Shadow Embraced by Cheree Smith – Review

Shadow Embraced

By Cheree Smith

Expected Publication: April 2013

Length: 234 pages

Publisher: Dark Cherry Press

Source: Netgalley

Genre: Paranormal

 



Synopsis from Goodreads

No escape.

Those words haunt Scar’s dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorizes her while asleep isn’t real, but when she’s abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn’t some monster.

She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight.

When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.

The only problem is that she’s not entirely sure she’s innocent.

 
my thoughts

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This book is from another Australian Author and I know there are a lot of negative reviews for this book, but again it is just people’s opinion, I happen to love boarding school stories, I love the dynamic between different types of characters, all thrown into one place, and seeing how they interact with each other.

Scar has terrible nightmares and a stupid friend that keeps getting her in trouble, until one night Scar is overcome and attacks her friend luckily she saved before she kills her and taken to a school for paranormal types to learn how to control themselves.

Scar’s character I agree didn’t have a huge connection to me, I still felt for her, being thrown into a place where nothing makes sense, being pulled away from her family and friends, Scar turns to violence to try to keep the bullies off her back and gain some control in her life, she joins an underground fight club where her demon side gets a chance to make some damage.

Scar is haunted by her “demon” side, kind of like multiple personalities, She is constantly trying to stay in control of her own body and not letting her bad side take over, this added a great dimension to the story.

The school is being stalked by an unknown beast who is attacking students, who happen to be linked to Scar,  she is now in a fight to save not only the life of the missing students but herself as well.

I found this book enjoyable, and although there are a few loose ends I am hoping are covered in the next book, If you like boarding school stories this one is for you.

P.S I really don’t like the cover, I would have read this book sooner If it had a nicer attention grabbing cover.

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