Review of Queen of the Sea

Disclosure: We were sent this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are our own.

    Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis is a delightful tale about a young orphaned girl, named Margaret, that has lived at a convent all her life. She had a quiet, happy life until the King died, and the true identity of the new ruler is questionable. A mysterious prisoner arrives at the convent, and as they befriend each other, Margaret begins to unravel the mystery of who she really is.

      When I got into this book I could not put it down. There was excitement, suspense, and action. As Margaret discovers more, and more about the past, the more she learns about the future. This story shows friendship, love, passion, and most of all loyalty.  This book is amazingly thought out, and I completely recommend reading it.

This book is recommended for ages 10 to 14 and is loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I  by her sister Queen Mary. It is also considered a hybrid novel (part graphic and part traditional). It is a beautiful book that Hazel has not shared with me.