It is finally 2022! And, honestly, what better way to start the new year off right than by reading a good book. And the book of the month picks? Those tend to be the best. Now, let’s give a round of applause to Contest of Queens by Jordan H. Bartlett for winning the first Book of the Month title of the new year!
Remember to stay tuned for February’s selection of titles and check out the details below for Contest of Queens. Happy reading!
When an unsettling event occurs in the Queendom of Frea, Jacs, an inventor’s apprentice from the Lower Realm, participates in the Contest of Queens to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united.
In a Queendom divided, can one girl unite the realms?
Jacs, an inventor’s apprentice from the Lower Realm, has only ever dreamed of what the land among the clouds holds. That is until she finds a letter from Connor, an Upperite boy who sends a wooden boat into the abyss, hoping to learn more about the land below. Little does Jacs know, Connor is actually Prince Cornelius of the Queendom of Frea. With wooden boats and hot air balloons, the two begin a secret correspondence that lasts years. But their friendship is divided by a heavily-guarded bridge and an inescapable prejudice.
The strength of their bond was thought to transcend distance and time, but when the royal family visits Jacs’ town of Bridgeport, the illusion of peace between the Realms dissolves, and the old feud is reignited.
Now, to save her people, Jacs must infiltrate the Upper Realm and earn her place to compete in the Contest of Queens. She must learn how to survive against the contests’ grueling tasks and within a political web she could not have imagined. In a story about friendship, love, bravery, and defying gravity, Jacs will strive to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united.
|Pub Date: January 18, 2022||Page Count: 464pp||Age Range: 14 & Over|
|ISBN: 978-0-7443-0498-5||Publisher: CamCat Books||List Price: $24.99|