Shadows in Blood
by Ainsley Shay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this action packed third instalment of The Immortal Trials.
Shadows in Blood is part of a young adult, urban paranormal/fantasy adventure that also has a touch of romance. The series must be read in order and whilst the series, at time of reviewing, isn't complete the books have been released in fairly succession, so it is worth jumping in if you haven't already.
We're half way through the story now and whilst there are still a lot of unknowns and secrets galore, I did feel as though plot strands were starting to tie together. Whilst I still have NO idea of how the story will progress, strangely enough I did feel as though we made significant headway in this book. I am beginning to build a much clearer picture in my head.
It might just be me but this felt as though it had better pace and flow than book 2. That's not to suggest book 2 was a bad read, rather that this is an even better one! We don't see as much of Cameron, Mina and Raiden in this one, though there are quite a few other characters to meet and place into the story. There are also some surprises and plot twists added into the mix.
In the second half of the book Everly eventually felt like she was taking charge of events. I do like that she acts like a girl of 17 and not as though she were an adult, but time's a ticking and there are A LOT of powerful people plotting her demise! I loved how the story progressed and can't wait to see where the next book will take us.
Time is running out, and there’s no room left for mistakes.
The date of the ritual has been decided, and Everly has thirty-five days until she becomes the immortal’s sacrifice.
When shocking news comes in the way a sacred one, her entire world shifts. Everything she’s ever known may have been a lie.
But, Everly’s hope blossoms when she discovers a vital piece to the deadly mystery she’s trapped in. She must find a way to endure the never-ending horrors that continue to haunt her.
Especially if she plans to survive.
The CW’s Supernatural collides with LJ Smith’s Vampire Diaries in the thrilling series of The Immortal Trials.