Have you ever pictured yourself as a hero in a story? What kind of hero would you be? I myself have become quite a fan of the unconventional hero/heroine. And this novel just made me love them more.
A gripping tale of a kingdom thrown into darkness, literally and figuratively, fighting for survival. Two unlikely friends find love, hope and life changing adventures. With secrets being revealed at every turn of the page (okay, almost every turn of the page) you can’t help but getting sucked into this one.
The writing is fun and flourished and so descriptive, which reinforces the story of Luna. ( Vague, I know, but I don’t want to spoil it.) I found the narrative captivating and easy to follow. This is an ideal high school read. Though air on the side of caution if you are a conservative reader, or a conservative parent.
The world building is dark and eerie and makes the tale all the more magical. But beware of the dark dwellers, for if you wander too loudly through the woods, they might find you. The unconventionality of this novel had me excited from start to finish.
A world of darkness. A love that shinesReign of Shadows, Sophie Jordan
If you liked Hunger Games and the Hazelwood you will appreciate this read.
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.
The sequel is available, so plan a booked weekend and make your way through both.