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Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams



-Book Review-


There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.
A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.


-My review:


Whether you are a bookie who has never read an urban fantasy book before (impossible in my eyes but I understand it happens :) ) to those who are like me and have read just about every genre of fantasy out there, this book will satisfy everyone out there while keeping them on the edge of their seats.


Sandy Williams takes us into a world of not just "faeries" (or Fae for us hard core science/urban fantasy vets), but spins a wonderful story of the Fae and the humans who are "blessed" see them.


First we have our down to earth heroine, otherwise know as Mckenzie, trying desperately to finish an evil english test. Of course this is not her only problem as we soon find out. Enter in the mysterious Kyol, a handsome royal court fae who is trying to rescue her and break her heart at the same time. Moments later we meet a mysterious fellow by the name of Aren, a deadly "rebel" to the court who wants to get hands on Mckenzie too.


And this my dear readers, is just the first few chapters. And why is Mckenzie so special you ask? Not only can she see the fae, (which in this book is not a hardship, hot guys with lightening running over their skin should be a requirement in every book! ) but we find out that our frustrated human gal is a Shadow Reader. Which makes her wanted by fae on all sides of what we find out is the ongoing war.


Add in a desperate and long term romance with Kyol (the hot and honorable court fae), a kidnapping by the just as hot Aren (the rebel with a cause) and really I shouldn't need to tell you to read this book. And if you think this a happy go luck sci-fi book, should I mention the sweetheart character who dies?


Sandy Williams does a wonderful job of pulling you not just into the world of Fae, but of keeping your interest hostage while fissures, fighting and romance fly around you.


So read, enjoy and be prepared to pout when you find out there is a sequel and you can't just know what happens next magically.




For more information on this wonderful series and more, you can find her website at: http://sandy-williams.com/