Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Review of Shadow Fire, The Light Chronicles Book 1 by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
It's worth repeating: The cover for Shadow Fire is soooo pretty!
Book: Shadow Fire, the Light Chronicles Book 1
Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Publisher: Astraea Press
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 310 pages
Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.
Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.
Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.
Shadow Fire - adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal
As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
My review: 5 HUGE STARS! Shadow Fire ROCKS!
Oh, I truly loved this one! Shadow Fire, by Kimber Leigh Wheaton, is a snappy, sassy, sweet, all-that-kind-of-awesome-and-then-some YA read. I couldn't put it down.
Okay, so let's start with the cover: How gorgeous is it? It's beautiful, eye-catching, pretty in the way you want to pet it (or the black wolf, at least). Kudos to the cover artist/s. They did a knock out job creating a cover that after reading Shadow Fire, captured the essence of it.
Onto the novel itself. Where do I begin? The author did an incredible job creating a fresh story in a genre that's been there and done that. The writing style was creative, well done, and descriptively just right.
Shadow Fire was a fast paced read full of adventure, suspense, twists, turns, and romantic tension. The main character, Ashlyn, is the Chosen One, not a role I would be signing up for any time soon, but when I think of mercenary swoon-worthy Zane, on second thought, I just might!
Ashlyn has her work cut out for her, a job that's sure to fail (no pressure there) and it's a race against time to save her people and her heart.
The quest Ashlyn and Zane are on together is a wonderful journey for the reader as well. I highly recommend Shadow Fire to those in search of something fun, suspenseful, with the right ratio of romance. The only disappointment was when Shadow Fire ended. While I enjoyed the ending, I simply wanted more, I didn't want the adventure to end!
Shadow Fire is a wonderful edition to the YA genre! Grab it up as Shadow Fire is sure not to disappoint.
About the author:
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn't live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate--not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she'll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in The Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming soon.
Buy Shadow Fire here: Amazon
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