Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay

Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly Gay

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (July 31, 2012)
Goodreads Description:

 The electrifying sequel to the acclaimed urban fantasies The Better Part of Darkness, The Darkest Edge of Dawn, and The Hour of Dust and Ashes!

After filling out mountains of paperwork, Detective Charlie Madigan sets out for a death-defying trip into heavenly Elysia to rescue her partner Hank and bring the siren home. Of course, she doesn’t expect to leave behind an all out siren revolution or return home to find that jinn crime boss, Grigori Tennin, has begun a massive search for the divine being, Ahkneri. Tennin’s tactics set off a chain reaction that puts Charlie in the crosshairs of the shadowy creature known as Death and awakens Ahkneri from her long sleep. And when Vengeance rises, Atlanta will never be the same.
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My Thoughts:

If you haven't read the previous books in the Charlie Madigan series...you should! Oh, and I suggest you not read this review because I don't want to spoil anything for you.

At the conclusion of the last book I was so worried about Hank. The not knowing what would happen was killing me so I was really looking forward to reading this book. The majority of the story is about Charlie's effort to rescue Hank from the Circe in Elysia. It was very exciting (and sometimes creepy) and Charlie actually had some surprising help which added a lot of interest and mystery. In the end the endeavor had both good and bad results. Another major part of the story involves Charlie finally having to face Sachath (otherwise known as Death). Of course nothing can be easy so the answer to defeating Death is not so simple, but with help from her friends and Ahkneri Charlie rises to the occasion.

There is really nothing negative to say about this book. I do wish that there was more Rex (he is my favorite!) and Emma (I would love to learn more about her schooling and such). I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will play a bigger part in the next book.

I loved this book and the Charlie Madigan series is one of my favorites. I eagerly await each the next release.

4.5/5
*I received this book for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.*
 CymLowell
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1 comment:

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