May 25, 2012

Mini Review--Shadow Play by Erin Kellison


The world is growing dark with it as mysteries from antiquity and legend creep into our time, bringing a new world of danger, beauty and... 


Dr. Cam Kalamos has dedicated his life to studying its strange properties, but nothing is more intriguing than a woman whose soul is split in half, one part under her control, one part bent on... 


How can he resist the lure of a lover with no inhibitions and an insatiable desire to possess him? Both Ellie and her shadow want Cam, but there is an innocent child to be rescued from the forest and the strange fae creatures of... 


Love, loyalty, betrayal—which will rule? As Ellie sends her other self into the darkness, there is only one certainty: Trusting in shadows is a dangerous game.

Erin Kellison's Shadow Play was a followup to her other novella Shadow Touch! Took me a moment or two to figure that one out! Once you read so many books, novellas and other short stories, the mind takes a little longer to get back into the right groove!

Needless to say, it was still a great read! A quick little novella that I was able to read in an afternoon. Once again we are with Ellie and Cam, a few months after their relationship fully kicked into gear. And they are on a mission to save a child trapped in the Twilight realm. 

But Twilight is a dangerous place to be, all sorts of creatures--monsters--lurk there. And for a child to be trapped there for two days now, doesn't bode well. Ellie wants to rescue him and perhaps get rid of her constant problem of her own Shadow.

With such a short read it's hard to say much without giving too much away. But I liked seeing more of Ellie and Cam and their relationship. Theirs, like the others in these Shadow books, seem real. There isn't the whole insta love, maybe insta attraction, but you get that a lot anywhere! I like seeing these relationships develop and grow. It's just nice. I can't think of any other way to describe it.

Once again, there's that fairy tale like quality we get here. But I see it moving more onto faerie legends these days, but it's still wicked awesome! We get to see some interesting creatures in this little novella and it's a must read for all Erin Kellison fans! Especially if you read Shadow Touch!

Shadow Play was a brilliant followup and a marvelous addition to the Shadow series! 

Overall rating 4.5/5 stars--a near perfect rating, just would've liked to seen more! But alas, it is a novella and there are time constraints.

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