Author: Brandy Nacole
Series: The Shadow World /1
Published: September 20th 2012 (first published June 1st 2012)
Page Count: 267
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
After searching all over the world for someone as unique as she is, Racquel finds herself back in her home town where she’s treated like a monster ready to kill. Racquel is one of the most unique beings ever created. Four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her, making up her unique DNA. But no matter how unique her bloodline is, she’s considered an outcast by the entire Shadow World.
Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.
As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.
But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?
It is very difficult to write an entire novel in the present tense but Nacole does it well. She also does it without ever inadvertently flipping tenses or person all over the place. It lends an extra sense of urgency to this novel. Everything is happening now so you cannot help but get caught up in the action. She also works a large amount of detailed and vivid descriptions and narratives into this very well written novel. Nacole doesn’t just tell a story to her readers, she paints a picture for them.
The main characters in this novel are very loveable. They make you laugh because they do the most realistic but ridiculous things. You want to see them succeed against all odds. Each of the characters has an entirely developed history, personality, and mentality. Not only are they individuals who act upon their own beliefs, but they are also bound by the beliefs and laws of their races.
As a whole this novel was a brilliant introduction to the series. Nacole brings forward some remarkable characters who have embarked upon the quest of a lifetime. The ties that develop by individuals of races that do not interact on a regular basis warms your heart and creates a world that you’ve never seen before.
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