This book is the sequel to Claudia Gray’s beloved book Queen of the Tearling. I will not go much into what happens because it is a second in a series and I rather not spoil anything.
I will say that I loved this book so much more than the first. I loved how the book went into a two point of view that spanned two different time periods. It goes between Pre-crossing following a woman named Lily and the current world surrounding Kelsea Glynnn and her country. This book in a way turned into a cautionary tale, even though that sounds a bit crazy, when you read the book this will make a lot more sense. I think this is why I ended up enjoying this book so much more than the first in addition to building on the history of the Tear. Even though this book is the second it still builds a rich world. The ending made me so excited for the next book in the series The Fate of the Tearling, in fact I even preordered the book as soon as I closed the book.
I gave this book a 5/5 stars when the average on Goodreads is 4 on the dot out of 30,764 reviews so I am not the only one who enjoyed this book. All I have to say is GET UP AND START THIS SERIES! Especially if you enjoy science fiction & fantasy stories with a touch of old world feel rich in history and magic.