ARC Review: Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review: Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter
Shadow and Ice

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 23 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Gods of War #1
Published by HQN
Pages: 496
Format: eARC

“If you’ve been on the lookout for a new PNR to sink your teeth into, Gena Showalter’s SHADOW AND ICE will certainly appeal to you.”
~ Under the Covers

There’s a new PNR series in town and it’s a hot one by Gena Showalter! If you’re like me and have been reading books when PNR was a hot topic, then you’ve probably noticed that good PNR series are rare these days. That was why I was very excited to see Gena Showalter coming out with a new PNR series.

The concept of this series is unique. It has a bit of an IAD feel to it because it involves these war gods competing against each other. So you can expect a lot of alpha males and females duking it out in a free for all. There’s a lot of trash talking, both within the competitors and actually even between the hero and heroine.

I thoroughly enjoyed the hero and the paranormal aspect of this series. It brought back those feelings that I have missed dearly in the recent years. And I am hoping that the series continues to stick to the PNR route and become better.

Showalter’s trademark humor is very much present within these pages. I like how much personality she brings to her characters, especially the heroine. However, I do think that it can be a double-edged sword at times. What makes these books so fun can also bog down the pacing and that was a little of the case here. But since I was just so excited about a new PNR series, I felt like I could excuse it. Keeping this in mind though, I wonder how my opinion will shift as the series goes on.

If you’ve been on the lookout for a new PNR to sink your teeth into, Gena Showalter’s SHADOW AND ICE will certainly appeal to you. She’s got a great new bunch of heroes and heroines and I can’t wait to read about them all!


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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.


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Sound good, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Annie

Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Always on the lookout for a good pnr.

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review annie!!! I love gena showalters books and this series sounds real good!! Shared on all my socials!!??

Ooh nice! I’ve been wanting to give her adult books a try after I fell in love with her YA ones! Granted, I know things will be totally different in age levels! Lol. Though since her other series was so ongoing and I’m not up for playing catch up I might just give this one a try! Nice review!