Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan


My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Synopsis: Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

Reign of Shadows isn't being called a fairytale retelling at the moment, but it sounds like a retelling of Rapunzel--which means my name is all over it. Actually, when I first read the synopsis, the first thing I thought of was Disney's Tangled (although this could be because I'm a Disney freak and Tangled is often on my mind). Am I the only one who thought of this after reading the description? Besides that, Reign of Shadows seems to promise fantasy and romance and that alone has my interest piqued. 

What do you guys think? Does it sound like something you want to read? Is it already on your TBR?

Here's some more info about the author in case you guys are interested:

*Bio & Photo taken from Author's Goodreads profile*


Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List. (less)

Connect with Sophie: Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook |

10 comments:

  1. TANGLED? I need this book!! The cover is perf<3

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    1. YES! The author just told me on Twitter that there might be hints of Tangled in this book, AH!!!!

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  2. OOOOOH THIS LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!! Reminds me of Tangled, (like others seem to have noticed as well), but otherwise sounds pretty epic! Great choice :)

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    1. The author actually said there are hints of Tangled in it!

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  3. I preordered this book as soon as I learned about it solely because that cover is INSANELY GORGEOUS!!! But yes, I also totally thought Tangled/Rapunzel when I read the synopsis and I can't wait for this to come out!

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    1. The author said there are hints of Tangled in it so now I'm even more excited!

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  4. this has been on my to be read list for ages! i just requested this title from my contact with harper collins and hopefully they'll give me a copy 🙈 we should totally buddy read this when it comes out <333

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  5. Sophie Jordan! <3 I can't wait to devour this book, but I'll hold off. It doesn't get released til FOREVER.

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    1. I haven't read any of her other books but this one sounds amazing! I don't know how I'm going to hold off waiting.

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