Publisher: Red Fox
Release Date: 1st April 2010
Fifteen-year-old Eve Evergold is cute, sassy and enjoying a busy social life. What she doesn’t know yet is that someone close to her is an evil demon that only she has the supernatural power to defeat.
She needs to work out who it is - and fast. Because although there’s something very attractive about the dark side…dating a demon?
Shadows is a light, but creepy, addition to the plethora of supernatural reads around at the moment.
I have to admit that after reading the first couple of chapters of Shadows, I wasn’t really bothered about it either way. I could easily have put it down and walked away. However, I am glad I stuck with it. After about a third of the way in, the story really got going and I began to enjoy it. It actually became quite addictive as I was eager to see if all my guesses were correct. They were for a change! It was a little predictable, but I didn’t really mind.
Most of my initial not-bothered feelings about Shadows had to do with Eve. I just felt no connection with her. She was just another pretty, rich girl with a major shopping addiction. I really hate it when teen girls are portrayed this way; we’re not all like that! In fact, I personally, hate shopping unless it’s for books. Maybe that makes me odd, but it really affected the way that I felt about her. I did, however, love and Eve and Jess’ ratings for guy hotness: the shoe scale, Jimmy Choo being the highest accolade and closely followed by Manolo Blahnik’s. I don’t like shopping, but I do appreciate pretty shoes that I’ll never be able to walk in so I thought this was genius.
Shadows is a quick, fun read and I’ll be looking out for The Hunt, the second book in the Dark Touch series.
For my 2010 Debut Author Challenge, 2010 100+ Reading Challenge