Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WoW #69: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

This week, I'm waiting on...

The Shadow Queen

by C.J. Redwine

 The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine book cover

Expected publication: February 23rd 2016

Genres: High Fantasy; Retellings; Young Adult

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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 swear, every time I see a new beautiful cover I go through the same thing, and it’s something like this: Ooooh, soooo preeetty! … *stares at the screen*… There’s a blurb? What’s a blurb?... *more staring* … Who cares what it’s about, I WANT IT! … *even more staring* ... *starts stroking the screen*… *notices the publication date… and starts crying.*

But in seriousness, a Snow White retelling + ogres + dragons + beautiful cover = I really, really need this book!

What do you think of The Shadow Queen? Do you like fairy-tale retellings? And what new releases are you looking forward to this week? Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Reading!

* Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. *


  1. This obne has been on my radar for a while now, but I try not to think about it too much because the pub date is still so far away!! I think this is going to be awesome :)
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  2. Oh I so cannot wait to read this one either!! Great pick!

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  3. This book looks sooooooooo good! I can't wait to read this one myself, it's been on my wishlist for so long now. I NEED IT!

  4. This has been on my to-read list for quite a while now. I'm definitely intrigued by the additions the author is making to the retelling (ogres and dragons might just spice up this fairy tale nicely.) The cover does pull you in too. Cool choice!!

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  5. I know, the cover is gorgeous!! I love retellings so The Shadow Queen is definitely on my TBR list ;) Awesome pick!

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