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The Shadow Prince: Review and Giveaway

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.

Goodreads Summary

I love mythology and used to dress up as Persephone for Halloween.  When I first picked up this book I admit I expected certain things to happen.  Daphne is an interesting character; the reader will barely get to know her before she is jetting off to Olympus Hills High.  She desperately wants to be a singer and intends to use this as her starting point.  Haden goes to the school to find the one girl who can re-instigate immortality to his race.   Daphne just may be that girl.

Daphne is an ok character.  I grew to like her over the course of three hundred plus pages.  She was spunky at times and, in my opinion, dumb in others.  Haden reminded me of Meg Cabot's Underworld series's hero.  He was handsome and charismatic; while reading I would joke to my sister about not minding being taken by him.  I did not like how these two characters developed such a fast romance.  I don't think I could ever be that in love with someone that fast.  I loved how the author wove mystery and intrigue into the plot and combined it with mythology.  The ending left me wanting more.  Overall, this book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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8 comments:

  1. Jo said...:

    It's a toss up between Hermes and Athena. Athena because she is the goddess of knowledge, and Hermes because he gets to carry the messages (and therefore the knowledge) from one place to the next.

  1. I'm a fan of Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea. There's a great statue of him near the entrance to the National Museum in Athens.

  1. I would have to say my favorite mythological characters are Loki and Poseidon. :)

  1. patanne1 said...:

    My favorite mythological character has got to be Pan - so wild and free

  1. Rain Jeys said...:

    Eurydice and Orpheus.

  1. My favorite mythological character are Artemis & Apollo thanks for the great giveaway!

  1. Poseidon, God of the Sea.

  1. Mackenzie Wing said...:

    My favorite mythological character is Calypso!