Tuesday, February 16

The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C.J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1)  by C.J. Redwine

Release Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Balzer And Bray
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 400

Summary:  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.

My Thoughts:  I really liked this one a lot. It did take me a little bit to get into it but once I did I was hooked. It probably really took me until about page 50 or so to be fully engrossed.

We are introduced to Lorelai who has been on the run. With her brother, and another guy; a mentor of sorts. She is heir to a kingdom but everybody thinks she is dead and it’s the only way she’s been kept safe all these years. However, Lorelai is ready to take back her kingdom and start standing up to the person who's in charge right now. She’s stronger than ever and growing into a nice young women.  

We also meet Kol. Kol is a special kind of person or is he really a person? I loved that part of the story. And he’s sent to kill Lorelai. Talk about awkward. But the chemistry between them, whoa.

So much stinking awesomeness happen in this one. I don’t even really know where to start this review. I really don’t. I really loved the plot. I loved how it took place. I loved how it was constantly moving around.  I loved ALL the characters, even the ones to hate. They made it pretty easy to hate. I liked all the side characters such as Kol’s friends.

I really did enjoy this one but I don’t want to give away spoilers. I don’t want this one to be ruined. I highly suggest this one if you like action!
Overall:  Liked it!  She is badass and he is pretty dang hot! And the plot didn’t hurt either!

Cover: Love it! I’d definitely pick it up if I saw it in a store!

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1 comment:

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

OOoh nice!!! Super excited to read this one as I LOVE fairy tales and retellings! This sounds soooo incredible from what I have been hearing!! Going to have to up it in the reading queue soon! Great review!


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