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Shadow Fall (Shadow #2)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  822 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews

Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn't cut out to be an angel.


One moment he's fleeing Heaven; the next, he's waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who's desperately afraid of the dark.


It gathers around Annabella as she performs, f
Paperback, 322 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Leisure
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Apr 04, 2011 Jamie rated it really liked it
Erin Kellison's Shadow series continues to impress me. This book focuses on Custo (from the first book) who is determined to protect a dancer while trying to find a traitor in Segue. This book has angels, wraiths, Fae, a Shadow Wolf, and Death. I don't want to say too much and spoil anything for those who haven't read the first book (Shadow Bound).
This book was a bit slower that the first but still held a good pace. The whole story takes place in a few days. Paranormal, romance and action filled
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
In the beginning Custo is murdered & goes to heaven. He is an angel, but is confused as to how that could be, because he has done some bad things in his life.

Annabella is a ballet dancer who spins magic through her dancing. Because she has no real control over the magic, she blends the shadow world with the human world pulling Custo & the "Wolf" through to the human world accidentally.

Custo decides he needs to protect Annabella from the "Wolf", while trying to return the Wolf to his ow
I really enjoyed Shadow Bound so was looking forward to picking up Shadow Fall which is the second book in Erin Kellison's Shadow series. Please note that this review will contain slight spoilers for the first book in the series so please don't read further if you've not already read it.

I had expected the story to pick up immediately after the ending of Shadow Bound so it was quite a surprise when I discovered that two years had passed since the events in the first book. Custo was tortured and k
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 30, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
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Aug 26, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
Shelves: gag-worthy-book
Custo Santavari has been murdered. After two years of being in limbo, he wants to return to Earth because he feels he is still needed on the mortal plane. His good friend, Adam Thorne runs The Segue Institute, which is a research facility that focuses on the growing wraith population. Wraiths are a type of paranormal creature that causes havoc on Earth. A select group of mortals are at war with the wraiths who have given up their humanity for immortality. Custo has found a way to return to Earth ...more
Kitten Blue
Aug 19, 2011 Kitten Blue rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
1. Erin Kellison's writing is The Awesomesauce. 2. This is a sequel that doesn't suck. 3. Custo is The Yum. No, seriously: Custo's The Yum.

The first book in this series, Shadow Bound, blew me away with just how dark it was for a Paranormal Romance. I loved the terrible, beautiful, hopeful world ... I loved the characters ... and I ABSOLUTELY wanted more. Shadow Fall is slightly less bleak, but just as incredible.

It begins with Custo. He was tortured to death in Shadow Bound and is now chilling i
For those of you who have not yet discovered author Erin Kellison, I seriously suggest you do so. Put her name on that list of must read authors.. get to know her because this woman writes a wicked story!!

I first had the privilege of reading Ms. Kellison's Soul Kissed and fell unquestionably in love. And then I found out there was so much more to the series.. Shadow Fall is actually book two in the Shadow Series.. I haven't been able to get my hands on book one yet but I will do so and soon.

I really REALLY like the crazy world of Shadow. I'm mean, it's messed up and dangerous, but the people who rally to fight against it kinda rock. At this point in the story, it feels like an uphill battle, too. For every wraith they cut down, there are others ready to join their ranks. Which is bad. Very bad.

BUT... there are also allies starting to pop up. Here and there. Which kinda feels like another uphill battle since those allies are initially reluctant.

But we're here to talk about Custo and
Sep 14, 2010 Colleen rated it liked it
While still a fun read, sadly, Shadow Fall lacks the engaging characters that drove Kellison's first novel Shadow Bound . Neither Custo nor Annabella have qualities that made me like them enough to care. Perhaps this is because their romance was so rushed. Shadow Bound's Adam and Talia reappear here and their love story was/is far more compelling despite their grumpy/emotionally distant characterizations. The plot was less exciting as well. In my opinion, having it follow Giselle's storyline (a ...more
Ballerina Annabella's dancing is truly magical. While practicing for her debut as Giselle, Annabella transcends the mundane world and touches the shadow world of the fae - and unwittingly allows a creature of the shadow to pass through. But at the same time a creature of light also enters the world. Custo, who somehow ended up as an angel after his death (in [[ASIN:B003TO68CI Shadow Bound]]), returns to bring intel to aid Adam in the battle against the Wraiths but ends up as captivated by Annabe ...more
Nicole Smith
Sep 12, 2013 Nicole Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
When I started out reading this I almost put it aside to try reading later, but I'm glad I didn't. What a well written book, it just grips you. The whole mystery of the shadow and the magic of Annabella's dancing. Custo is what I look for in a hero; the hunky guy who puts others before him. The sacrifices this man makes there is no way you don't fall for him. Poor Annabella her beautiful ballet dancing causes her so much grief, a wolf hunts her and a stranger takes her on a wild adventure. Thoug ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Book two in this series, after Shadow Bound gets the five star rating for one of THE best beginnings to a book I have ever read! The beginning of this book is actually taken from the middle of the first book, but told in horrific detail form the standpoint of the victim, who is also the hero in this book! Adding to demons, Death, Shadows, wraiths are angels! Good vs Evil, Hate vs Love...great story, lots of angst!
My thoughts: I just didn't like this one as much as the first. I loved seeing Adam and Talia again, but just wasn't as interested in Custo and Annabella. I actually wished we had more interaction with Talia. She's one of the reasons I liked the first book so much. I will definitly read the next because I'm curious about shadowman. Just hoping the next is better.
Nov 15, 2010 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
Just like the first in the series, I really did not connect with the characters. The storyline was good. I liked the premise of Custo being an angel come back to earth to help Adam and the artist draws their inspiration through the Shawdowland but I still just did not really connect with Annabella and Custo.
Erin Kellison
Nov 05, 2015 Erin Kellison added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Was a good sequel. I liked that it carried over most of the charcters. When it came to describing the shadow world the author tended to be long winded, but on the whole a fun read. :)
Aug 28, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
I enjoyed the sequel as much as the first book. Very glad the Custo was given his own story, I really like his character.
Jul 24, 2010 Pamela rated it really liked it
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Yelania Nightwalker
Custo era el mejor amigo de Adam, fundador de Segue, un instituto dedicado al estudio y contención de los Wraiths. Después de morir debido a una traición dentro de Segue, es enviado al cielo y convertido en un ángel. Decidido a escapar de lo que considera es un error y dispuesto a hacer todo lo necesario para comunicarse con Adam, hace un trueque con Death. Mientras huye del cielo, y perdido dentro de Shadow su camino se cruza con el de Annabella, una bailarina que tiene el don para cruzar la fr ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Sep 27, 2010 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it really liked it
Erin Kellison's Shadow Fall was a GREAT followup to Shadow Bound! This time Custo takes the lead as one of the main narrators and we get to know a little more about him and what he went through before he was killed. He manages to escape from Heaven to return to Earth for he has another message to tell Adam and Segue. Something he was unable to pass along before he died. There was not one, but two traitors at Segue, one was the man who killed him...and the other has yet to be revealed. Even Custo ...more
Paranormal Romance
Two years after his murder the hero desperately seeks a way out of heaven, needing to be useful again in the war he knows is raging down on earth. With the angels around him unwilling to lend their hand, the hero becomes disgusted with them and though he is technically an angel, he's far from angelic. So when the shadowman comes calling seeking his love, the hero tricks him and is able to escape heaven and flee into the shadow plain. There, he's amazed to see the image of a dancer and spellbound ...more
Laura Summers
Reviewed for (7 out of 10 on the blog)

*Warning - Spoilers for First Book*

When I picked up this book I actually expected it to pick up where the first book left off and resume with Adam and Talia's story. But it doesn't, the story actually picks up two years later from where the first ended and our hero this time is Custo, Adam's best friend. For those that have read it, Custo died in the first book, tortured to death in order to save Adam and Talia's life. His noble sacrif
Mar 30, 2016 Ally rated it liked it
Shelves: 03-paranormal
So I'm not much for a prima donna heroine

Setting / Time / Genre: Current-ish, alternate universe, paranormal, soul sucking wraiths, angels and a banshee

Length: 322 pages

Series: Yep

Sexy times:Couple of times and it's not well defined. In other words, we are alluded to some the business end of somethings without being terribly descriptive of what those things are.

Plan on reading more by the author Meh. If I run across it or it's free, then yes. Am I running out to get the rest of the series, no
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Sep 18, 2013 Monica **can't read fast enough** rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Shadow Fall is not a typical paranormal romance. It is a dark and sometimes disturbing urban paranormal tale and is book 2 in the series. I have not read the first book and I had no trouble at all getting into this book and going with the flow of the story. I will say that after reading this book I went to Amazon and bought book 1 and 3. Book 1 is FREE right now (9/18/13) and Shadow Fall is only $0.99 so go grab them! Two books for $0.99 can't be beat. The opening scene actually made me cringe a ...more
The Nauti Vixen
Oct 18, 2013 The Nauti Vixen rated it really liked it
Title: Shadow Fall
Series: Shadow Series Book #2
Author: Erin Kellison
Rating: B-
Sacrifice...Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn't cut out to be an angel.
Mystery...One moment he's fleeing Heaven; the next, he's waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who's desperately afraid of the dark.
Shadow...It gathers around Annabella as she performs, filled with fantastic images of another w
Oct 17, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it

***mild spoilers for first book, must highlight to read spoiler part****

I really enjoy the world Kellison has built. In the first book we learn about the Shadowlands, a place in between that is filled with Fae magic. The Shadowman, Death, ushers souls from the mortal realm through this area to Heaven or Hell, but he fell in love with a mortal woman and abandoned his job. This caused a thinning of the boundary and let an evil demon escape to Earth, who crea
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
❈ Read as part of the Bad Boys of the Night: Eight Sizzling Paranormal Romances: Paranormal Romance Boxed Set

~ 4 Shadow Fall Stars ~

Shadow Fall is book two in the Shadow series by Erin Kellison. This series continues to impress me. It's got angels, wraiths, Fae, and Death.  

There is a 2 year time lapse between Shadow Bound and Shadow Fall. With the time lapse I recommend reading book one in the series first. For me it had been sometime since I read Shadow Bound that I was a little lost at th
Caroline (Bon Bons and Reveries)
. The story begins with Custo in heaven. He’s somehow ended up as an angel, much to his displeasure. Wanting to help and warn Adam of a betrayl, Custo tricks Shadowman into switching places with him. Lost and trying to find his way back to Segue, Custo sees a woman dancing and is drawn to her power, just as the wolf is. Wolf has been hunting Annabelle trying to find a way out of Shadow and into her world. When Custo accidentally lets him into the real world, both his and Annabelle’s worlds are u ...more
Jessica Aspen
Oct 30, 2011 Jessica Aspen rated it it was amazing
Erin Kellison rocks!

Not only is she amazingly sweet and funny, but she can really write romance. Her book Shadow Fall is the second in the series that began with Shadow Bound and continues with Shadow Man out September 2011. I had the opportunity of meeting Erin at Rom Con 2011 and she made our paranormal games a blast.

Shadow Fall tells the tale of ballet artist Annabella whose talent for ballet creates a link between our world and the shadow world. Annabella’s grace and beauty lure not only a s
Mar 18, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This book picks up with Custo who was killed in the first book. He is now an angel and is looking to get back to earth to warn his best friend Adam there is still a traitor in their midst at the Segue Institute. He tricks Shadowman (death) into a trade that allows him to fall to earth. En route, he comes across a ballerina, Annabella, who he immediately finds himself drawn to her. He is not the only one, as a wolf from the Shadow Lands crossed over with Custo and immediately wants Annab
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Erin Kellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Reveler serial, where dreaming turns dangerous. She also writes the dark fantasy romance Shadow series and Shadow Kissed series. RT calls Soul Kissed, "a dark fairy tale with a twist, perfect for readers who love passion with their fantasy." And this year she delves into shifter romance with her Dragons of Bloodfire series ...more
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