‘The Shadow Queen’ Definitely Came Out Of The Shadows

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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.”

Characters

Lorelai is by far my favorite character. I loved how ambitious and independent she was. Loreli was a really hard worker and cared about her close friends and citizens of her kingdom. She was a major badass, always pulling off these rebels against the queen and making feisty remarks. I loved Lorelai she was such an entertaining character and I loved her personality.

Kol was not your average king, he’s a dragon king! Even better. Kol wasn’t exactly prepared to be king but after an accident it was inviable. At first, he was this prankster who enjoyed pulling off hilarious stunts but as soon as he becomes king he turns his act around and takes his role seriously and does whatever it takes to protect his people. Kol was so kind and caring and I loved him as well.

Plot

The plot had a good pace. It wasn’t too fast and wasn’t too slow. The book starts off the prologue which set the scene for the book and I really enjoyed it. The prologue also gives you an insight on reason Lorelai’s personality is the way it is. Lorelai brother Leo’s personality was everything! He was hilarious and he had a really big impact on the plot, especially towards the end. Lorelai spends the whole book trying to take back her kingdom from the evil queen, Irina. Another thing I really enjoyed about this book was the fact that it was told in the third person. There were some times where it followed Lorelai and others when it followed Kol and Irena. I especially liked reading the part about Irina because you get to see her what’s going on in her crazed head. She’s cruel but also vulnerable and misunderstood which I really enjoyed seeing.

Romance

I enjoyed seeing the drama-filled relationship between Kol. At first, Kol and Lorelai meet when Lorelai is saving Kol from a large crowd. Lorelai saves Kol a lot throughout the book whether it’s from the queen or from himself and I enjoyed seeing that. Kol was so caring towards Lorelai and was there for her when she really needed him. There were little complications that Kol and Lorelai had in their relationship but they managed to get through it, mostly.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I rate this book a 4.5 out 5. The only reason it’s not a 5 is because I would have enjoyed seeing things end up better for one of the characters. This book was supposed to be sort of snow white inspired and one thing that I really liked about this book was seeing the way the author took inspiration from the original characters and changed them. I loved all the characters, loved the plot, loved the book.

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