The Shadow Queenby C.J. Redwine
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.
This book was a complete cover buy for me, i love the cover and later when i read the blurb i add it to my wishlist.It was there for quite some time so when i finally decided to order it i have to start reading the same day it arrived.
It was a snow white retelling, with easy writting style and a very fluent language. I guess you get almost what you are expecting from this book, i mean if you know snow white you can guess prety fast what the main plot of this one is going to be.
However i was a little bit surprised with some twists that the author add to this book, mostly Lorelai brother.
About the main character's i like but do not love them, the development of theirs personality are sometimes lacking but they have a sweet romance. This is the kind of book you read easy in a day or two and i get curious about the next books in this series, although they are separated reads that do not have relation between them.
I gave this one 3,4 out of 5* and i recommend it to someone you loves fairy tales retelling's.