Release Date: October 30, 2012
McKenzie Lewis Book #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
McKenzie Lewis has a gift. It allows her access to a world few have seen, and even fewer can comprehend. It’s her secret. And it exists in the shadows…
McKenzie was a normal college student, save for one little twist: she’s a shadow reader, someone who can both see the fae and track their movements between our world and the Realm. It’s a gift for which she has been called insane, one for which she has risked family and friends—and one that has now plunged her into a brutal civil war between the fae.
With the reign of the king and his vicious general at an end, McKenzie hoped to live a more normal life while exploring her new relationship with Aren, the rebel fae who has captured her heart. But when her best friend, Paige, disappears McKenzie knows her wish is, for now, just a dream. McKenzie is the only one who can rescue her friend, but if she’s not careful, her decisions could cost the lives of everyone she’s tried so hard to save.
McKenzie is really looking forward to her retirement but when Paige goes missing, McKenzie jumps right into getting her back.
There is a lot of character development as well as getting to know more about their past's in THE SHATTERED DARK. The pacing is nice and fast with plenty of edge of your seat moments. I was extremely shocked by how Paige handled everything as well as some of the parts she played throughout the book. I love Aren and McKenzie together. Some things about Aren's past are revealed that don't sit that well with McKenzie but she works hard to make their relationship work. I do like Kyol but he never put McKenzie first and with Aren you can see he would always do that. A lot happens in this part of the series and once again a lot changes. I don't really know how I feel about the ending. Decisions are made before McKenzie even knows what is happening. She finally figured out what she wanted and was in a good spot with her decision only to have it all crumble around her.
I'm stumped on guesses of what will happen next but I'm pretty sure the Fae are not going to let her go that easily and the new twists and turns are going to make for a wild book 3.
I gave it 4/5 stars