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Shadows (Dark Touch #1)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,414 Ratings  ·  170 Reviews
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 a demon? Pure hell!
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Red Fox
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Petrina Wong
May 02, 2011 Petrina Wong rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: younger readers who enjoy the paranormal genre
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Oct 17, 2011 Sita rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sita by: Tia
Read it at Tia's house...

I’m pretty sure I read this one night when I was staying over at Tia’s, yep, I was that bored. She was addicted to Sims at that point (I don’t see the appeal) and spent most of the night on that or watching Dexter (I see the appeal in that, I mean who doesn’t love a good serial killer. And he can’t hurt me, I’m in Australia, Dexter is in Miami. Ha!)

I can’t remember a lot of the book. But I remember the basic plot and the characters, and the (sucky as all hell, just
Carolyn  Storer
Shadows is the first book in the 'Dark Touch' series and although the cover, which I think is pretty cool, promises an edgy, young adult supernatural story, it didn't quite deliver, although it was an entertaining read.

Eve is a fifteen year old girl who discovers she has acquired supernatural powers to zap demons, but she also loves to shop with her best friend Jess. They adore Jimmy Choo (what 15 year old do you know can afford JC?!) and applying lots of lipgloss, even at the most opportune mom
Very good book =] Loved the characters. It was quiet scary in places and had a really good twist at the end! Looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
Dec 09, 2011 Kirsti rated it did not like it
o_o Is it possible to lose brain cells when reading a book? I sure felt like I did! Firstly, Eve and Jess are total airheads. Eve of course, is given the slightly more unusual name because she ends up being the one with the powers. No offense to the girls called Jess out there, but it is a stereotypical airhead name (for the awesome girls called Jess out there, I apologize) They think about shopping, and boys, and yet the whole dialogue seems to have a very young voice in my mind. They didn't re ...more
Jun 17, 2016 Pınar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Arkadaşımla başlattığımız minik okuma etkinliğimizde seçilen kitap bitti. Sonunda!

Çoğu kişinin bildiğini düşündüğüm bir sinema serisi var. Çığlık Serisi. Bir de bu seriyi tiye alan Korkunç Bir film serisi var. İşte bu kitabı da aynen o seriye benzettim. Sanki fantastiği tiye alan bir kitap okudum. Komedi desem değil fantastik desem o da olmayacak, tuhaf bir kitaptı.

Eve zengin aile kızı, okuduğum ergenler gibi içine kapanık kendini soyutlamış kızlardan değil ama. Okulun popüler kızlarından biri.
Jodie (Books for Company)
When l first picked up this book l was excited about reading this book but l have to admit my excitement was quickly ruined by how the book was written. I found the book written in quite a simple way with not much description and most sentences quite 'simple'. Because of this l found it hard to connect with the main characters and wasn't left feeling like they were real people like with most books which l enjoy a lot. This then mean't l couldn't slip into another world while reading this book an ...more
Mar 16, 2013 Mati rated it it was ok
Amy Meredith - Gölge
Dark Touch 1

Burası Deepdane. Huzurlu, az nüfuslu, hayatın gezmek tozmak ve alışverişten ibaret olduğu küçük bir kasaba. Deepdanede hayat her zamanki sakinliğiyle devam ediyordu ki birden bazı kasabalılar aklını kaçırmaya başladı.

Eve ve Jess, Deepdanein popüler kızlarından. Hayatlarında erkekler, ayakkabılar ve güzel elbiselerden başka pek bir şey yok. Ancak karanlık ve gizemli olaylar baş gösterince, iş başa düşüyor. Atalarından kalan mirasın farkına varan Eve, Deepdanei yü
Aug 28, 2010 NorwegianBook rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a new series aimed at the pre-Twilight age group. The author, Amy Meredith, lives in California, but she has also lived and worked in New York and the Hamptons where the main characters in the Dark Touch - series are from. She has always been fascinated by the supernatural.

The summer is over, and it is time to get back to school for Eve Evergold and her best friend Jess, in the town of Deepdene. And this autumn, two new boys are also attending school with them. Lu
Feb 01, 2012 Elena rated it did not like it
Oh dear crap.
Is Amy Meredith kidding me or what?

I couldn't even finish this book.
Let me just say, our main character was a fourteen-year-old girl who just came out of Junior High.
And no, this is not a book for children. This is supposed to be Young Adults.
Again, are you kidding me?

Our main character is a superficial, idiotic girl who cares about boys, make-up and shoe-sales.
And no, I'm not going to tell you she has some deeper feature, because she hasn't.
All her she and her bestfriend do is goss
Bemused Bookworm
Jul 26, 2015 Bemused Bookworm rated it it was amazing
loved it...but of course, i liked the dude i shouldn't. haha. i wonder if he'll reappear in the series.
kagit kiz
Öyle çok ahım şahım bişey değil, konu ve karakterlerin klasik olduğu bi çırpıda okunacak bir kitap.
Amy Jacobs
Aug 12, 2011 Amy Jacobs rated it did not like it
No matter how much you fall in love with this gorgeous cover, be warned that the book is not as beautiful as the art. I was looking for a new paranormal book in the young adult genre and remembered getting this one a while back. I dusted it off, and dove right into a book that was suppose to be suspenseful and full of intense scenes of paranormal chills. Unfortunately, Shadows fell short of my expectations.

This book seems to be written for more of the younger teens in mind. With that said, I sti
1.5 stars


15 year old Eve Evergold is a pain in the arse who cares about nothing but boys, looks and how much money mummy and daddy have put on her AmEx. She's spoilt, vain, stupid, immature, shallow and in need of a good slap.

This book is meant to be about demons and a dark force living in Deepdene (which used to be called Demondene [obviously]) which is stealing the souls of the local residents but for the majority of this book we're just told how beautiful Eve is with bluer
Dec 28, 2012 Grace rated it did not like it
Shelves: why, annoying-author
Lots of people who have given this book a deservedly low rating have also mentioned how they think that 'younger teens would love it'. I was twelve or thirteen when I first read this book. I was given it by a friend who got it free in Bliss magazine, and she gave it to me as she knows I like to read, and at that point she didn't at all. I knew straight away, just by looking at the front cover, that it was going to be one of the most cliche, unrealistic, Twilight rip-offiest books I would ever re ...more
Strap on your Jimmy Choos - it's time for a little demon hunting!

Eve's life revolves around a few things:
- Shoes
- Shopping
- Lip gloss
- Prada bags
- Making sure not to max out her credit card
- Her best friend Jess

But when girls around town start taking trips to the psych ward, screaming that they're plagued by 'shadows' and 'demons', Eve and Jess start to uncover some sordid secrets about their hometown and what lurks within the darkness. On top of everything, Eve starts to develop some inte
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
When I first started this book and saw the mention of twilight on the second page, I thought this was going to be a book that I would hate. The writing wasn't superb and it took me quite a long time to adjust to the characters and their designer lifestyles, but once I did, the book actually turned out to be quite enjoyable. It wasn't very original and the twist was basically revealed from the blurb of the book, but it was a decent read all the same and I will be reading the next one to discover ...more
Shannon Bradley
Aug 19, 2011 Shannon Bradley rated it it was amazing
I see several people giving these books not so great reviews. I think they are forgetting that they're adults and these are YA books. If you want something deep and meaningful try reading a grown up book.

Personally I am really enjoying this series. I'm so thankful that it's not another Twilight knock off. The story line keeps me interested, I feel connected to the characters, and it's a great read at the end of a busy day.
Hannah Brown
This year at Eve Evergold’s high school, two new boys have shown up: the gorgeous blond Luke, and dark, sexy Mal. Eve thinks they’re normal: until people start going insane and electrics start short circuiting whenever she’s near them. A demon is amongst them, and Eve has to find out who it is and how to destroy them before everything goes to hell.

I got the first three of these novels for Christmas (I think?!) last year, and I just thought, “What the hell!” so I read them. They seemed they were
Mar 02, 2016 Eda rated it liked it
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May 16, 2015 Deanna rated it it was ok
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Jul 22, 2011 Haya rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a un-Twilight related supernatural story
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 a demon? Pure hell

I remember the first time I heard of this book. My friend was by her locker reading it. Now, whenever I see a book in a person's hands, I immediately scur
Jul 27, 2011 Erika rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Children/Young Adults
For the second time of reading this book i was kind of disappointed. I thought it was so much better than it really was. It wasn't bad as such and wasnt great, it was just ok.

************************Spoiler Alert*********************

I think the ending was a little disappointing. I mean, Eve is meant to have a strong connection with Mal and yet it didnt show her emotions when she found out, she didn't even talk to Mal but ran away and she is supposed to be a demon fighter.

Rachel Shedden
Feb 12, 2012 Rachel Shedden rated it it was amazing
I have never read a supernatural based book before so I did not know what to expect from this book. Whenever I used to go into a library or a book shop I did not ever think to look into the supernatural or horror section. I always seemed to avoid them because I did not think it was my type of thing but thanks to Amy Meredith it now is!
I enjoyed Shadows so much that it was not long before I had devoured the whole book. I read it over two days. The novel is so gripping and well written that I love
Michelle  novelsontherun
Nov 08, 2010 Michelle novelsontherun rated it really liked it
This was a nice light , quick read for the YA reader. I enjoyed Eve and Jess's friendship and the mystery that is Deepdene population 2,704. This is probably for your younger YA reader. The girls spend vacations together , money isn't a problem for they live in the Hamptons. Lip gloss colour is important as well as the T-shirt that makes the right statement for the first day back at school.
I liked that Jess really understood Eve and was there for her no matter what. Eve is going through a chang
Apr 23, 2010 Sophie rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010-debut, gift
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 c
Charlotte Phillips
Feb 19, 2012 Charlotte Phillips rated it liked it
I think I am in two frame of minds when it came to this book, unsure as to whether I liked it or did not like it. I think and feel that there was certainly a lot of aspects tot this book to like, but at the same time I just couldn't help but wonder if it was all a little to cliche, something that had been done before just with different characters and settings. I think that one thing which annoys me when it comes to books like this is the fact that they all seem to be set in either similar or sa ...more
Sangita Mazumder
Feb 02, 2013 Sangita Mazumder rated it really liked it

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/Mystery/Romance, Young Adult.

Written by Amy Meredith, the first installment of Dark Touch series starts with two teenage girls Eve and Jesse having a perfect wealthy and glamorous life what others (by others I mean the readers) dream of, or did dream of in their teenage. With all its rambling on designer shoes and fashion boutiques, lipsticks and hand bags, it seemed a bit cliche in the first chapter, though the necessity of being obsessed with fashion trends proved its
Mar 04, 2011 chucklesthescot rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, youngadult
Eve and Jess are excited by the arrival of two new guys in town-Luke, the cute son of the minister, and Mal, the mysterious guy whose family is never around. Then local girls start to go insane after dreams about demons. Eve knows the sick girls and wants to find out what is going on in town before she and Jess are the next victims.

Eve is an irritating, ditzy, rich spoiled teenager who is obsessed with shopping, clothes, makeup and boys. Jess is a vapid airhead who bugged me from page one with
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Amy Meredith now lives in California, though she has lived and worked in New York and the Hamptons where our heroes, Eve, Luke and Jess, come from. She has always had a fascination with the supernatural and wishes she had a super power like Eve's - although in real life she says she would definitely prefer shopping to demon-fighting!
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“Eve returned to her lip-gloss application. "Biology. Ms Whittier," she said, not bothering to look at Luke.

"Cool. Me too. Can I borrow that?" He reached around her and plucked her lip glaze out of her fingers. She still held the wand.

He held out his hand for it.

"What? No," Eve said.

"Come on, it's my first day. I want to make a good impression. And clearly biology can't be understood without lipstick," Luke joked.

"Funny." Eve grabbed the lip glaze back. "This stuff is really good for you."

Luke raised his eyebrows. They disappeared into his floppy blond hair. He didn't have expressive dark brows like Mal.

"It has green tea antioxidants," Eve continued. "And macadamia extract and aloe vera for healing."

"Oh. That's different then," Luke said. "Carry on.”
“Any plan that takes us to Gucci is a good plan to me.” 2 likes
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