February 26, 2021

#BookReview: Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke






Synopsis: Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.

Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title.

But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out.



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: 
This action packed story will keep you reading until the very last page! The magic is unlike anything I have seen and the characters were just amazing! The world building was spot on and so dazzling that I just want to see it! I need more of this world!







Review

A cut above the rest.--Foreword Reviews

An engrossing story about the overthrow of a tyrannical kingdom.--Kirkus Reviews

Characters meet in disguise, alliances shift, and romances blossom under Gruenke's skilled balancing act. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The adventure story is gripping, and the plot threads come together well. --School Library Journal 

About the Author

Jennifer Gruenke is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she studied communication and writing. She grew up among the redwoods of Northern California, and now lives in Charlotte with her books and the houseplants she hasn't killed yet. If she's not writing or reading, you're most likely to find her in a cafe, music venue, or the aisles of Trader Joe's.









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