Today I am reviewing The Shadow Kingdom by C.J. Inkson! This book was published on October 31st so it is still relatively new! I got this book through NetGalley and I am so happy that I read it!
I found the book’s concept so original and interesting. Imagine a land where all the color was sucked out, leaving its people with shades of black and white. Many years ago, a Shadow Curse was cast on an island, draining it of its color and leaving the people alone and in the dark.
Elliot West comes from a line of Watchman, tasked with keeping watch in case there is any sign of the Shadow Curse spreading into her homeland. It has been centuries, and no watchman has spotted anything.
That is until Eli is kidnapped and brought to the Shadow Kingdom.
The book itself was a bit slow at first, with not much happening. It was a bit confusing at first but soon turned into an addictive read that I couldn’t put down.
I loved Eli’s character growth throughout the story. At first, she was scared and helpless with no real backbone. I got annoyed at her easily. As the plot went on and she was faced with more challenges, she became a stronger version of herself.
The book has you guessing until the very end! I honestly didn’t see it coming which is rare for me. CJ’s descriptive writing was wonderful and I can’t wait for the next book!
I give this book
Thank you again, NetGalley for this wonderful Ebook!
See you all soon!
XOX Shelby Grace