Shadow Blade Author: Seressia Glass Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Pocket (January 26, 2010) Full Disclosure: From publisher for review
My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 [interesting read, but not my cup of tea]
In all honesty, the best way to describe Shadow Blade, is a roller coaster. One of the big scary ones, that you are really excited to get on and ride, but when it's over you are stuck looking back and asking yourself, what was that!?
Shadow Blade started out pretty slow for me. You meet Kira and find out that she has some kind of power and when she touches someone something bad happens. It then melds into how she was given to The Gilead Commission, by her adoptive parents and how because of the power she has she is taught to be a shadow chaser.
So of course when Kira is given a 4,000 year old dagger that just reeks of magic she is interested in finding out more about it. That is when all the action seemed to start. As soon as Kira got her hands on the dagger, things started happening to her. A friend dies, and Kira meets a sexy 4,000 year old man who just so happens to be the owner of the dagger. It is with that meeting that things start to get even wonkier for Kira. Kira's got to go outside of her comfort zone and start working with other people, and allowing them into her life and personal space.
As a character Kira was pretty cool. She was a big guarded and I totally understand that. The other characters in the book were alright as well. None of them really stuck out to me though. On a whole Shadow Blade was good, but it felt to me as if there was too much down time. The action and everything would really get going, and then suddenly slow right back down again. Plus the ending wrapped up a little too neatly for me.
There are supposed to be other books in the Shadowchasers series, and I will pick them up, because it really was an entertaining read. Just not something I would read again.
"You don't know? What do you mean, you don't know? All my life i've been waiting for someone I can touch without putting them into a coma and -" she broke off, pulling out of his grap and spinning away from him.
Found on page 144 of Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass
Hey guys! I know the reviews have been lacking here lately. Don't worry, I am all recovered from my surgery, now I'm just trying to get caught up on my reading. I'm also in the process of working on my own domain. However who knew that finding appropriate layouts and header images would be so hard!? I'm still around and reading, don't worry!
Gin is a bad ass. Oh my god. I don't know how else to describe her. When I first started reading Spider's Bite I was convinced I was going to hate it. I was expecting it to follow the same pattern as all the other paranormal romances out there. I have to say I was pleasently surprised.
Spider's Bite starts out with a bang. Gin kills someone and has to escape. From the get go, this book was high action. There wasn't many parts where it slowed down either. I really felt the urgency that Gin felt, and when something bad happened I felt the emotions as well. The attraction she has to Donovan is electric and I could feel the mixed emotions both characters had about it.
My only complaint with Spider's Bite is that it was stated that Gin was a chef at the Pork Pit a couple of times but she never really worked there. I mean I guess I understand that with her handler dying, she wouldn't really be at work, but to me it was just weird. Also I really hated how Gin would refer to a chance to die as a chance to "get dead" or instead of saying that's how he died it was that's how he "got dead" and that just annoyed me a whole lot.
All in all Spiders Bite was a really good read. I'm glad I picked it up, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. I would also recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and paranormal reading. It really wasn't a romance book, at least it didn't feel that way to me. The romance that was there, wasn't the main focus of the story. The main focus was the fact that someone had double crossed Gin, and she was going to get even.
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