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Vision of Shadows

(Vision #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer?

After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with
Published December 30th 2013 by Entranced Publishing (first published December 2nd 2013)
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Sabrina Olteanu
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

From what I've heard, this is Vincent Morrone first published story. I wouldn't know from the way he writes. He has great skills, the story was written to perfection and I loved each and every single word of it. I signed up for this blog tour, being curious what the book has to offer. In the past couple of years, I have read enough paranormal romance. There are great books, but ones that practically has the same story as the other,
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 out of 5 stars

I wish to thank the author for providing me a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is packed full of ghosts and the paranormal. Two families conflicted for centuries, each with their own secrets and a romance that screams danger from the get-go. The basic storyline has been used before, but the author weaves a tale that constructed something quite original from the usual and kept me intrigued all the way through.

“So, if you need to take to your wife or t
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free eARC of Vision of Shadows from Entranced Publishing in exchange of an honest review*

Vision of Shadows is a little creepy, full of paranormal sightings, and a great, young heroine.

My review will be posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews on January 2nd 2014 for the blogtour.
Amanda Jeffery
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. Bristol was believable and the story was paced well. I will be recommending this author to others.
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, english
I recieved a copy of this booko from the author.

From the synopsis of this book, I expected it to be just the book for me. Sadly, it wasn't.

The writing was okay, although I have to say that the names should've been less similar; Jared and Jay. I often mixed up the two of them, which led to confusion. One of the things that worked well, was the humor.

I think the main problem for me was that it felt like this book tried to be something it wasn't. I mean, when you have to bring in a possessed cow, t
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating - 3.5
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
So any day now, I'm about to meet the boy of my dreams--literally. Then I get to see if he's going to be the love of my life or the end of it.
Funny thing is, I'm not sure which idea scares the crap out of me more.

One of the greatest joys and pleasures that I have in running my blog is discovering gems of books like Vision of Shadows. This book may have eventually come to my attention, but then it may have not, and I may have missed out on getting to know these characters and discovering Vinc
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Vision of Shadows, the first book in the Vision series, is an enthralling and thoroughly entertaining young adult paranormal romance by Vincent Morrone. Effectively told through Bristol Blackburn’s eyes, Bristol tells her story through current events, journal entries, and dream sequences.

After witnessing her parents’ deaths, Bristol, a high school student, moves to the town of Spirit to live with her uncle, his two sons, and her grandpa, family
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Entranced Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Our main character, Bristol, can see dead people. Once we get that out of the way things get a bit weirder, of course! I quite enjoyed Vision of Shadows by Vincent Morrone. It was fairly fast paced and had a twisty plot. As an added bonus, all of the characters are interesting (even the ghosts!)

Bristol goes to live with her
Bristol’s life is thrown into chaos after she witnesses an accident that takes the lives of her parents. Able to see and talk to spirits, she is anxious to ask her folks some questions that are haunting her thoughts, but is flummoxed when they do not appear to her. Moving to the small town of Spirit with an uncle and cousins who are unknown to her is frightening. She fears that they will find out she is a freak, and worries about keeping her secret safe in the boisterous household. Soon she meet ...more
~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review
5 Roses

This book has personality, humor, and danger- all great elements of a book. Put that together with talented writing and an interesting plot, and you have yourself a new favorite read.

Bristol is an awesome female lead character. I get nervous sometimes, reading from a female POV, written by a guy, and vice versa. Sometimes it can be a bit painful, but Vincent Morrone did a really great job. Bristol is funny, honest, and really acts closer to the way a normal girl would act, than a lot of books I
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The cover of this book is amazing; it looks like an ad for a CW show. Actually, the plot of this book is a lot better than any of those teen shows on the CW. The book is about a girl named Bristol and she can see ghosts. Funfact, I wrote a book about a girl named Bristol who could see demons. Anyways, early on in Chapter One we get to see her ability at work, as she chats with a ghost in a diner. They watch as the ghost's daughter gets engaged.

After an unfortunate accident, Bristol moves to Spi
Melissa Cheslog
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic paranormal/ young adult novel. I was blown away by the story. Vincent Morrone has created such a literary gem with this book. It takes place in a town called Spirit in upstate New York and the details the author gives truly allows the reader to see the town he has created. Bristol Blackburn has a gift or ability to see and speak with ghosts. She is able to dream and see the future. A sudden event causes her to move to Spirit to live with her Uncle and family that she has neve ...more
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when 5 stars is an insufficient rating??? Morrone packs fantasy, romance, heartbreak, and action into this book so cohesively, it's hard to believe this is his first published work. I was both excited and hesitant about reading this book -- it's a significant departure from my normal genres (geopolitical thrillers, Presidential biographies, and White House history). If Vincent Morrone continues to write, I will continue to read.

Part of the allure of this book is the vivid imagery
Genevieve Scholl
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While there were a few strange spots, I felt that this book was great. It was different, yet some how familiar. The characters were well thought out and in depth. The writing was intriguing and straight forward. No useless information here. I had a hard time reading through it because it was in the first person, but that's my own personal preference. I throughly enjoyed reading this book while I was at work waiting for customers to come in lol
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Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly loved this book. I got lost in the drama of Bristol and Payne, two teens from feuding families. The rivalry between the two families is intense. There are ghosts involved along with more paranormal activities. This book keeps you on your toes! I definitely recommend this book!
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Started with Visions of Secrets and moved onto this book. Enjoyable and difficult to put down at times. There were times I was annoyed with the main character which means the author did a great job writing a teenager.
I would have loved this book when I was 16.
Neyra ♦
Sep 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
This is YA?! With that man on the cover?! He's too sexy to be YA! #fuckmylife

/end rant.

On that note, I'm looking forward to this, looks good.
McKenzie Templeton
Oh. My. Gosh. Where do I start? Well, I usually don't start off a review sounding like a fan girl, but this is an unusual case. I have to say, I fell head over heels for this novel. From the very beginning, I was entranced in the amazing story of Bristol and her paranormal infused life. And the moment Payne enters the story... I haven't flipped pages that fast in along time. This story is exactly what I've been looking for. Easily one of the best novels I have ever read and one of my absolute fa ...more
Tiffany Loves Books
Bristol is a 16 year old teenager who has quite a few psychic abilities under her belt. The story starts with her having an experience with a ghost. As she interacts with this very friendly and emotional ghost at a sidewalk restaurant she sees her neglectful parents killed before her eyes. This is something that she never saw coming and it throws her world upside down.

Her becoming an orphan, means she has to leave her home in NYC and move with her uncle to Spirit, NY. This is something she is no
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
VISION OF SHADOWS is one of those books that immediately starts out with a bang. Bristol is waiting for her parents to meet her at an outdoor cafe when her parents are killed right in front of her. Talk about an opening chapter!

After moving in with her uncle and nephews, Bristol tries her best to remain as low key as possible. She doesn't want anyone to know she can talk to the dead, she doesn't really want any friends that she'll have to lie to, she just wants to get through school. Her life be
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Oh my goodness! What an enjoyable read. Mr. Morrone crafted an excellent story and filled it with great characters.

Bristol Blackburn sees dead people. She talks to them actually - a gift she's had as long as she can remember. A gift she keeps secret, because her parents referred to her as a freak. She also has visions that sometimes come true. She's been dreaming of a certain boy for as long as she can remember too. And one dream she's had is of him killing her. Now she's come to stay with her u
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vision of Shadows (Vision #1) by Vincent Morrone Blurb
Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer? After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, pos
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First of all, seriously, go get this book and read it A.S.A.P. You will not be disappointed and I dare you to put it down after starting. It was THAT good!

Ok now that I've gushed a bit to the review!

This book surprised me. I like YA books, just like but this one I absolutely fell in love with. The story line was incredible. So many twists to things I couldn't even anticipate coming. This is the first book that I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen throughout. That almost NEVER happen
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

[review also on my blog at http://beentherereadthatreviewedthebo...]

Vision of Shadows was an interesting story with lots of twists and intrigue right from the beginning. It felt original and was very enjoyable.

I loved the pacing of this book. Vincent Morrone did a great job of heightening the tension and suspense in the story and then reversely slowing it down so it could all sink in. Actually, I really enjoyed his writing style throughout from his build-up of characters to the way he managed to
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books
Once started reading, I just couldn't put it down. It is full of suspense and intrigue. There is a mystery around Bristol and Spirit town. From the very first page you'll be totally engrossed and wanting to know more about all the mysterious stuff that keeps happening. Some of the mysteries unravel by the end of the book but some of the questions still remained unanswered.
Bristol has always seen visions of boy, she knows that she will see him soon some day. He will be something to her, may be a
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There is a short prequel for this book that is available for free on Goodreads:

You do not need to read this first but it is really good! I read it and was hooked and couldn’t wait to get to Vision of Shadows.

Vision of Shadows lived up to my expectations and I am happy to say that I loved it as much as I hoped I would! It was funny, made me anxious, had a bit of a mystery in it, as well as a bit of romance. The main character, Bristol, can see and speak to
Angie Martin
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.**

“Vision of Shadows” by Vincent Morrone is a whirlwind of a story that takes readers into the depths of the paranormal in a most satisfying way. The story is told from the first person point of view of heroine Bristol Blackburn, a 17-year old who has tragically lost her parents. After their death, she relocates to the town of Spirit, where the rest of her mysterious relatives reside. She soon makes f
Christopher Wolowski
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it, favorites
I have always gotten a kind of thrill from reading a first time Author. Perhaps it’s just the unknown. Will I want to continue reading this Author again and again, or will I be unable to get through five chapters? Vincent Morrone is definitely on my want to read again and again list. Honestly, Vision of Shadows blew me away. It is unlike any other book I have ever read (my first Paranormal Romance, and I very rarely read YA). The book is funny, quirky, brimming with heart. It is exciting, spooky ...more
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Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs.

Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can

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