Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shadow's Edge (ARC) by J.T. Geissinger

Shadow's Edge:
Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a tribe of mysterious beings lives hidden from the everyday world. Beautiful, savage, and graced with the ability to shift from human to vapor to lethal predator, the Ikati are bound together by ancient bloodlines and a code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death. Half a world away, on the sun-drenched shores of Southern California, Jenna Moore's past is shrouded in mystery. She spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone. Or something. Her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her mother's sudden death, not since her father's mysterious disappearance, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. But when the handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears out of the blue, promising her the answers she so desperately wants, Jenna takes a leap of faith. She agrees to accompany him to England in return for the truth about her origins, never suspecting the shattering revelations that await her there. For once among the Ikati, Jenna faces an extraordinary birthright she never dreamed possible. And a dangerous, sensual destiny she may not survive to see.

Shadow’s Edge was a promising beginning to the Night Prowler series by J.T. Geissinger. It was filled with tension, mystery and formidable characters. The storyline was strong and kept me turning page-after-page. While the general plot was not entirely uncommon in the paranormal world, J.T.’s vision made this book unique, and able to stand apart from other shifter novels.

J.T. created a world where the shifters live completely separate from the human one, where they live in hiding from those who seek to destroy them. An enemy that we are only shown briefly, but one that is intriguing and spiteful against anything that is considered unknown. And I’m looking forward to seeing more conflict between the shifters and their enemies in future books. When Leander first comes for Jenna he believes she is simply a danger to his people, and she must be forced into her proper place. But when Jenna is pulled into their world, she discovers the truth of her heritage, the true power she wields, and the truth of her father’s disappearance.

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