Oooooh The Shadow Reader Oooooh average rating 414 Happy dayMy first thought My second thought My third thought My other thoughts are verging between ugh idiot duh gah and pass the jelly Imagine you ave a cold But not a normal cold It s one of those bad ones where you Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta have to drown in antibiotics and syrup You know the feeling you get when you are eating something and you can t feel its taste You look at the people you re sharing the meal with and see them moan in pleasure because the food is so delicious Don t you feel like stabbing them in the eye with your fork because they can feel it but you can t That s exactlyow I feel about The Shadow Reader My main issue is as you surely guessed the freaking love triangle I m not going to play the pick your side game Again Why are all authors using this damn love triangle theme I really don t get it It s unoriginal and boring and it will turn the book into this as well What s so The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy hard to get It made the book too frustrating to the point of wanting to throw it out of the window to taste some of the acid rain I maving right now The fact that it s an e book and that I ve read it on my Kindle which I love at the moment kept me from doing itAnyway I fail to see where McKenzie is badass she s of a typical YA Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois heroine The Shadow Reader was supposed to be a YA they probably mixed up the genres somehow Which reminds me this book is so fcking predictable I knewow it was going to end since chapter 10 Not CoolIn the end Naito was my favorite character I d maybe read the next book for L'Europe et le mythe de l'Occident his sake only But I won t To the spam shelf with you The Shadow Readerad everything I love in a fae book Seriously I Calvinists Incorporated Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier University of Chicago Geography Research Papers have a special place in myeart for fae characters Ahem Ash and Puck Wink wink It The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives had actionot Fae guys adventure romance ot Fae guys court intrigue witty dialogue and epically cool fight scenes Oh and did I mention the HOT FAE GUYS Excuse me while I fangirlMcKenzie Lewis is a special uman She can see the Fae and read their shadows This ability makes Thank You God For Everything her a very important ally in the war raging between the Court and Rebels because she can tell where the Fae are teleporting to Just think ofer as one Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata hell of a bloodound and you get the picture For years she Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing haselped the Court track down and kill Rebels until one day she is kidnapped by a rebel leader named Aren who Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric henceforth in this review shall be known as Le Hottie While in captivity she discovers the war she once considered black and white just gained a whole lot colors in between As a result she starts second guessinger alliance with the Court and The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia her awkward relationship with the King s sword master Kyol Le Steamy First off this is a really awesome debut novel for Sandy Williams The Shadow Reader grabbed me from page one andeld me in a choke The Origin of Feces hold that would make Stone Cold Steve Austin proud And considering the last two books I ve readad me in a two star reviewing slump I was extremely grateful for a fun read That s not to say this book is without its flaws Oh no Lol But there is just something abou Even than YA my relationship with Urban Fantasy Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution has been a loveate one In fact I even made a table about it and it Guide to the Contemporary Harp holds true So when I DO find an urban fantasy book I like I can telp but talk about it nonstop not to mention recommending it to everyone I know The Shadow Reader was one of those books I went into with a great deal of trepidation only to end up gasping for breath about 20 pages in Excellent worldbuilding fast paced breath stealing action and brilliant characterization all combine to make this book one Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides hell of a ride McKenzie is a shadow reader She can mark the portals to and from Faerie into our world and point out with a fair degree of accuracy exactly where the portal leads to This makeser valuable to the Faerie king who is fighting a battle against false bloods who are trying to claim is throne is fighting a battle against false bloods who are trying to claim is throne With Krishna's Eyes has been instrumental in the capture of several of these rebels so it s not surprising that she soon becomes a target for these false bloods However when McKenzie does get kidnapped by Aren the leader of the false bloods instead of being killed outright as she isalf expecting she ends up Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique havinger world turned on its Yoga in the Workplace head The Faerie courtas kept McKenzie or less in the dark L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE her sole point of contact being the King s swordmaster Kyol Kyol and McKenzie are secretly in love but the Kingas forbidden Fae Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 human relationships so they are doomed to snatched meetings and secrecy The kidnapping does than just pull McKenzie into a fight that is noter own it also makes The Mark of Cain her uestioner beliefs er loyalties and er love Found in Translation how true are the things sheas always taken for grantedI loved McKenzie s character for the most part She s not super extra special but she s not shy and retiring either She s most definitely smart scared in all the right places wily when she needs to be For someone who s led such an unusual life she s surprisingly level Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso headed and most refreshingly she doesn t focus oner lovelife to the exclusion of all else What can I say about the love interests in this story except that they were HAWWWWTTTT Seriously anyone who s read my reviews know Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire how much Iate love triangles But let me let you in on a little secret I Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus hate well done love triangles EVEN MORE than Iate badly done ones At least with badly done love triangles you don t The Maze Runner : Book 1 have too much emotional investment in the characters so you couldn t care less whatappens to these moany indecisive individuals But well done love triangles are Do No Harm heartbreaking When you can see the good in both men when you find one as flawed and beautiful and perfect as the other the knowledge that one of them is going to lose out on the woman they love is infinitely painful I was rooting for Kyol the whole way through but that is because Iave a well developed soft spot for a man of The Poseidon Adventure honour Which isn t to say I didn t like Aren I totallt felt the frisson and everything whene got all up close and personal with McKenzie I found the grey shaded characterization of both the main love interests especially intriguing Kyol is McKenzia s forst love the man she How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction haseld in ehr Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours heart since she was a teenager Aren is a mature woman s choice a man who first attracts then interestser and who eventually manages to win The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, her trust ander affection McKenzie is a surprisingly introspective character for such an action packed story She constantly analyzes The Kindest Lie her motives and the motives of people arounder and the state of the world in which she finds Uncivil Rites herself And the secondary characterselp to flush out both the worldbuilding and the plotline in ways that are amazingly unexpectedThe one thing that really bothers me about the way McKenzie treats Kyol is that view spoiler she spends a large part of the book trusting blindly in Kyol s Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies honor and goodness and yet it is these very things that driveer away She s waited ten years for Kraken: An Anatomy him but when se s finally ready to give up everything for The Best I Can Be her she finds that it s too late Iave no doubt that this
"Was The Path The Author "the path the author to lead me down but I wish oh Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI how I wish those ten years of faith and lovead been repaid with than a goodbye Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien hide spoiler 15 starsI didn t like this very much and I m pissed that I bought the second book before finishing this one Iave mulled over my review for a few days now and I m still trying to figure out why most people loved this and I didn t I think my main issue with this book is that the world building and plot felt like a distant second in priority to the love triangleWhat I liked when I sta. A Houston college student McKenzie Lewis can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind For years she as been working for the fae King tracking rebels who would Into a rip through the world They also can see through illusions All in all there is an awesome magic system in there and so many places to discoverAlso we jump between the Once Upon an Eid human world and the fae realm which makes everything so much interesting They even went to Germanyow cool is that My favorite thing about the whole world was when Ten Doors Down humans and fae touched their touch is addictive And as long as they touch little Lightnings or sparks jump through their skin It seemed like a really beautiful and magical thing Relationships Oh boy I don t even now if I want to be called Kaesha or Nalkin Shom For a proper explanation you should read the book but i would probably choose the second name I m team Aren always was always will Yes I know you think what there is a love triangle in it Yeah itas a love triangle but I didn t really saw that as a problem I m not a fan of love triangles don t get me wrong but only when they re absolutely useless and stupid But this one was kind of nice I liked it I liked McKenzie and The Perfect Girlfriend her chaos of feelings Writing style Sandy Williams is no Leigh Bardugo or Sarah J Maas buter writing was still really nice with a nice pacing funny dialogues and action It was always entertaining never boring but it wasn t a beautiful or special writing I couldn t even find a proper uote I could use in the beginning But still try out the book It was definitely worth a read Ps if you My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel hate Acotar etc don t read this book You ll probablyate this one too Before I picked this book up I Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) had so many great feelings about it Partly because of all the dazzling reviews itas received from my most trusted GR friends and partly just because it is sold as exactly the kind of urban fantasy I love strong ROMANCE heroineot supernatural men cataclysmic civil war between the fae I admit that I was excited enough to buy this book before reading the 45 star reviewsOkay so what exactly was my problem I exhale a great big shuddering sigh as I say for the umpteenth time this was just never anything special to me This genre the urban fantasy genre is easily one of my favourites when I find a bookseries that really appeals to me they Chosen for Greatness have a way of dragging you into their world and making you care about the characters and lust after theunky men But countless times I come across the same old pattern The Shadow Reader will undoubtedly be loved by Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 hardcore UF fans who actually read these books for that same old pattern that I mentioned Some people love this format and I m sure that s why books continue to be written in a very same y wayFor me I made the inevitable comparisons to the Fever series and this novel just couldn t compete at all I m still waiting for a fae novel that can and I ve been starting to believe I won t ever find one Mckenzie is definitely a strongeroine but at the end of this book she doesn t feel as well developed to me as Mac did Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, halfway through Darkfever The thing I loved most about Mac is that she was a normal young woman in fact she first appears far ditzy than most She doesn t stroll in sword swinging and sheasn t been trained for the situation she finds The First Mistake herself in And yet she shows that even the ditziest blondest young women can turn kick ass if the moment calls for it This is one thing I love about that series which is very difficult to find in others PNReroines are often sappy and pathetic UF Shell Beak Tusk heroines tend to be factory manufactured warriors I want to see regular girls and women like myself showing that they don t need super powers to be awesomeI didn t even bother comparing either Kyol or Aren with Barrons because they are a million miles apart in every way But looking at them on their own they still seem to be rather boring Kyol s the nice guy and Aren s the bad one Mckenzieas known and secretly wanted Kyol for years she as known and secretly wanted Aren for a couple of weeks Guess who for years she as known and secretly wanted Aren for a couple of weeks Guess who chooses Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter here Yet another Twilight style love triangle it would seem ZZZzzzzYes so sorry to the people who loved this I m not sure why I feel guilty for not loving it too but I do The only thing I will say in its favour is that this book reminded meow much I need to re read the Fever books so I thank Sandy Williams for that When a person writes a review the first thing they ave to do is think about what they want to say about the book and what is worth mentioning After reading a few reviews on this book I m thinking that my idea of prioritizing must be completely different from Everyone Else S Somewhat Frustrating Love Triangleblah Blah BlahA Few else s Somewhat frustrating love triangleblah blah blahA few to Dark Swanblah blah blahHeroine who really should ave known better about a few thingsblah blah blahGreat action for a first bookblah blah blahNo cliffhanger endingblah blah blahMischievous Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay hitchhiking pet which is a mix of a cat and a ferretblah blahWHATWhy did no one tell me about the kimki Where are your priorities peopleedit to add that Wendy Darling did in fact mention the Kimki but I missed itOkay so maybe this was important to me than it was to all the other people who actually cared about the story Silly people Did no one elseave a love for the cheesy 80 s movie Beastmaster You know the one where the little ferrets would follow their master around I can not tell you Charmed Particles how much I wanted creatures to come to me whenever I called after watching this movieIf ferrets aren t your thing thenow about a falconEither way creatures at your beck and call game winnerAlthough I m pretty sure that I pictured Aren from the book to be much attractive than the beastmaster guy And since I ve already mentioned one of the men in Shadow Reader I will now go back up to the top of my original listSomewhat frustrating love triangle It was Up until the end of the book I was not a fan I don t like Running with the Kenyans how we were made to believe that the love McKenziead for Kyol was super strong yet she immediately started Perdido Street Station having feelings for another man played off as chaos lusters and Stockholm Syndrome The point could be made that maybe the original love was based on familiarity and dependency so there was a reason she might gravitate toward another person but I still felt like the love triangle couldave built slower Howeverthe way the ending of the first book was uit Drinking Easy Ways To uit Drinking For A Healthier Happier and More Motivated Life Without Alcohol Book 1 handled without a cliffhanger made me pleased with the way things turned out For those who are not fans of love triangles and don t mind a small spoiler click this because it might make you feel better about trying the book view spoilerShe chooses one man by the end of the book ander decision is solid The love triangle Duty has been officially deactivated from what we can seeide spoiler FAVORITE UFPNR OF 2011 This is ridiculous Aren I m not Cinderella at a ball And thisthis isn t going to win my support not even my sympathy I won t He places a finger over my lips I forget my responsibilities when I m with you It s nice Peaceful His 僕のヒーローアカデミア 21 hand slides behind my neck beneath myair He plays with the clasp of my necklace I wish you d let yourself forget things when you re with me You d be Dreamland. 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N the fierce rebel leader she learns that not everything is as she thought And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil wa. Rted with this book was the world I love the idea of the fissures that bring the fae in and out of our realm and the concept of a shadow reader a person who can see the shadow through the fissure that indicates the fae s location I was enad with the world and thought this book was a sure thing for me HoweverAs the book progressed I started aving some real issues First of all I though that McKenzie was unforgivably wishy washy about who she was interested in The back and forth went on for the entirety of the book and onestly bored me to tears I was also mystified as to why literally out of freaking nowhere Aren starts loving er McKenzie is downright rude and mistrusting of Aren and it didn t seem like they were even building up to like so I was completely taken aback by Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens his interest iner I thought the whole court vs rebels thing wasn t very well explained and I felt like the seriousness of the issue got pushed aside so McKenzie could debate about who she wanted to kiss It irked me to no end As the book progressed I realized that I was never going to get the plot that I was The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) hoping for and this wasn t going to be to my taste If I compare this book to the amazing and unforgettable Fever series Darkfever is the first which also is about the fae this book is like the gum stuck to the shoe of Jericho Barrons Just different leagues 45 stars The Shadow Reader is Sandy Williams debut novel and the first in the new MCKENZIE LEWIS series If this book is any indication I anticipate great things from Williams and this series in the future I enjoyed The Shadow Reader immenselyMcKenzie is auman woman with a talent that makes Do Better her invaluable to the fae She is a shadow reader which means that when a fae teleports she can map where that faeas traveled to There are other shadow readers b Searching for another kick ass urban fantasy Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation heroine Look no further because McKenzie Lewisas arrived Caught in a fascinating war between the fae king and the rebel faction she is kidnapped by the rebellion who wants to use IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide her special cartography skills for their own means McKenzie fights to escape in some seriously great action scenes but gradually she starts to wonder whether the truth behind the war is even complex than she ever imaginedWhat s intriguing about McKenzie is that unlike most other urban fantasyeroines she s not a warrior She Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs has no magic sword she doesn tave mad martial arts skills and Public Relations hell she can t even fire a gun But she is an exceptionally gifted shadow reader a person who can see the trace imprints left behind when one of the faeas teleported to another location The author does an amazing job of showing us So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition how special McKenzie is particularly in scenes involving a tracking test that s set up forer by the rebels This girl is fierce and determined and fearless and funny and I liked Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 how she actually thinks and reasons You knowow sometimes you want to yell at the page because something should be occurring to the Hang Loose Without Booze heroine but it doesn t because the author wants to let the story drag on It s like McKenzieears you yelling loud and clear and answers you immediately in Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe her actions But I also like that she s so veryuman in the middle of all the powerful magic and power plays exhibited around Rahasia Makrifat Nabi Khidir a.s. her She miscalculates she doesn t know whom to trust and she actually bleeds and feels pain in a jarring wince inducing way And I like that in the middle of a blistering attack whener own life is in danger she stops to rescue a little suirmy kimki animalAnd yeahthere are a couple of really sexy guys in this book McKenzie s been waiting 10 years for something to Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 happen iner forbidden relationship with the strong and principled Kyol the king s swordsman but CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES her rebel captor Aren is also strangely compelling with awesomeealing powers and a pesky La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition habit of makinger feel things for im that she shouldn t be feeling Oh and e Salvage the Bones has disheveled sexyair too D Love triangles are usually eual parts agonizing and annoying but the romantic entanglements he as disheveled sexy air too D Love triangles are usually eual parts agonizing and annoying but the romantic entanglements andled incredibly well ere It s like the Dorian Kiyo thing view spoilerwithout the murderous deceptive part Gusto ko ng Pansit Ngayon hide spoiler Story Did you ever wish there would be books like the a court of thorns and roses series Filled with fae and magic badass female characters and a funnyandsome bad boy There s a war going on in the fae world between the king Tarot of Sexual Magic (English and Spanish Edition) his followers and the rebels In the middle of it is McKenzie a shadow reader one of the strongest weapons agains the rebellion One day McKenzie gets captured by the rebellion and sooner world is shook Who can she trust Who is lying And who should sit on the throne That was a book I couldn t lay down First of all the main character is so funny and so freakin stubborn She was constantly trying to run away and in the end I always smiled reading the dialogues between Aren and McKenzie This is definitely a book that The Prayers of Susanna Wesley Clarion Classics has a nice pacing is filled with action and a little bit of love andeartbreak Definitely worth reading Characters Oh McKenzie our wonderful main character you go girl You are so stubborn so creative in getting away from the rebellion that you don t even mind getting War Songs hurt And you re so intelligent I was in love with you from page one McKenzie was definitely my favorite character in this one I wouldn t say shead a character development in the end but did she find Histologie her kind braveeart But one thing was a little bit sad to see McKenzie was nearly always saved by someone She wasn t a girl who could save L'Attaque des Titans T28 herself but at least she tried to she didn t want to rely on someone That was a nice start maybe it gets better with the next books Aren was the Rebell who captured McKenzie and tried to geter to work for the rebellion He was a funny Mises en situation professionnelle AS: Aide-soignant handsome and kind guy who could be sassy sometimes I lovedim He was never brutal or mean to McKenzie He always treated Cucina Povera her good I liked that aboutim Kyol was Eduquer son chien pour les Nuls poche her partner and guard send by the king of the fae She worked withim for over ten years for the king Kyols biggest character treat was is to the king This was so Loyal I Never Doubted I never doubted Never ever He wouldn t betray the kingdom for McKenzie even though if e would Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before have they could ve been together Bute didn t The best thing about the book was that I liked all the side characters I was interested about what Le rite opratif de Salomon : Compagnon, du spculatif l'opratif happened to them and if they survived and when they died I was actually pretty sad I especially loved the female badass characters in this one Lena and Keira if you want someone who is loyal brave and ready to fight you should definitely choose these two ladies World This is probably theardest thing to describe but so so important The world building was great in this one not perfect but still really enjoyable We ave a great magic in ere we The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics have the fae who are invisible toumans if they don t want to be seen and who produce little lightings when touched by a Guide to the Holy Land human The fae move from world to world by portals and through the worlds through little rips they create in the world They step through them and step right into another place Also they re bonds between two fae when they re bonded their power is put together and they can feel each other through rooms and places They feel where the other is Next to the awesome jumping through places talent they can also useeat and fire to burn people or La sociedad literaria y del pastel de piel de patata Guernsey (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) heal them with their power There are other special talents but I don t want to spoiler so just know that there is Next to the awesome fae weave The Shepherds Bush Murders human shadow readers who can locate the fae by reading the shadows after they disappeared. Laim the Realm Her job isn'ter only secret She's in love with Kyol the King's sword master but uman and fae relationships are forbidden When McKenzie is captured by Are. .