Date Published: February 16, 2016
Published By: Balzer & Bray
Edition Read: ebook
Dates Read: 5/6/18-5/7/18
Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
My Thoughts: I didn’t know what to expect going into this other than I knew it was a snow white retelling. I love me a good retelling so I had some high hopes going into this that it would be good. It was okay, however, it was as good as I was hoping it would be. You could definitely tell that it was a snow white retelling. I did like the main character. I feel like the queen wasn’t all that well developed. She lacked some depth in my opinion. I really liked Kol. I thought he was a good character and he was flushed out decently. The story overall was pretty good. I liked the magic system in the book. I do plan on reading the companion novels that are set in the same world.