Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Having stopped the shipment of her people as slaves to the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne, Kelsea turns her mind to her own kingdom. But there is something mysterious happening – perhaps through the power of her mysterious jewels, she is finding some connection to a woman from the past, and it is this connection may give her the answers that she does not realise she is searching for.

It’s so fabulous. It keeps the momentum and energy of the first book, but then this whole other story of another time comes in and wow. Still, I must say, I think I am going to avoid reading series that are not fully published. I cannot endure the wait for the final in the trilogy, due in June.