Review: Shadow by Laurann Dohner

Posted November 12, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 14 Comments

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Review: Shadow by Laurann Dohner
Shadow
by Laurann Dohner

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 30, 2012
Series: New Species #9
Published by Ellora's Cave
Pages: 210
 

 

 

Though slower in pacing, I found that I enjoyed several elements of this book, the budding romance between Beauty and Shadow my favorite ~ Under the Covers

Beauty is a Gift, which means that she is treated with the utmost respect and reverence. Many give her a wide berth because they know of her traumatic past. As a survivor of a brutal captivity, Beauty shows her strength in a way that is quiet, but very much noticeable and admirable. I really liked Beauty’s character because even though she is scared beyond her wits, she is still able to keep her head on straight. I loved the way she was able to stand up to certain people when they simply judged her wrongly. Despite the fact that she was a victim, she doesn’t allow that to simply run her life anymore.

Shadow is the New Species male who is now protecting her. After spending one night lying next to her during a storm Shadow and Beauty share an unbreakable bond now that Dohner takes and builds upon that.

Though slower in pacing, I found that I enjoyed several elements of this book, the budding romance between Beauty and Shadow my favorite. The one thing that dropped this book down from a solid four star rating was simply the pacing. Some scenes dragged on for too long for me and I think it impeded the natural progression of the story. Also, I felt like there was less action than the book prior to this.

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About Laurann Dohner

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

I'm a full time wife, mother, and author. I've been lucky enough to have spent over two decades with the love of my life and look forward to many, many more years with Mr. Laurann. I'm addicted to iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two), and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night.

I love to write all kinds of stories. I think the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when your write you can make sure there's always a happy ending. I love that about being an author. My favorite part is when I sit down at my computer desk, put on my headphones to listen to loud music to block out everything around me, so I can create worlds in front of me.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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I’m behind in this series by three books. I need to catch up before another one is released.

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I’ve been enjoying this series!

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This book sounds fantastic. I really need to catch up. Didn’t realize this was number nine already. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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I hope you enjoy Joanne!

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Thanks for the review. The cover model has some great arms. Yum!

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LOLOL! He does Lori!

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This sounds like a good read.

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