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The Shadow Queen
The Shadow Queen | C. J. Redwine
A dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.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 commonmagic. 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 of his ownand the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsmanand bring her Lorelai's heart.But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expectedbeautiful, fierce, and unstoppableand despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsmanwho she likes far more than she shouldLorelai 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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Cityofamber
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Mehso-so

This wasn‘t very memorable. 😬

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Kar2b
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Went on a reading spree this weekend and finished three of the Ravenspire novels: Shadow Queen, Wish Granter, and Traitor Prince. Traitor Prince was my favorite, but they were all fun reads!

Strong females, sweet romance, and a new twist on well loved stories. You can‘t go wrong with these if you enjoy fairytale retellings.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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I am surprised by the low % on this title because I found it to be a delightful YA retelling of Snow White with an awesome map, an amazingly vivid apple scenario, a fantastic twist on dragon magic, and the requisite plucky heroine and romance were endearing (and not annoying). A retelling that felt fresh. What else do you want? A definite enjoyable read if you like good winning over evil.
You may not look at 🍏🍎 quite the same way again though 😁

elkeo_TheBookDragon And thanks to @Branwen for this #summersanta gift from 2 years ago! You figured out my likes perfectly! 5mo
Branwen Hooray! I'm so so so glad that you enjoyed it! 🤗💕 5mo
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Some maps really get me more excited than others.
Take me to there!
#bookswithmaps #mapsinbooks

Leftcoastzen Nice! 5mo
GypsyKat Oooo! Love it! 5mo
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WriterAtHeart
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Okay C.J. Redwine- I see you! If you are into YA fantasy, Redwine's retellings are great and I cannot wait to read the next one! This novel is a Snow White and the Huntsmen retelling and our "Snow White" is a fierce warrior who will do anything to save her Kingdom.

Lovesbooks87 Ooo... I will have to check these out. I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings! 6mo
WriterAtHeart @Lovesbooks87 All the books are stand alone, but take place in or around the Kingdom of Ravenspire. I am seriously hooked. 6mo
Lovesbooks87 @WriterAtHeart I looked them up on Amazon and I am very tempted to one click buy them all! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
WriterAtHeart @Lovesbooks87 Well I wouldn't stop you, hahaha! =) 6mo
ofclumsywords I love this series! I just read her fourth book and it was just as amazing as the first!! 6mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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I read this book after it was recommended on the #heyya @bookriot podcast. I had totally misjudged it by its cover (it looks super middle grade to me.) I really liked it. I enjoy retold fairy tales and this one has some great twists. I especially enjoyed that even the “evil” character had some depth. I switched between reading and audio depending on my mood. Hvam is a great performer, but she got a little overly dramatic on this one.

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Mccartershanon
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HOW WAS THIS WRITTEN BEFORE THE FORCE AWAKENS?!?!? Ohmygod I loved this book! Don‘t get me wrong, it‘s a straight up ya retelling of Snow White but the ROMANCE UGH I LOVE IT 👌👌

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Kshumake
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I am new to this app and just went through my whole entire bookshelf and added all of these books to my read list. 104 books in all and that isn‘t even all the books I have read. I have read some of these books multiple times as well. #goodbook #fullshelf #shadowqueen #favoritebooks

swishandflick Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉 Our TBRs are also exploding so you're in good company. 😄 #litsywelcomewagon 8mo
Kshumake @swishandflick thanks for the warm welcome 8mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!! w❤️🧡💛💜💚💕 8mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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This was a really fun read. And a brilliant idea for an author to take these classic stories and re-work them. The dragon aspect was great - an all around enjoyable getaway. My favorite kind of book...❤️🤓 This was my choice for Fairytale Re-telling for #Booked2019 #welldone #greatread
@4thhouseontheleft
@BarbaraTheBibliophage
@Cinfhen

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Today's agenda was read, read again, read some more. #perfectsunday #booknerd

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SheReadsAndWrites
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A Doxie, a Dane, sunshine and a book. #perfectsaturday ☀️🐶🐶🤓

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Diving into this one tonight...🤓

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Loric
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Mehso-so

I had a hard time reviewing this one. It wasn‘t terrible but it wasn‘t great either. I really wanted to love it, but I found it to be just ok. I love a good fairytale retelling and Snow White being one of my favorites, I had high hopes. The writing overall was good, the descriptiveness brought the scenes alive, there were good fantasy elements but the pace was to slow for me. The ending was predictable but satisfying.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I finished this on my lunch break. I really enjoyed it. From the great the cover art 🍎 to the fantastic magic system, this book kept me interested the whole way through. I wish it had been a little less #YA teen angsty, but overall a satisfying retelling of Snow White. Plus...DRAGONS!!!🐉 🐉 🐉
Good pick @callunakeep
#lmpbc. #groupc
@marmie7 @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN I loved the dragons 🐲 13mo
callunakeep I am soo glad you liked it!! 🥰. It is the first in a series too! 🤓 (edited) 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I'm really digging the way they are portaying magic in this Snow White retelling. And I absolutely 🖤 the cover art. 🍎
@callunakeep #lmpbc. #groupc
@marmie7 @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN The magic system was fantastic 😸 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Some cappuccino while I start my next #lmpbc #round3 #groupc pick from @callunakeep
I don't know how I'll feel about this. In most fairy tales I root for the evil queen. 🙍
@Marmie7 @BookwormAHN

UwannaPublishme Love, love LOVE your mug! 🐸👍🏻 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon @UwannaPublishme me too. It's one of my favorites. 🐸 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Got my next #lmpbc #round3 #groupc book yesterday.
I probably won't get it read for Wednesday so it will be late for mailing. I'm not the fastest reader and I'm reading this month's #coffeebeanbookclub selection right now. @Marmie7. @BookwormAHN
@callunakeep BTW I love that you put the different pens and stickers for the book in the box for us.

callunakeep No one in our group has been slower than me, I am a month behind 😢 just getting ready to mail last months book tomorrow. My apologies to all of you; i honestly expected to have more personal time for reading than I have actually ended up with. 13mo
callunakeep I have a SERIOUS pen and sticky note problem! 😂🤣I. have to share my “madness” whenever I can! 😂🤣 (edited) 13mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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This is my empress card. Her name is The Faery Godmother and she represents gifts, talents, grace, helpful lessons.
#TarotTakeover @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads I just saw this deck somewhere the other day!!! The art is lovely! 14mo
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BookwormAHN
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I finished 13 books last month. My favorites were The Long Walk, The Dead Zone and The Anomaly. They were all at least three stars so it was a good month 😺

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Marmie7
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#lmpbc Thank you for the extra book and bookmark. @BookwormAHN This series sounds so fun!
Now to find time to read The Shadow Queen....

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Know what?! I didn't hate this! I actually got a lot of Once Upon A Time vibes which is exactly what I wanted! Also, why did no one tell me there's dragons in this book?!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Finally FINALLLLLLLY trying this series #bookstagram

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GripLitGrl
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Bookfan1414
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In hindsight.... I should have brought more books if I was gonna finish a great book like this in like 4 hours....

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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SydBookReader
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I liked this book it was good, the only thing I didn‘t like was that it had a fairy tale setting with princesses and dragons. I would of liked if the author did more as a realistic atmosphere.

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SydBookReader
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This was my #reading place earlier 😊

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SydBookReader
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I went to the #georgiamall today only to get my boyfriend‘s #gift (aka the Pokémon) so I thought he was too adorable to not share!

Tanisha_A Pika pika Pikachu! 💜😀 1y
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SydBookReader
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“You don‘t go into battle because you‘re sure of victory, You go into battle because it‘s the right thing to do.”
#quote

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SydBookReader
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Let‘s start reading my next #June2018 read 📖

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Melistoro
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Mehso-so

Lol I know it a YA read but I love retell of stories no matter how old I am. I just hate that it take me so long to get through the first 10 chapters to really get into it! :(

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WordlyNerdly
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A sleeping baby = more time to start on a new book #oooohyeeeeeaah #thankslittlegirl

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Asthecroweflies
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Everything a fairytale should be with a strong princess/heroine......one that breaks the stereotypes. Retelling of Snow White with ogres, dragons, and an awesome twist on the apple element. Excellent read!

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brutalbookworm
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The book was great except for her "revival".

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JPeterson
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Next up on audiobook for my workday commutes. 🍎

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ReadingRover
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Look what I got in the mail the other day from the wonderful @Mommamanzi What great books! I love the friends I‘ve made on Litsy!!! Thanks so much Nicole!!! #bookmail

CocoReads Oh, I‘m jelly over the Marilyn Manson book! Let me know how it is. 2y
britt_brooke I read the Marilyn Manson one last year. It‘s pretty intense. Enjoy! 2y
hermyknee The Rook is so good! The second one is on my TBR for this month! 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Awesomeness 2y
Zelma @britt_brooke ooh, that is good to know; I am always on the lookout for good bios and memoirs. 2y
britt_brooke @Zelma It gets pretty dark, but it‘s a good read. 2y
ReadingRover @CocoReads @britt_brooke I‘m super excited for that one! 2y
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LadyandStar
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I‘m almost halfway through this book and WOW! I love fairytale retellings and this one is soooo good! I‘m a total sucker for these kinds of books and I‘m not surprised that this book has me enthralled. For anyone that has read this book, what are your thoughts? (No spoilers please!)

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cleoh
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OH MY GOODNESS MEGAN YOU WENT ALL OUT FOR THIS I LOVE IT ALL 😍😍😍 all of these books have been on my TBR for so long, thank you thank you thank you ❤ (also I loved your puns) #retellingswap @TheKidUpstairs @Mommamanzi

TheKidUpstairs Yay! I'm glad you like it! I had so much fun putting it all together 😁 2y
Mdargusch Great pile of goodies! 2y
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Linear
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In traditional Snow white evil queen fashion, the evil queen is on a self distructive petty revenge path.
I like the somewhat pocahontis veiw of everything having a heart and stuff. And the interesting concept of magic. The hunstman dragon thing was a nifty twist as well. But i give the story a So So as I am left with the huge hole, why didnt the kingdom she came from do anything about her? Its litterally right next door.

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Linear
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Those apples though... grose.... and geeze. Petty much? Her reasons for being overall evil is PETTY

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Linear
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Getting back into my comfort zone and starting this one up. On a whim buy from BN a few months back. Think ill finally get to it.

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KimSlr
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#rfabaugust17 duology.
To be completely honest I'm not even sure if this is only a duology or if there are any more books planned but so far there are only these two ;)
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{ #bibliophile #books #bookish #books #bookoftheday #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #booklover #booknerd #bookaholic #bookaddict #avasbookishfeature #theshadowqueen #thewishgranter #ravenspire @cjredwine @balzerandbray #bookishcandle @merakicandles }

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KimSlr
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EchoLogical I'm obsessed with The Illuminae files! 2y
KimSlr @EchoLogical I still haven't read them, but I plan to soon! 2y
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Ivania
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J'ai lu The Shadow Queen de C. J. Redwine ?????
"You can't erase someone when their memories live on." ?
J'ai aimé beaucoup ce livre ? L'histoire de Blanche-Neige à reconté d'une forme différent. Cette histoire est très magnifique et nous pouvons rencontrer certains aspects de l'histoire originelle!
J'ai adoré ? le système de magie est très incroyable.. Vous avez besoin de lire cette histoire pour comprendre !!
#books #theshadowqueen

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ofclumsywords
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Just finished The Shadow Queen today and now onto The Wish Granter. Give me any good fairy tale retelling with a handful of hilarious and headstrong characters along with dragons and magic and it becomes one of my new favorites!

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love2dazzle
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I really like how this picture turned out. I was trying to go for a red, white, and blue theme. The photo turned out so bright and lovely. I just wish all the books were the same height. It would have made things easier.
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#booknerdigans #bibliophile #booknerd #yalit #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict #ireadya #bookdragon #bookish #pnwreaders

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Ivania
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Je suis adorer cet histoire 😍 et j'espère que la fin de l'histoire ne pas me décevoir !!
La magique est un détail très intéressant dans ce livre.. pour découvrir et pour compra vous avez besoin de lire 📖

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that.one.bibliophile
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I haven't started this book yet, but I cannot wait to read it! I have only heard great things about it.

#theshadowqueen #cjredwine #youngadult #tbr #ya #cover #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #white #apple #bookcover #words #read #toberead

MamaOBookLife I just finished The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine and it was AMAZING. This is in my TBR 2y
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Ivania
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??"I believe in you, and I've fought for you, because in a world full of people who crumble before an evil too terrifying to comprehend, you put up your fists and fight."

??"Je crois en toi, et je lutte pour toi, parce que dans un monde plein de personnes que tombent avant un mal terrifant par comprendre, tu leves les poings et tu luttes."
#theshadowqueen #cjredwine #livres #books

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Ivania
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?? "You don't go into batle because you're sure of victory, you go into batle because it's the right thing to do."
?? "Tu ne vas pas pour la bateille parce que tu es sûr de gagner, tu vas pour la bateille parce que c'est la bonne chose à faire."
#quotes #books #livres #theshadowqueen #cjredwine