Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: Chasing Shadows by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Goodreads Summary:

Reagan thought one night changed her life forever, but her fate was written long ago.

Merging creature and white blood,
One of flame, one of night,
At eighteen years it will commence,
Spiritual warrior and power,
Will bring an end to the lawless ones.

A war looms: One that pits brother against brother for werewolf supremacy. Angels and demons will each have a say before a victor is chosen.

With her eighteenth birthday only six months away, time is running out. Reagan must find a way to harness the two powerful, ancient bloodlines coursing through her: Werewolf and Wiccan. Then, she has to figure out her role in the century-old prophecy foretold by her great-grandmother.

However, if Reagan can’t save her family from her most vicious rival, Rafe, the forces of Hell will be unleashed and the war will be over before it starts.

Publication Date: May 7, 2014

Chasing Shadows was a great sequel! It was a gripping read and I was glad to see the action started early on in the book and never stopped. Reagan continued to grow on me in this book and I really enjoyed her character arc.

Reagan reads like a true teenager. Her emotions are all over the place and she desperately tries to make sense of her new reality. At times, in the first book, she annoyed me and I was glad to see she grew as a character. She became stronger despite having the burden of being associated with a prophecy at the heart of a supernatural war.

I loved the side characters in this one. Since we were introduced to most of them in the first book, I enjoyed getting to know them better. I liked the new additions too and how they added more intrigue to the plot. There are some huge reveals associated with a few new characters and I was truly surprised by the revelations.

The pacing was stronger in this book. Since the world building was already done, the author jumped right into the plot. The book picked up where book one concluded. Typically, I find myself lost after there has been a break between reading books in a series, but Bach did a great job of giving the reader the background they needed without an info dump.

The climax was exciting and I thought the author picked a good point to end the book. The ending also built up my anticipation for the next book in the series. The Tala Prophecy series is a great set of paranormal books for teens.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the author for providing a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. The action and Reaghan being realistic and like a teen makes this sound like a great sequel