Releases and Recommendations: The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world.

Today, I’m anticipating the release of The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine, which will be released on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

30255943An epic fantasy inspired by the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from the New York Times bestselling author ofThe Shadow Queen.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence that he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague, who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

I’ve only read one book from this author, Defiance, and I wasn’t totally sold on the writing (nor did I continue the series). However, it’s been many years since then and I’m intrigued by this plot. I did not read The Shadow Queen because I’m sick of snow white retellings, but with each installment being a standalone, I figured I’d give this one a try. Plus, she had me at “bastard twins.” It sounds bloody fantastic!

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