Review: Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer

Synopsis: Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

Review: This book left me wanting more, and I’m lucky enough to be reviewing the second book in the series as well.

To put it mildly, Kreitzer is a science nerd. She’s fantastic at weaving a story about a scientist who discovers the paranormal, which frankly is a lot more believable than some of the other ways people have stumbled on the paranormal. Being some random chick in Forks for instance.

Gabriella actually has a reason to be confronted with mysterious things, and so when she uncovers angels, and a war begins between them, the shadow of the sun, and her, the illuminator, you can only be sure that this is going to be a ride.

And it is, the book is action packed with a lot of mystery and driving scenes that make you want to read and know more. Nothing is overdone or contrite and you’re never left wondering. She fills in the blanks when you need them and she keeps the readers attention.

I don’t think I have any drawbacks about this book, her oxymorons are fantastic and they kept me entertained throughout.

Also, I have total love for this cover, it’s incredibly beautiful, wow on that!

I had a fun time reading this book and I’m looking forward to the next installment!

Go check it out!


Comments ( 1 )

  • E Kelly says:

    Like you, I was drawn in by the cover art. The story sounds creative, imaginative and well written. The fact that it is believable appeals to me. I usually avoid paranormal because it often slips into the realm of the ridiculous. Can't wait to check this one out. I only wish it came in ebook. Hate waiting!!

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