Queen of the Night // Leanne Hall
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So let's stop dilly dallying around and talk Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall.
I came across an advance copy Queen of the Night and thought that the premise of the story sounded good. Some of the reviews that I read were calling it 'Blade Runner' meets 'Peter Pan' so of course I was intrigued.
It the story of a town that has been cast into darkness, making people kind of lose it. This is actually a sequel to This is Shyness, which I haven't read, and need to. I'm going to have to order it from Book Depository, soon, I just haven't gotten a chance lately.
When I picked the book out, I didn't realize it was a sequel so I was a bit confused, but I really enjoyed the characters of Nia and Wolfboy. They were both portrayed very realistically, even in this fantastical world. The relationships aren't forced or over the top; the problems and issues that they have with their family, friends, and neighbors all seem true to life. I honestly thought that the story was going to be a lot darker than it was from the quote on the front 'Dark is dangerous. So are your Dreams' and the whole bit about The Queen of Night. It is really a story about family, friendship, and finding love in unexpected places.
I think Leanne did a wonderful job making us understand the characters and their motivations.
I give this book a 7/10 stars, it was very entertaining and I really got into the characters. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first book first, but Hall did a pretty good job catching the reader up on some of the main plot lines from the first book.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants and entertaining, fun , fantasy read with a splash of reality. I also recommend this book for fans of Divergent, there are some good dream manipulation scenes.
Have you read The Queen of Night and/ or This is Shyness? If so, what did you think