Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Review: Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan

Queen of Shadows
Release Date: Aug 31, 2010
Publisher: ACE
ISBN: #9780441019250
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Spread throughout the dark corners of our world lies the Shadow World, a society of vampires that feeds off the living. In Austin, Texas, one woman’s madness will drive her into a world that few people ever see–or even know exists…

Shortly after she picked up a guitar, Miranda Grey conquered the Austin music scene with a newfound ability to psychically manipulate her audience’s emotions. But as her powers outgrow her control, her mind is increasingly invaded by haunting secrets and overwhelming sadness. Unable to look anyone in the eye, Miranda is fast approaching the edge of insanity–with no one to catch her fall…

When he outlawed killing humans, David Solomon ignited a civil war among Austin’s vampires. As Prime of the South, his sympathy for mortals angered the old guard who refuse to control their violent urges. David has his hands full with the growing insurgency, but he takes in a broken-down woman, a musician in need of supernatural guidance. Little does he know that Miranda Grey has the power to change his world as well…

Miranda is in a very bad spot in the beginning of this book not only is she going insane she ends up going through something horrific. The horrific event leads to David back to the Haven (where he lives)where he helps her heal and he ends up helping her control her powers as well. I really liked Miranda, she pretty much goes from being insane and afraid to strong and powerful and it isn't overnight you actually get to see it build. David is the Prime (leader) of the area vampires. He is a powerful person and also a techno geek but he still comes out as a hot piece of vampire man. I loved how he handled Miranda and took care of her throughout her entire ordeal. They really made a great powerful match. I really felt the whole book was paced fantastically nothing happened to fast or to slow. I am excited to read the next book in the series Shadow Flame which will be out in July of 2011. OH if your an emotional reader like me, make sure you have tissues on hand for the beginning.

I give it 5/5 stars

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