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Review: The Shadows Between Us

The Shadows Between Us

by Tricia Levenseller Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Release Date: February 25th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.

2) Marry him.

3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.

But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?

My Review: I loved this book. It was phenomenal. Alessandra is a great character. Both dark and villainous but really a girl who just wants to be loved at heart. I loved the mystery of the shadow king and getting to unravel it as the story went on. The magic of the shadows was a really unique idea that I thought was very well done. I love the unapologetic nature of the characters in this book. I will say that I did see the ending coming and Alessandra is a little bit too impulsive but overall I really loved this book and I highly recommend checking it out!

About the Author:

Tricia Levenseller is the author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology, Warrior of the Wild, and forthcoming The Shadows Between Us. She likes to describe her books as young adult alternate–world historical fantasies with heavy romantic subplots.

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing Overwatch with her siblings, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

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*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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