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The Queen's Rising, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Romantic fantasy-adventure has strong women, dash of magic.

Book Rebecca Ross Fantasy 2018
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Romantic fantasy fans will enjoy following Brienna as she's swept up into adventure in a richly imagined, deeply realized world of secrets, a dash of magic, sisterhood, and royal intrigue. Two kingdoms in The Queen's Rising, both full of well-drawn characters, are easier to keep track of and envision thanks to maps and family trees in the front, but beware that the family trees reveal some spoilers. Teens will relate to Brienna as she struggles to find her path and longs to know what life has in store for her.

Debut author Rebecca Ross is at her best creating vivid descriptions of the world and the people in it. Some of the dialogue is a bit melodramatic, and sometimes the language comes across as trying too hard to reinforce the time and place. But teens who like their fantasy worlds with a sweet romance, a dash of adventure, and plenty of girl power will enjoy it.

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