Review: The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

The Queen of Attolia


Rating: ☆☆☆
Audience: Teen+, very little language, a kiss or two, some violence
Length: 362 pages
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Publisher: Eos
Release Date: April 26th, 2000
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads




I am continually at odds with this series. Maybe it just isn’t my cup of tea?

I once again had a rough time getting through this and flitted over drawn out scene narrations to get to the actual conversation and plot of the story. THAT part I did enjoy. There is some intrigue to the true story that I like, but the rest can be taxing.

The narration is also unique to me as it hops continually from one person to the next as if I’m watching from afar. I’ve gotten used to having a single person narration that I had to focus and make sure who’s mind I was inside of at the time.

While I love Eugenides, and think he’s sassy and clever, his plot ‘twist’ was so out of place!? There wasn’t enough back story for his reasoning and it all felt forced. I’m hoping in the third book this is resolved.

All in all, not a bad book, really. I personally had some issues with it, but don’t let that hold you back! I’m still going to get to The King of Attolia to see what Eugenides schemes up next.

Very very little language, no love scenes, and minimal violence.


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