Shadow of Time is a slow starter! The first few chapters seemed to go by at a very slow pace, the story of Hannah, a young newly qualified teacher, and her brother Ben's vacation, it seemed it was going to be another YA novel of angst, swoons and crushes with of course the obligatory bit of the paranormal thrown in!
How wrong can you be! All of a sudden this book just opens up and the story that unfolds is well thought out, intricate, amazingly researched and feels relevant and almost real. I confess had I not been reading this book to review, I would have probably stopped reading it, but as it was I had to plough on, and I am so glad I did.
A smart phone is a must have for most of us, gone are the days when its ok for your phone to just do what a phone should do, and make calls! Now we expect to be able to surf the net, take brilliant pictures, play games, watch videos, connect instantly with friends and keep the all important social media up to date; and of course it must do all those mobile phone basics of making a call and texting.
NAME: Fitzwilliam Darcy
ABOUT: If you are somewhere in your mid-thirties, or perhaps a little younger, or even a little older – in fact if you are female (or perhaps male) – actually you could be anyone of any age.......then the name Mr Darcy conjures up that image of maleness, grrrr'ness and a delicious bit of dark broodiness! I admit I had not read Pride and Prejudice, until after the BBC's drama starring the delightful Colin Firth (who of course also starred as Mark Darcy in the Bridget Jones films the first of which was rather loosely based upon the novel) as Fitzwilliam Darcy, and it is true to say that the two are not terribly alike, although I thought Firth captured the essence of Austin's writing of the character.
With two girls aged 7 and 5 fashion sometimes can be circles of trial and error as the girls go through their own individual styles and tastes, so it was no surprise to see their excitement when the lovely pink package from Popband came through the door.
Paranormal/Romance.....I wasn't expecting too much when I started this novel, the first by Laila Blake, but how wrong I was! I absolutely loved it, I was taken along with the story, almost a little excited at what was going to happen and intrigued as the characters, storyline and the world they inhabit unfurled itself.
Razberry Rating - a well earned: