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The Shadow ReaderNg to Just think of er as One Hell Of A Blood Hound And hell of a blood ound and get the picture For years she The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, haselped the Court track down and kill Rebels until one day she is kidnapped by a rebel leader named Aren who The Kindest Lie henceforth in this review shall be known as Le Hottie While in captivity she discovers the war she once considered black and white just gained a whole lot colors in between As a result she starts second guessinger alliance with the Court and er awkward relationship with the King s sword master Kyol Le Steamy *first off this is a really awesome debut *off this is a really awesome debut for Sandy Williams The Shadow Reader Grabbed The Shadow Reader grabbed from page one and eld me in a choke Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies hold that would make Stone Cold Steve Austin proud And considering the last two books I ve readad me in a two star reviewing slump I was extremely grateful for a fun read That s not to say this book is without its flaws Oh no Lol But there is just something about it that makes me a lot forgiving The Shadow Reader is like a toddler just finishing up a cherry Popsicle on a Kraken: An Anatomy hot summer day She s a little messy with sticky fingers but she s just so darn cute you want toug The Best I Can Be her anyway And that s exactlyow I felt about this book Even though McKenzie did irritate me at times and the romance was toeing the insta love line I couldn t Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI help but really enjoy reading this bookThe PlotTwo words Action packed I don t even think this bookad down time It was just back to back revelations fight scenes sexual tension You know all those things to keep you on the edge of your seat This was a solid plot with pretty good world building I easily got a feel for the Fae s world but the only thing I would Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien have liked to see was a freakin map McKenzie s ability to track the Fae s shadows is reliant uponer knowing where the locations actually are I would Fire on the Water have liked toave been able to see where these places were myself on a map There is a lot of traveling done in the book between fissuring think teleporting in and out of the Once Upon an Eid human world or between the providences of the Fae world So yeah it wouldave been nice to be able to flip to the map and see exactly where they were McKenzie s goal in the first Ten Doors Down half is to escape Le Hottie Aren andis Rebels and return to Le Steamy Kyol and the Court She firmly believes they are evil and remains loyal to the Court But she never expects to fall for The Perfect Girlfriend her captor and grow sympathetic to the Rebels cause When she finally does return toer sword master she finds that er loyalties no longer lie with the Court The CharactersLe Hottie Aren McKenzie and Le Steamy Kyol were smart sassy and classy respectively I usually don t like love triangles but this is one of those rare occasions where an author tells me to Shut it Stephanie and read the damned book You will like it And lil old skeptical me goes HmmWe ll see about that Ms WilliamsWell ere I am eating my words because I loved this love triangle If I were McKenzie who would I chose Le Hottie or Le Steamy Jeez I don t know They were both awesome guys Aren s the cocky son of a biscuit eater that Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) has you wanting to smack that ridiculous grin offis face and kiss ROMANCE him at the same time While on the otherand Kyol is the mysterious silent type that will keep you up all night trying to puzzle out the secrets Chosen for Greatness hidden inis eyes AHHHH Hot Fae guys ICAN TEVEN Of course we Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 have oureroine McKenzie I won t deny that there were times when she really irritated me because I thought she just couldn t see the bigger picture of the war and Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, how the Court treateder all those years The Court specifically didn t want The First Mistake her learning the language of the Fae and she not once thought that was strange And one of the first things Aren does once she is kidnapped isave Shell Beak Tusk her taught the language This shouldave been a gigantic red flag to McKenzie but she remains loyal to the Court until it nearly very dearly costs The Adventurers her But she s supposed to be a stubborneroine I get that I just wish she was a little observant However she is a strong willed Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter heroine because she never does give up trying to escapeer captives I Commodity Conversations have to giveer props for that Even when she knows Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay her attempts are in vain she continues again and again Iave to admit though I did wish she didn t need uite so many rescuing from our Charmed Particles hot Fae guys In fact why does she evenave a sword on the cover I kept waiting for Running with the Kenyans her to kick someone s ass in the book but it neverappened view spoilerOkay so maybe she did kill someone but that was an accident on Perdido Street Station her partide spoiler Oooooh The Shadow Reader Oooooh average rating 414 Happy dayMy first thought My second thought My third thought My other thoughts are verging between ugh idiot duh gah and pass the jelly Imagine you ave a cold But not a normal cold It s one of those. N the fierce rebel leader she learns that not everything is as she thought And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil wa.

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45 stars The Shadow Reader is Sandy Williams debut novel and the first in the new MCKENZIE LEWIS If Sandy Williams debut novel and the first in the new MCKENZIE LEWIS series If book is any indication I anticipate great things from Williams and this series in the future I enjoyed The Shadow Reader immenselyMcKenzie is a uman woman with a talent that makes Duty her invaluable to the fae She is a shadow reader which means that when a fae teleports she can map where that faeas traveled to There are other shadow readers but McKenzie is an unusually good one As a teenager she was recruited to elp King Atroth s Court win a war Now ten years later the Court still calls upon er services and it s taken a toll on McKenzie s life HER FAMILY HAS WRITTEN HER OFF family Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep has writtener off crazy Her college degree is taking far longer than it was supposed to And er forbidden flirtation with Kyol Taltrayn the King s sword master keeps McKenzie s love life on old She s ready to retire as a shadow reader finish The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow her education and live a normaluman life Then she s kidnapped by rebel leader Aren Jorreb who also needs a shadow reader and everything changes McKenzie is attracted to Aren but at first figures it s Stockholm syndrome May I just mention Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart how refreshing it is that McKenzie even considered the possibility of Stockholm syndrome I ve read way too many books where the whole romance seemed to be rooted in it yet it was never really examined But Arenas some unsettling information for Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle her information that leadser to wonder whether she s been on the wrong side of the war all alongThis is a love triangle for readers who are sick of love triangles Why Because this is a good one The uestion is not just who s Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms handsome or makes McKenzie seart beat faster McKenzie is not just deciding between two men but two worldviews and two versions of the truth If one man is telling the truth the other is guilty of The Power of the Internet in China horrible things and vice versa and really no one sands are clean in this war McKenzie is a fierce eroine not necessarily in the combat sense but in er determination to seek the truth stick to er own sense of ethics and maintain er self respect She s strong in the face of psychological pressures that would break a lot of people and it s great watching Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens her forgeer own path that isn t uite what either of The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) her suitorsas in mind for Do Better herMcKenzie s struggles play out both iner own psyche and in Williams well realized setting It can take a little while to get one s bearings in the fae world Williams Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation has created but she does a terrific job of making that world feel fleshed out and lived in One gets the sense of a richistory and geography in the background even if McKenzie only sees a small sampling of it in this first book I was reminded both of Karen Marie Moning s FEVER universe and CL Wilson s TAIREN SOUL in terms of the settingThe Shadow Reader kept me turning pages frantically and when I wasn t reading it I was thinking about IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide how much I wanted to be reading it and finding out whatappened next or what new truth would be revealed I Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs had a lot of fun with The Shadow Reader and can t wait to read about McKenzie 15 starsI didn t like this very much and I m pissed that I bought the second book before finishing this one Iave mulled over my review for a few days now and I m still trying to figure out why most people loved this and I didn t I think my main issue with this book is that the world building and plot felt like a distant second in priority to the love triangleWhat I liked when I started with this book was the world I love the idea of the fissures that bring the fae in and out of our realm and the concept of a shadow reader a person who can see the shadow through the fissure that indicates the fae s location I was enad with the world and thought this book was a sure thing for me HoweverAs the book progressed I started Public Relations having some real issues First of all I though that McKenzie was unforgivably wishy washy about who she was interested in The back and forth went on for the entirety of the book andonestly bored me to tears I was also mystified as to why literally out of freaking nowhere Aren starts loving So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition her McKenzie is downright rude and mistrusting of Aren and it didn t seem like they were even building up to like so I was completely taken aback byis interest in Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 her I thought the whole court vs rebels thing wasn t very well explained and I felt like the seriousness of the issue got pushed aside so McKenzie could debate about who she wanted to kiss It irked me to no end As the book progressed I realized that I was never going to get the plot that I wasoping for and this wasn t going to be to my taste If I compare this book to the amazing and unforgettable Fever series Darkfever is the first which also is about the fae this book is li. A Houston college student McKenzie Lewis can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind For years she as been working for the fae King tracking rebels who would Ke the gum stuck to the shoe of Jericho Barrons Just different leagues Even than YA my relationship with Urban Fantasy as been a love Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe hate one In fact I even made a table about it and itolds true So when I DO find an urban fantasy book I like I can t elp but talk about it nonstop not to mention recommending it to everyone I know The Shadow Reader was one of those books I went into with a great deal of trepidation only to end up gasping for breath about 20 pages in Excellent worldbuilding fast paced breath stealing action and brilliant characterization all combine to make this book one hell of a ride McKenzie IS A SHADOW READER SHE CAN MARK THE PORTALS a shadow reader She can mark the portals and from Faerie of a ride McKenzie is a shadow reader She can mark the portals to and from Faerie our world and point out with a fair degree of accuracy exactly where the portal leads to This makes er valuable to the Faerie king who is fighting a battle against false bloods who are trying to claim Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 his throne McKenzieas been instrumental in the capture of several of these rebels so it s not surprising that she soon becomes a target for these false bloods However when McKenzie does get kidnapped by Aren the leader of the false bloods instead of being killed outright as she is CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES half expecting she ends upaving La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition her world turned on itsead The Faerie court Paha Mulus dan Indah has kept McKenzie or less in the darker sole point of contact being the King s swordmaster Kyol Kyol and McKenzie are secretly in love but the King Salvage the Bones has forbidden Faeuman relationships so they are doomed to snatched meetings and secrecy The kidnapping does than just pull McKenzie into a fight that is not er own it also makes er uestion er beliefs er loyalties and Gusto ko ng Pansit Ngayon her loveow true are the things she Tarot of Sexual Magic (English and Spanish Edition) has always taken for grantedI loved McKenzie s character for the most part She s not super extra special but she s not shy and retiring either She s most definitely smart scared in all the right places wily when she needs to be For someone who s led such an unusual life she s surprisingly leveleaded and most refreshingly she doesn t focus on The Prayers of Susanna Wesley Clarion Classics her lovelife to the exclusion of all else What can I say about the love interests in this story except that they were HAWWWWTTTT Seriously anyone who s read my reviews knowow much I War Songs hate love triangles But let me let you in on a little secret Iate well done love triangles EVEN MORE than I Histologie hate badly done ones At least with badly done love triangles you don tave too much emotional investment in the characters so you couldn t care less what L'Attaque des Titans T28 happens to these moany indecisive individuals But well done love triangles areeartbreaking When you can see the good in both men when you find one as flawed and beautiful and perfect as the other the knowledge that one of them is going to lose out on the woman they love is infinitely painful I was rooting for Kyol the whole way through but that is because I Mises en situation professionnelle AS: Aide-soignant have a well developed soft spot for a man ofonour Which isn t to say I didn t like Aren I totallt felt the frisson and everything when Cucina Povera he got all up close and personal with McKenzie I found the grey shaded characterization of both the main love interests especially intriguing Kyol is McKenzia s forst love the man sheas Eduquer son chien pour les Nuls poche held in ehreart since she was a teenager Aren is a mature woman s choice a man who first attracts then interests L Idalma Overo Chi her and who eventually manages to winer trust and Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before her affection McKenzie is a surprisingly introspective character for such an action packed story She constantly analyzeser motives and the motives of people around Le rite opratif de Salomon : Compagnon, du spculatif l'opratif her and the state of the world in which she findserself And the secondary characters Alan Partridge Every Ruddy Word help to flush out both the worldbuilding and the plotline in ways that are amazingly unexpectedThe one thing that really bothers me about the way McKenzie treats Kyol is that view spoiler she spends a large part of the book trusting blindly in Kyol sonor and goodness and yet it is these very things that drive The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics her away She s waited ten years forim but when s Guide to the Holy Land he s finally ready to give up everything forer she finds that it s too late I La sociedad literaria y del pastel de piel de patata Guernsey (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) have no doubt that this was the path the author wanted to lead me down but I wish ohow I wish those ten years of faith and love The Shepherds Bush Murders had been repaid with than a goodbyeide spoiler The Shadow Reader PaddedKINK 1 had everything I love in a fae book Seriously Iave a special place in my The Second Most Powerful Man in the World heart for fae characters Ahem Ash and Puck Wink wink Itad action Dom dzienny dom nocny hot Fae guys adventure romanceot Fae guys court intrigue witty dialogue and epically cool fight scenes Oh and did I mention the HOT FAE GUYS Excuse me while I fangirlMcKenzie Lewis is a special Le Cauchemar Mécanique (La Société dEnquêtes Etranges de la Tour Sud human She can see the Fae and read their shadows This ability makeser a very important ally in the war raging between the Court and Rebels because she can tell where the Fae are teleporti. Laim the Realm Her job isn't L'instrument du chanteur : son corps her only secret She's in love with Kyol the King's sword master butuman and fae relationships are forbidden When McKenzie is captured by Are. ,