Technically I was going to start this week's "WIR"-Wednesday book yesterday, but Because of Lila by Abbi Glines came out and I couldn't wait to start it! It gave me the much-needed break I needed from fantasy so I could start this book today...
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
A New York Times bestselling dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. This breathtakingly romantic, action-packed fantasy is perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.
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 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.
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.
Why I Chose This Book:
I saw this book at the library months ago and decided to order it from this year's ApollyCon Virtual Signing. I love fairytale retellings and this one sounds really interesting. I'm hoping that since I took a short break from fantasy and read a completely different genre that I'll be able to get into this book and stick with it. So many fantasy novels have fallen flat for me in the last couple weeks but I have heard good things about this book. Let's just hope they ring true for me.