Blog Tour: Book Review: Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer

Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

When I received this book in the mail I honestly thought “Oh no! What did I agree to review” – a 500+ page self published book?  Honestly my expectations were not very high and I put off reading this book until the last possible minute.  A great reminder to me that first impressions are often inaccurate!

My initial judgement of this book was completely wrong.  This book is fabulous!  I was surprised at how quickly I was able to read this book.  Despite being 500 pages long Shadow of the Sun is a fast paced, quick read.  The story was original, imaginative and held my interest through the entire thing. I loved the characters and the original take on angels.

This is a great start to a new series.  A good mix of everything I love fantasy, romance, action, mystery, adventure… There will be 5 books in this series and I’ve added them all to my to read list.  Well done Laura!

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Rating: 4.5 Stars

Source: From Author for Review