Friday, September 9, 2011

Review - In The Shadows

In the Shadows
By Julieanne Lynch

Published July 21st 2011
Strict Publishing International 
ISBN 9780857791962

In The Shadows”, the first of The Shadows trilogy, is an urban fantasy of vampires and the supernatural, and much, much more. In the shadows you will find lust and passion, battles for power and for blood, and death and fear around every corner. In the shadows you are carried away to an unknown future. Your destiny awaits, and you are no longer who you thought you were. You have a thirst, for blood perhaps, but a thirst for very much more than that.
Giselle was a normal girl with an attitude common to most girls of her age. Her family might not have been perfect (whose is?) but she loved them, and her future looked bright. She had an awesome best friend and a steady boyfriend, but how could she possibly have been so wrong about someone she loved? And how could she have been prepared for the darkness and for what she was to become?


My review:

This was really a stunning novel that I was not expecting when I started reading.  Giselle has a normal life with her boyfriend who she loves and a great best friend that is always there for her.  Until one day she gets an unexpected DVD and it all starts to fall apart. 

So much happens in this story that is almost impossible to say more than what is above without spoilers.  Once you think you have it figured out it completely changes on you.  Like Giselle you really never know who to trust.  And you have to keep reading to find out what couple possibly happen next.  There are more twists and turns that at times are completely unexpected and really keep you guessing. 

Julieanne is a great storyteller and has written a great new world in the paranormal realm that I am looking forward to reading more in.  Once you start and enter her world you cant wait to find out more about it.


  1. Thank you so mouch for this amazing review. I am thrilled that you liked it and I cannot wait for you to read the next book in the trilogy.