'Waiting On' Wednesday #18: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine


Ever since this cover debuted, I have been waiting for a chance to make it my WoW choice. Isn't it gorgeous. So much love for this cover. Also, C. J. Redwine is delightfully real in real life despite having an awesomely fictional literary-perfect pen name. She also is such a fannish person that it's hard for me not to want to fan over her. She's a true asset to YA in all that she does and writes and social networks. 

Seriously, look her up and then go buy her books, okay? Okay. 




DETAILS:
  • Title: The Shadow Queen
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Publishing date: February 23, 2016
  • Author(s): C. J. Redwine
  • Series: Ravenspire #1

SUMMARY:

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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Comments

  1. YES!!! I hadn't heard of this but I love C.J., too! NO, I haven't finished her Defiance series (ugh!) but this sounds great!! There goes my TBR...

    ...and yes you did pick an amazing cover this week ;)

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    1. I know right?! I've been in awe of this cover since it debuted and no matter how many times I admire it, it is just as gorgeous as the first time I laid eyes on it. Also, C. J. is wonderful. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Sounds like a nice book. Go check out what I'm waiting on My WoW

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    1. Oh I think it will be so intriguing, mysterious and magical. So looking forward to it. Happy Reading!

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  3. Oh my, this cover is beautiful!! Nice choice!! here's mine

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    1. It is lovely indeed.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That is a stunning cover and the book sounds intriguing! I'll have to check this author out - thanks for sharing :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Kimberly
    Wit and Sin

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    1. Doesn't it?! Just everything about this book appeals to me!

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  5. Yup that cover is pretty amazing! Great pick!

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  6. Um... holy crap. This looks AMAZING and somehow I hadn't heard of it before!! It's going on my TBR right now! I hope we both love it! :D

    Here's my WoW!

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    1. Yesssss! I am already adoring the characters and I haven't read the book yet. Such a gorgeous cover too. It never gets old.

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  7. I have yet to read this author, but this one just sounds so good, it is totally on the top of my wishlist! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

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    1. Oh glad you're adding it to your TBR pile because I think it will be totally worth it.

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  8. Sounds good! I love fierce and unstoppable characters. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yes! Fierce women who take their destinies into their own hands. Love those kind of stories. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I agree that this cover is GORGEOUS!! I am definitely going to look up this author!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

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    1. Oh yeah! I think you'll be glad you did. :)

      Thank you for stopping by here.

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  10. Ooh, this sounds good! And that cover is so pretty. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks! C. J. Redwine definitely won the cover jackpot with this one. Then again, her synopsis would inspire me too!

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  11. Just added it on my tbr shelf! Sounds pretty great :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you're taking on chance on C. J. Redwine. I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did. :)

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  12. I haven't read any book of the author, but I'm going to add this on my list. :)

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    1. C. J. Redwine is fantastic in all the ways as an author and human being. Glad you're checking her out. :)

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  13. Awesome pick I really need to start to read C.J. Redwine books she is a really hilarious person and heard nothing but great reviews about her books. This one has also been on my radar ever since I first heard about it a couple of months ago. Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. Ah another fan. Thanks for stopping by and backing me up on my love of C. J. Redwine. She's great.

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  14. You're not kidding when you say this is a great cover! It sure is!! And the plot is just so fascinating!! I haven't heard of this book, but I'm adding it to my TBR right now!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my WOW!! : )

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    1. Exactly! The cover suckered punched me and the synopsis floored me. I cannot wait for this book!

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  15. Okay, now that is one really cool cover! I love CJ Redwine, but wasn't aware of this new series. Love it!! I just added it to my list.

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

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    1. Awesome! I am so glad you found something new from a fav author here. Thanks for stopping by Shannon.

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  16. What a great cover! Beautiful! The book sounds really good too! Nice pick! Thanks for stopping by Bookworm Book Reviews! :)

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    1. It is such a eye-catching cover indeed. I am so looking forward to it. Happy Reading!

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  17. I adore this cover, too! And I can't wait to read it! Snow White + fantasy = NEED. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. It's an irresistible combination -- this cover and synopsis!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Sounds fantastic, and I love that cover!

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    1. Doesn't it sound amazing?! I just think the whole package entices readers.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. ohmy, this book! I've seen it around and I really LOVE that cover.. 2016 is so far!! Really hope it's worth the wait. I hope you enjoy this. Nice pick! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. Soooooo far away! But it will be mine as soon as I can possibly get my hands on it. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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