Sunday, August 17, 2014

Review: Shadow by Jenny Moss

In a time of kings, queens, and conspiracy, it's impossible to know whom one can trust. . . . In a kingdom far away and long ago, it was prophesied at her birth that the queen would die before her sixteenth birthday. So Shadow, an orphan girl the same age as the young queen, was given the duty to watch her every move. And as prophesies do tend to come true, the queen is poisoned days before her birthday. When the castle is thrown into chaos, Shadow escapes with a young knight, whom she believes was betrothed to the queen.

Unsure of why she is following Sir Kenway, but determined to escape as far as possible from the castle, her long-time prison, Shadow sets off on an adventure with the handsome knight who has been charged with protecting her. As mystery builds, and romantic tension does, too, Shadow begins to wonder what her role in the kingdom truly is. Soon, she learns, it is up to her to save her land.

Jenny Moss's novel is a lyrical, fast-paced adventure filled with mystery, magic, honor, and romance that will lead readers on an incredible journey.

Shadow by Jenny Moss was such a sweet fairy tale. It had so many unexpected twists and turns. Shadow was a wonderful main character. I loved how she did not let anyone put her down even though her social status was not very high. She valued herself and did not let what other people think get to her. She endures being treated horribly by the queen for so long, but all she wants is to be free.

Kenway, the young knight who saves Shadow after the queen is poisoned was an interesting character. At times I disliked him because he was acting snobby because he was brought up to look down on those that were not in his class. Other times I absolutely loved how noble he was. 

This book has everything that a good fairytale has: good versus evil, a princess, handsome knight, rich versus poor, magic, enchantment, love, fights, death and a happy ending.

Rating: 4/5

Swords are for fighting,

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