Lorelai Diedrich, 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 must 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 wielder of magic Ravenspire has ever seen.
In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and brother are killed by an invading army of ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly responsible for saving his homeland. 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 huntsman and bring her Lorelai’s heart.
Absolutely loved it! When I first started it, I was a bit confused on where the story is circulating or rather the whole plot. Because I’ve never read the synopsis of it, I took a look at the back of the book and found out that it was a Snow White retelling. If the apple isn’t any indication that it is somehow connected to that, then I must be an idiot for not noticing in the first place. I got a bit excited because this is the only second book that I’ve read with a twist from it’s original one (first retelling I’ve read is Alice in Zombieland which you guys should probably read)
When I got more in depth with the book, I started to like it more. Few chapters were a bit slow, but it was a good one because everything was explained thoroughly. And i got the biggest shock and love of my life when I met her aka Lorelai another badass protagonist queen on my list. She’s fierce, smart, has survival instinct, considers everything for her plan and when she does it’s like a ball of fire that will not stop until she does it. Her courage and will to fight for what is hers and what is right no matter what is the outcome really stunned me. Those moves! I can’t really say anything more than this but I know that you guys will really love her.
And she’s only not my favorite–Gabril reminds me of Heimdall so so much. Like I really imagined him the one portraying this role and I just can’t help but smile widely. Just like he said, even though he’s an old man with a limped leg he can still kill and protect his princess. Certainly you guys will liked him because of his fatherly attitude towards Lorelai and especially Leo–the sassy brother.
Another reason why I gave it a five star is because of the portrayal of Irina. Like in some books, we just see villains as…evil and nothing more. What I love about it, is that the author also showed some of Irina’s capability of loving someone else, wanting that peace and just forget everything but sometimes a person’s will to what she truly wanted is much stronger than what her heart yearns.
Quite impressed with how the romantic plot took over. It’s not rushed, not love at first sight too. Just a simple way of falling in love with each other. I’m sure you guys would love Kol and his gang. Most definitely Trugg–I had tears streaming down in my face because of laughter from him. As for the ending, I’ll leave it up to you guys but as for me I really love it.
There’s a second book but with a different plot and characters much like a side story, I don’t know if I’ll read it as it’s also based on the tale of Rumpelstiltskin but since I loved this one I might give it a try. It’s a wild ride and I intend to discover more retelling’s of my childhood books.