Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher. This did not affect my honest review. Thanks Harper!
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Goodreads 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.
I really had no idea what to expect when I started reading Reign of Shadows. I barely even glanced at the synopsis before reading because that beautiful cover was what initially grabbed my attention. With that being said, Reign of Shadows was a darkly delightful read. I refuse to have any spoilers in my review so I apologize if some of my opinions don't seem very detailed.
From the terrifying creatures that only come out in the dark (that just so happens to be most of the hours of the day) to the bats that should never be eaten, Reign of Shadows is filled to the brim with striking details of the dangerous world that Luna and Fowler live in. A world I would never want to live in, but one I can't help but be captivated by.
Luna is a wonderful character that you should meet. She is strong, surprising, and real. When she is forced to leave her tower she is both distraught and brave. There was nothing about her that I disliked. I can also guarantee that you will want to meet the troubled young man that goes by the name of Fowler. He keeps to himself and stays disconnected from others, until he meets Luna of course. These two have their ups and downs and I enjoyed every minute of their togetherness. There is also an abundance of other minor characters Luna and Fowler encounter on their journey, and none are too pleasing, yet all are extremely intriguing.
Grab a copy of this book and sink into its pages. Once I started I couldn't stop. When I finally found the time I ended up sitting down and reading this book in one sitting. I loved every aspect that Reign of Shadows had to offer. From the first page I wanted to get to know the world and the characters that Sophie Jordan created. There are twists and turns and swoony moments. What more could you want?
Reign of Shadows ends with a bang, and I can't help but wish the next book was out already. I really can't wait to see where the next book takes us. I think this is going to be a bumpy and interesting ride.