Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shadow Bound -- Featured Review


Some people will do anything to avoid it. Even trade their immortal souls for endless existence.
Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss.
Adam Thorne founded the Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow.
This is the place between life and what comes after - a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door(

This was my first e book to read and I enjoyed the story and characters very much.

Talia is a Banshee and Death and her mother found a way for her to be born. I guess Death has been in love with her for some time. She has been at Death's door for many years, and he has been watching over her for many years.

Later we meet up with Talia and she is student hiding out from the wraiths in grad school. The last time she saw her father was when she was in accident at age 16 and that was the first time she screamed. He has been watching over her, even if he couldn't be there.

Adam has a lot money and lost his brother to the wraiths, and trying to stop them from attacking humans, and he has been keeping an eye on Talia and certain words that mention Shadow Man. There are photos of Talia.

Adam and Talia finally meet up and there is some attraction between them , but they are both fighting it. But on the run they finally consummate their attraction on the window in New York City. I mention it because it kept coming up with all the other fairy folks. I did enjoy the romance between them and it did seem real , but also it happened a little fast for me. It seems that many couples seem to fall in love on the run, and that to me seemed too fast.

Talia is also stubborn and doesn't want help, but Adam can provide help to her. Along the way they do fall in love.

I did enjoy this kind of characters(wraiths) there aren't too many of those in books.Overall I enjoyed the book, but at times it was difficult to read off the computer. I guess I'm old school in that I love the printed book.

Wraiths made me think also Stargate Atlantis bad guys. I know..those ugly looking people who wanted Atlantis for themselves. It also reminded me of this 80's Movie

Book Review =4

Thanks to the author for the book and this is my Honest Review


Anonymous said...

Nice Review...Im totally using the banshee comment I made to you guys in my review....LOL.....