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Preview — Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
Shadow of Time (Shadow of Time #1)
Bilingual Review: ENG/RO
Ever since the very first pages, I felt incredibly hooked by the story. I usually know right from the beggining if I like a book or not, and it seems that I was right this time too.
Hannah is a lovable character right from the start, with her shyness, sense of humour and insecureness. She is very dedicated in everything she does, and will not back out when it comes to the people she loves, even if she is in mortal danger. Througho...more
Jen Minkman sent me a review request, asking that I read/review Shadow of Time. After reading the blurb, and a few reviews, I thought it sounded like something I would really enjoy!
Once I started reading, I found I just couldn't get in to it. So I emailed Jen, and asked if she would rather that I post an interview on my blog, than a negative review. This is her (wonderful) response:
I've been thinking a bit today about your opinion on Shadow of Time, and since I asked for yo...more
I wasn't fully aware of what genre Shadow of Time was before I started it. Fantasy or chick-lit?
First half of the book is definitely chick-lit and I loved it! I adored Hannah; she's funny, independents og ready for a great summer. No teenage insecurity, but a young woman capable of standing on her own two feet and she doesn't need a man to have fun. Her brother Ben is amazing and almost as fun as his sister. Josh is fantastic a ...more
I absolutely loved Shadow of Time. It was one of those rare books that leaves you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what else the author can throw at you and loving every minute of it. I was immediately sucked into the story that Jen took such great care to create.
Hannah has got to be another one of my favourite bookish heroines. She's just so likable and I love the inner strength that she radiates even though she's actually really shy and awkward. But the best part about her was that she ...more
But then, Jen Minkman's magic began to work on me. Her writing is energetic and flows without awkwardness. The relationship she build for ...more
Jen has a beautiful writing style that is both captivating and deeply professional. Her mastery of the English language is amazing, especially considering it's not her native tongue. (I can only dream of having a vocabulary like hers, and will from now on be consulting her when I do anything in English, ever.) The relat ...more
The story begins when high school French teacher Hannah goes o ...more
Het verhaal heeft eigenlijk heel veel elementen die het voor mij een interessant, spannend verhaal maken: bovennatuurlijke verschijnselen, Navajo-cultuur, liefde, vriendschap, magie, dromen, reïncarnatie, geschiedenis. Allemaal thema’s die natuurlijk vaker in het paranormale genre voorkomen, maar ik had het nog niet eerder in deze sterke, boe ...more
For the most part, I enjoyed the story. It was, ...more
My favorite part of the novel is the Navajo lore. The setting, the language and the rituals added a new dimension to the novel. Jen Minkman merges the paranormal with a romance that transcends time, and throws in a mystery that kept me guessing until the end. It' ...more
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May contain some spoilers
Our main character is Hannah, who is on her way to Arizona, where she's suppose to meet her brother, Ben. Before she gets there, she runs into a hot stranger while fueling up. She's blushing like an idiot, but manages to somewhat get over it, until she realizes The Hottie is Josh, his brother's best friend. He's the guy who used to call her "big sister". And he still is only 17!
Hannah tries her best to get over his hotness ...more
I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
The cover makes a lot of sense when you read the book as it is a scene from within the book. I tend to favour covers that are a scene from the book as you know your minds eye is on the same wavelength of the Authors imagery. The cover depicts Hannah and Josh, or maybe even Josh and his wife in a former life in a Navajo cave.
The book is well written and descriptive in such a good way you can see the places Jan is describi ...more
PARANORMAL AT IT'S BEST!
To be honest, this is my second novel to the world of paranormal.
I’ve read several novels before laying my eyes on this one, But this was the second paranormal novel I’ve ever come across. And I must say, I am NOT Disappointed. I can’t believe I left this genre obsolete till now.
What a fantastic read this novel was.
I’m deeply impressed with Jen Minkman’s story and stomped on the decision to write this review with a wide grin on my ...more
I have not yet read any books that revolve around the Native Amarican culture and Jen Minkman knows how to explain the culture and mix it great into the story without just smacking some information on the pages. She paid lots of attention to the rituals and traditions.
'It's all in the details' and you know what that is so true for this story. The wr ...more
Op het voorblad staat boven de titel: spirituele liefdesroman. 'Wat moet ik mezelf daarbij voorstellen' vroeg ik me af.
Na het lezen vind ik dat deze omschrijving niet genoeg zegt over deze roman.
Daar zul je het denk ik mee eens zijn nadat je Schaduw van de tijd zelf gelezen hebt.
Uit het hele verhaal blijkt dat de auteur veel researchwerk verricht heeft om dit boek te kunnen schrijven. Het is ...more
The story is a slow burner and by the time it built up to the ending I had really gotten into it. There is a lot o ...more
Minus five points for using the word "cardie". Oh the horrors of flagrant and unnecessary abbreviations.
感謝GOODREADS的GIVEAWAY為我提供的這本書.Thanks for the giveaway of goodreads provided this book to me. As I read this as a Chinese version and considering I mostly write review in English in goodreads, I will do my review in both Chinese and English.
Shadow of Time give a new experience of reading. This is the first book that I read about aboriginal in ...more
Hannah was going to spend a quiet vacation with her brother in their cabin. On her way home, she met a guy in a motorcycle while she was belting out a song. It actually was a cute scene. Anyway, soon she discovered that the guy she saw was ac ...more
I found Shadow of Time to be a bit of an uneven reading experience. There are a lot of positive attributes. Minkman is a talented writer, and has obviously edited and crafted this book so that the story flows smoothly, even the time travel/flashback bits are understandable. The romance is beautifully handled, with the characters slowly moving from childhood friends to lovers in a believable and tender way, wi ...more
I'm quite picky when it comes to romance (and even more picky when it comes to chick lit). But this paranormal romance sounded very interesting, especially because there was supposed to be a lot of Navajo lore in the story. And I can't resist anything that touches folklore and mythology, and Nature oriented beliefs.
First of all, I think this book isn't just a paranormal romance, it's also a paranormal mystery/thriller, and that makes it even better.
I have ...more
In tone, this felt a more like an Australian story in that it was a little denser and more descriptive. But I like Australian authors. And it makes sense that it feels different since it was first published in Belgium and the Netherlands and then transla ...more
First I have to say this book was amazing, and I found the authors writing and the research it must have taken to write this story was truly fantastic. Shadow of Time is well written, the characters and story line were captivating, and I couldn’t put this book down. I have to say Jen Minkman has written a very original story and I found myself truly caught up in this novel.
We first meet Hannah who travels to their summer home to hang out with her brother during the s ...more