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Shadow Unit 1 by Emma Bull
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May 30, 2012

it was ok
Read in June, 2012

Lured by names like Bear, Bull, Monette, and Shetterly I was eager to give Shadow Unit a look as soon as I heard about it. Which, apparently, was late in the game as there are a slew of these books already.

The conceit is an interesting one, in which the authors write "episodes" for a non-existent TV series. The "show' in question feels like a mash of Criminal Minds and shows with supernatural storylines, such as X-Files or Alphas.

My problem with the book is the fact I don't like Criminal Minds, and I didn't care for the choppy, episodic nature of the writing. Neither is truly a problem with the book, as they are both fully intended by the authors. It just wasn't my kind of writing.

At least it was a cheap look at the series, as it's all free online, and the Kindle version of the first book was a mere dollar. While it wasn't my cup of tea, I can't really complain about the cheap opportunity to explore a new series. Try it only if you like the elements mentioned above.
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