And I succeeded.
It has been seven years since I was taken out of the Kamps and made into the Emperor's Shadow. Now I only take orders f ...more
However, after four years in the Kamps the Emperor rescued Arcadia and brought her into his close trust where she became known as the Emperor's Shadow. A sometimes brutal killing m ...more
I am a big fan of Sci-Fi style books (primarily the Star Wars series) and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is also the first (full) book that I've read electronically. I found it hard to put the book down, as it was a very exciting and good read. I would spend my lunch at work reading, and even clocked in late at times as I didn't want to put the book down!
The story line was well developed, and very believable in a futuristic a ...more
I really, really can't wait for the next in the series, and I will warn you, ther ...more
This was an adventure! It has elements of Star Wars, James Bond, and National Treasure. There were action packed scenes balanced with tender, thought-provoking scenes about Arcadia's next move. Arcadia was a well-crafted and complex character which added to her relationship with other characters and the plot. The last few pages ended the book with surprise and wonderment that left me excited for the ...more
Eleven-years-ago, Arcadia lost everything when the empire killed her father and dragged her off to the Kamps to be tortured and used for experiments. While in a fight to the death, Arcadia managed to impress the visiting Emperor himself and won herself a place as his shadow- the Emperor’s secret assassin. But when her brother reappears after so many years, she no longer knows where her loyalty lies: to t ...more
Plot: A sister and brother separated as children. She now defends the Emperor and fights for the empire her brother seeks to destroy.
The Author has created a well developed strong female lead with an intriguing arrogant and sarcastic nature. The characters connect well to the premise of the story.
I am rating this book 3.5 stars as it has more of a dynamic geared to the teen genre.
Which I feel that age ...more
A few years later Arcadia is seen by the Emperor himself and likes what he sees in her. The Emperor takes her away from the Kamps and secretly has her trained to be an assassin better ...more
Arcadia hates dressing up, but this time, that will be the least of her problems. Her long lost brother shows up and tries to kill the Empe ...more
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by the author. This review is spoiler free.
As a huge fan of everything scifi/space related, I was really excited to read this book. The premise sounded interesting (long lost siblings, a rebellion, and space travel is an instant "must read" in my opinion), and so I definitely wanted to give this one a try.
GOOD THING ...more
The author does a good job of developing the characters and maintaining a storyline. The book has a good premise and a surprise ending that I definitely wasn't expecting! The only bad thing I can say about it ...more
I picked this out of my Audible TBR while waiting for Aurora Burning to come through from my library. Honestly, The Aurora Cycle series is what this book strives to be and falls far short.
The premise of this book sounds great, but the actual story is somewhat ridiculous and unbelievable. Let's use The Aurora Cycle series as an example. In that series, authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff lay out why a bunch of teens would hold such i ...more
Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Herbal Science from Bastyr University.
Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a YA urban fantasy...more