Updated: Apr 7
Today, I'm pleased to be on the CONTEST OF QUEEN'S by Jordan H. Bartlett book series tour courtesy of iRead Book tours, Jordan H. Bartlett, and CamCat Books. Please find my book review below, all the details, and don't forget to enter the book giveaway!
I give Contest of Queens ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!
Welcome to Frea, where women rule and are allowed to become knights (only girls because since they give life they can take life). Women are Lords, Masters, Inventors, and Scholars, while men are second-class citizens. So it's paradise because women rule, the end.
I would love to believe that but no, Frea has injustices and civil rights issues, which our hero Jacs soon discovers. Partnered with Prince Connor she enters the contest of queens to become Queen so she can change these laws.
The author does a lovely job introducing the two main characters, starting with Prince Connor (Cornelius) and the upper realm where the Queen and Lords live. Then moves to the lower realm where Jacs (Jacqueline) lives and helps her mother on their bean farm. Along the way, she paints a picture of this world weaving in clues as to how it's quite beautiful but also unfair. Rich and privileged live up on plateaus, while the lower class lives below in a valley where they even lose two or more hours of daylight.
The story starts out slow but that's not unusual with most fantasy series but soon picks up halfway through the book. The characters are well-developed and likable. So if you're looking for a new series be sure to pick up a copy of Contest of Queens, especially now that the next book has just been released, Queen's Catacombs.
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