In a future world, 19 year old Kelsea Releigh Glynn is plucked from her obscure and bookish home to become the Tearling's Queen. Far from her beautiful and vain mother Queen Elyssa, Kelsea is plain and solomn. But she wears the Tearling Sapphire, which has magical properties. When she arrives after a perilous journey at her Capital, she is surprised at the state of her people. Those who aren't impoverished are being used as slaves to satisfy a peace treaty. Breaking the chains of bondage for her people may bring their doom, but it's a risk Kelsea must take.
This book caught my attention, as I have been trying out more fantasy books. (See Game of Thrones, The Boelyn King series and the Cobweb Bride.) It was a good book, but it could be a bit slow in places. I think this could be because it's a brand new world and the beginning of a series. The book was interesting and Kelsea was a good queen and narrator. I enjoyed it.
Thank you to the publisher for a review copy.