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Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
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it was amazing

Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

This is one of the rare Paranormal Romance series in which I enjoy the main story arc as much, if not more than the lovin’. I have tons of theories, but no concrete leads as to the direction Dianne Duvall plans to go in with her IMMORTAL GUARDIANS, and that’s ok because it’s been one hell of a ride so far! Ethan’s one of the youngest, and least known of Seth’s warriors, and yet he still managed to steal my heart, and Heather fit right in with the other strong females that make up this world. SHADOWS STRIKE is one of my top PNR reads of 2015!

Lisette, the featured protagonist of book 5, was kinda meh for me, so I was concerned that her ex-friend with benefits would fall into that category as well. Ethan’s a fairly new addition to this franchise, and his Gift is a bit of a dud; however the author developed his character in such a way that I was eating out of his hand by chapter two. And, with the exception of Miss d’Alençon, I’ve had no issue with any of this series’ heroines, and Heather’s entrance was so seamless that at times it felt as though she’d been part of the IG family since DARKNESS DAWNS.

The romance was more understated than usual, but it worked well with this book’s hectic story line. The pacing did a complete one-eighty when compared to the previous volume, and that was actually fine because NIGHT UNBOUND was too lovey-dovey IMO. I thought that the emotional connection between the couple helped establish the basis for their relationship, and the sex is (with good reason) smokin’ thanks to death being imminent. In spite of Heather & Ethan’s odd beginnings, I liked where they ended up.

It’s evident that Duvall has a sizable conclusion planned for her IMMORTAL GUARDIANS, and who knows, one of my countless speculations might actually be correct, so I’m going to keep them to myself for now. David, the most chill secondary ever and Seth’s second, actually gets angry in this installment which caused some of the Elders to stop, and take notice. Hmm… Several of the Others finally get off their keisters, and pick a side too. There’s also talk of an apocalypse, and Chris Reordon really makes a case for himself to get his own novel.

SHADOWS STRIKE takes the cake for hottest PNR of the summer!
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Reading Progress

January 2, 2015 – Shelved
January 2, 2015 – Shelved as: wishlist
July 2, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
July 3, 2015 – Started Reading
July 5, 2015 –
24.0%
July 7, 2015 –
40.0% "I'm really liking this one!!"
July 8, 2015 –
60.0%
July 9, 2015 –
85.0%
July 11, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Lorna I loved it too :)


Carmel (Rabid Reads) Lorna wrote: "I loved it too :)"

I wrote my review already, and everything. That's how much I loved it. :)


Lorna Carmel (Rabid Reads) wrote: "Lorna wrote: "I loved it too :)"

I wrote my review already, and everything. That's how much I loved it. :)"

I haven't written mine yet but only finished it late last night.


Christen (GoldiloxReads) Do you think I can start with this book without having read the first five?? I received an ARC in the mail and it looks really good but I haven't read the others.


Carmel (Rabid Reads) Hmm... Maybe, but you'll miss out on the series story arc & the reoccurring characters.


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