Shadowed Horizons, (Anath 1) , Shyla Wolff

Shadowed Horizons, (Anath 1) , Shyla Wolff
Genre:  Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
This novel has so much in it and to begin felt a little confusing. Not only was there a world with supernatural elements in it to understand, but three separate groups of people – all with paranormal talents. Two of them work for good but one – well Roth is very evil, very cruel and has no thoughts for anything but his own power. He doesn’t care how he gets it, who he needs to take down and will use anyone to achieve his aims. at times his methods were very grisly and made me feel a bit queasy, and I had to skim read – my bad – I’m a bit of a wimp about anything too gruesome!
The characters in this read are well developed, and I enjoyed seeing them in their day to day roles as well as using their supernatural talents. I get the feeling two of the groups will link up at some point via the two girls, but who knows? Its a guess only …I still don’t really know too much about what’s actually going on, who – if anyone – is behind the two “good” groups, and how they are funded. Those homes, and the weapons and cars don’t come cheap, and they all seem to live very comfortably. Then of course who is it that’s after Carlin and why? First books in a series often fall like this though – setting out  many new questions as they answer those posed. Its a tough task being the first book, and this one stands up well. It gives enough info that by the end I was beginning to feel I understood more about the different groups, and am curious to see where the story goes now. Its a fun read, no vampires and shape shifters but what appear to be ( and appearances can be deceiving!) humans with extra supernatural talents. I enjoyed the way the animals were brought in too with the girls being able to link and communicate with them to a degree. I’ve always wanted to do that – I’m jealous….There’s also two clear romances in the story that are developing, and I do like a side helping of romance with my fantasy reads. It’s going to be fun to see how those develop.
It ends at a natural point, no horrible cliff-hangers, but some leads into next episode.
Stars: Four and a half, a fun read with plenty of solid and realistic characters, and a good mystery to puzzle out.
ARC provided by author


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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