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.