Waiting on Wednesday: Reign of Shadows

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

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Title: Reign of Shadows

Author: Sophie Jordan

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: February 9th, 2016

Summary: 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 Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

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I’ve never read any of Sophie Jordan’s other books but I’ve consistently heard good things about them. This book in specific drew me in more than any of her other ones, mostly because I’m intrigued by the idea of a fantasy land takes shrouded in constant darkness. It sounds so spooky and mysterious, I love it. I also absolutely love the Rapunzel-esque premise with Luna being the lost princess stuck up in a tower. I hope that Luna is similar to Cress from The Lunar Chronicles, that sort of adorable sheltered girl with a heart of gold and a desire to see the world. I want her to have loads of spunk and bravery, but still cute and quirky. I have a feeling that Fowler is going to be a spy of some sort for the evil queen, and while I hope that it’s not actually that predictable, if it is, I still want it to be well done. I think this is going to be a really fun YA fantasy book with memorable characters and a swoon-worthy romance. Oh and did I mention that gorgeous cover? I might be suffering from a tiny case of cover lust too.

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