Half Breed Queen by L.A. Hendricks
Published by Illipsium Media, LLC on February 28, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Teens
Source/Format: I own a Kindle eBook copy.
Devastating tragedy puts 14-year-old high school freshman Marla Owens, on a fast-paced journey of survival, revival and coming of age. Driven by a force she can’t begin to understand and a burning need to find out the truth, she heads toward her mother’s home in North Dakota. She soon learns more about herself and her family than she could have ever imagined — her mother was royal heir to the powerful Skatian throne! And now the Skatian people need her to protect their world from those who wish to conquer it.
In a classic tale of good versus evil, set on Earth and beyond, a young girl fights to survive to become a young woman—and the reluctant queen of Skatia. Who can she trust? Will she be able to control her own immense abilities and justified anger to do what’s right? One thing’s for sure: Marla’s not in Texas anymore! –Goodreads
When Marla Owens finds herself an orphan she is left only one clue to her mother’s secret past: go to Edgemeadow, North Dakota and talk to the sheriff. She has no idea who she is or why she all of a sudden has powers she can’t control. Shortly after arriving in Edgemeadow she learns the truth about who she is and who her mother was. Her mother was in line to be queen of Skatia before she ran away to be with her true love, Marla’s father. Now Skatia needs Marla to protect them, not only from the current evil queen, but from the people who wish to conquer them.
I purchased this book because I was provided with an ARC of the second novel in the Skatia series, Amethyst Rising. When I bought this book I new nothing about this series. I started reading without knowing anything. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this story.
The development of Marla from a spoiled 14-year-old girl living with both her parents to a 20-something-year-old Queen ruling over a planet called Skatia was done very well. Despite the fact that there is a huge amount of time that occurs in the novel, about 6 years, the story didn’t seem rushed and it didn’t seem slow either.
This story held my attention the entire time. I loved the characters that Hendricks created. I loved the way that Marla interacted with everyone, the good and the bad. Towards the end of the novel you can see the way that Marla holds herself when she becomes Queen. She isn’t a girl who is going to let people command her or walk all over her. She has more power than anyone on Skatia has seen in a long time. When she decides she’s going to do something no one can change her mind.
I recommend this book to everyone who loves Scifi and fantasy.
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