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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.
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:
Before we begin I have to say I was never a big fan of horrors be it movies or books, but in the last few years I have been drawn to them in my need to get a fix of having the living daylights frightened out of me!
Julia Dweck is a children's author who writes delightful books. All are available on Amazon Kindle Fire or via Amazon Cloud on your tablet or computer. We loved reading and reviewing four of her books, and enjoyed chatting to her - see interview after the reviews, together with some useful links of where you can find out more about Julia and her books, and where you can go to buy them!
Silent Screams isn’t really sure what it is, or where it is set, some of the time I am convinced we are in 1950's Ireland, then its to Victorian England, before its whisked back all the way to modern day.
This tale of a young girl, who at the age of nineteen falls pregnant after being raped would have played and read so much better had it been set in the 1940's or 50's, I found it absolutely unbelievable that a girl would be treated in the modern day the way Jessica is. You feel very little sympathy for the main character, as you cannot believe she would be treated as such or that the people around her would behave towards her in such a way, for example; if one could imagine for a moment that in modern day Briton a young unmarried pregnant woman would be turned away from a shop unserved, we would also see the demise of every shop in the country!!