Rising Shadows (World in Shadows #1)

Rising Shadows

Author: Bridget Blackwood                                                                                          Published: February 1, 2014                                                                                                Pages: 107

Stars: 3 out of 5


Labeled an Arcane, Rachel Ryan wonders if she’s human anymore. After she’s thrown headlong into the world of The Preternatural, Rachel learns Shapeshifters, Faeries, and Vampires aren’t legends. They’ve been living hidden in plain sight among humans. In her quest to save a child, she will set off a cataclysmic chain of events. Her actions will disrupt the carefully balanced political chess board, casting once powerful pieces to the floor. A werewolf protector, a lost princess, a mad vampire, and an exiled Fae named Winter will rise up to challenge the status quo. A war that has been brewing in the shadows for centuries is ready to explode. Rachel must choose where her allegiance lies, tipping the scales, but who is an enemy and who is a friend?


The plot is fascinating and is what kept me reading. Unfortunately, the writing just wasn’t for me. The book is fast paced, which is good because a lot happens. But the author doesn’t go into very much detail. The idea was laid out but instead of expanding on it, it was skimmed over. That’s one reason why I took a star away. The other was the reactions to the events weren’t realistic. But, I think it says something about the plot when even with everything I didn’t like about the book, I still didn’t want to put the book down. I was going to give the book two stars based on the underdeveloped writing, the lack of depth, and so on, but the fact that I didn’t want to put the book down must count for something.

With that said, this book has almost every paranormal creature, it has romance, fate, torture, revenge, and kick ass characters. Just don’t expect too much depth or you will greatly disappointed.

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