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Shadow Call

(Kaitan Chronicles #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  215 ratings  ·  32 reviews
His throne. Her rebellion. Their war.

Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy’s royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it—and him.

Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by Delacorte Press
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Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent followup to 1st book in series - characters get more complex, plot is even twistier & relationships even more intense - YA space opera doesn't get much better than this! ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omygodddd!! 5 beautiful stars for this amazing sequel!!
What a rush this read has been! Non-stop space adventure at it's best. I thought the first book, Shadow Run, was already amazing but this book blew me away even more so. The development of everything was incredibly well done; the character developments, the story-line development. Just amazing! And then those plot twists.. holy SH*T! Everything I came to love in the first book, was present in this one AND then some. I'm still on a high righ
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
This was a very solid follow-up to the first book. I was totally not expecting the turn of events that happened with Solara, Nev's sister but it made for a captivating second story. I was so disappointed to find out after I read this book though, that this series is only going to be a duology?!! That totally blows! Surely they aren't going to leave us hanging like that! I need to see how Qole and Nev's relationship plays out and find out about this imitation Shadow that's running the drones. It ...more
Katherine Paschal
**4.5 Stars**
Review can be found at

"There are very few certainties in the systems, Captain, but I promise you, this is one. I will hope for you, I will fight for you, till my last breath."

After barely surviving the "helpful testing" of Nev's empire, Qole just wants to try and piece together her life, continue shadowing fishing, helping her brother heal from the physical and emotional damage he suffered and spend her last few years with shadow po
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
"I know what you sound like when you're afraid. I know what you look like when you think you're about to die." Before everything could get too serious, he added, "What I don't know is what your favorite color is."

The crew of the Kaitan Heritage are back and they aren't taking prisoners! Harboring fugitives maybe, but definitely not prisoners.

Even though they've managed to escape with their lives, things aren't exactly back to normal. Nev is hiding on Alaxak, pretending to be a Shadow fisherman w
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This series is so fucking crazy and weird? I don’t even know how to explain it?? There is so much happening like politics and character’s battling with their emotions and morals and their growth so it’s definitely a slower story. Especially!! Because there are these crazy action scenes that get more intense as the story goes on and in between allll of that THESE TWO IDIOTS CANT JUST ACCEPT THAT THEY ARE IN LOVE BC T
This review and more can be found at my blog, Book-Keeping.

Wow, wow, wow. This series has become an instant favorite in the past two weeks or so as I have read - no, devoured - these two books. What a wild ride! I absolutely love science fiction, and as Beth Revis says, *everything* is better in space, right?! Well, this story is no exception! What a brilliant idea someone had for these two lovely folks to begin writing together. I initially thought they were married until I read the authors’ no
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Strickland, Adrianne and Michael Miller Shadow Call (Shadow Run #2), 419 pages. Delacorte Press (Random), 2018. $19. Language: PG-13 (25 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG (genderfluid character mentioned); Violence: PG-13 (lots of fighting, some blood).

Qole and Nev saved Qole’s brother from Nev’s family and escaped with their lives. When Nev is offered a chance to reconcile with his family and help them keep their place in the galaxy he takes a chance - and lands himself right into the murder o
Kris Sellgren
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This is entertaining space opera with lots of action, twists, betrayals, slimy politics, and space battles. I enjoyed it more than the first in this series. I hope that there will be a third in this series.
Bonnie McDaniel
This is the sequel to Shadow Run, and unfortunately, it's pretty dependent on knowing what happened in the first book. You kind of get a sense of what happened as you go along, but there's no recap and no explanation of terms. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, as it might entice you to go back and read the first book, which I recommend. That book was good. This one is better.

This book deals with the fallout from the events of the first. Nevarian Dracorte, formerly Prince Nevarian, gave up h
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
*Read at work for review for ROYAL*

Shadow Call, the sequel to Shadow Run, greatly improves upon the world built in book one, taking the characters we’ve already come to know and throwing them almost immediately into a political war full of action, adventure, betrayal, and love.

I am a huge fan of YA space operas; they’re most definitely my favorite genre to read, so when I saw this title at my review group for work, I snatched it up, already having had previous intentions of starting the series.
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
I didn't realize how long it took me to get through this, and because it took me so long, I lost interest and lost sight of the narrative. But this book also made me lose interest in the first place which made me forget why I actually liked it.

Hence, I found myself in a bit of a reading slump, me reading but not actually reading it.

With this book, at first there was the interesting twist and the establishment of a new villain. Sadly, this was the only big twist that raised my eyebrows.

After th
Becky B
Just as Nev is becoming used to the idea of being a nobody Shadow fisherman instead of a royal, his family extends an olive branch to him. But it turns out that underestimated Solara has been plotting for ages for ways to make the Dracorte kingdom, Qole's home of Alaxak, and even more systems all hers. Nev and Qole must decide whether to go on the run, take a stand, or go on the offensive. And if they do take a stand or go on the offensive, can they stand the cost?

It's hard to talk much about th
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Anais (atrailofpages)
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg 😱 I didn’t think this story could get any better than the first one, but it did!

This book was just non-stop space action from beginning to end! There were so many twists and turns, unexpected events! All I wanted to know was whether my team would survive and be okay by the end 😭

The book just put the story to a whole new level with all the action, political intrigue, dumb royals and their dumb rules!

Then there’s Solara becoming this power hungry, psychopath, which I did see coming, but man,
John Clark
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Co-author Michael Miller.
Set in a well crafted universe, this tale involves Qole, a young woman who assumed responsibility for her brother and the family Shadow hunting vessel after her father's death. Hunting shadow is both tricky and dangerous as it involves dodging endless objects hurtling through the atmosphere and sea while trying to siphon off the elusive dark energy. Qole and her brother are among the best at capturing Shadow and she has a devoted crew that includes an exiled prince, Nev
Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
The second installment of this space opera picks up just after the events in Shadow Run. Nev (aka Prince Nevarian Dracorte) is stunned when his sister Solara stages a violent takeover of the family empire. After rescuing him, the crew of the Kaitan Heritage help Nev to rally the Shadow fishers of Qole’s home planet Alaxak to fight Solara’s overwhelming forces. As in the previous book, a major plus is the character of Qole, a strong woman and ship captain. The story is narrated again through the ...more
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This was, like, a million times better than book 1.

It was way more fast paced and it goes hard from chapter 2. It was so intense! I destroyed my nails while reading it.

While I do love Qole and Nev, their cliched I-Love-You-So-Much-But-We-Can-Never-Ever-Be-Together Romance gets irritating.

I would much prefer to get some details about Basra and Arjan's relationship. From the tension at the beginning to the forgiveness halfway through the book I'm sure it would have been waaaayyyy more i
3,4 stars. A solid addition to the first book in the series ( Shadow Run).

Pros: There are a lot of twists and turns to this one , an unexpected villain and just enough space battles to please every science fiction fan . We have a sweet relationship between the main characters as well as diversity and a strong sense of 'family ' between the members of the crew . Also , I felt that everything , from descriptions , dialogues , interactions and the overall plot was meticulously crafted .

Cons: And wh
Laura Mauro
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a strong follow up novel. I really still liked both POV that we got and thought it was unexpected twists and turns this novel took. I really liked how the world was expanded and how much more information we got about the world. I also liked the new villain the rose and also getting into that characters head was so fascinating. I grew to love the crew so much in this novel and loved how so many dynamics changed int his novel. I still enjoy the romance a lot and loved all the va ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and cannot wait for more. The characters feel real, even though they are set in the future in another galaxy with royals and shadow fisherpeople. There's tons of action from the very start. The different points of view are wonderful. I love how all the characters are flawed in some way, and sometimes even their strengths can be flaws given the circumstance. Things are easy, and it just feels real.

Oh, and the twists and turns caught me totally off guard! I could not put Shadow
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it
First know that I got this copy in exchange for a review and I haven’t read the first one in this series so my confusions may be from that.

This is a science fiction space adventure but one that was too drawn out and muddled to hold my attention as a reader. Those who love Star Wars and space battles will like this a lot more than I did. I felt like things dragged on too long while it tried to be the next teen Star Wars. I got a lot of The Last Jedi vibes mixed with a touch of horror.
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I especially loved the relationship between Qole and Nev. Solara's perpective also offered insight into her mind which I felt was a nice touch. Unfortunately I emailed the authors and found out there are not currently any plans to publish a third book even though they have it mapped out :(
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought the first one was fantastic. This one blew that one out of the water. Everything about book two was absolutely brilliant and spellbinding. I even cried at points, the characters and their feelings were so real.

Please oh please tell me there will be a book three!!!
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, well written space opera with interesting characters and outstanding world building.
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book one was great, but book two? Amazing!
Allison Weber
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-sci-fi
This book was a fun romp, and the parts about Shadow are very fascinating; it peaks my curiosity.

See my full review at
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as good as I remember book one being, but still thought-provoking and full of action.
Sarah Brubaker
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Characters: 8/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 10/10
I really liked the conclusion to this duology, though I'll admit a part of me wants another book in the series. :) The worldbuilding continued to expand and remain immersive, and the character developments were believable and dynamic.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
What saved this book for me was the mystery of shadow and what would happen to Qole and I just had to find out what was going on. I’m glad I stuck to it though because the end blew my mind and kept me on the edge of my seat! My top favorite things about the Kaitan Chronicles so far has to be the world building and the battle scenes. The authors’ description is amazing and I was able to visualize everything perfectly.

All in all this was an entertaining read and I loved all the twists despite some
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AdriAnne/A.M. Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, her pugs, and her piles and piles of books. She loves traveling, dancing, vests, tattoos, and every shade of teal in existence, but especially the darker ones. She is the coauthor of SHADOW RUN and SHADOW CALL (Delacorte/Penguin ...more

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