Book cover: The True Queen - Zen Cho (decorated text, cyan on black, with a snake pendant around the title)

When Muna loses her beloved sister in Fairyland, she turns to the Sorceress Royal for help. But the Fairy Queen is threatening to invade England if a stolen necklace isn’t returned. A missing sister is the least of Prunella’s worries…

I came into The True Queen straight off the back of a dark, action-packed space opera that unexpectedly gave me all the feelings. I was aiming for a delightful end-of-SciFiMonth palate cleansing and change of pace; instead, I got full-on whiplash. You see, I’d forgotten just how whimsical Sorcerer to the Crown was – in tone and plot, if not in context – and The True Queen proceeds in much the same vein. In retrospect, picking up The True Queen when I did probably wasn’t the wisest choice, as I wasn’t really in the right frame of mind to roll with it… All of which is a long-winded way of saying I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I expected to, but it’s probably my own fault…more

Source: The True Queen: more magical mayhem