Kid reviews for The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1

Common Sense says

Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews
Teen, 13 years old Written byfall1809 July 24, 2016

This title contains:

Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Teen, 16 years old Written byThe BookSeeker November 16, 2017

Darker Retelling

It’s definitely a darker retelling of Snow White- no rainbows or butterflies found here. With the jarring scene of a mother killing her own children to end their suffering, the glimpses into the depravity (and the confliction) within the queen’s mind, you experience quite a bit of violence and desperation. Yet, there is hope in the midst of the darkness- a queen willing to fight for her people, to save them. She’s selfless, willing to aid a neighbouring country when in the midst of her own troubles. Although there’s hope, there’s no surety of the outcome. “You don't go into battle because you're sure of victory. You go into battle because it's the right thing to do.” For more in depth content review, see

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Violence & scariness
Teen, 13 years old Written bySmile_Please June 6, 2016

A Good Book for Mature Kids/Teens

I think The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine is a good book with lots of action and romance. This book, the first in the Ravenspire series, is a book only mature people should read. I say this because there is some violence and drinking so if you think you or your child can't handle it then I wouldn't recommend it. But if you are mature enough then I would totally recommend this for you. While The Shadow Queen is sometimes confusing and some names are hard to pronounce, it won't dissapoint you with it's cliffhangers and action-packed scenes that will leave you never wanting to put it down. You should also read her other titles, such as Defiance, Deception, and Deliverance.

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Positive role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bykatierice72 May 22, 2017


There a little bit of violence. But I really liked reading this book!