The shadows between us

Tricia Levenseller

Book - 2020

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?

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Subjects
Genres
Fantasy fiction
Romance fiction
Novels
Published
New York : Feiwel and Friends 2020.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
326 pages : 23 cm
ISBN
9781250189967
1250189969
Main Author
Tricia Levenseller (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Alessandra has been in love before, and it's not a mistake she plans to make again. When the first boy she fell for unceremoniously broke her heart, she murdered him and covered up the crime. Now she collects lovers and leaves behind a string of broken hearts of her own. But she has higher ambitions. While her father works to make an advantageous marriage for her demure older sister, Alessandra schemes to woo the mysterious Shadow King—the enigmatic young leader who commands a host of shadows and won't let anyone touch him. Undaunted and politically savvy, Alessandra plans to win his hand, assassinate him, and then take the throne for herself. But the Shadow King is as cunning as she, and in him, she may have met her match. Though she never makes her dark-hearted heroine too truly villainous, Levenseller (Warrior of the Wild, 2019) deftly examines a woman's choices in a world that, while more progressive than ours, still finds ways to constrain. A viciously satisfying romance featuring two well-matched opponents. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

Alessandra has been in love before, and it's not a mistake she plans to make again. When the first boy she fell for unceremoniously broke her heart, she murdered him and covered up the crime. Now she collects lovers and leaves behind a string of broken hearts of her own. But she has higher ambitions. While her father works to make an advantageous marriage for her demure older sister, Alessandra schemes to woo the mysterious Shadow King—the enigmatic young leader who commands a host of shadows and won't let anyone touch him. Undaunted and politically savvy, Alessandra plans to win his hand, assassinate him, and then take the throne for herself. But the Shadow King is as cunning as she, and in him, she may have met her match. Though she never makes her dark-hearted heroine too truly villainous, Levenseller (Warrior of the Wild, 2019) deftly examines a woman's choices in a world that, while more progressive than ours, still finds ways to constrain. A viciously satisfying romance featuring two well-matched opponents. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Avoiding relationships after a heartbreak, ambitious Alessandra plots to seduce the ruler of the land and usurp his place before unexpectedly meeting her match in the newly crowned Shadow King. By the author of Daughter of the Pirate King. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Eighteen-year-old Alessandra Stathos, the second daughter of a minor nobleman, makes a plan to seduce, marry, and kill the king, then rule the world, and only love can stop her.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King, is back with an epic YA tale of ambition and love in The Shadows Between Us…“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.”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?“Tricia Levenseller’s latest, The Shadows Between Us, is a decadent and wickedly addictive fantasy, full of schemes and court intrigue, and delightful descriptions of food, which I am always a fan of.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series