Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delany

Secrets and Shadows (13 to Life, #2)Secrets and Shadows
Shannon Delany
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: February 11, 2011

Nothing's simple when you run with werewolves. Jess Gillmansen thinks she's seen it all but her eyes are about to be opened to even more danger and a reality far more paranormal than she's suspected. With Jess's realization that the Rusakovas' mother is still alive and imprisoned, the group's choices become harder and trust more important. Lines are drawn and relationships change as the broken Rusakova family struggles to reunite long enough to free their mother and people who Jess always just took to be normal people show themselves to be much, much more.

Well, this is shaping up to be quite an interesting series. I really enjoyed 13 to Life and couldn't wait to read the sequel. Secrets and Shadows wasn't as good as the first, but I still enjoyed the wild and suspenseful ride. 

I will admit, it took a while for me to get into Secrets and Shadows. For whatever reason, I just couldn't get into the first half. But by the second half, I was hooked. There were several twists (especially toward the end) that kept me wanting and needing more. 

Jesse. She can be a little spitfire at times. But she can also be cool and calm at others. She's also loyal to friends and family. She always stood by the Rusakovas even when her and Peitr weren't on the best terms. 

Which brings me to my next point. One thing that did bother me in this book was the ups and downs in Jess and Peitr's relationship. It seemed that the fights between the two were typical and pretty much pointless. The fights were mostly due to a lack of communication. However, with every thing that Peitr is going through, I can see why he might want to push Jess away. But still. 

Secrets and Shadows was an enjoyable read. Even though it wasn't as good as 13 to Life, I can't wait to devour the next book. 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read these, since I'm not usually a huge fan of werewolves... and I hate pointless fights between characters. Thanks for the review though! :)

    Also, thank you for stopping by The Hiding Spot. On one hand, I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt that way about The Story of Us, but, on the other, it sucks that we both didn't enjoy it more! :(