Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review - Shadow Dancer

Title - Shadow Dancer
Author - Courtney Rene
Genre - YA/Fantasy/Paranormal
Pages - 228
Format Read - Ebook

Description (from amazon)
Sunny has a gift that she has no idea how to use, until she meets Leif, a boy from the kingdom of Acadia, on the other side of the shadows. Leif teaches Sunny about Shadow Walkers and how to use her new found gifts. As they grow closer and their gifts grow stronger, a threat arrives. The Shadow Guard has been sent to bring Sunny back to Acadia, to determine if she is a threat to the king as the rightful ruler of Acadia. As Leif and Sunny prepare to defend themselves, Sunny finds that Leif has also been sent to bring Sunny back to the kingdom but for very different reasons. As a battle for possession of Sunny wages, she is struggling to come to turns with her feelings of inadequacy regarding controlling her gifts as well as the hurt regarding the lies and deceit of everyone around her.

Thoughts
Shadow Dancer is a fun, light read with some action, some romance and some kick-butt abilities. 
What would you do if you could meld shadows over yourself and become invisible? That is what 17 year old Sunny faces when she learns she is a Shadow Walker, a type of person who can go unseen when you pull the shadows up over yourself. Sounds cool right? It is, until Sunny is faced with Shadow Guards, those who want to bring her back to Acadia to be killed. Now Sunny must learn to control her frightening energy, keep form being taken against her will, and keep close to the boy she loves. The story was clean, easy to read and the narritive flowed easily, Rene is very good with emotions and keeping pace.

Sunny, our main girl is likeable and smart, she dosnt swoon after Leif (our dark leading man) nor does she run blindly into danger, I think that was the most endearing part of Sunny, she kept a cool head, she tended to scream yes, but she did what she had to when she had to! Now Leif, ah Leif, how i fell in love with you! From your dark long locks to your twinkling blue eyes. Leif is someone you can't help but like, hes protective, patient and kind. He has a little boy quality that pops up from time to time that i find refreshing. Like Sunny he is a shadow walker, hes a tracker, he can feel where other Shadow Walkers are, whilst Sunny actually sees everyones auras while melded with the shadows.  The other characters where just as good, Aiden, the 'bad' guy was real and i liked that he wasnt brutish, the other shadow walkers we meet all have thier own personalities and emotions and I liked all of them.

If i had to pick something out that i did not like so much, it was how fast the romance happened, a few days after seeing Leif, Sunny was holding his hand and being on cloud nine with him, i find this happens alot in YA novels, though trivial it sort of bends the 'realism' of the book.  I can not wait to see what happens next and i hope the next book is just as entertaining as the first.

1 Comment:

  1. Darkeva said...
    Hiya!
    Nice review! :-) Thanks for the GFC add!

    Darkeva

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