Angels have been done. They’ve been redone. Beat down. Glorified. They’ve been ruined.
Then, from the dark recess of the terrible angel books, come a few that deserve absolute recognition for being awesome. For me, those include Angelfall
and most recently, Outcast
. (Yeah, short list.)
Obviously, for any book to be remarkable, they must have not only a well-built story, but also damn good characters. And I think this goes double for angel based books. Cause, like I’ve said, they’ve been done and must be reimagined each time. And with Angelfall and Outcast, they each have their own spark that separated them from the rest.
The same can be said for Shadows. But Shadows has something those other two books don’t. The author is Australian. And from my experience, an Australian author has never let me down. (Seriously, what the fuck is in the water over there that sizzles with creativity?) And I knew that I had to have this book.
And I’ll be damned if I wasn’t blown out of the water time and time again during my time reading this magnificent, kickass book.
There isn’t a single thing I didn’t love about this book.
The snarky one liners.
The jam packed action scenes.
Seriously. Everything hit the mark perfectly and I couldn’t have dreamed of something better.
Gaby sticks to her guns even while trying to wrap her head around the new revelations in her life.
Rafa. Oh dear. Doesn’t get much better than him, people.
Daisy is by for one of my favorite characters that this book is littered with.
Not once while reading could I guess what was going to happen next. It was a complete surprise every time, and drew a few gasps from me.
Now, I have to wait for the next book. I’m not a very patient person, but all good things come to those who wait, right?