Thursday, July 2, 2020

BOOK REVIEW- Poisoned Shadow (The Shadow Series #2) by Candice Bundy

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Just when I was getting a handle on my magic, my fae family drama, and an unwanted fiance, someone wants me dead. Again.

Returning home is never easy, especially when you’ve lived apart from your family for eight long years and your face reminds them of your well-loved twin whose murder still haunts these halls. How can I, Becka Rowan, live up to her memory?

I’d only been back home a few weeks when tragedy struck again in the form of a poisoner. I almost died. My father lies in a coma, his fate uncertain.

It’s bad enough that I’m always being measured up to my beloved twin; how can I ever hope to feel safe and welcome at House Rowan with Shadow Dwellers and poisoners out to get me?

The assassination attempt brings Enforcer Quinn back to House Rowan. I’m excited to be working side by side with Quinn again, solving the case together. His return gives me the opportunity to find out if the connection between us is real. I hope he feels the same draw to me as I do to him.

But Quinn’s holding back; keeping things professional between us. Can I blame him? I’m still engaged to my dead twin's fiance! I need to control my magic, end my engagement, and then find a path forward with Quinn. Is that too much to ask?

Assuming Quinn and I can solve the poisoning before they strike again.

Don’t miss the emotional and fast-paced sequel to Twinned Shadow! Buy now to experience the complex world building and unique twists of Candice Bundy’s gripping writing!
    5 STARS

The intensity continues. Why would I say that?  Because I read the first book in the series.  Both books are filled,with plenty of action, plots, surprises, emotions and hopes of love and acceptance.  Becka is still trying to find her way and has gained some ground but also lost some too.

I have to say that I almost wanted to shout out, "look at  ______, that is the person you should be watching out for."    I suspected them because of some of the small bread crumbs the author threw out there.  When it came out and the person was revealed, I almost cheered.  Because, hey, I got it right!  But there was an additional motive that I had not suspected.  I liked that the author surprised me with that! 
I so want Becka and Quinn to find a way to be together. It's so strong that I can almost taste it.   Will they?  Not in this book although some good things are forming. 
 Has the ancient threat of the Shadow Dwellers been eliminated?  Not yet but I'm hoping in a next book that Becka and Quinn will kick butt and take them out.  But at the end of this book a formidable Shadow Dweller has appeared and laid out a challenge.  So game on.

 "I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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