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The Queen's Resistance: The Queen's Rising, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Satisfying fantasy sequel ramps up the action and violence.

Book Rebecca Ross Fantasy 2019
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This second of a two-volume story shifts slightly away from romance and brings larger doses of action, intrigue, and violence to a fantasy realm with just a dash of magic. Reading THE QUEEN'S RESISTANCE second is strongly recommended to help understand the characters and events, which pick up here only a few days after the events of the first volume. World building and character development, as well as a lot of Brienna and Cartier's romance, are on the back burner as new threats arise and intrigue, action, and violence come more to the forefront.

Some of the dialogue is a little forced and awkward, and most of the story's twists and turns are no surprise, but the plot moves along at a good pace and keeps the pages turning. Best for fantasy fans who enjoy intrigue and action, and who can handle the violence; although romance fans will not be disappointed.

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