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Chasing Shadows

(Rising Shadows #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Would you choose to entwine your fate with a hero of the past, even if it meant altering the future?
The murder of an ancient king spurs Sarah Matthews to travel back in time, putting her life in jeopardy as she races against the clock to solve a thousand-year-old mystery and pick up the pieces of her star-crossed romance. Her return to Serimone reveals that the kingdom is
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 2014 by Ink Smith Publishing
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A lovely sequel to Rising Shadows by Ashley Townsend, Chasing Shadows deepened the storyline; drew me nearer to the characters; grew a certain love story …

Sarah Matthews is trying to forget her time-travel experience. College is about to start, and she’s in a frenzy to prepare for moving out – her room a mess. But in a whole different realm, a royal has died, foul play is suspected, and a young man longs for Sarah to return. She wistfully keeps a special necklace … but would have never expected
Tricia Mingerink
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is like a super rich, creamy dessert that you have to eat slowly because there is so much loveliness to take in. The beginning started off slowly, but once it go going, the plots and counter plots and mystery kept things moving and building. Once I got to the ending, I couldn't put it down! :) ...more
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
review coming soon ;)
but I will say this...
Christine Smith
NOTE: I received a free ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Chasing Shadows is the second book of Ashley Townsend’s series and what a sequel it is!

Our heroine Sarah Matthews travels from her modern day life to medieval Serimone once more, but this time the stakes are much higher now that the king is dead. The sinister Cadius may push himself to the throne, which would mean the end of happy days for Serimone.

This story gets so much deeper into the setting and characters th
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed Ashley’s Townsend’s first book in this series, and this book was just as filled with adventure, romance, deception… and it also involves time travel. And medieval-lness. There were twists and turns at every corner with new characters introduced that was quite entertaining to read.

It starts off a few weeks after the first book, with Sarah trying to get her life back to normal after her adventures. But when an unexpected visitor arrives, Sarah suddenly finds herself back in the 12th cent
Ashley Townsend
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The second print and reformatting (eep!) of Chasing Shadows will be coming out in late May, 2017. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled at your local Barnes and Noble, or support them online by buying.
Deborah O'Carroll
CHASING SHADOWS kept me guessing, there were lots of surprises, and it was overall a good and exciting adventure/romance! It was kind of too long for me, but that's just my personal preference. I felt a bit like the first half dragged somewhat, with the plot seeming to get lost behind a lot of emotions and the love triangle, and a lot of stuff seemed to sort of come out of nowhere. But the final third picked up considerably and turned awesome and very exciting and I absolutely loved it!

I loved t
Cassie C
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!

Update 1/1/16:

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I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was the last book I read in 2015 and boy was it a good one! This was the perfect sequel to Rising Shadows, and can be summed up in one word:


Not only did Ashley Townsend create another wonderfully epic novel, but she expanded the story a great deal and I literally have no clue what will happen next. There were twists and turns arou
Lydia Thomas
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Chasing Shadows has this beautiful message: broken things are worth fighting for. As an incredibly broken person, I know this in my head, but I struggle believing this at my very core. To see this message presented and reiterated so clearly throughout the story at a time when I desperately needed it absolutely wrecked me.

I truly can’t commend Ashley enough for Will’s character. While very much a hero, Will realizes both his own brokenness and the broken situations around him. He struggles to fig
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book picks up a few months after the ending of Rising Shadows. Sarah is heading off to college, and has been doing her best to forget about her adventures in Serimone, before she lost her heart to Will there. But when Karen comes knocking on her door, begging Sarah to return, she has no choice but to comply--and to find herself caught up in a mystery regarding the king's death.

Sarah was considerably more active in this book.
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
Massive thanks to the amazingly kind author, Ashely Townsend, for providing me with an ebook copy of the second installment to her Rising Shadows trilogy, Chasing Shadows!:)

Gahhh, what a lovely and intriguing sequel Chasing Shadows is! Ashley has created such an enthralling, immersive world of time traveling, romance, and adventure that I have come to wholeheartedly adore. Her talent for writing such captivatinng characters with intricate detail contributes to an incredibly atmospheric story tha
Serene Feng
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What did I just read?
This is one of the best books I've ever read! I mean it! This one is definitely going on my favorites shelf. And the best thing about this book is that it is Christian Fiction! That's not just a tag, by the way. I love how Sarah would want to reach people for Christ, and that wasn't boring at all.

First off, let me thank the AMAZING author Ashley for sending me an e-book copy of this for free! To be honest, I wasn't expecting at all for this series to be amazing...but a
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I just finished the 2nd installment in Rising Shadows, and I must say, I am glad I stuck with this series.

So in this book we find out, Sarah is to travel back to Serimone in hopes of finding out who has killed the King. She learns that new maids/servants are needed in the castle. She quickly sees this as an opportunity that will hopefully aid in solving the King's murder. Little does she know the dangers she will face as result of her choice.

Once in the castle, Sarah is busy at work after meeti
Krina Satra (BooksAndBookmarks)
I was provided with the book from the author, Ashley, who's incredibly sweet, for an onest review.
Oh my god.. This book kept me awake at night wondering what will happen next!
I absolutely adored the characters, even the bad ones. Yes, even the bad ones because they were written so perfectly that I could not help but be emphatic about them. Although I kinda wish some characters like Cadius and Karen had been in the scenes more. The whole concept of time travel was just intriguing and made me want
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘Never trust anyone but yourself; the devil was once an angel.’

I absolutely loved this book! This book is unique and different than anything I've read before. I love the concept and Ms Townsend does a fantastic job telling this story. There was good character development, I felt connected to so many of these characters. I laughed with them and cried for them. The balance between the action, romance, and mystery was perfect. Another thing I loved was how Ms Townsend references God. It's refr

Sarah Cnossen
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I greatly enjoyed this sequel of Ashley Townsend's debut novel. The story was filled with adventure, a wee bit o' romance, and deception. The plot was gripping and the characters' well-fleshed out. And it involves TIME TRAVEL. Aaaaaannnnd medieval-ness...

To read the full review, visit my blog! Sarah, Plain & Average: http://sarah-plainandaverage.blogspot...
Lilly Wilson
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chasing shadows transports you to Serimone, a vibrant castle one thousand years ago in the past. This is an intriguing mystery, with many plot twists. The characters were well developed, including the supporting roles. The Jones’ and Mathews’ family dynamics added a wholesome quality to the story. Sarah learns a lot about herself and the people in Serimone, as she races to solve a murder mystery. Enjoyed the trip!
Katie (ReadiculousGirl)
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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May 13, 2021 rated it liked it
This one gets a little more plot-heavy, so it's vital to know the character's names (first AND last, as the references to them are not always the same) and their stories as you go along. However, the plot does get nicely more complex and convoluted, as there's a lot more going on than you would assume. Some parts are easily deciphered, though, so some of the "plot twists" are as transparent as a window.
The characters don't really seem to change much, either, although Will does a bit. I wish tha
Hannah Enloe
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So good! I love escaping into this world and each character is written so well I genuinely care what happens to everyone which I think is quite rare. I also loved seeing the title of the book actually said in it. Its a small thing that brings me a lot of pleasure. Plus I'd never heard the term "seat meat" before so that's definitely been added to my regular vocabulary. ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A super sweet read that is filled with romance, mystery, and intrigue! Had me grinning and giggling at parts and then wanting to just pull characters into hugs and never let go at other parts.
Veronica  Hollis
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Utterly captivating and brilliant. I cannot wait to see what happens in book three! What a cliffhanger ending. Well done friend!
Nick Cincotta
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked Ashley's character development and I felt at the end of the story I had a better understanding of who the characters were, even though I'm sure we're first introduced in rising shadows. In a way I felt her style had been influenced a little by Dickens. There are parts of the story but jumped out at me and Ashley did a fantastic job of using words to paint and extremely vivid picture. My favorite part was the fight scene between Will and Damien. It was written as if she wanted the ...more
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Ashley is a young twenty-something author at Ink Smith Publishing and has been spinning tales since she discovered that her wild imagination could make a career. She is a native to bookstores, coffee shops, the beach, and San Diego, CA. She also has an unexplainable aversion to clowns and describes outlines as a “proverbial noose.” Check out the Rising Shadows trilogy everywhere books are sold: Ri ...more

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