Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Review - Shadow's Danger (Book One of The Last Hope series) by Cindy Mezi

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:


Losing a loved one is never easy. Deliah learned to live without her parents when fate took them from her as a young girl. But history repeats itself and causes her to face even greater challenges when Tess, the woman who raised her and was like a second mother to her, passes away. Even worse than dealing with her loss is the coinciding arrival of inexplicable nightmares that haunt Deliah’s nights. 

She becomes consumed with images she doesn’t understand and a recurrent dream about her parents’ car accident. Oddly, this dream details different versions from what she had always been told about the accident.

But when a new family, The Wates, arrive in town and begin to pay close attention to her, even stranger events follow. Now, Deliah must not only face her nightmares, but the possibility that a world she never suspected exists. And this world may cost her everything.

Review:

This is a very well written young adult paranormal romance.  At first this book appears to be a rewritten version of Twilight, however it quickly becomes obvious this is not the case.  The book is also safe for younger readers, with no explicit sex scenes or graphic viloence. The text is translated from French, and sometimes the dialogue seems overly formal, however the story is so compelling that it is only a minor distraction. The plot is well developed and not easily predictable making it difficult to put the book down.

The romance between Deliah and Garreth is not full of angst and I was always left rooting for the couple, even when the twists of the story made it seem like it was going to be impossible.

The next book in the series will be out later in 2014 and I look forward to reading it.

OVERALL RATING - 4 1/2 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 14 + nothing too steamy

Author bio:

Cindy is an accomplished young Swiss author making her U.S. debut with this book, Shadow’s Dangers. She discovered her passion for writing by chance one winter afternoon and has never looked back. Since then, not a day goes by without her fingers grazing the keys of her computer keyboard to write new adventures. She writes in several genres including YA paranormal romance, dystopia and adult dark fantasy.

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