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Shadow Realms

(Shadow Realms #1)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  32 reviews
In order to defeat a monster, one must become a monster.

Vampires live amongst us, feeding off the innocent and succumbing to the demons controlling their desires.

I tried to pretend they didn’t exist—until the government kidnapped my brother because he holds the genetic making for the cure to eradicate the vampire disease from the world.

Or so they claim.

I know thei
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2019
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Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author has been on my radar for a couple years, and I jumped at the chance to try her when it was offered. I am so glad I did. This book was interesting, well-written, and I liked the characters. I generally am shying away from younger characters like this protagonist who is only 17, but Kali didn’t really act like she was 17, more of a younger 20s, so I didn’t mind it. I was actually surprised when it was mentioned in the book that she was only 17. I was also surprised when I couldn’t deci ...more
Jennifer G
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kali is reckless, selfish, and impulsive. She's already lost most of her family so when the faction took her 15-year-old brother, Mason away to 'test' for a cure for vampirism, she did the unthinkable. She plans to walk the fine line between vampirism and humanity by drinking just enough human blood to gain demon-vampire abilities without developing bloodlust. What she doesn't expect is t be taken in by vampire hunters who save her instead of killing her outright. She also doesn't expect to come ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
“There is a legend of a demon huntress who banished the demons into the shadow realm, freeing our world of their reign. Furthermore, there’s a prophecy that she will return in a descendent, if the need arises, and help rid the world of the demons once and for all.” - Lana

Seventeen year old Kali has grown up in a world where vampires are possessed by demons and while the government pretends to search for a cure that will eradicate them, many suspect that they are secretly in league with them. Wh
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
A fast-paced thrilling new fantasy world! I loved the concept and the characters. I enjoyed the action in this new world full of vampires and demons.
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Kali's brother Mason is taken by the demons, she has no choice but to turn into the very monster she hates in order to find him. As she's about to take blood from a sacrifice to fully turn into a vampire, the group is attacked. Kali tries to get away, but is caught and pinned to the ground by blue eyed Kade. Next, she notices a face she never thought she'd see again: her brother Finn.

Finn had been missing for years and Kali assumed the worst. Now that she's reunited and learns o
Lucy Joyeux
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book a while ago and I absolutely loved it! I'm currently reading the second one and I can't get enough.

In the first quarter of the book, I though that it was going to be about something else. There were things I didn't expect, but really liked! In the middle of the book, it became predictable but it didn't bother me. The way the book ended got me WANTING more! ♥

Details...(might contain SPOILERS)
After the first book (as I got addicted to it, which happen
L.J. Bus
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very captivating!

I didn’t exactly know what to expect but the title and cover intrigued me as did the blurb.
But I didn’t expect to be so hooked!! Right from the start, the writing style and content engulfs you completely (or rather, in engulfed me completely) and it seemed like I flew through this fast paced read. One minor thing was the love interest having a surprising detail at one point that I did not like but it didn’t mess up the story or my love for the characters, it ki
*I have received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

What a great start to the first book an a great series! I was hooked onto the first page.

First off, Kali is an extremely reltable heroine. I loved her thought process and her actions. She is quiet mature for her age especially when she turns into a vampire. I liked how she has spunk and wants to fight for what she believes. Instead of waiting on someone to do the saving, Kali saves the day and does so with training and fighting
Christina Luberts
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book set (1&2) in a day, it kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next. We have some twist and turns that are unexpected. The government takes children with certain genetics. Kali has lost her mom, older brother, dad has turned to alcohol and now they toke her younger brother. Can she do what she has to do to save her brother? Will she turn if she just taste the blood of a human? She does not want to be a vampire, but she wants to save her brother. Now she is hit with ...more
Caroline Doig
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a story I absolutely loved it. Vampires were not the nice romantic ones like in the romance books these vampires would rip your throat out wether you were a man, woman, child or even a baby, they were vicious and all they cared about was getting their next feed. Kali’s brother Mason has been taken once he tested positive for the cure against the vampires but Kali didn’t believe any of it that’s why she was out there looking for him. Kali has already lost one brother Finn over 5 years ag ...more
Sairaika Naidoo
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A stunning read!

In order to defeat a monster, one must become a monster...

Major book hangover alert!!! Geez, did not stop reading until 1 am when I finished it. That's how glorious and devouring this book is.

I already know this is a precious book and that I will be re-reading this book numerous times because this author definitely knows how to write a magnificent story with a hooking storyline. She really knows how to reel you in and trust me you do not want to pass on t
carrie thackston
This book is amazing. The author's world and character building put me right in the middle of the action. At first I thought the heroine was a little irritating and impulsive and she is described as such, but she grew on me and grew up a bit. She still has a lot to work out and she is very young. I was very intrigued by Max and how his and Kali's relationship might develop. I also wonder more about the dynamic between Finn and Kade. The imagery created was such that I could picture everything cl ...more
Mary Brannian
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Realms

"I'm a freaking hash using, self-centered, party-loving girl who... who... needs to rescue her baby brother." - Kali

Kali is consumed with guilt; the vampires have taken her turd of a baby brother, Mason. As annoying as he is, he's all she has left. Mom dead, Dad's a drunk, and older brother Finn taken over by the vampires, Mason is all Kali has left, and Kali is determined to save him, no matter what....

A fascinating alternate reality of magic, demons and
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating: 5

I am totally floored! This storyline is action packed and gripping! Our young and naive main character, kali, played her role beautifully and the author held me captive while we discovered the fate of these characters! A very huge and powerful force is slowly revealed to us readers which leaves us scrambling to find our where it all leads. From Finn, to Kale, to Max then Lana, each character plays vital parts in this ever growing epic tale, and each would easily capt
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced really good story!

I really enjoyed reading this story so far. It's so interesting how the main character Kali is willing to do anything and everything in her power to find/save her younger brother. And as a result of her actions leads her to finding someone from her past which she thought to be long gone... So good! I need to know what happens next! I definitely recommend this story, as the first book in this series, it's really good so far!
Scarolet Ellis
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Realms (Shadow Realms Book 1): A vampire Hunter Novel by Kelly Carrero is a wonderful story to read. This is a brand new author for me plus it is a wonderful start to a brand new series as this is book number one in the series that I love. I highly recommend this story to anyone who loves reading vampires stories.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Marie Fraser
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book it was excellent. The book was well written and the characters and story were both well developed. I loved the characters individual personalities and the changing character dynamics. The story was action packed and full of twists and turns. It had suspense, intrigue, emotion and hot chemistry. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! I’d highly recommend this book!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Christy Hancock
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jacinta - Aussie Book Nook
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was amazing! From the very first page you are sucked into a wild ride of vampires, demons and hunters. This is a brilliant start to a series and I can not wait to read more.
It is engaging, captivating and exciting.
If you are a fan of YA Paranormal stories this is a book for you. Yes it has an open ending allowing for more books that left me wanting to read more.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was such an easy read it took me less than a day to get through the whole thing.
I found the writing simple and sometimes redundant but the originality of the story made me devour it.

It seems to be a bit of a slow burn romance and book 1 was setting it up so I am definitely excited for the next book in the series.
Ashley McCartney
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As an advanced reader of this new and upcoming book I am leaving an honest review.

I couldn’t put this book down. The author did an amazing job of creating a new story and characters that were so easy to fall in love with. Watching the main character fight to save her family even if it was from herself was inspiring. I can’t wait to read the continuation of the story.
Tera Comer
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, gifted
This is the first book that I have read by this author although I own quite a few of her books. Can we say not enough hours in the day for all the great books in the world? This is the first book in the series and is a great beginning. The characters, world building and plot are great and the action keeps you on your toes. I can not wait to see what is in store for the next book in this series.
Debbie Eyre
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great first book in this series! Well written the main character is a kick ass female who is also impulsive and selfish and will do anything to save her brother! The world building is excellent, the storyline fantastic , the fight scenes incredible and the twists and turns addictive. Looking forward to reading book 2!
Ola Adamska
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2019
It was a Good beginning of The New Series. I liked characters, plot was intriguing, There was A twist at some point.
Characters were developed imo. They had few layers and were likeable. Especialy Kali - I felt connection with Her.
Plot was developing in Good pace. New things adding one after another to create finally a bigger image.
Heather Bane
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading the Shadow Realms Series. I didn’t want to put down once I started reading. Very well written and the characters are well developed. I recommend reading.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author I found.
Wow what a book, full of tension, witches and vampires.
Surprises and made me smile in parts.
Could not put this book down hope you enjoy as much as I did.
I am not going to spoil so you must read, you get drawn into the book and become part of it.
Betina Clark
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great start to a new series. Well developed world and characters. Will definitely keep up with this series
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing first book in this spectacular fantasy story. I just couldn’t get enough. Definitely ready for the next.
Ona Evans
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it, enjoyed the read from start to finish. Fresh look at Vampires and a fitting young hero. Recommended indeed.
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kali is so desperate to get her younger brother back from the government that she's willing to sacrifice herself to obtain the strength to go after him. This misguided rescue attempt leads to several discoveries about her family and herself that will change her life forever. Hopefully for the better, right? Can't wait to dive in to book 2 to find out!
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