December 15, 2017

#BookReview: Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows #1) by @SoVerySophie

Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1)Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 304
Recommended Age Group: Teen
Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
How I Acquired this book: Bookstore
Time it took to read: 24 hours
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Book: Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

About the Author: Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.
A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.
In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List.
Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: The ending will kill you!!
Check out author's other books or related books? Firelight
Recommend this book? Yes yes yes!!

Notes and Opinions: This was an interesting retelling and is told in a Dual POV. Luna herself was very interesting. What I wan to know is what is special and unique about her that people basically see right away. The relationship between Luna and Fowler was a sloooooow burn. I mean really slow. It really hurt to read sometimes. I'm excited to see more a political side of the story in the next book because there really wasn't any in this one other than telling you she was the lost princess. 

Go Into This One Knowing: This is a Rapunzel retelling. 

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