Eugenie has spilled plenty of fey blood in her time, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and nursing a very personal grudge. And the men in her life aren't making things any easier. Her boyfriend Kiyo is preoccupied with his pregnant ex, and sexy fey king Dorian always poses a dangerous distraction. With or without their help, Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in an unpredictable power she can barely control. Reluctant queen or not, Eugenie has sworn to do her duty--even if it means facing the darkest--and deadliest--side of her nature. . .
My thoughts : Thorn Queen is the second book in the Dark Swan series .. I read Storm Born two weeks ago and enjoyed it .. didn't love it though, but as it is Richelle Mead and I read everything she can possibly writes I've decided to read the whole series and so I bought the 4 books. First, let me just say that I don't like this cover at all, mostly because I don't picture Eugenie at all like this girl and also because of this loud blue.
I really enjoyed this second installment : it was fast paced enough for me and the plot was good. I'm also glad because I managed to connect with Eugenie this time and care for her... Regarding the male interests, I'm still rooting for the same man : Kiyo sucks, Dorian rocks !! I really really don't want Eugenie to be with Kiyo ... She must absolutely end up with King Dorian otherwise I'll be very pissed !! So far this series is really one of the kinds in which you keep wondering whom the heroine is going to end up with .. and I very much enjoy this kind of books.
The last 50 pages or so of the book were awesome : packed with action, very moving and intense! I'm definitely very satisfied with the ending of this one and I really can't wait to read book 3 (which I'm starting tonight actually) !!
Overall, Thorn Queen was a very good read though I still can't say this series is awesome, mosty because I know Richelle Mead can do way better than that. I really look forward to read Iron Crowned as I was extremely glad of the way Richelle Mead left things at the end of book 2.
4 Stars : I really liked it !!