Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From Goodreads

Shadow of the Sun (Timeless #1) by Laura Kreitzer

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.

My Thoughts
This book has been sitting on my TBR list for a while now and I’m finally glad I took the time to read it. (All in one day I might add!) I must begin by saying that this is the best paranormal book I have ever read! It was intelligent, imaginative, and creative. I found it easy to empathize with Gabriella as she was thrust into a world she found scary and exhilarating. Her struggle to come to terms with her past as well as her destiny was well presented and easily understood. Even though she begins the story as a supernatural specialist, she is not so far removed from the reader as to appear ludicrous or unbelievable. In fact, the story is so well thought out and well written that it is easy for the reader to suspend disbelief. A world of angels and dark shadows becomes plausible. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially fans of paranormal! And I can’t wait to read the sequel!!!!

If you own a Kindle, this book is a bargain at $1.99!!!

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