gal for the job.

Who is this girl? Who are these enemies? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out.

2. It’s the start of an epic new trilogy. So after you fall in love with this fierce new queen you know you have two more books to look forward to.

3. It’s already been optioned for film, with the lovely and talented Emma Watson (HERMIONE GRANGER) attached to star. She’s the perfect queen, and here are 21 reasons why.



4. Not only is Emma Watson going to star in the movie, but she’s also the executive producer! That’s how much she loves this book.

“I had kind of said I would never do a franchise again, so I was desperate to hate it,” Watson says to Wonderland. “Unfortunately, I didn’t sleep for about a week because I couldn’t put the bloody thing down. It would be fair to say I became obsessed with the role and the book. Now I am executive-producing it.” – Emma Watson

5. Kelsea is a super fierce heroine, and we need more gals like her in literature. In fact, Erika Johansen wrote an awesome Buzzfeed post about it. Check it out.


6. This book already has some major fans, from teen fiction queen Lauren Oliver to acclaimed historical fiction author Bernard Cornwell. (It appeals to everyone! Guys, gals, YA fans, historical fiction fans…)

“This book worked on me with all the subtle power of an addiction: by the time I realized I was hooked, it was far too late to stop.”
—Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of the Delirium trilogy and Panic

The Queen of the Tearling is a gripping read with an enchanting heroine. Erika Johansen has created a wonderful world and I can’t wait to read more.”— Bernard Cornwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Pagan Lord

7. You can wear a crown while reading it. We encourage it. (And who doesn’t want to wear a crown?)


8. USA Today said “Call it The Hunger Games of Thrones.” DONE.

9. It’s the 50 Book Pledge pick this week so you’ll get a handy badge if you read it. And we only pick books we totally love for Pledge Picks, just check out this shelf of awesome titles.


10. I love this book. I love how fierce Kelsea is. I love how she takes charge and finds herself along the way, and isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in, and isn’t afraid to be herself. This is exactly the book I wish I had read when I was 18, and it’s exactly the book I’m so glad I can read and can recommend to people now. Every so often you read a book that sparks something, and this is it for me. Trust me on this one. I hope these 10 reasons appeal to you, and I hope you’ll give this book a chance, because it’s fun and it’s exciting and I really do think you’ll love it. And when you do, tweet at me and tell me! @shanparsons

 There you go! 10 reasons. Want a sneak peek? Read the first chapter here on Goodreads.

All Hail the Queen!



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