Found the last book of The Tearling trilogy on sale at Munro‘s Books. Now if only I can remember what happened in the first two. The fog is gone and it‘s a beautiful day here. 🍂🍁
All I will say about this book, the final novel in the Tearling trilogy, is that I really don‘t know what to make of the ending. It was a bit of a letdown 🤷🏻♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A horrible migraine kept me from doing much more than laying in bed today, but I‘m pain free for the moment and finally trying to get some reading done. I‘m switching things up by hanging out in our spare room - notice I‘m in a chair but her majesty Queen Eleanor has the bed 😂
I loved the first two books in the Tearling trilogy, but I‘m halfway through this one and don‘t care much. I shouldn‘t have waited so long to read it.
"How important is safety? Is it worth steadily undermining every principle on which a new nation was founded? What sort of nation will you have then?"
I really enjoyed this series. I don't know if I've ever read a fantasy trilogy that so effortlessly married the very real present to a fictional past and future. Definitely going to be recommending these ?
Tea is hands down my favourite drink, and it‘s the rare time you‘ll find me reading without a cuppa at hand. These two blends (and the mug) come courtesy of @LeahBergen I‘m currently drinking the Victoria Grey 😊
My reading plan this month is to finish a bunch of books I‘m in the middle of. I‘m going off plan with this selection, however, as it‘s time for me to finish this trilogy. I loved the first two books (especially the second) and have high hopes for this one 🤞🏻
Current audiobook. They changed narrators for the third time in three books but I like this one better than the second.
The first book in the series was good, but started going downhill part way through the second one. The third one continued the process and went even further with a deeply disappointing end. Do not recommend.
So I know lots of people have strong feelings about this ending but I found it... meh. I dunno this series has been weird for me. The first book I found mediocre, the second mind-blowing and this final instalment was just slightly above mediocre for me. It wasn‘t my favourite way to tie off the series, but I felt like it fit with the direction of the books. #YA
I‘m on a new #chronicpain medication and it‘s giving me crazy mood swings and taking away what little functionality I have on a day to day basis. I‘ve been snappy and impatient at work and with my partner and dog and I‘m just over it. I‘m hiding out with Georgia for now. #spoonie #rant #dogsoflitsy
So I‘m still feeling a little hungover from Forty Rooms, and I‘m pretty sure I‘m gonna speed re-read it, but in the meantime I need a little brain candy. So excited to see how this trilogy ends! The first book was mediocre and the second blew my mind, so I am so ready!!
Went shopping for my #dystopianblues match today. I ordered some things online and once they arrive I should be ready to send it off.
Remember that resolution I made to use the library more and read the books I have before buying more? That lasted this many days only because I hadn't set foot in a bookstore yet... 🙈😱. But I have the first two books in this series and it was a bargain so I guess I don't feel too bad?! I did limit myself to one!
Well so there's a lot going on here. Eek! I liked the first book, loved the second. But really don't want to reread it. Oh dear!
Really enjoyed this series. The third book wasn‘t perfect, but I really enjoyed the ending. I‘ll put my one spoiler in my comments. Overall, I would highly recommend this. @Sydsavvy @JSW @Melissa_J @Laalaleighh @PenguinInFlight
I‘ve seen this floating around Litsy the last few days, and thought I‘d join in to wrap up 2017!
1. First Read of the Year: The Fate of the Tearling
While I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I felt like the two sequels did not live up to the promise of the first. I liked the feminist take on the fantasy genre, but liked it less as the focus moved away from Kelsea and towards other characters and time periods.
Do you ever get home from work and accidentally blow through the last 60% of a book without noticing how much time passed? ...yeah, me neither 😇
This was a very engrossing series, and while I have some quibbles with a few plot points I enjoyed the trilogy as a whole and was very pleased to see so much complex female representation in a fantasy series. I have mixed feelings about the ending though, as most people seem to 😜
It's Friday? Mine was so busy... 😯
Now is time for reading. I finally got the 3. book from Queen of the Tearling series. Now I can read it.😊
We have only this big orange pumpkins at home. This two are waiting for Halloween.🎃🎃
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The final installment of this trilogy--I couldn't put it down! It wrapped up a lot of the lingering questions I had from book two--The Invasion of the Tearling. I liked that the secondary characters were true to form. I didn't like that it was told in flashback as much as it was; I missed the action of Kelsea. Good storytelling!
"These people are so damned proud of their hatred! Hatred is easy, and lazy to boot. It's love that demands effort, love that exacts a price from each of us."
"The mistake of utopia is to assume that it all will be perfect. Perfection may be the definition, but we are human, and even into utopia we bring our own pain, error, jealousy, grief."
I was curious to see how Johansen would tie together so many narrative threads without the ending feeling contrived and, in the end, I was impressed - not completely emotionally satisfied, but satisfied enough. I enjoyed the trilogy even more than I expected to, and the end, though a little hollow on the feels front, made complete sense. Big ol' thumb's up.
The last instalment in the Tearling trilogy, I was prepared to be disappointed. Whilst I managed to remain spoiler-free, I was aware the author had been lambasted for the ending which many deemed a total cheat. I'm happy to say I loved this book as much as the first two. I would have liked to know more about the Red Queen but the end is mind-blowing and a brave choice. It left me reeling and reaching for the first book to start all over again!
Good, solid end to the series; I liked it better than book 2. As in that book, the secondary plot line was at times more interesting than the main one. I'm also not sure how I feel about the very end, but this is definitely a strong pick overall.
Some evening reading on the back patio. Thank goodness I found a good recap of book 2 online or I would be totally lost right now.
You guys. This book blew. My. Mind. I love this series so much. It's so worth a read if you haven't already. My only complaint is that it's over.
Ok so....as I reach the end of the series, this is actually pretty good. I was getting annoyed with all of the shifts in timeline and all of the additional POV, but in the end....it‘s worth it. Very satisfactory finish, which isn‘t always the case in series books.