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Of Ice and Shadows The long awaited seuel to the acclaimed YA fantasy Of Fire and Stars Mare and Denna travel to a new and dangerous kingdom where Denna will be trained to tame her magic by a mysterious ueen who is not all she seems Perfect for fans of Malinda Lo and Kristin CashorePrincesses Denna and Mare are in love and together at last only to face a new set of dangersMare just wants to settle down with the girl she loves which would be easier if Denna weren't gifted with forbidden and volatile fire magic Denna must learn to control her powers which means traveling in secret to the kingdom of Zumorda where she can seek training without fear of persecution Determined to help Mare has agreed to serve as an ambassador as a cover for their journeyBut just as Mare and Denna arrive in Zumorda an attack on a border town in Mynaria changes everything Mare's diplomatic mission is now urgent she must uickly broker an alliance with the ueen of Zumorda to protect her homeland However the ueen has no interest in allying with other kingdoms; it's Denna's untamed but powerful magic that catches her eye The ueen offers Denna a place among her elite trainees an opportunity that would force her to choose between her magic and MareAs Denna's powers grow stronger Mare struggles to be the ambassador her kingdom needs By making unconventional friends her knowledge of Zumorda and its people grow and so too do her suspicions about who is truly behind the attacks on Zumorda and her homelandAs rising tensions and unexpected betrayals put Mare and Denna in jeopardy and dangerous enemies emerge on all sides can they protect their love and save their kingdoms After falling in love with Of Fire and Stars I was eager to pick up the seuel Luckily I thought it was even stronger than the first one developing the characters fleshing out the world introducing two eually interesting plots and keeping the core of Denna and Mare's relationshipMy full review is up at the Lesbrary 355I think this was a great follow up and the author has vastly improved at world building but and it's definitely a me thing I found the plot kind of dull? It does feel like it exists for a reason though and I liked Denna's growth I'm just not the biggest fan of books where a large chunk is training But I did love the overall growth and I still love the relationship between Denna and Mare DNF at 50%I had this book out from the library for over a month but hardly could make my way through it I ended up moving away and having to return this to the library which was a great conclusion to my everyday uestioning myself Should I DNF this? I was just bored I feel like I've read this story before in a 2013 generic fantasy It's a journey book with random side characters interspersed and nothing to anchor me to the story because the girls' relationship is getting distant as Denna explores her powers which in itself wasn't interesting either I wish I could've liked this but it was just difficult to read because I didn't care about anything that was happening even though I liked the girls' relationship in book one This book's dynamic was so different and I just couldn't get through it Maybe one day I'll try again I CAN’T WAIT FOR MY SOFT PRINCESSES TO COME BACK TO ME

  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Of Ice and Shadows
  • Audrey Coulthurst
  • English
  • 16 November 2014
  • 9780062841223

About the Author: Audrey Coulthurst

Audrey Coulthurst writes YA books that tend to involve magic horses and kissing the wrong people When she’s not dreaming up new stories she can usually be found painting singing or on the back of a horse She lives in Portland Oregon

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