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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: Secrets and Shadows

Title: Secrets and Shadows
Series: 13 to Life # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural/ Paranormal
Author: Shannon Delany
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: February 15, 2011
Book: Bought

"Nothing's simple when you run with werewolves. Jess Gillmansen thinks she's seen it all but her eyes are about to be opened to even more danger and a reality far more paranormal than she's suspected. With Jess' realization that the Rusakovas' mother is still alive and imprisoned, the group's choices become harder and trust more important. Lines are drawn and relationships change as the broken Rusakova family struggles to reunite to free their mother - and those who Jess thought to be normal people show themselves to be much, much more..."

This book could only be describe in one word: Torture. Pure torture. I mean, my heart just ache and well, the writing is pretty dang good.
Torture. Why? Well what else is hard to watch then the one person your in love with be with someone else. I mean that tough. The drama in this book is great, but pure torture. You don't know how many times I wanted to be Jessie just so I can slap Pietr.

The characters I feel in this book did no growing up whats so ever. They made the same mistakes over and  over again. They torture each other by going out with other people, ignoring each other and well, only causing more grief for everyone else around them. I felt like at times that they were just selfish. The only one I felt grew up a bit and it wasn't toward the end is Jessie. She finally put her foot down (Thank God) and just said things that been need to said. I really admire her strenght and her strong determination. She really blew my mind away with how she handled everything. Though at times, I want to slap her as well.

The plot line in this book wasn't very different from the last book. They still dealt with the CIA and hunters, plus all the drama in the relationship. I am a little disappointed that things were repeated in stead of something new.

The ending again, left off with another cliffhanger. I an not satisfied with how the book ended. I wanted it to be different but again, no. Though I am still interested in reading the next book just because I have to know what happens. Overall, it was okay cause it can hook you in easily with the story line but very torturous.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. this sounds like a book that would take me ages to finish cause it's annoying to see the two people that love each other torturing themselves like that. gaah, why don't authors understand that we need happy books where love is possible? we have anough drama in our lives!

  2. @Iulia, so true! I'm getting tired of this tortured loves, love triangle, scenrio. It makes my heart ache!

  3. Oh, yes, I've been known to yell at characters out loud because they refused to acknowledge what everyone else could see. I have to admit, I fall for that drama over and over ...


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