One princess. Two realms. And a reckless choice that could destroy kingdoms...
Rose Valrois has escaped the sorcerous red priests and returned to the castle beside the enchanted Darkwood, but her troubles are far from over. Her stepsister, Princess Neeve, is more secretive than ever, and as war threatens, Rose's mother pushes her toward a political alliance, even as her heart is torn between a heroic prince and the Dark Elf guardian of the forest.
But when Neeve makes a terrible choice, the fate of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. Rose must risk her freedom, her world, and even her heart to save her sister. Can she bear to make that sacrifice? Does she even have the choice?
Book Two in the Darkwood Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp takes the reader into a lush fairytale blending elements of Snow White and Rose Red with romance, magic, and dangerous secrets that will change the fate of worlds.
Liked it better than the first book
Ok so, the series does progress a lot more in the second book. We finally get some action going on. I’m sorry but I still can’t stand Rose. I love Neeve, Kian, and Thorne enough to remain invested in the storyline. But Rose is truly a thorn in my side. Her incessant whining and petulant attitude is tiresome. If you’ve heard the sound bite “Am I the drama?” Rose definitely is! She’s pretty dense about everything going on in her life because of her obsession with Thorne. I mean seriously, she basically accosted him while he was unconscious. Not cool especially since she crushes on any guy that so much as looked her way.
Overall the story is good and flows well. I liked it much better than the first book. The world building is great and I’m glad to have experienced the journey into Elfham. I look forward to the next book.