Waiting on Wednesday: The Queens of Innis Lear

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
Publisher: Tor
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Pages: 544

Summary (from Goodreads): 


Tessa Gratton's debut epic adult fantasy, Queens of Innis Lear, brings to life a world that hums with ancient magic, and characters as ruthless as the tides.

The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.

The king's three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm's only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.

Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.

This book sounds a lot like Three Dark Crowns to me (which I have yet to read, but NEED to) and I am rather excited. The cover is pretty rad and it just sounds fun!!

What books are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I've never heard of this but it does remind me of Three Dark Crowns. Regardless I think I need to add it to my TBR!

  2. I didn't really enjoy Three Dark Crowns, but I do like the look of this one! And the cover is incredible.
    Great choice!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. I haven't read Three Dark Crowns yet, but I need to get on that soon! I have had it forever and got it in a subscription box that I specifically ordered because I figured it would have that book in it!

  3. Oh this does sound good! I definitely see why it reminds you of Three Dark Crowns, and that's okay with me. :) This sounds just like my kind of epic fantasy, so I'll definitely be picking it up. Thanks for pointing this one out!

    1. I'm glad I could put a great sounding book on your radar! It always makes me feel good when people say that! I hope you like it when you get the chance to read it!

  4. It does sound like Three Dark Crowns and I love that cover! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. I always feel like I win when I put a book on your radar because it seems like you know/have ALL the books. Haha! I hope you like it if you get the chance to read it!


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