Series: Divided Realms #2
Witch Queen by bestselling author Kim Richardson is a rich YA fantasy perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Shannara Chronicles.
ELENA SURVIVED THE GREAT RACE and the clutches of the high priests, but at a cost. The Heart of Arcania, the most powerful magical stone in the land is now in the hands of the wicked priests. But worse—Jon is captured.
The black blight is a scar on the world, infecting everything with its black magic, festering until no living thing can endure, and Elena might be the only key to stopping it. She quickly finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her world apart…and potentially unleash a greater evil.
Oh, things are getting good. The previous book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, and this one picked right back up and started off with a bang. I found myself starting to like Elena more. She's a tough little thing and I think she found a purpose in her life that really had me, as the reader, rooting for her.
The author did try to isolate her some, as she's a witch and those helping her are humans, but there wasn't much proven that they didn't like her other than Elena's own uncertain thoughts. The journey to the land of the witches wasn't as drawn out as I suspected and there was plenty of adventure along the way. I really enjoyed the imaginations that went into the familiars and other evils in the forests.
The beginning definitely didn't prepare me for the ending, and I think that's why I can't resist five stars. The obstacles in the way were entertaining, and the characters were becoming more interesting and the pacing kept me on my toes. I look forward to the next book in the series!
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"There's romance, an adventure, action and a really neat world that felt cohesive, and real! There's a bit of a cliffhanger but I really enjoyed the writing and how the characters revolved around this new world I was introduced to. I think fans of "Throne of Glass" might really enjoy this one, though it contains a few more mature situations." -- Jessica J.
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