Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: The Shadow Cats

The Shadow Cats
The Shadow Cats by Rae Carson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

GoodReads Synopsis: Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. And it was not Alodia.

Alodia is the crown princess of the realm. The sister who knows how to rule, and the one who is constantly reminded that she has not been marked for a grand destiny. But Alodia has plans, and she will be the greatest queen her people have ever known. So she travels--with her hopeless, naïve, chosen sister--to a distant part of their land, to begin to secure her supporters. This region needs its princesses, for it is plagued with a curse. The crops don't grow, the spring doesn't arrive, and a fierce jaguar stalks the shadows, leaving only empty homes splashed with blood behind. If Alodia can save them, no one will be able to deny her strength and her sovereignty.

But what she discovers could change the fate of her kingdom, if not her world. And it will most certainly change her opinion of her younger sister.

My Thoughts: This was a novella that takes place before the events of “Girl of Fire and Thorns”. It was an opportunity to get to know Elisa’s sister a bit better. This also had the first chapter of the next book in the series, “The Crown of Embers”. We didn’t learn anything new or earth-shattering, but it was a quick read and a good story.

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