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Reign of Shadows Hardcover – February 9, 2016
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“Star-crossed romance smolders.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Set in a dark, petrifying world of nightmares, and chock full of harrowing action, swoon–worthy romance, and a compelling, formidable pair of protagonists, REIGN OF SHADOWS was a thrill ride from start to finish!” (Sarah J Maas, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series)
“There’s more than blindness to Luna, and her sightlessness is authentically depicted as an advantage at times and a vulnerability at others. This will appeal to readers drawn to romance.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“An exciting and unique fantasy, full of suspense and romance.” (Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author)
Praise for UNINVITED: “UNINVITED asks the question: will you let the world define who you are or will you choose to define yourself? Put simply: I loved this book!” (Carrie Ryan, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series)
Praise for UNINVITED: “A riveting, disconcerting vision of a near–future corrupted by genetic profiling. Thoroughly unputdownable.” (Rachel Vincent, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author)
Praise for UNINVITED: “this fast–paced story is a solid addition to the dystopian genre.” (Booklist)
Praise for the Firelight series: “The Firelight series is a rare sparkling gem. I delved into the mystical world and discovered a fast–paced, gripping story. …Anytime my readers ask for a book recommendation, I always say, ‘Read Sophie Jordan!’” (Colleen Houck, author of NEW YORK TIMES bestselling TIGER’S CURSE)
Praise for the Firelight series: “Firelight soars to dizzying heights, combining forbidden love, scorching romance, and thrilling danger.” (Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy)
Praise for the Firelight series: “Magnificent and masterful! A world so captivating, you’ll never want to leave!” (Kerrelyn Sparks, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author on FIRELIGHT)
Praise for the Firelight series: “Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star–crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.” (Booklist)
Praise for the Firelight series: “Just surrender to the sizzle.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Praise for the Firelight series: “This imaginative and intense story leaves you wanting more.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
Top Customer Reviews
All Luna wanted was her freedom. Confined to the tower she’d lived in for most of her life, she wished for the chance to explore the world beyond its doors. Even the threat of danger wasn’t enough to dissuade her from wanting to leave behind the safety of the tower.
So when the opportunity to sneak out arose she took it. When her decision put her in a position to choose between her own safety and that of someone else, she chose to help. When her choices compromised the security of the tower and put her loved ones at risk she would have her freedom, even if she she didn’t truly want it.
Author Sophie Jordan introduces a main character who is heroic, kind-hearted, stubborn, and selfless. Luna is willing to do whatever it takes to protect those she loves, even if it means leaving them behind. And even if it means putting her trust in a boy she barely knows, who has made it abundantly clear he wants nothing to do with her.
Fowler is a reluctant hero. He’s brave, a skilled fighter, and has the potential to be exactly who Luna needs him to be. But his past has forced him to keep secrets, to harden his heart, and to keep her at arm’s length for as long as he possibly can.Read more ›
Then there's Fowler. Poor, poor Fowler. This is from his POV, "I had never been my weakest as when I allowed love and hope into my heart." How can you not love the poor boy.
Together they struggle to avoid the dwellers (some rather freaky creatures) and all the other dangers in the world. There is a major cliffhanger at the end and I desperately need the next book!
So when she stumbles and saves the life of Fowler, a young man whose main goal is to survive in the strange world in which he had to live and what he least want is a fellow traveler, due to some unexpected circumstances he reluctantly accept Luna to tag along in his search of a safe place. So most of the plot is about their journey and the obstacles they encountered along the way, besides the romance that develops between them.
The book is told from the point of view of Luna and Fowler, so we get to know both of them and we learn a little about Fowler's background and this give us some understanding of why he's so harsh with Luna and so disconnected from his humanity.Read more ›
One of my goals this year was to step out of my reading comfort zone. While I know I enjoy YA, I am still getting my feet wet with the fantasy genre. I think this was a step in the right direction; Reign of Shadows was a pleasant surprise for me.
As a rule, I’m not a fan of first person dual POV. The switch is sometimes confusing and even in this one, there were times when I had to scroll back to the first page of the chapter to see who was narrating. Surprisingly, this didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the story. I love the premise of this book – the presumed-dead heir to the throne hiding out in a tower in the middle of the woods relatively safe while outside of the walls surrounding her, chaos reigns. Luna was an interesting heroine. She was very sheltered and, in some ways, naïve, but she was a good judge of character. For being so in tune to what was going on around her, I’m surprised she was as adventurous as she was. That’s one of the things I really enjoyed about her character – she didn’t allow fear to rule her. Fowler was even more fearless than Luna was. He’d made a solid effort to shut out the world and not make attachments, but his compassion rises up at the most inopportune times. His resourcefulness and determination have kept him alive, but with Luna now by his side, the stakes are higher than ever.
Reign of Shadows flew by for me. It was one adventure after another, and while I could always tell where Fowler was coming from (he was the more logical of the two,) I sometimes questioned Luna’s decisions. They felt a bit hasty, but as I mentioned before, she was sheltered and still young, and I think she was a bit of an idealist.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Are you kidding me right now? That was it? Really?!
There was literally no story, none. All this book is is a glorified fanfiction that did not need to become an entire... Read more
I really liked the premise of the book. I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that night overcomes the day and casts the world into shadow. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BailsChris
I fell in love with this book! it is such a great story and love the characters. I need more! I hope there is going to more to come.Published 2 months ago by christina
*This book was provided by the publisher/author for an honest review.
This fairy-tale retelling of Rapunzel is a dark and twisted one. Read more
I loved this book. This was a well written strong character driven book. Luna and Fowler are smart, sexy, and exciting together. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R.09
Rapunzel meets 30 Days of Night (movie, without the vampires). An eclipse cloaked the world in shadows and the monsters from deep within the depths of the Earth have come out to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by aparajita
This book was amazing. I loved the twist at the beginning and it just flowed from there. The main characters go through a lot together and they try to fight their feelings but we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by camaraeku
Bland characters. Dull plot. Couldn't even bring myself to care enough in order to actively dislike it.Published 3 months ago by A Page With A View