Contest Of Queens Book Tour & Giveaway


Book Details:

Book Title:  Queen’s Catacombs (The Frean Chronicles #2) by Jordan H. Bartlett
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  416 pages
GenreYA Fantasy 
Publisher:  CamCat Books 
Release date:  Mar 2023
Content Rating: PG. Very clean, but there is some brief violence.

Book Description:

Winning the crown was only the beginning.

Jacs, now the rightful Queen of Frea, seems to be Queen in title alone. She scrambles to learn the customs and traditions of a Realm she had only read about in books. The Council of Four have her firmly under their thumb, and their ideas for the Queendom are oppressive and outdated. Their knowledge of her mother and Master Leschi’s whereabouts is the only leverage they need to make the new Queen dance to their tune.

Jacs is determined to find those who were taken from her and do what’s right for her Queendom. But in her search for answers, Jacs uncovers a much darker truth from the Queendom’s past that will forever change its future.

My Review


I absolutely love this book! From the very first page, it starts off with a bang and doesn't let up. Connor is a daydreamer from the Upper realm, he's also the prince of the Queendom. The Queendom is split into two sections, the Upper realm and lower realm, which is separated by a huge cliff. The cliff has only one way up and down. Jacs lives in the Lower realm and is an incredible inventor. Jacs and Connor for a friendship through letters they get up and down the cliff – this friendship is very secret. They are finally going to get a chance to meet after years of friendship. However, that meeting goes horribly wrong, and the Queen ends up dead.

This book was so much fun to read. It had so many parallels to our world it was crazy. The prejudices and inequality really shone through. The characters were well drawn out and both Connor and Jacs, while different have the same sense of what is right and what is wrong. I world building is very atmospheric – I could vividly picture it. The author did and amazing job at pulling on your senses as a whole. The ending is quite the cliffhanger and I can't wait to start the next one. Overall one of my favorite reads of the year so far!!

Huge thanks to iRead Book Tours and Jordan for my gifted copy!

Check Out the First Book:

Book Details:

Book Title:  Contest of Queens (The Frean Chronicles #1) by Jordan H. Bartlett
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  464 pages
GenreYA Fantasy 
Publisher:  CamCat Books 
Release date:  Jan 2022
Content Rating: PG. Very clean, but there is some brief violence.
Book Description:

In a Queendom divided, can one girl unite the realms?

Jacs, an inventor’s apprentice from the Lower Realm, has only ever dreamed of what the land among the clouds holds. That is until she finds a letter from Connor, an Upperite boy hoping to learn more about the land below. Little does Jacs know, Connor is actually Prince Cornelius of the Queendom of Frea. With wooden boats and hot air balloons, the two begin a secret correspondence. But their friendship is divided by a heavily-guarded bridge and an inescapable prejudice.

The strength of their bond was thought to transcend distance and time, but when the royal family visits the Lower Realm, the Queendom’s feud is reignited.

To save her people, Jacs must infiltrate the Upper Realm and earn her place to compete in the Contest of Queens. In a story about friendship, love, bravery, and defying gravity, Jacs will strive to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united.

Meet the Author:

Jordan H. Bartlett is a New Zealand-born Canadian with a love for children’s literature and female empowerment. She grew up reading books about boys for boys and found it hard to find a strong female heroine she could relate to. Bartlett wrote Contest of Queens to give young readers that character she so longed for in a world where gender norms are reversed. Bartlett currently resides in Banff, Alberta where she works as a Speech Language Pathologist and is a certified yoga instructor.

connect with the author: website facebook instagram ~ goodreads

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