Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Review of Invasion of the Tearling-Erika Johnson
I loved the first book in this series, Queen of the Tearling, but was disappointed in the sequel. Many of the elements that made the first book great were still there, but the author upped the violence (including rape) for this second book. She also has the heroine, Kelsea, go back in time to visit the world before the Crossing and inhabit the mind and body of a young woman; we later discover that the woman plays an important role in the creation of the new world. While I was interested in glimpses of the old world, the brutal rape & beatings were intense and definitely not appropriate for the author's YA audience. The ending leaves no doubt that one or more books are coming. 3 Elves- Recommended for adults and very mature, older teens.