My twin sister is the true queen of Aryd. She survives, hiding and clinging to life in the desert, while I reign as the false queen alongside the monstrous King Eidolon. There’s only one escape from this gilded prison: Reven. My Shadowraith. My heart. Only the shadows that he struggles to control are growing more sinister, more powerful.
It’s just a matter of time before they turn on him…and on me.
Even escape doesn’t mean true freedom, though, when we’re still on the run from Eidolon’s unstoppable armies. And when we discover there’s a traitor among us, I have no choice…I must become the queen I was never meant to be.
Because as one evil hunts me, the other loves me more than himself.
And my fate lies with both.
Synopsis source: Goodreads
Wow. That’s what I’ve got. Wow.
No sophomore slump for this series. The Stolen Throne picks up where The Liar’s Crown leaves off, expanding the world and cast of characters we met in Book 1.
Reven continues to fight the Shadows inside of him, and while I’ll admit that sometimes I had to re-read portions of the text when shadows were being talked about, it was a very clever device to further blur the lines between good and evil. I enjoyed seeing Meren come into her power and Reven’s struggle with the Shadows creates that will they/won’t they angst. I had hoped for a little more from a couple of the characters, but I’m hopeful for one of them at least in the last book, The Shadows Rule All, which comes out in January of 2024 and which I’m also very eager for. Who knew that I would be wishing for January when we are just starting to warm up with spring temps? Abigail Owen….that’s who.
I already ordered a physical copy of The Liar’s Crown after finishing its eBook, and I’m eager to get my pre-order in for my final copy of this one as well. This series is getting a permanent place on my shelves.
Thank you to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest review.
Until next time,
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