Sunday, March 20, 2011

BLB Blog Tour Review Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer


Paperback: 524 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (February 22, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1450206891
ISBN-13: 978-1450206891


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Book courtesy of Laura Kreitzer and Book Lovin' Bitches Tour to find out more about the BLB click HERE

Amazon Summary:
Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

When I signed up for this book, the blurb and the cover drew me in and the fact it was about Angels as well, but to be honest I didn't know what to expect. Let me tell you this book pulled me in from the first page until the very end.

The world-building was huge, and at first I thought oh boy here we go it was going to be drawn out boy I was wrong, This author kept my attention not once did I dream of skipping in fact I was even more eager to read more about the Angels and how they came to be.

I love her take on Angel's as well, definitely not your typical Born from god or once you die you become an angel type of story.

Can I just say I wish I had Gabrielle's job, working to prove or disprove the supernatural, how cool is that? And let me say too if I experienced what she experiences through out the whole book I can't blame her for crying.

As for the characters ones that stuck out for me besides the obvious , was Joseph I loved his sense of humor and even when things didn't go his way, won't say what that is don't want to spoil it for you , he took it like a trooper.

There was a couple jaw dropping moments, I also won't give them away because it would be spoiling for those that haven't read this book.

Not much romance but that's okay - I know you are saying where is Donna and what have you done with her . I liked the teasing and sparky moments. This book did well without hot scenes. "Gasp" I hear all of you now.

Overall I will say I LOVED LOVED this book and would I recommend ? If you love Angels, mixed with intrigue and a bit of teasing romance this book is for you.

Rating 5 out of 5 feathers

Other Books in this series:
Soul Stalker(Timeless#2)
Abyss(Timeless#3)release date March 31st
Fallen Legion release date?
Halo of The Sun release date 2012

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Unknown said...

Great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. This is indeed an awesome book. I hope that Joseph's is in the next one!

BLHmistress said...

So do I , I just adored Joseph. He had the sense of humor that I just love in books.

Lisa said...

Great review! Laura is extremely talented. I've read all of her books and highly recommend them all!
Joseph is my favorite boy character too! OMG! I just adore him! So much so that I was kind of disappointed when Andrew showed up. But I've grown to absolutely adore him too. But Joseph is the man for ME!

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