An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother's soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille's king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can't stop.
Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother's ascension to the throne wasn't fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.
So Ari recruits the help of Thad's enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague's criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair's weaknesses, saving Ari's brother—and herself.
But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can't outwit him, she'll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.
Oh, wow, I loved this book! It was so fantastic, and such a great sequel-and Lorelai and were in it, as well! Which was so awesome! And yeah, Ari was a fantastic character, and I loved reading about her! She was different from Lorelai, and yeah, I loved learning more about her!
Like, she's curvy, and loves food! And that she's smart, she comes up with plans, but is usually the reason why there's a problem. And Sebastian, whose dad is employed by Teague, a dad that beat Sebastian and his brother to the point where Sebastian doesn't like being touched, a dad who killed his brother. Yeah. Loved watching them fall in love!
This book, it was more of the threat hidden below the surface. It does come up in public displays, but mostly it hides because Teague is smart and power hungry. Be he was also very awful, and I really enjoyed disliking him intensely!
I thought that it was a very fitting ending! There was a cost and it hurt, but they beat him! And yeah, a great use the rules, and the fact that he's Rumplestiltskin! And yeah, what she did was fitting, to release him instead of using him as her personal wish machine!
Loved this book, and I hope that there will be more in this series!
Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: Ravenspire #2
Read: February 14th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: February 14th 2017