Feb 25, 2016

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Title: Reign of Shadows
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: 2.9.2016
Series: Reign of Shadows #1
Source:  ARC from publisher

Rating: 4 ½ Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, 
Reign of Shadowsis Sophie Jordan at her best.

If Sophie Jordan writes something, odds are I'm going to love it. And (surprise) REIGN OF SHADOWS is no exception. I love dark fairy tale retellings and couple that with a favorite author? Bookish Heaven!

RoS is one of those books you just know you're gonna love from the first chapter. Luna is a total rockstar and I loved reading about her, rooting for her, and cheering for her. She's overcome a lot in her short life, but she has this effervescent spirit that refuses to die. She's a total badass.

Fowler is every bit as swoony as a girl could hope for. I loved watching as Luna broke through all of his defenses and he allowed himself to open up.

It's kind of shocking how much is covered in this book (I mean, it's a little on the small side). Despite that, I found all the characters, plot, and world building (oh, the WORLD BUILDING) to be really solid. I can't wait for the next book.

Seriously. Can I have it now?

Purchase: Amazon


  1. So ready to read this one. Everyone is raving about it in their reviews.


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