Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review: Shadow's Edge by J.T. Geissinger

Shadow's Edge
Author: J.T. Geissinger
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Night Prowler Book #1
ISBN:  161218331X
ISBN13: 9781612183312
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Author

Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.

Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…

SHADOW'S EDGE kept me interested with its unique storyline. To Jenna the thought of the Ikati starts out as something to be feared and run from only to turn to a place where she belongs in the end. I immediately liked the main character Jenna and was rooting for her. She was suspicious yet strong willed and willing to sacrifice herself when most would not have. The romance was a bit frustrating at times but you could tell that Jenna and Leander would end up with each other in the end. Their attraction to each other was felt from the moment they laid eyes on the other but there was a lot of "one step forward, two steps back" moments.

There isn't a ton of action but the story moves at a good pace with plenty of explanation and suspense. Geissinger did a great job with conveying emotions and getting my emotions involved in the story. The way that the Ikati cut themselves off from civilization reminded me of Sophie Jordan's dragons in the Firelight series. 

SHADOW'S EDGE gets the Night Prowler series started on a good note and I will be looking out for book 2 NIGHT OF OBLIVION.

I gave it 4/5 stars

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