THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine: Map Reveal, Pre-order Campaign, & Giveaway (International)



Today we’re excited to kick off the pre-order campaign for C.J. Redwine’s highly anticipated THE SHADOW QUEEN (hits shelves 2/16/16)! If you love your fairy tales dark and dangerous, this one is for you. 

First, a note from C.J.


Hi YABCers!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with my local indie bookstore to give readers the opportunity to get signed, personalized copies of THE SHADOW QUEEN the week it launches! I grew up on Grimm’s fairy tales, and my love of magic, dragons, and princesses who dare impossible things runs deep. When the idea for THE SHADOW QUEEN, which is a dark epic fantasy inspired by the Snow White story, hit me, I knew I had to run with it. But make no mistake … this is not the Snow White we’ve seen in movies. While I honored the elements in the original tale, my princess doesn’t wait around to be rescued. She’s too busy rescuing her entire kingdom.  And my prince doesn’t happen upon some random corpse-like girl in the woods and fall madly in love. He’s got a kingdom of his own to save, and he’s made a deal with the devil to do it. 

So take a look at that (HOLY CATS!) gorgeous cover and the equally stunning map. Check out the synopsis and the link to the pre-order page at Parnassus (hint: there might be a gift in it for you!). And be sure to enter the epic giveaway at the bottom of the page!






Ready to check out THE SHADOW QUEEN? Feast your eyes, YABCers!






A dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic of his own—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman—and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.







We’re excited to be revealing the gorgeous map inside THE SHADOW QUEEN. Isn’t this amazing???


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Want a signed, personalized copy of THE SHADOW QUEEN for you or a friend? Head over to the special pre-order page at Parnassus Books now! The first 200 books ordered will come with a special gift from the author. 


If you’re within driving distance of Nashville, C.J. invites you to join her at Parnassus on 2/18 at 6:30 p.m. for THE SHADOW QUEEN’s launch party! Books, cake, and a Q&A (plus fun swag giveaways!).





Prize: An annotated ARC (advanced review copy) of THE SHADOW QUEEN, a shadow queen tote, and some gorgeous shadow queen swag.


To enter, click on the Rafflecopter link below.



54 thoughts on “THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine: Map Reveal, Pre-order Campaign, & Giveaway (International)”

  1. Pili @ In Love With Handmade says:

    I’m so so VERY excited about this one!! I cannot wait till my Kindle preorder downloads, and I really need to check if I have the next day off work because if not I need to change that, I foresee the whole night up reading!!

  2. Kalani says:

    I can’t wait for this book! 😀

  3. Susan says:

    This book sounds incredible! I cannot wait to read it.

  4. Jamie D says:

    What an amazing map! I’m really looking forward to this book!

  5. Erin says:

    I loved this cover the second I saw it! I was also lucky enough to get an early copy of the book and can say that I thought it was fantastic. I can’t wait to read the finished version!

  6. Aurore Buon says:

    I can’t wait to read this book, the cover and the map are beautiful!!! Thanks for the giveway!!!

  7. April says:

    Love it! Can’t wait! 🙂

  8. Agnieszka says:

    Love the cover, and the synopsis is intriguing! Can’t wait to give this a go! 😀

  9. Tasleema says:

    Ahh fairytale re-tellings are one of my obsessions! Can’t wait to read this!

  10. Vivien says:

    So in love with the cover!!!!! I am so excited for another book from C.J. 😀

  11. I love the cover! It was what drew me in at first!

  12. Sky says:

    Ever since I first heard about this book I was excited. And then I seen the cover and read the synopsis and now I can’t freaking wait for this book!

  13. Jennifer Lancaster says:

    I love how simple yet beautiful the cover is. It sounds so good.

  14. Bryan Dang says:

    Beautiful Cover. Didn’t read the synopsis, Don’t know anything about the book. Just saw this cover and I knew I wanted this book!!

  15. Carina Olsen says:

    Eeee 😀 This map is GORGEOUS. hh, this book was perfection. Cover is all kinds of stunning. ingers 🙂 Thank you for the chance. t, but it won’t let me sign in. Sigh.

  16. Amy Hart says:

    I love the black apple with the title in the apple. I am a fan of Snow White themed stories. I am a big fan of the show Once Upon A Time. 🙂

  17. Chloe Marasigan says:

    The black apple on the cover is captivating and the synopsis is even more engaging

  18. Emily S says:

    You had me at the cover, but that synopsis!! That map!!! I can’t wait!

  19. Petra says:

    Love the cover & synopsis. The map looks amazing as well.

  20. Kirstie says:

    Ahh! It’s so pretty! I can’t wait to read this book, it’s one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 – you can’t go wrong with a fairy tale retelling! Would love to win this giveaway!

  21. Aila Jiang says:

    I honestly love fairy tale retellings, and this one seems like a truly unique and amazing one. The cover is also kind of dark – it makes me excited to read about the queen in this one!

  22. Emily says:

    I love the contrast in colors of the cover! The synopsis sounds very intriguing as well 🙂

  23. I love this cover! and I really can’t wait to read this!

  24. Denita says:

    I love all kinds of fairy-tales. Fairy-tale retellings, modern fairy-tales, classic fairy-tales and etc, so Shadow Queen seems like something I would like. Plus there is a fugitive princess with kick-ass magic powers, who is out to assassinate an evil queen and take back her throne, who would not love this book.

  25. Renee says:

    The cover is GORGEOUS, and I love retellings. So excited for this!

  26. Fia says:

    [b]What do you think of the cover & synopsis?[/b]

    The cover is [b]BEAUTIFUL[/b]. I love the darkness throughout it, and I love the black apple! I am fascinated by the creative way the cover was made. The black apple and the carvings on it is amazing! Not to mention the gorgeous drip of black! I love that it’s not too simple, but not all over the place, either! Simple, neat, and absolutely intriguing! As for the synopsis, I love how it was inspired by Snow White, but there are some major differences, and that is why I think I’m going to like the Shadow Queen much more than Snow White!! The cover, and synopsis are what led me to this! I would love to read THE SHADOW QUEEN sometime!

  27. Cindy says:

    The book sounds sound amazing and I can’t wait for its release!

  28. Nissa says:

    I hope to win a copy

  29. Katie says:

    This sounds amazing!

  30. Kristy says:

    I am in love with the cover and the synopsis sounds so interesting!

  31. Alice W says:

    The cover looks spectacular and I’m really intrigued to read this!

  32. Laura L says:

    I’m so excited!!!! Can’t Wait!

  33. Amie Gaudet says:

    Gorgeous cover – I love the mix of whimsy with the apple and darkness with the apple being dipped in black poison
    Synopsis is terrific as well.

  34. Kayla C says:

    I have been dying for this book since it was announced! The cover is amazing and everything CJ writes is amazing!

  35. Maggie says:

    A Snow White story!!!!! Sign me up please. I love C.J. Redwine, and I am so excited she has written a new book! The synopsis has got me psyched and I absolutely adore the cover!!!

  36. Anonymous says:

    Ugh that cover is amazing! And the synopsis is amazing! I absolutely love fairytale retellings and I can’t wait to read this one!

  37. Anonymous says:

    I love the cover and synopsis for this book! It’s been on my wish list since I first heard about it! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

  38. Anonymous says:

    I’m so glad that in this book the princess takes care of herself instead of just waiting for the prince to save her. The cover is totally perfect too!

  39. Anonymous says:

    The Shadow Queen sounds awesome and the cover is fantastic ♡ Thank you

  40. Anonymous says:

    I really want to read this book! The cover is beautiful, and I love retellings, so I’ll probably pick up a copy when it’s released!

  41. Anonymous says:

    I have loved this cover since it was revealed, and I can’t wait to have this book in my hands! I’m even more excited now having seen THE MAP!!! I am a sucker for maps in books 😉

  42. Anonymous says:

    The cover is instantly attractive to me and so dark–definitely matches the synopsis which promises adventure, secrets, danger.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Oh Man this is soooo coool! I both love the cover and the synopsis. I fell in love with the cover as soon as I saw it (I’m a cover lover! What can I say? I judge books based on their covers) AND ohmyword!!! This is so captivating, I might just die by how amesome this is!!! :DDDDDD

  44. Anonymous says:

    I’m looking forward to read this book, never judge a book by its cover, but it captured my attention and made me read tabout it, and get very excited to read the whole book and share it with my Book club and friends on facebook. OMG the map

  45. Anonymous says:

    I love fairy tale re-tellings, and the black apple is awesome.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Loved the cover ! Dark and beautiful. The synopsis is fascinating. I’d love to read it !

  47. Anonymous says:

    The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds like it is going to be an amazing book and I can’t wait to read it because I love fairy tale retellings!! 🙂 😀

  48. Anonymous says:

    I love both the cover and the synopsis. They go together so well. This was a job well done.

  49. Anonymous says:

    I am indeed dazzled by the map…and all the buzz I’m hearing about this new release! Thanks for giving us a chance to read for free! Cheers, Kara S

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