“The Shadow Queen” by C.J. Redwine

This book has been on my TBR since 2017, when I saw the second book and immediately fell in love with the cover and end pages. I immediately decided that this is a series I must read. Unfortunately, it was around that time, I think, that I started to lose interest in YA fantasy. The genre was becoming too much of a romance based in a fantasy setting rather than a fantasy story with a dash of romance. I became annoyed with the books I was reading and slowly started to gravitate to either adult or middle-grade fantasy.

But then 2019 came along and with it the Wyrd & Wonder reading event where I spent the month of May reading nothing but fantasy novels. That was a treat! As I was considering what to read for the event, my eyes landed on The Shadow Queen and I decided to finally give it a go while hoping it will not be drenched in romance.

It wasn’t. 😊


YA Fantasy


Ravenspire, book 1


February 2016

Goodreads summary:

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.

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