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The Night's Chosen

(The Cursed Queens #1)

4.94  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  13 reviews


In this retelling of Snow White, for the past five years Princess Eira has run from her impending wedding. As much as she loves her goddess and kingdom, she’s searched the kingdoms for another way to rule as queen someday while also choosing her own husband. Yet, Eir
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Published October 2020 by City Owl Press
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The Bookavid
THE NIGHT'S CHOSEN honestly caught me off guard. I haven't really written book reviews in two years, but this one charmed me so much that I wanted to try to write a bit.

THE NIGHT'S CHOSEN is about a princess whose father gets poisoned Sleeping Beauty-style and now has to dodge assassination attempts from her wicked stepmother who wants to claim the throne and is accusing her of having killed her father. Adding to that is that Eira is the chosen one of her kingdom, who worships a moon goddess tha
Ashley King
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Night's Chosen is a spellbinding tale filled with action, lush world building, and romance. I read it in one sitting, and what a breathtaking ride it was. The romance was sizzling, and readers will cheer for Eira to forge her own path and follow her heart. Cadeyrn was quite the scene stealer, and I adored his character from the beginning. The supporting characters were also brilliant, with Rose being a quick favorite. Emily's writing is rich and enchanting, easily captivating readers from th ...more
Marie Reed
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was beautiful! Eira, Chosen of the Goddess of Night, is going to marry the Chosen of the God of Day. As tradition requires. But, even though Eira doesn't seem to want to admit it to herself at first, she has been putting off the marriage, trying to find a way to rule her kingdom without having to marry someone chosen for her.

Unfortunately, some of the court, including her stepmother the queen, have been talking about her while she has been traveling, and the marriage cannot be put off
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic debut!

This was a fabulous read! I was hooked right from the beginning. The story takes off and there’s so much going on! Action and adventure. A bit of romance and a whole lot of magic! I loved the twist on a classic. Can we talk about the cover for a second? It’s so beautiful and fits the story perfectly. The author’s storytelling is quite enjoyable. The story is well written. Great world building and wonderful characters. This is easily one of my favorite reads of 2020.

If you enjoy r
Gabrielle Ash
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Night’s Chosen is a fairytale-like fantasy romance about the burden of duty and following your heart.

Princess Eira has been running away from her wedding for years. But as she finally accepts her fate to marry a man she does not love, tragedy befalls her kingdom when her father is placed in an enchanted sleep by her evil stepmother. Now Eira must find a way to not only save her father, but save her kingdom, and learn how strong she really is.

From the characters to the prose, the fairytale v
Kat Turner
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This stunning fantasy debut swept me away. The Night's Chosen offers up a delectable blend of intrigue, magic, and romance all wrapped up in fresh takes on fantasy tropes and themes. The author's vivid, lyrical writing is perfect for the story and brings to life a world of wonder in the most divine of ways to create an immersive experience sure to completely transport the reader. Hornburg's story is a total page turner that will keep you guessing through twists and surprises. I loved all of the ...more
Jeanette Stefanik
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Received a complimentary copy of this book. It was great. I love fairy tales and this was an original blend of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and other tales. Add in a dash of very realistic emotion and some heavy romance and you have a great story. Four stars not five because 1. Needs a good bit of proofreading, 2. The steamy romance can be just as effective without the heavy handed language. I would totally consider reading another book by this author.
Nicole Collins
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intensely action packed story. I was glued to my seat waiting to see what happened next throughout this whole story. There were so many magical elements it trulynkept me enchanted. I highly recommend this story to others.
K Huskić
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I loved this! Magical, and fairytale-like, this story was just captivating from the start.

Eira is to eventually take the throne, and is destined to marry a man she does not love. When her father, King Brennus, is poisoned, and the only cure is far, far away from home, Eira and her friend, Cadeyrn, set out to find it. This was a journey with many obstacles, as evil Queen Amelia's guards try to hunt them down, but Eira and Caderyn were determined to get what they needed, and to restore order
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read this in a day and stayed up a little too late to read The Night’s Chosen but no regrets! I loved it! Can’t wait to see who the next fairytale/couple pairing will be. I do have a hunch 😉
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a magical story. Great characters, great world, and steamy romance. The plot hooks you from the very beginning and the journey to the end feels epic. I can’t wait to read more in this world with these characters!
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Well done love story in a fantasy land with a little magic. There are also shifters, fae and witches. It is fast paced and hard to put down.

Eira is the heir to Heir to the throne and very religious. The kingdom prays and honors Luana, the moon goddess. She has a younger sister training to be a warrior. The only thing wrong, Eira doesn't love the man she is supposed to marry in one week's time. She has been betrothed to Alvis, heir to a neighboring kingdom her whole life and has sp
J.E. McDonald
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful retelling of Snow White packed with adventure, love, and an epic ending. The author gives enough hints to put book two of this series on my auto-buy list. I hope it's about Rose!
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