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ARC Review: The Shadow Queen

2.08.2016
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Expected Publication: February 23rd, 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Source: Edelweiss
*I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected the opinions stated below. 



Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
I definitely had high hopes for The Shadow Queen. I'm not quiet about the fact that I love fairytale adaptions (even though I don't actually know much about fairytales? DOES THAT MAKE ME FAKE?) and, of course, one look at that cover and I was hooked. This was one of my favorite cover designs of Harper's reveal week. Not to mention it's by CJ Redwine! I haven't finished the Defiance series but I know I loved it and I'LL GET THERE SOMEDAY EVEN IF IT KILLS ME.

For the most part, The Shadow Queen definitely did not disappoint. The stakes were high. My emotions were flying. And bonus points because The Shadow Queen did feel like a fairytale to me in a different way from usual, though I don't think I can really explain why.

2.08.2016

ARC Review: The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Expected Publication: February 23rd, 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Source: Edelweiss
*I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected the opinions stated below. 



Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
I definitely had high hopes for The Shadow Queen. I'm not quiet about the fact that I love fairytale adaptions (even though I don't actually know much about fairytales? DOES THAT MAKE ME FAKE?) and, of course, one look at that cover and I was hooked. This was one of my favorite cover designs of Harper's reveal week. Not to mention it's by CJ Redwine! I haven't finished the Defiance series but I know I loved it and I'LL GET THERE SOMEDAY EVEN IF IT KILLS ME.

For the most part, The Shadow Queen definitely did not disappoint. The stakes were high. My emotions were flying. And bonus points because The Shadow Queen did feel like a fairytale to me in a different way from usual, though I don't think I can really explain why.