Review: The Shadow Prince

May •  15 •  2014
Review: The Shadow PrinceThe Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale
Published by Phoenix Reign Publishing on May 15, 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Bought
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Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

I have been hearing non-stop good things about this upcoming series that when I saw the prequel was free, I could not stop myself from buying it. The cover looked amazing, the synopsis caught my every attention and overall the story was mind-blowing.

This prequel had me wanting more and more after every chapter. I am sad to see it being so short because after finishing it, I wanted nothing but more. The chapters flowed, the characters connected, the plot was suspenseful, and of course the cliffhanger left me breathless.

Rowan is just an amazing character. I feel that we saw both his good and bad sides in this prequel and I am excited to see how his character grows in the upcoming books. I connected with him because although he wants to do to place himself on the throne, he realizes the mistake that he will be making and does what is best. I feel that everyone at some point has made a decision that we know is for the best even though it goes against the wishes of the people we “love.” Rowan’s mother is what I would call special. I understand why he did what he had to do, even though I bet it was a hard decision.

I am looking forward to what happens in the first book and see if the relationship between Rowan and Kalin grows. I am also on my toes to see if what the mom fears might happen actually does happen. There is so much excitement in my body right now, it is incredible how I am able to hold it all in.

Overall this is a series that everyone should be keeping their eyes locked onto. Full of action, a possible romance, friendship, betrayal, and some kick-ass characters, the Mortal Enchantment series is one that has been added to the top of my reading list.

A possible New-York Times Best Seller.

I give this book 5 bites!




  1. Mary @ BookSwarm
    May 15, 2014

    Poor little Rowan! He looks like he’s had the crap whipped out of him or was torn up by claws or something! Prequels are good in that they give you a taste of the series but I’m almost always left wanting.

  2. Jenny
    May 15, 2014

    Must read this Chayse! I’m on a fantasy kick at the moment, it’s become my very favorite genre, and I can’t wait to read this one for myself. So glad you loved it!

  3. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    May 20, 2014

    Seems interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Candace
    May 20, 2014

    Wow, now that’s a great review! I grabbed this one awhile back and I guess I need to read it SOON!