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Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson
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it was amazing

The story is told in two point of views.

The first is through the POV of Eric Wellborn, the son of the King of Shades, the first descendant mentioned in the “Prophecy.” Seventeen-year-old Eric has superpowers that were passed on to him by bloodline, which were activated at the age of thirteen, when he took part in his naming ceremony. The naming is important because it signals the end of naivety and the beginning of adulthood, responsibility, and duty—if Eric even lives long enough to accomplish it.

Eric tells us early on that he was raised with three principles:

To fight.
To conceal his identity
And to win, that is, to murder.

And why? Because a war is brewing.

As a human, Eric meets Jessica the new girl in town: the other POV of the story. She and Eric don’t seem to get along very well in their human forms. As Shades, on the other hand, who are not allowed to expose their identities to one another, they develop a strong attraction.

This story has twists and turns (even the Prophecy changes). It’s got magical powers, romance, and some funny moments. As a young adult novel, it will satisfy its readers.

All in all, the first book in A Timely Death series, was promising. It sets the stage for more conflict. Seconds Before Sunrise, Book 2 of the series, is scheduled for release in fall 2013.
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Reading Progress

May 27, 2013 – Started Reading
May 27, 2013 – Shelved
May 28, 2013 – Finished Reading

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