Monday, May 21, 2012

Shadow Eyes- Dusty Crabtree

Title: Shadow Eyes
Author: Dusty Crabtree
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Pages: 296
Release date: Already in stores!

From the back of the book: Iris Kohl lives in a world populated by murky shadows that surround, harass, and entice unsuspecting individuals toward evil. But she is the only one who can see them. She’s had this ability to see the shadows, as well as brilliantly glowing light figures, ever since an obscure, tragic incident on her fourteenth birthday three years earlier.

Although she’s learned to cope, the view of her world begins to shift upon the arrival of three mysterious characters. First, a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows; second, a new friend with an awe-inspiring aura; and third, a mysterious and alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend.

As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, she must ultimately revisit the most horrific event of her life in order to learn her true identity and become the hero she was meant to be.

Review: I wasn't really pulled into the book until the second chapter, the first one didn't make sense and I didn't understand what it had to do with the book at all. At the second chapter I was pulled right into the story line, I loved the plot and the romance was just to cute. And then the romantic twist this books takes... well I think I can safely say that most girls over 14 have been there at least once, am I right?

About halfway through the book I was still really enjoying my read but I was wondering when something BIG was going to happen. I mean, I was halfway through and so far you only got little hints of bad things happening, sometimes this pulls me into the book even more, sometimes it makes me not want to finish reading the book, it all depends on the writers style. Luckily it was the former of the two and I kept reading and waiting for this big moment.

And then I got my big moment! But for me it seemed more like it was a big end of the the book. I found that there was a lot of information being tossed in at the last moment that could have been in the book halfway through to add more to the middle and even make a second book! There was just sooo much details being tossed in my face in the last little bit of the book.

Rate:Over all I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 4! I give this book this rating becasue while I did enjoy reading this book and I will read another of Dusty's book, I was just waiting for something to happen and when it did happen it was to late and burried in a whole bunch of other action!

Reviewer: Bec

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