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Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan
Release Date: September 10th, 2019 – TODAY!! CONGRATULATIONS ANNIE!
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Pages: 320 (Kindle)
Series: Stand – Alone
From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s fa-mous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”
“In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.
But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers twists her world—and her heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.”
I absolutely love a story with a strong female lead who has the power to change the flaws of society…
Being a leader is a tough role– one that Princess Kateri knows all too well. Her character is so strong-willed with the ability to take over even the scariest of circumstances to better the majority. The author creates such a “fantastical” reading experience where readers can live and enjoy Kateri’s environment that is rich in complexities, difficulties, and struggles. Within this story, the price of freedom comes at a cost, but Kateri portrays an essence of calamity and composure that allows her to voyage into the darkness in order to pull out the light. The story portrayed such suspense and thrill that made this story hard to put down, and even harder to forget.
Sullivan created a rich storyline where Kateri’s people looked up to her to save them from evils in which they could not save themselves. I have always loved stories where the protagonist must then make difficult decisions that will impact the direction of their future and those to come. The writing style within this story flowed so fluidly with words that were as smooth as silk, captivating, and moving. This was my first Annie Sullivan novel, though it will not be my last.
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Tiger-Queen-Annie-Sulli-van/9780310768784?ref=grid-view&qid=1565246691681&sr=1-3
Prize: Tiger Queen poster & signed bookplate (US Only)
Starts: September 4th, 2019
Ends: September 13th, 2019
Annie Sullivan is a Young Adult author from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has been featured in Curly Red Stories and Punchnels. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s teaching classes at the Indiana Writers Center and working as the Copy Specialist at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. You can follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram (@annsulliva).
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