Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Shadow by Olivia Cooper

Angelina Hathaway was a baby when her mother gave her up for adoption. Now eighteen years old, she meets Guillermo - a handsome, arrogant boy who was sent from Europe to tell her that she’s inherited a vast fortune from her birth parents along with an explosive secret about her lineage that will change her forever.
Unfortunately, there are people who know her secret and will stop at nothing to control her for their own purposes, or even kill her. In order to escape, she must decide between those she can trust and those she can’t…before it’s too late.


Genre: Young adult thriller
Number of pages: 123

Library Thing

Here's a small teaser...

She was tied to a chair and could barely move. She gradually lifted her head up and tried to remember what had happened. Her head hurt and her memory was foggy. She could barely see out of one eye and her hands throbbed from the tight rope wrapped around them.
She remembered coming home after a wonderful evening at the opera. She had worn an elegant cream-colored floor-length gown that matched her red diamond necklace and earrings perfectly. She had a huge collection of jewelry that had been passed down through generations of her family but this set was particularly special as it had been given to her by her late husband. It was a piece that had been passed down through his family for almost a thousand years. Even though she was an older woman now and not the striking beauty that she was in her younger years, she loved dressing up as it made her feel beautiful.

My Review:

I really did enjoy this book..  it had me interested from the first page.  
From the very beginning, there's action and mystery.  The writing was detailed enough to envision the scenes without being boringly overboard in description.  I found myself actually questioning whether this type of group actually exists.  It was very believable, and to be honest, I'm not quite sure how I feel about that possiblity... disturbed, intringued or both?  
As I said, I did enjoy this book and can't wait to read what comes next.  It was a very short read and perfect for someone who either doesn't get a lot of time to read or those "in between books" period. 
I give this book 3.5 stars.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My Blog

Just a quick note to let you all know I'm still alive!!  I have had to take a break (again) from my blogging and am slowly trying to get back into it!
I also have noticed the many updates needed to my site, missing pics, etc.
Please be patient with me during this difficult time, I hope to pretty things back up asap!

Thanks for your continued support!