Review: The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

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Published February 16th 2016

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.

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The Shadow Queen has a really great concept and I loved how dark it was but it followed the original story really closely and I felt kind of bored because I pretty much knew what was going to happen. I loved the characters and the writing but the plot just wasn’t there for me. I thought it was really slow and the last 50-60 pages dragged on and on. I think it’s a really good book but it just wasn’t for me.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Giveaway!

announcementHey everyone! If you’d like a chance to win a copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses  we’re hosting a giveaway that corresponds with our The Shadow Queen read along! Just use our custom hashtag #bibliomonthlyreads across any sort of social media or comment on our goodreads discussion threads to enter for a chance to win!

As most of you know A Court of Mist and Fury is coming out soon, so if you have yet to pick up A Court of Thorns and Roses or would like another copy, and want an opportunity at a copy of it join us!

Also,his year we’ve scheduled our read alongs all year long, and plan to do a giveaway each month with each read along which we’ll announce at the beginning of each month. So here’s a peek at our schedule, which IS subject to change.

April 2016- Tell The Wind And Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
May 2016- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
June 2016- This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
July 2016- Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
August 2016- The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
September 2016- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
October 2016- Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
November 2016- Heartless by Marissa Meyer *We’ll be reading this with Bibliophile Academy Group*
December 2016- Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Hope you all choose to join in with us. Look forward to reading with all of you.

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March Read Along Has Begun!

Just a quick post to let you all know the March Read Along has begun today! It’ll take place from today to the end of the month, the discussion boards will be set up today and be open all through the month so we can freely discuss the book together as time sees fit for everyone!

So if you want to discuss join our goodreads group and keep an eye out for the forums/boards to pop up sometime today and/or tomorrow.

If you don’t know we’re going to be reading The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
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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.


And if you haven’t heard, we’re doing a give away with this book as well. We’ll be giving away A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas because well…A Court of Mist and Fury is coming out soon and we want someone to get a copy if they so choose so if you post on any social media show us your progress of reading and how you’re liking Shadow Queen by using #bibliomonthlyreads

I hope you all join us. Looking forward to reading with all of you.

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