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Friday, August 12, 2011

Shadows: A Dark Touch Novel by Amy Meredith

SHADOWS
A Dark Touch Novel
Author: Amy Meredith
Source: Personal Purchase

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Red Fox (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1849410518
ISBN-13: 978-1849410519





SUMMARY:

Fifteen-year-old Eve Evergold is cute, sassy and enjoying a busy social life. What she doesn't know yet is that someone close to her is an evil demon that only she has the supernatural power to defeat. She needs to work out who it is - and fast! Because although there's something very attractive about the dark side...dating a demon? Pure hell!

MY THOUGHTS:
No matter how much you fall in love with this gorgeous cover,  be warned that the book is not as beautiful as the art.  I was looking for a new paranormal book in the young adult genre and remembered getting this one a while back.  I dusted it off, and dove right into a book that was suppose to be suspenseful and full of intense scenes of paranormal chills.  Unfortunately, Shadows fell short of my expectations.


This book seems to be written for more of the younger teens in mind.  With that said, I still felt that the younger teen generations would have just as many problems as older readers with this book.  It was written with more focus on shopping and repetitive character descriptions that made me feel like I was reading a promotional ad instead of a book.  Yes, the main characters are rich and beautiful. Enough! Move on to something substantial.  Then when it finally starts to pick up, the plot goes so far out on a limb it was unbelievable.  The characters are too accepting of the supernatural and think they can handle demons by reading journals.  


I ended up not finishing this book which was a disappointment.  I always try to finish a book no matter what, but I just couldn't take the unbelievable story line and characters anymore. Not a series I will be continuing. 


MY RATING:


 
I did not like this book at all! 1 STAR/DNF

 

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4 Comments:

Blogger Marg @ Clockwork Reverie said...

The cover sure is alluring. Too bad the actual story is a dud.

I've noticed this overpowering focus on fashion, material things, and repetitive character descriptions in other YA books as well. And I find it really annoying and silly. I think some authors don't give teens enough credit. Young adults do care about other things in life and are not all completely superficial.

August 12, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Eve and Jess rule!!! said...

Me and my friend absolutely adore this book,and the other dark touch novels, i have just finished reading betrayal and i am hoping there will be a 5th book. whoever thinks that it's 'superficial' is totally wrong and obviously has no imagination, the concept of the book is to show that teens do focus on clothes but also have brains as Eve explained to Luke. It focus' mainly on her powers and i bet if some people read all the books they would understand that and love them as much as i do!

February 25, 2012 at 2:51 AM  
Blogger Bwar Karim said...

What is the book talkin about? Longer summary

December 8, 2012 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger Bwar Karim said...

What is the book talkin about? Longer summary

December 8, 2012 at 6:15 AM  

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