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Band of Shadows: The Scarlet Onyx Saga

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Band of Shadows is a fantasy fiction novel that will appeal to both young adults and adults. It is the first in a planned trilogy. Readers who will enjoy the book include but are not limited to young adults, adults age 18-35, women, and the readers of many series such as: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Throne of Glass, Divergent, Twilight, Game of Thrones, etc...

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Published April 1st 2019 by BookBaby
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Jessica Smith
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
You can find this review and all of my others over at www.readbookrepeat.wordpress.com

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, BookBaby, and the author via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Actual rating of 3.75

Scarlet has been in the foster system her whole life. She's been shunted from house to house and finally she's in one that's good. She lives with a group of other foster children, and for the most part, life is good, at seventeen she finally feels like she's been pl
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H.P. Waitt
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: fantasy, ya
If I don't rate it 5 stars, then who will :)
Kendra Pope
Band of Shadows by H.P. Waitt 2 stars

This book was given to me by Smith Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

I want to start off with the good things about this book, and I am going to try and be honest without being mean. This is going to be as objective as possible.

There are books that I DNF (Did Not Finish) in the past and unfortunately this one is joining my short list of books I couldn’t get through. However, I understand that first time authors need time to grow and really understa
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Jessica Bronder
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet is seventeen and been in the foster system her whole life. She suffers from depression and anxiety. She also doesn’t feel like she fits in and dreams of a strange door. Once day she finds herself in front of this door and transported to Avalon. She learns that she is a Faye, a race that was nearly completely destroyed in the last war. That she is an empath which explains her depression and anxiety.

Scarlet has found her way home but war is in the air and she is going to have to get some s
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Holly
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For lack of better words, this was an amazing read. It's astonishing that Waitt is a first-time author, given that she has such a grasp on plot and character development that's typically reserved for more seasoned writers. The overall content from the world to the characters that live in it -- with motifs inspired by King Arthur -- provides a fresh perspective within the fantasy genre as well; rarely do we get to see a deviation from magical beings like wizards and vampires, and the powers/abili ...more
Tin Minute
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Band of Shadows is the perfect marriage of science fiction and fantasy. Scarlett is powerful but flawed, and makes a compelling hero, while staying away troupe-ish "Mary-Sue," know-er of all, most powerful of all stereotypes we commonly see with heroines. Not needing magic to give her strength, she pulls from within to train and ready herself for the battle ahead. Onyx, the leader of the Band of Shadows, is an interestingly gray-charater that will make you feel uncomfortable in a good way. No lo ...more
Theodore W.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not since I read Harry Potter over a decade ago has there been such a compelling fantasy fiction novel that I just COULDN’T PUT DOWN! I’m normally a voracious reader of historical fiction and thrillers, but this captivating story completely sucked me in and totally surprised me! I’m 43 yrs old and think readers of any age will not only see a little part of themselves in Scarlet, but also thoroughly enjoy her magical journey into the wondrous world of Avalon! I couldn’t recommend this book more h ...more
Alex
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This unique story about a very interesting young girl will have you turning pages. It all begins in an ordinary foster home and as the story unfolds you won’t believe the incredible places and adventures Scarlet embarks on. Get transported to one of the most magical and blissful worlds and allow your imagination to run free. I cannot wait for the next one!
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