Thursday, January 31, 2013

Escaping Shadows by Julieanne Lynch

Title:  Escaping Shadows
Author:  J.A. Lynch
Series:  Shadow World #2
Published:  December 27th 2012 by Vamptasy Publishing (first published December 10th 2011)
Page Count:  195
Genre:  Paranormal
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Giselle has barely had time to accept her new life, never mind the prospect of motherhood, but she finds herself, yet again thrown into chaos, only this time there is more than just her life at stake.
With vampires and shadow creatures vying for her life, can Giselle escape the darkness consuming her, or will she finally descend into the world of shadows?

My Review:

This was an extremely well written novel. Lynch’s mastery of the English language allows the reader to immerse themselves in the story without having to figure out what the author is trying to say. This story has a flow that is easy to follow. Even though each chapter is written from the perspective of a different character this does not break up the flow of the story, nor does it add any confusion as to who did what, or where they are.

The characters in this novel are quite unique. Lynch produces characters that cannot be compared to anyone. Each is developed to suit a specific purpose. You also get to know the characters. Some of them become much more than just figures on a page. I must admit, however, that there were times when I was just plain sick of the main character running away from everything.

I loved that there is a large mix of supernatural races working together. The conflicts in the novel are not between the supernatural races as is stereotypically found. They are between good and evil, with a great deal of conflict within one specific race.

As the 2nd novel in a series, I was quite surprised to find that it would be quite possible to read it as a standalone story. Obviously, the 1st story in the series gives a great deal of information regarding the background and the characters. However, this novel gives the reader enough information that the reader would not be confused should they begin the series with this installment. This is a novelty not found with many series, especially considering that this one picks up right where the first left off.

I did quite enjoy reading this novel and would not hesitate to recommend it to others who enjoy reading about the supernatural.

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