Book Review: Winter Queen by Amber Argyle

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~Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.

 

Jan Review

Wow this story took me for an emotional roller coaster and did not let go for one second.  I loved the description of the fairies i can see them in all their fine detail.  I love how strong of a character Ilyenna is and how she does everything she can to save herself and her clan. It was darker then i expected it to be but that did not stop me from reading it, in fact i think it drew me in and i wanted to know how justice was going to be served for the wrongs that were committed.  A stunning story and i can not wait to read what is to come in Summer Queen.

 

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