The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin
An interesting and unique young adult fantasy read. This book follows two young women, Princess Esofi and Princess Adale. Princess Esofi has spent her entire life preparing to marry the prince of a neighboring kingdom, even though they have never met. Princess Adale is the younger sibling to her perfect older brother, which means she has no responsibilities. She'll never have to rule, which is good because she has no idea how. As in most good books, tragedy strikes and both Adale and Esofi are left with major life choices.
I knew I had to read this book when I saw the author had dedicated the book to her cat. Some people might find that silly, I find it awesome. This was a quick yet exciting read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the mythology behind the religious aspect of the story. The main characters were interesting and complex, but realistic. The plot was more intricate than I originally thought, but not confusing, just unique.-SamanthaN