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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling
Erika Johansen
Call Number
1st Floor McNaughton
Somewhat Recommended
Book Review
This bestseller hit all the traditional high fantasy tropes: royal orphan hero, spooky sorceress villain, criminal yet dashing love interest, et cetera. Some of these tropes were executed poorly (I am SO BORED of heroines falling in love with terse-voiced kidnappers within the first two chapters). Some were interesting but uneven (apparently this fantasy kingdom is a post-American utopia, which is sometimes cool and sometimes weirdly over-described). All that aside, the plot was reasonably captivating and I will probably pick up book 2.
Submitted By
Margaret Ellsworth
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries

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