The Shadow Queen by C.J Redwine

2016-02-08 05.52.27 1

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.8)


                                                                      -C.J Redwine

Action-packed fantasy with this new Snow White retelling ! Lorelai, a princess refugee from the Evil Queen Irina will try to find a way to restore her power and overthrow the throne. But, how do you succeed against the one who taught you everything about magic? Who considers you as her real daughter ?  Betrayal, friendships, family. I loved the turn of events and my favourite thing in the book is…THE DRAGON SHIFTERS. YES. They are people who can shift to Dragons, they actually graduate from school to be able to shift properly and use their abilities to attack the enemies. Adding to that, they have twin hearts : a dragon animal heart and a human heart. Hahha awesome right ?!




However, what I didn’t like about the the fact that I wasn’t able to connect with the characters. Weirdly, I can’t even point out why exactly. The descriptions were great, the replies were funny but maybe the author uses a little too much sentences repetition and not enough variation in the writing style. This effect can make people find the book boring even if it has a great potential. It’s the first book in the Ravenspire series so I hope in the sequel, the author can put more personnalities into the characters ! Like Trugg, he didn’t appear a lot but somehow, he was funny and noticeable. I really like how the author introduced him and with only a few words we can discern his personality. Maybe, the same thing would be great for the main characters.

Thank you to Frenzy at HarperCollins Canada for sending us an advanced review copy !

Looks like your kind of book? You can pre-order the hardcover here !! The book is set to release on March 12,2016  🙂

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. BooksatDawn says:

    I am really excited to read this book! Especially since it has DRAGONS in it! :O

    Liked by 2 people

    1. transhaan says:

      HAHA YAY I know right!! Who would’ve thought ! Can’t wait to see what you think about it 🙂 Wonder if we like and disliked the same stuff haha 😉 -Trang

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      1. BooksatDawn says:

        I have to wait for the physical copy unfortunately….


  2. I am looking forward to this one. I love a good retelling, and this looks great.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. transhaan says:

      Hahaha yeahh!! 😀 Do you watch Once Upon A time ? :O The Evil Queen kinda reminds me of Regina. Hahaha 😉 -Trang


  3. Codie says:

    I’ve wanted to read this for awhile now. I really love repellings but, based on your review I don’t know if I’m going to read it. My connection to characters make or break my reading experience, but this is a great review!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. transhaan says:

      Hahha yeah the plot was nice everything was nice except.. the connection. It was really weird haha. A lot of mixed reviews for this book too! I hope I helped a little bit hehe 😀

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      1. Codie says:

        I’m sorry for the late reply – I’ve been sick for awhile – but it’s a shame because the connection is soooo important – it’s what makes me care. You really did help me, it’s a great review 😀


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