Book Review

Of Silver and Shadow eARC Review

Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke


Rebellion is a deadly game.

Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.

Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title.

But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out.

My Review

This was a great story of rebellion, magic, and the people caught in between it all.

I would say that Ren was really such an awesome MC I loved her and she definitely made me chuckle while Kellen was my second favourite character. I do have a soft spot for other characters in a book lol.

Ren needs money, most due unless they’re the wealthy living in their luxuries. Luckily for her there’s a rebel cause just waiting to give her money for all the things she can represent in their favor to the people.

Unluckily for Ren and the Rebel cause, the King’s Children are always right on their heels and those in the competition to find the rebel leader are upping the heat in their search. I definitely enjoyed the parallels of the King’s Children chapters and Ren and the Rebel chapters, Adley is crazy awesme and fierce. We have a variety of characters in the cast, I definitely also loved our youngest prince of Erdis, I wanted to hide him from his dad and brother, lol.

While I did enjoy this read, I would say that it’s not anything we haven’t seen before, and I don’t mean with the tropes because I personally enjoy most tropes. Instead, it was the fact that rebellions and heists are quite popular at the moment. So, this also means it could be just the book you want to add if you really enjoy these lately! I usually do, that’s why I wasn’t surprised to have enjoyed it.

Luckily Ren made this story stand out for me, where others have failed to stick in my memory. She’s just the right amount of crass and secret part cinnamon roll for me.

I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys sassy characters, magic, and a really quick and fun paced read.

Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion. Of Silver and Shadow releases on February 16! (2021)

By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

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