The Shadow Reader
Book 1, Shadow Reader
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A Houston college student, McKenzie Lewis can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind. For years she has been working for the fae King, tracking rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn't her only secret. She's in love with Kyol, the King's sword-master-but human and fae relationships are forbidden. When McKenzie is captured by Aren, the fierce rebel leader, she learns that not everything is as she thought. And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
From Publishers Weekly
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Interesting take on Fae, but reads very YA
This book was an interesting interpretation of Fae lore, but i had several issues getting through the first book. The first is that the reader is dropped into the middle of the story, years into on-going relationships. The second was the awkward vocabulary used to explain the paranormal aspects of the story. The third was that it read very young although the heroine is in her mid twenties, similar to Julie katana! but without the edge. As a dedicated fan of Seanan McGuire, Jim Butcher, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Karen Marie Moning, the Fae world in offering needed more definition and edge. Will give the second one a try and see how it goes.