Author: Annie Sullivan
Genre: YA fantasy
Release Date: 9.10.19
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
“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”
About the Author
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).
Thank you to BLINK and Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me on this tour and providing me with a copy of Tiger Queen in exchange for an honest review! You can check out the tour schedule HERE and read more reviews, interviews, and quotes from all the books included in this tour.
This was a really interesting and unique story! I loved the world building and unique atmosphere the writer created. I’ve never read a book with a world similar to this one, so having that new feel was refreshing! Sullivan did a fantastic job with the world building and it is obvious she did a great amount of planning with everything in this story. The fantasy world was so rich and unique!
I really enjoyed the main character. She was an obvious example of how much planning went into this story. She felt well developed and natural. Her upbringing was apparent through her journey during this story and I loved watching her develop as a character. I wanted to just reach into this story and hug her so often because I cannot even imagine being under the type of pressure she feels.
The writing in this story is beautiful! It truly bring the world to life and makes flying through the pages easy. I definitely stayed up late a few nights trying to devour more of this book! It was just so easy to fall into.
I do have to say, the book is a little predictable. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I do wish I hadn’t guessed everything correctly.