Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine



The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine is a fascinating and compelling retelling of the fairytale Snow White. It is about Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large who 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 of his own—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.

This book was everything I looked and hoped for in a retelling! Ever since I finished The Lunar Chronicles last year, I had trouble finding a good YA retelling! I went in to this book but not with super high expectations.

I was happily surprised.

This story is dynamic and such a unique twist on the original fairytale! The world was so intricate and well layered out that I just wanted to learn more and more about it! I loved and hated all characters and I LOVED THAT FACT because a great book is supposed to make you feel things and I definitely felt a lot of things reading this book. Character relationships were also very well thought out and gradual which I liked because I absolutely instant love (yuck)

The book did have some points here and there where I was like WHAT? Like, a few bits here and there were jumbled and for a spilt second at times I was confused but the writing quickly recovered and I was happily engrossed in the book again. I read this book in seven hours today as a part of the booktubeathon and I am so glad that I picked it up!

I give this book a solid five out of five stars! This book was a great read for me and if you love retellings as much as I do, you will adore this book!



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