Title: The Shadow Prince
Series: Mortal Enchantment
Series Number: #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Author: Stacey O’Neale
Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Blurb From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:
Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.
Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
OMG I could not put this down! And ARGH….cliffhanger from hell! This was an awesome tease of what is to possibly come and I can’t wait to read the next one. This story is told from Rowan’s point of view and boy is it easy to fall in love with him. You can’t help but feel bad for him as you get to know his mother, yikes she’s horrible. I love the world that Ms. O’Neale has created and look forward to visiting it again as soon as I possibly can. This quick read will have you engrossed until the very end where you will end up screaming and scrabbling to get the next book. I’ve already got my hands on it and can’t wait to start it!