21 August, 2017

[Review] The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Series: Queen of the Tearling #1
Release Date: 8 July, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Young Adult/Epic Fantasy/Coming of Age
ISBN:  9780062290366
Edition: Audiobook/Hardback
Review Written: 19 August, 2017 
Summary: Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

For Full Description and more information, please check out the HarperCollins website.

19 August, 2017

Some New and Old Children's Books to Check Out

Children's books are perhaps one of the main staples of what I work with on a daily basis. Whether they're board books or picture books, Children's books are a wonderful joy if they're written well. And through the joy of NetGalley, I've found 3 newish books to check out for potentially adding to your collection.

First up is Where is My Coat? by Anita Bijsterbosch that will be published on November 15th, 2017. In this adorable board books, children are challenged to name what the animals are based on their silhouettes with answers provided on the second page. This book will help work with children who are just learning their farm animals or animals in general, teaching them to recognize shapes of animals. 

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