The Clay Queen by Ono Ekeh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In The Clay Queen, Queen Nouei is trying to change her fate as a goddess disdained by rewriting history. But becoming a god is no easy task, and for Bridget Blade, it’s pure torture. Bridget longs to be normal, to live a simple life with her husband. Follow their journey to see who will ultimately win.
I have to say, I was a tad nervous about reading this book. It’s not the type of story I’m generally drawn to, despite the gorgeous cover. Then I began reading, and the story was so unusual I worried my fears were founded.
But I found myself drawn into the tale, curious to see it unfold, to understand what was awakening, and what kept Bridget anchored even as she seemed destined to fly away. I sat the book down feeling like I’d read something profound and beautiful and moving. This book far from completes the tale, but that doesn’t lessen the impact of what unfolds.
Honestly, I know little about the literary genre, but if I had to venture a guess, I think The Clay Queen would fit nicely there. If you’re on the fence, I’d suggest you give it a try. You have nothing to lose and a wonderful world to gain.
*This book was clean!