Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance

Claimed by Shadow

Claimed by Shadow

by Karen Chance

Pros: Good character individualization
Cons: Frenzied pace

I’m a huge paranormal romance fan – it’s almost the only thing I read these days – so I was excited to think I had found another author to add to my list. Unfortunately, Ms. Chance doesn’t make the cut.

This is the first book of hers that I have attempted to read, and I have to say it doesn’t motivate me to try again. Frankly, I haven’t even finished it. She lost me in the first chapter. I have continued to slog about halfway through the book, but the pacing of the book is frenzied and the characters, while fairly well developed, seem out of control of their own lives. Too much back story is needed from the previous book (which I wasn’t aware existed when I purchased this one) to really understand this one.

The feeling I get from this book is that the author is trying too hard. She seems to be attempting to achieve a Harry Dresden style, but is just flat out trying too hard. Too much in too short of a time. She’s rushing and I’m not enjoying the ride.

Basically, I’ve lost any interest in these characters and don’t really care what happens. I expect I will eventually finish this book when I don’t have another one and am desperate for something to read. I can only hope it suddenly improves.

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Constant action, new characters are introduced and old ones are back!

You MUST read the first book ‘Touch the Dark’ first to understand anything about this one

The ‘world’ is interesting and new. The possibilities are endless to where it could go from here…vampires, fey, mages and Cassie with new magical powers and responsibilities.

I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out, although I must admit I liked ‘Touch the Dark’ a little better than this one, it is still one of my favorite series’ The only other negative thing I could say is that the books are NOT stand alone. You have to start at the beginning or you will get bogged down and lost. However, that being said, I think its worth giving a try.

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