Title: The Shadows Between Us
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Date of Publication: February 20th, 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?
This book had one of my favorite summaries I’ve seen so far this year, and that cover! Plus, I mean, shadows, right? Shadowsssssssssss!
I’ll first say that I absolutely loved the story line! I always enjoy books with the goal to murder but then feelings change along the way. Plus, the Shadow King was just so freaking sweet! I wanted to hug him!!
Now, my problem was Alessandra! I adored that she did however she chose, be it with her sexual desires, murder, or whatever. I even love villains! And she was very much a villain. But dang, I just could not connect with this lady! Then we have to toss in some other guy, but we know she has to be with the Shadow King, right. Right?! She was just so hot headed and made poor choices at times. However, her character did grow, but even toward the end I was annoyed with this woman still making lame decisions!
Now, besides my frustrations with the MC, I very much loved the writing, the world building, the originality, and the swoon! Now, I just want to be enveloped in a ton of shadows!
Who is your favorite villain?