The Shadow Hour

4/5
Ok. Another story that turns out has another sequel.

I’ve read many stories with multiple point of view and there are some pretty awkward and confusing stories out there, but I can honestly say that The Shadow Hour isn’t one of those.

The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey

You get a bit of the drama, with the love triangle of Rowan, Echo and Caius; you also get a bit of the sweet stuff, with Dorian and Jasper and how their relationship blossoms in spite of the war going on; but you also get a bit of comic relief here and there and Ivy with her compassionate view of a world and the people that have done her many wrongs.

It’s  great story, but i’m not sure I liked where it ended. An absolutely not sure abut what to expect on the next one. While I enjoyed this one with its mysteries and budding romances, it felt a bit anti-climatic by the end.

And, honestly! there was too little heard from the Ala. She is one of my favorite characters!

But well… I guess there is no other option but to wait for the next installment and go from there.

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The Girl at Midnight series

I still have a long flight to go. Who says there is t a bright side to transoceanic flight? You get a lot of uninterrupted reading time?? What can be better?

Just adding coffee? They do that, too.

The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey

So, let get in with it. If I remember right, turns out that the mysterious object the main character was actually searching for was herself and the self-awareness that she has the power to bring and end to the long war between two species.

So, this should be interesting.

Shades of Magic

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A thief and a magician…

This is the second book of the series, Shades of Magic, after A Darker Shade of Magic.

If I remember right, we are talking about a one-of-a-kind magician, with a black eye that marks him as powerful… who can travel to other worlds!

And a thief who escapes her boring grey world in search of adventure and greatness.

Last thing I remember, they managed to defeat invading magicians and vanished a powerful and dangerous magic stone to a sealed world, attached to a death body.

Am I forgetting anything? Let’s back to it, then.

One of a kind.

I read the prologue to this book, to see if it would something that would interest me…

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The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

 

I was hooked from page one. I couldn’t explain it, but I have always been fascinated with character that are one of a kind. Last of their species, first of their kind, origin unknown where everyone or different… you name it. If we’re talking of a character that has no equal, I’m definitely up for it.
So… The Ala?! Definitely.
While I did READ the beginning of this book, my version of it is actually an audiobook.
Nothing better to occupy my mind while I perform the tedious tasks that are involved in keeping a house, don’t you think?

I know. You’re probably thinking: Weren’t you listening to Slasher Girls and Monster Boys? I don’t remember you finishing it.

And you would be right.

I haven’t finished it. It is a quite long book, and it’s all short stories… And sometimes I just feel like something more complex.
I’m not quite returning it to the shelf, but more like taking break from it. I WILL be going back to it from time to time, between story and story.

In the meantime, let’s learn more about The Ala.