Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Shadow Queem
by C.J. Redwine

Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 16, 2016

From Goodreads:

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 cannot wait for this book! I adore fairytale retellings and I am a huge fan of C.J. Redwine’s work. The Shadow Queen is an epic fantasy retelling of Snow White. The novel promises an action packed story filled with romance and horror. I’ve had my eyes out for this book for a while and so far all the early reviews seem to be great. I’ve read the Defiance trilogy recently and was blown away writing style and wolrd building as well as by the perfect balance that Redwine found between action and romance.

And then there’s the cover. It’s absolutely stunning! This is by far one of the most amazing covers ever. It’s so dark and intriguing; I think that even if I wasn’t familiar with C.J. Redwine’s work and what this novel was about, I would have picked up the book based on the cover alone.

In the comments below, please let me know if The Shadow Queen is on your TBR or if you’ve been lucky enough to score an ARC and reviewed it. What book are you waiting on this week? 

1 comment:

  1. Whoohoo this is a great pick I can't wait for my pre-ordered copy to arrive!