Thorn Queen (Dark Swan #2)
by Richelle Mead
What is it about:
Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire. She's paid
to bind and banish creatures from the
But something happened after her last battle. She became queen of the Thorn Land. With her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind, the job's really not all it's cracked up to be.
Now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one seems willing to find out why. Or to put an end to it. Not that Eugenie's fazed by spilling fey blood, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and dangerous -- and nursing a very personal grudge.
Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in a power she can barely control. She may be a reluctant queen, but she's vowed to do her duty, even if it means facing the darkest and deadliest side of her nature.
What did I think of it:
I had fun with the first book, so picked up book two to see if this series would keep entertaining me.
Once again I had a good time. I really like one of the love interests, even while I despise the other. There's still a couple of books to go, but I have high hopes Eugenie will be smart. I liked seeing Eugenie trying to balance her old life with this new life she fell into.
The story is suspenseful and should probably come with some trigger warnings, so if you do pick this up: handle with caution. I myself don't get triggered easily, but others might.
Overall another cool read. I'll be picking up the next book soon.
Why should you read it:
It's a suspenseful Urban Fantasy Read.