Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear
Author: Tessa Gratton
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publication date: March 27,2018
A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.
The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.
The king’s three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.
Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.
OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you’d say is a cover buy.
Now, This is literally what happened “Oooo Cool Cover! Ohhh I love the synopsis… but look at that cover!”
Now that that picture is going of the way, I’ll honestly say that this book, The Queen Of Innis Lear is a dream to read. I would advice that you read a para or two just to familiarise yourself with King Lear’s story because it does help (It’s not mandatory that you read it but it does help).
Now, Back to this beauty of a book! The Queen Of Innis Lear is beautifully written. I don’t know how she did it but the storyline and the characters in this book are complex, diverse and to be honest, the whole things works like a well oiled machine.
Having said that, The Queen of Innis Lear is slightly on the slower pace when it comes to storytelling but If you hang on to it, I swear you have a gem of a book here. This writing of this book is almost poetically lyrical. The vastness and character descriptive is amazing in this book.
If you haven’t read this book yet, read it! I highly recommend you to read this book because The Queen Of Innis Lear has captivated me!