Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer

Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer
Paperback, 510 pages
Obsidian Mountain Publishing

Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

I was sent this book from the publishing company asking me to read and review it. So after reading the information on what the book was about I thought "It seems like a book I would enjoy." Boy, do I know myself. After the first chapter, or rather first few pages, I was hooked. I was reading another book at the same time as this and bouncing between the two often. They both had my attention and were complete opposites when it came to genre. Once I finished the other book this one got all my attention. I work full-time and go to college full-time but I still found ways to fit this book into my schedule.

Gabriella is one of the few female leads in a paranormal book that hasn't annoyed me. Yes, she did give me the impression of being a big bitch at times but I still loved her character. I loved how she did things just to piss off her assistant to send a message to her as to who is in charge. Let me tell you too, I loved Aiden. I felt Gabriella's emotions to him just as much as she did. At the same time I found myself falling for Andrew. If I had to chose between the two guys I couldn't I'd want them both.

This is as much as I can say without giving away spoilers. If you are someone who likes paranormal books, particularly ones about angels you should definitely stop by Barnes & Noble or go to Laura Kreitzer's website and purchase the book. Keep in mind there is a sequel to it as well. Which I can not wait to start. Unfortunately, Borders does not sell any of her books so the two methods I have listed are the only ways to obtain her book.

1 comment:

  1. Hahhaha, just saw the link to this review! You really are a die hard Aiden fan, aren't you? I love it! Like I said in the Soul Stalker review, I adore Aiden, but I think you're the first person I've seen on blogs/Twitter/Goodreads that is such a huge fan of him! Most people are swooning over Andrew (and after Soul Stalker, I noticed that Joseph got a larger following!) I'm TEAM JOSEPH (by which I mean, if I were given the choice between Andrew/Joseph, I'd pick Joseph--for myself. I realize that Gabriella and Joseph are not meant to be together.

    I'm glad to know that Aiden has a fan base <3


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