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Friday, July 31, 2009

150) Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead

Eugenie Markham is a shaman you can hire to banish creatures from the Otherworld that are troubling you. However since her last battle she is now the queen of the Thorn Land. That may sound glorious but the kingdom isn't in such a great state and there is a prophecy hanging over her head that she definitely doesn't want to see come true. Going back and forth between the human and Otherworld is time consuming and tiring and as a result Eugenie's love life starts to crack. Although that also might have something to do with her boyfriend's ex expecting his baby anyday...

Trying to get in touch with her kingdom and the people living there, Eugenie finds out that some young girls have gone missing from the Otherworld. It seems that this, while not normal, isn't a cause for concern. However Eugenie knows that she has to help her people and find the girls if she can. Following the clues and finding her way in a world she doesn't really want to be a part of, Eugenie is up against something clever and evil that could hurt her in ways that she didn't think possible.

I have been waiting for book two in the Dark Swan series for a year and was extremely worried about not being able to get back into the story after such a long pause. However I didn't need to worry. Going back into Eugenie's world was like visiting an old friend I hadn't seen for a while and catching up with her over coffee.

I absolutely love this series and this is only the second book. I really hope there is a third, fourth, fifth, sixth...well you get it. Why? Well because this is not only original, fast paced and gripping but Eugenie is someone I can relate with and understand.

Another great book from a great author. Wonderfully written, outstanding plot and captivating. Long live the Thorn Queen!

P.S - Because its my Birthday today....the first person to make a comment gets this book! (now we can see who reads the reviews or not hehe) all other comments will have their names added to the monthly giveaway (if you are already subscribed to the newsletter you get a second entry!)

18 comments:

SusiSunshine said...
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SusiSunshine said...

Happy Birthday.
I loved the first book in this series and I can't wait to read this one. I love the way Rachel writes her books.
Great review!

Amberkatze said...

Congrats SusiSunshine! You win my copy of Thorn Queen!

Send your mailing address to Amberkatzes_Book_Blog@gmx.eu and I will get it in the post to you!

TexasRed said...

I haven't heard of this author, but will keep an eye out for the first book.

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday, Amber! Hope it's a good one.

I love this series, too, even after only reading the first one. Richelle is an amazing author, with very distinct voices for each series she writes.

*ina* said...

Hi Amber!
First the important part: Ich w√ľnsch dir alles erdenklich Gute zum heutigen Geburtstag!

Haven't heard of the Dark Swan books but I will put them on my wishlist *g*

Best wishes and have a nice evening,
Ina

Deborah said...

Four books have been sold in this series.

pams00 said...

Happy Birthday !!

This looks like a good book. Thanks for sharing :)!

Pam S
pams00@aol.com

elaing8 said...

Happy Belated Birthday

I have the 2 books sitting in my TBR pile.Looks like they will be the next books I read.

RubyD said...

Hope you had a great birthday......

RubyD said...

Hope you had a great birthday......

RubyD said...

Hope you had a great birthday......

RubyD said...

Hope you had a great birthday......

RubyD said...

Hope you had a great birthday......

RubyD said...

Hope you had a great birthday......

Kimberly Swan said...

Amber - Happy belated birthday! I hope it was a wonderful day for you. :)

I haven't had a chance to read this series yet. :(

Ladytink_534 said...

I tried out her Vampire Academy book but I just wasn't very impressed. This however sounds neat!

Happy belated b-day!

Mishel said...

A little late: But Happy Belated birthday dear.

I'm trying to catch up on my all my Google feeds.

Anywho, Richelle is yet another author I have yet to try. She's definitely on my list though with all of her different series out. I'll get to her soon, hopefully lol