Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cast In Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra #1) by Michelle Sagara

Cast In Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra #1) by Michelle Sagara

Reviewer: Bobbi
Read in April
Pages: 512 Kindle Edition  
GoodReads Summary:

Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered—and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin...
Since then, she’s learned to read, she’s learned to fight and she’s become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and immortal Barrani, she’s made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging, Kaylin is ordered back into Nightshade with a partner she knows she can’t trust, a Dragon lord for a companion and a device to contain her powers—powers that no other human has. Her task is simple—find the killer, stop the murders... and survive the attentions of those who claim to be her allies.

Bobbi's Thoughts

Hello readers! I am back from vacation and have a cool book to share with you! When I started Cast in Shadow I seriously had NO idea what this story was about. A friend of mine convinced to give it try since I am all about that fantasy and paranormal story lines. Part of me is really glad I went in with no knowledge because this story is like nothing I have read before, which really surprised me. Cast in Shadow is definitely a little more challenging of read then most of the books I have shared with you all, so if your looking for a new challenge, give this one a shot.

Now you maybe asking, why was this more challenging then others I have read. Well to answer that, the language has a larger vocabulary. Some words I actually has to use my built in dictionary on my kindle. I love learning new words, so I did not mind and did not take away from the story.

Overall, I rated Cast in Shadow 3/5 birdies because while I enjoyed the story and characters (another heroine you guessed it!), the author uses third person throughout the whole book. I am the type of reader who enjoys authors who use 1st person because I like to get into the characters shoes. It was hard to "become" the character while the narration was done in third person. A few parts of the story  especially near the beginning to middle were a little confusing as well. On plus side, this is a series with 8 books out! So if your looking for a new series or need time to kill between books being released, give Cast in Shadow  a try :)

3/5 birdies

<3 Bobbi

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