A dark and romantic epic fantasy retelling of the Cinderella story, about a girl who must team up with the prince she despises to defeat an evil creature threatening their kingdom. The fourth standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Ravenspire series by C. J. Redwine.
Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.
Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating violence among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts.
When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?
About the Author
C.J. Redwine is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels, including the Ravenspire series of fairytale retellings and the Defiance trilogy. She’s still waiting for her letter from Hogwarts. Currently, she lives in Nashville with her husband, five children, three pets, and a wardrobe that stubbornly refuses to lead to Narnia, no matter how many times she tries. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at www.cjredwine.com.
“A splendid addition to any collection that includes fairy tales retold.” — Booklist
“Redwine has crafted a world filled with dark magic and intrigue.” — School Library Journal
Praise for THE TRAITOR PRINCE: “An action-packed narrative of monsters, violence, and political intrigue.” — School Library Journal
Praise for THE WISH GRANTER: “Satisfying fare for fantasy fans.” — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE WISH GRANTER: “A welcome feminist revision of the classic fairy tale.” — School Library Journal
Praise for THE SHADOW QUEEN: “With poison, fire, and deadly deeds, this tale is hard to put down and even harder to forget. I’ll never look at apples the same way again!” — Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of the Study series
Praise for THE SHADOW QUEEN: “Magic, dragons, and royalty in hiding: The Shadow Queen hits all the right notes of an incredible epic fantasy.” — Jodi Meadows, author of the Orphan Queen duology
Praise for THE SHADOW QUEEN: “Filled with complex characters, imaginative and horrible consequences, and sharp twists.” — Booklist
Praise for THE SHADOW QUEEN: “An action-packed retelling of “Snow White”...Great fun” — School Library Journal
Praise for THE SHADOW QUEEN: “A fully imagined fairy tale landscape.” — Publishers Weekly
Praise for DELIVERANCE: “A sharp new epic” — Booklist
Praise for DECEPTION: “An engaging fantasy” — Booklist
Praise for DEFIANCE: “A well-paced, heart-wrenching tale of loyalty, courage, and love.” — Romantic Times
Praise for DEFIANCE: “C.J. Redwine’s DEFIANCE is a gritty, thrilling adventure sprinkled with moments of breathtaking tenderness. I read it in one sitting.” — Rae Carson, Morris Award finalist for and New York Times bestselling author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Praise for DEFIANCE: “Spellbinding, romantic, and impossible to put down.” — Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey series and the Blood of Eden series