Book Review: The Unready Queen by William Ritter

Title: The Unready Queen
By:William Ritter
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
Release Date: June 23rd, 2020
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads:

Human and goblin brothers Cole and Tinn are finding their way back to normal after their journey to the heart of the Oddmire. Normal, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with them. Fable, the daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, has her first true friends in the brothers. The Queen allows Fable to visit Tinn and Cole as long as she promises to stay quiet and out of sight—concealing herself and her magic from the townspeople of Endsborough.

But when the trio discovers that humans are destroying the Wild Wood and the lives of its creatures for their own dark purposes, Fable cannot stay quiet. As the unspoken truce between the people of Endsborough and the inhabitants of the Wild Wood crumbles, violence escalates, threatening war and bringing Fable’s mother closer to the fulfillment of a deadly prophecy that could leave Fable a most Unready Queen.


Another epic story by William Ritter. I love the mystery of the woods and how the characters stories weave through the trees.

In this second book, new characters are introduced to fight along side our favorite brothers as the balance between the people of the woods and those who live on the edge of it comes under attack.

This story was wonderful. I read the book in one sitting, taking in every little detail. All so often, authors get themselves lost in the wood, forgetting that description is still important in an almost redundant landscape, but I didn't feel lost in the pages. I feel in love with the Oddmire.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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