Note: This review is spoiler free (spoilers are all marked and have warnings)!
Book: The Shadows Between Us
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Age: For readers 14 and up
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Synopsis: Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
Now doesn’t that synopsis just sound amazing! Yah well it did, but it turns out the synopsis was the only good part of this entire book.
Meh. That is what I have to say about this book. Completely and overwhelmingly meh. I mean the characters were flat, the storyline was cliche, the worldbuilding was nonexistent and it was just so boring and predictable!
I wanted to like this book, I really did but it just was such..... a huge mess. Where’s the flavor? Where’s the villain? Where’s the action?. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Not every story needs to be a fantasy style action packed novel” and I agree but... this book was literally marketed as a fantasy plotline with Slytherin type characters?!? And don’t get me started on the “Slytherin” characters.
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What I Liked:
And that’s about it! Sorry to those who really liked this book, I respect your opinion but this one just wasn’t for me!
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