The Queens of Innis Lear

The Queens of Innis Lear

A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood. 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 dau A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood. The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed k...

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Title:The Queens of Innis Lear
Author:Tessa Gratton
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Queens of Innis Lear
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:576 pages pages

The Queens of Innis Lear Reviews

  • Kelly
    Mar 18, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...

    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...

    It begins when a wizard cleaves an island from the mainland, because the king destroys her temple. (?) It begins far away from the furious land, in a place so different in name and air that the one could not recognize the other as being born both from the same earth. (?) It begins...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Epic Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* "The withering grandeur of an island that once thrived with magic. The erratic decision of a half mad king. Stars that predict the future; people that whisper with the trees. Greedy hands of enemy kingdoms, three s...

    Review is up on B&N!: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/s... ...

  • Megan Lyons
    Jan 10, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

  • Shelley
    Mar 23, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...

    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...

    It begins when a wizard cleaves an island from the mainland, because the king destroys her temple. (?) It begins far away from the furious land, in a place so different in name and air that the one could not recognize the other as being born both from the same earth. (?) It begins...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Epic Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* "The withering grandeur of an island that once thrived with magic. The erratic decision of a half mad king. Stars that predict the future; people that whisper with the trees. Greedy hands of enemy kingdoms, three s...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Nov 08, 2016

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

  • Victoria Rose
    Feb 13, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...

    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...

  • Judy Lesley
    Mar 26, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

  • Zoraida
    Mar 02, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

  • Sarah Marie
    Mar 27, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 11, 2016

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    Mar 19, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

  • Kristen
    Mar 17, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    Mar 31, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

  • Meigan
    Apr 02, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...

    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...

    It begins when a wizard cleaves an island from the mainland, because the king destroys her temple. (?) It begins far away from the furious land, in a place so different in name and air that the one could not recognize the other as being born both from the same earth. (?) It begins...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Epic Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* "The withering grandeur of an island that once thrived with magic. The erratic decision of a half mad king. Stars that predict the future; people that whisper with the trees. Greedy hands of enemy kingdoms, three s...

    Review is up on B&N!: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/s... ...

    *Review based on ARC preview (200 pages) from NetGalley. Beautiful, lush writing, excellent characterization, plus a super interesting world and kingdom made me fly through this short sample. Ok, the preview wasn?t *that* short, roughly 200 pages, but it stopped right in the midd...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jan 18, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

  • Jemima
    Mar 29, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

  • Carolyn
    Mar 26, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

  • Rachael
    Jan 18, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...

    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...

    It begins when a wizard cleaves an island from the mainland, because the king destroys her temple. (?) It begins far away from the furious land, in a place so different in name and air that the one could not recognize the other as being born both from the same earth. (?) It begins...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Epic Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* "The withering grandeur of an island that once thrived with magic. The erratic decision of a half mad king. Stars that predict the future; people that whisper with the trees. Greedy hands of enemy kingdoms, three s...

    Review is up on B&N!: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/s... ...

    *Review based on ARC preview (200 pages) from NetGalley. Beautiful, lush writing, excellent characterization, plus a super interesting world and kingdom made me fly through this short sample. Ok, the preview wasn?t *that* short, roughly 200 pages, but it stopped right in the midd...

    update 1/30/18 okay I'm trying so hard not drop all of my other responsibilities just to read this but it's becoming more difficult minute by minute smh 1/28/18 Y;ALL IM SCREAMING I JUST GOT APPROVED FOR THIS AND 2018 IS COMING UP ROSES I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS ...

  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
    Mar 18, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

  • Hiu Gregg
    Mar 23, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

  • Benjamin
    Mar 13, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

  • Atlas
    Jul 19, 2017

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

  • Acqua
    Mar 30, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 08, 2017

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

  • Joy D
    Mar 28, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

  • lucie
    Oct 25, 2017

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

  • Roman Clodia
    Mar 01, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

  • Procrastinating Slytherin
    Feb 28, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...

    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...

    It begins when a wizard cleaves an island from the mainland, because the king destroys her temple. (?) It begins far away from the furious land, in a place so different in name and air that the one could not recognize the other as being born both from the same earth. (?) It begins...

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Mar 29, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

  • Yusra ✨
    Mar 14, 2018

    This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like ...

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads I love KING LEAR. When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarle...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...

    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...

    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...

    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...

    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...

    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear. It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and int...

    I received this eARC from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Disclaimer: I just discovered that I might have just read a veeeeery long excerpt and not actually the whole book. I have put the real book on hold s...

    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare?s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this ...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the dau...

    i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands ...

    Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful! Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she co...

    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    This looks so good! So happy I got approved for an ARC! I'm going to dive into it first thing tonight. :) Review to come soon. Thank you Netgalley, and Tor for approving me for an Advanced Review Copy! ...

    KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON? THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now ...

    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...

    3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book, but I didn?t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and s...

    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...

    I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the ...

    wow I didn't even have to request this one on netgalley?? amazing?? love it?? but catch me not reading this till after release date bc there's too many to read before !! ...