The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin


I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Princess Esofi, of Rhodia has been betrothed to Prince Albion of Ieflaria since childhood. Before the marriage can take place, Prince Albion is killed. Esofi has no wish to return to Rhodia and offers to marry the next in line for the thrown. In this fantasy to ruling families have no issue with same sex marriage and Esofi finds herself betrothed to Princess Adale.

Adale has no interest in ruling Ieflaria, she much prefers going hunting and drinking. With mounting pressure from her parents Adale must decide what she wishes to do with her future. Will she accept her responsibilities or allow her devious cousins to take over. With dragons battling the country, time is running out.

I could not connect with this book. Much attention is given to the gods and goddesses that the characters worship, which is difficult to follow. This may be due to the author developing a series and setting the scene for future books. Limited attention is given to the characters themselves and there is not enough time for character growth. If you are looking for a YA fantasy novel with a f/f romance, then this book may appeal to you.


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