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Shadow Blade Blog Tour

Shadow Blade (Shadowchasers)Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass
Review Copy Provided by Pocket Books

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PJV's Quickie POV: Started off with a bang and ended with a fizzle. Shadow Blade had the potential of greatness...but then it drifted and I lost interest. This really upset me, because I was really enjoying the beginning.

Review: Kira is a Shadowchaser. She was abandoned by her adoptive parents after she almost killed their daughter on accident. When Glass introduced Kira and her powers, ROGUE from X-Men popped into my head. Kira can literally suck the life out of people as she reads all of their past deeds.

When her handler is killed by a seeker demon after leaving her with a 4,000 year old dagger, Kira swears revenge and goes on a break neck adventure to get revenge on her handler's killer. She gets derailed very quickly as she comes into contact with a Nubian warrior that claims he is the dagger's rightful owner.

It was when Mr. Nubian showed up that the book went to Hell in a hand-basket.  Kira went from this strong kick butt character to an unsure, softie, all contemplative because she can finally touch someone and I could have been like "Oh that's ok," if maybe they would have had a bit of sexual tension, but I found Kira showed more interested in the demigod companion than she did the Nubian. Which was odd.

The writing was excellent though. Ms. Glass has a great voice and Kira's character was well developed in the beginning. There was a lot of interesting back story, with a lot of African mythology references, which was interesting, since this is not an area I'm that familiar with (always got sidetracked by those pesky Greeks).

Recommendations: Adult, urban fantasy readers.

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Heather (DarklyReading) said...

Do you think you'll try the next book?

ParaJunkee said...

@Heather. Ok fixed it. Must have lost that sentence somewhere. No I probably won't read the next one. I will read the author again though. I was trying to go on her website to look for other books in the works, but it wouldn't load for some reason.

Cleverly Inked said...

holy cow ...Thats a big book tour

Melissa said...

I missed this tour and I thought this one might be something I'd like. I'm not sure I'd like the heroine to suddenly be wimpy. That usually bugs me especially when there seems to be no reason for it in the story. Good review. Thanks.

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I hate it when books suddenly fizzle out. I've heard that several times about this one. I'll probably hold off on reading it for now, but I might still check out the author, since you enjoyed the writing style. Thanks for the review! :)

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