Welcome to my stop on The Essence blog tour! I was going to do a review for you guys, but because of technical difficulties (and by "technical difficulties" I mean there was a mistake made somewhere, but all is well and good and I'm happy, you're happy, we're all happy, so we're moving on, yes?) I'm going to review it sometime soon and just tell y'all about the book because, um, hello? You should know about it.
I read the first book, The Pledge, this past summer and I liked it. It was so different and mysterious, and I wanted to read read read. And then I had to wait for this book, book 2, and AHH. It's finally here, guys! I'm seriously turning into a Kimberly Derting fangirl. Hehe.
So, here it is!
The Essence by Kimberly Derting
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Series: The Pledge #2
“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.
At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.
Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.
As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.
Kimberly is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy...a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration.
Official site: http://www.
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Thanks for dropping by, everyone! If you haven't read The Pledge yet, you really should. And if you haven't read The Essence...well, do it! And The Body Finder. That is a good one by Kimberly. So yeah. Great stuff. I'm so glad I got to feature this on the blog today. :)