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:The Queens of Innis Lear
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:676 pages pages

The Queens of Innis Lear Reviews

  • Sara
    Jun 14, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

  • Melanie
    Nov 15, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

  • Victoria Rose
    Feb 13, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

    After reading this I'm not sure how to feel. Well I can at least tell that the writing was fabulous and I enjoyed the magic system, all the stuff with reading the stars and the magic of Innis Lear's island and the connection with it and its people. Whispering trees and sacrifizing and...

    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

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 11, 2016

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    Mar 19, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Oct 11, 2017

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

  • Wanda
    Apr 05, 2019

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

  • Samantha
    Dec 20, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

  • jessica
    May 02, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Mar 31, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    Feb 26, 2019

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

    After reading this I'm not sure how to feel. Well I can at least tell that the writing was fabulous and I enjoyed the magic system, all the stuff with reading the stars and the magic of Innis Lear's island and the connection with it and its people. Whispering trees and sacrifizing and...

  • Liz
    Apr 20, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 25, 2019

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

  • Justine
    May 01, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

  • Carolyn
    Mar 26, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

  • Giovanna
    May 12, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

    After reading this I'm not sure how to feel. Well I can at least tell that the writing was fabulous and I enjoyed the magic system, all the stuff with reading the stars and the magic of Innis Lear's island and the connection with it and its people. Whispering trees and sacrifizing and...

    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...

    Meh. I don't know if I was in a slump to begin with when I started this book, or if it put me into a slump. Either way, it took too damn long for me to read it. Everything was just meh. I finished reading this yesterday, and I've already forgotten most of what happened. It wasn...

    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...

    I had high hopes for THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR and, although I did very much enjoy it, it didn't blow me away. I had added it to my Goodreads TO BE READ pile long before I found it available on NetGalley. I wish to thank the publisher for allowing me to read a copy before its publicatio...

    4.5 (maybe it?s an actual 5, I just struggle so much with star ratings right now) This book isn?t for everyone (which can be said for all books, but it does apply to this more than others, imho). It?s a political, atmospheric, fantasy retelling of King Lear. It?s slow and ac...

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

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

  • Hiu Gregg
    Mar 23, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

  • Sarah
    Jun 29, 2019

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

  • Tana △⃒⃘ ⚯͛ Cozyreadings
    Jul 04, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

  • Zoe Stewart (yerabooknerdzoe)
    Aug 23, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

    After reading this I'm not sure how to feel. Well I can at least tell that the writing was fabulous and I enjoyed the magic system, all the stuff with reading the stars and the magic of Innis Lear's island and the connection with it and its people. Whispering trees and sacrifizing and...

    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...

    Meh. I don't know if I was in a slump to begin with when I started this book, or if it put me into a slump. Either way, it took too damn long for me to read it. Everything was just meh. I finished reading this yesterday, and I've already forgotten most of what happened. It wasn...

  • Dannii Elle
    May 10, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

  • Lou
    May 30, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

    After reading this I'm not sure how to feel. Well I can at least tell that the writing was fabulous and I enjoyed the magic system, all the stuff with reading the stars and the magic of Innis Lear's island and the connection with it and its people. Whispering trees and sacrifizing and...

    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...

    Meh. I don't know if I was in a slump to begin with when I started this book, or if it put me into a slump. Either way, it took too damn long for me to read it. Everything was just meh. I finished reading this yesterday, and I've already forgotten most of what happened. It wasn...

    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...

    I had high hopes for THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR and, although I did very much enjoy it, it didn't blow me away. I had added it to my Goodreads TO BE READ pile long before I found it available on NetGalley. I wish to thank the publisher for allowing me to read a copy before its publicatio...

  • Acqua
    Mar 30, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

  • Joy D
    Mar 28, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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

    Sometimes we forgive others because it keeps our own hearts whole, not because they deserve it or for any thought of them. What in the world? It took me 2 months to finish this hefty tome. Now, I feel both proud and annoyed. Proud because the long and tedious journey is over, and an...

    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...

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is. But let's start at the beginning, shall we?! Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a...

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. DNF'd at 33% ...

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

    This is a pretty exact retelling of King Lear in terms of the events that happen. Where it is not exact is: A) the inclusion of magic and B) the lack of humor. King Lear is really a rather dark play, that?s broken up by bits of humor from the Fool and Lear?s madness. And that wa...

    I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the...

    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...

    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...

    This book may not be everyone?s cuppa tea, but it ticked all of my favourite boxes. Dark fantasy, looming disaster, an animate natural world, intoxicating magic, and powerful women paired with emotionally strong men. Re-telling a fabulous tale?King Lear. It was like bitter dark ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It?s rare when I DNF a book, but this was too long and, for me, too boring to continue with. I loved the concept. A retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear, told in a high fantasy setting, but by 300 pa...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 03/02/2019 DNF at 35% Last summer, I read an excerpt that was available on NetGalley. At that time, I didn't realize that it wasn't the complete book. I started it again in januari, but it doesn't appeal to me a...

    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...

    After reading this I'm not sure how to feel. Well I can at least tell that the writing was fabulous and I enjoyed the magic system, all the stuff with reading the stars and the magic of Innis Lear's island and the connection with it and its people. Whispering trees and sacrifizing and...

    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...

    Meh. I don't know if I was in a slump to begin with when I started this book, or if it put me into a slump. Either way, it took too damn long for me to read it. Everything was just meh. I finished reading this yesterday, and I've already forgotten most of what happened. It wasn...

    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...

  • Sabrina
    Mar 29, 2018

    ?In Innis Lear it was believed that the reign of the last queen had been predicted by the stars--and had ended, too, because of them.? This is a reimagining of Shakespeare?s King Lear unlike any reimagining I?ve ever read before. Tessa Gratton stays very true to the or...

    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...

    That was weird and sad and good! The end! Mel ???? ...

    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...

    3.75 stars ...

    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...

    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...

    A girl whose fate lies in the maps of stars. A boy whose power stems from mud. Whilst one is always gazing skyward and the other is craning downwards, neither has noticed the destruction surrounding them. A mad king is dethroned and a kingdom is divided. Three sisters are both united a...

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