If you were to take a bowl and add all of my favorite fantasy books and series. From Chima's Seven Realms to Cashore's Graceling to the new Larson's Defy, mix them all up in that bowl, The Queen of The Tearling is what you'd get.
It is all the best of fantasy in one book.
I can't believe I sat on this book for 7 months. Shame on me.
5 stars. Amazing.