The True Queen by Zen Cho
Expected Publication: March 12th 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fantasy
When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can’t remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away. The only hope of saving her is to go to distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has established an academy to train women in magic.
If Muna is to save her sister, she must learn to navigate high society, and trick the English magicians into believing she is a magical prodigy. As she’s drawn into their intrigues, she must uncover the secrets of her past, and journey into a world with more magic than she had ever dreamed.
3 REASONS I’M EXCITED FOR THE TRUE QUEEN
- I loved Sorcerer to the Crown! It was one of my absolute favourite books I read last year. My full review is here.
- “the Sorceress Royal has established an academy to train women in magic”. Prunella was one of the most awesome and relatable characters I’ve ever read. I adored her so I’m thrilled she’s back in this book. Also, magic school for women in Victorian London. Done.
- Muna sounds bad-ass. She’s going to trick and manipulate all those stuffy British old men? Yes, please!
What are you currently reading?
paperback: The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gómez
audiobook: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
What do you think you’ll read next? Maybe The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes. It’s this month’s group read for the Retelling Bingo challenge.