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Erika Johansen

Autor(a) de The Queen of the Tearling

8 Works 5,771 Membros 304 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Erika Johansen was educated at Swarthmore College and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the Author of The Invasion of the Tearling, and The Queen of the Tearling, the first two novels of The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Data de nascimento
1978
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA
Educação
Swarthmore College
Iowa Writers' Workshop
Ocupação
fantasy writer
attorney
Pequena biografia
Erika Johansen grew up and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She went to Swarthmore College, earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and eventually became an attorney, but she never stopped writing.

She is a debut author who graduated from the celebrated Iowa Writers' Workshop. Johansen claims she heard then-Senator Obama give a speech in 2007 and was inspired to create the series' idealistic heroine, 19-year-old Kelsea Glynn. The author completed the novel over a four-year period while finishing law school as well.

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In a time when my mental energy reserves were running low, a plot-heavy young adult fantasy book seemed like it might do the trick. While it did keep my attention, I found it pretty lacking in a lot of ways: it left too many unanswered questions to be addressed in a sequel, and the character work was spotty at best. I’m unlikely to pick up the sequels.
 
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ghneumann | outras 171 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
I was so blown away by this book. One of the better fantasies I've read. Full review to come soon.
 
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escapinginpaper | outras 171 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
The Kingdom Of Sweets is a captivatingly written tale of two noble sisters---twins light and dark---a wizard, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. There are sections of the book, especially those taking place in the decaying and diminishing Kingdom Of Sweets, that are evocatively weird, hauntingly otherworldly. The tale of the sisters is one of jealousy, hatred, vengeance, and a bit of redemption. The Sugar Plum Fairy herself is a disturbing entity, thoroughly Fae, thoroughly Other. There's a bit of social commentary in here too, and real-world history, which slotted together very nicely with the fantastical, leading to a very gratifying read.… (mais)
 
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LordSlaw | outras 7 resenhas | May 5, 2024 |
This is a most excellent trilogy. Having devoured it, I will now be buying it.
Fantastic world building, such compelling characters that stay with you long after you've finished reading. Well-written and solid plotting (of both kinds!).

Kelsea is a true hero.

However, I would not suggest this is a YA book. There is gore, violence, and brutality (and plenty of swearing). Some tough stuff to read through but never gratuitous.
 
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Dorothy2012 | outras 171 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |

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Obras
8
Membros
5,771
Popularidade
#4,275
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
304
ISBNs
135
Idiomas
13
Favorito
2

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