Tuesday, February 06, 2018

REVIEW: Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones

Book Blurb: Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

My Review: Shadowsong is the sequel to Wintersong and though it was slow throughout the book like the first one it was just as good. It's a bit darker than the first book. We are introduced to new characters in this book and new locations in Vienna and Snovin Manor. This sequel has such a bittersweet ending but I loved it. The Goblin King's name though... just why? I don't see that as his name. But it sort of fits with the backstory they gave him. I don't know I'm just partial to Jareth being the Goblin King's name but the one in this book is a totally different king and I know he can't have that name.

I do recommend this book and the first one, Wintersong if you are a fan of Labyrinth and tales of the Fae.

Rating: ★★★★☆

*I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own. 

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