The Shadow Reader

The Shadow Reader

Book - 2011
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Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn't her only secret. For just as long, she's been in love with Kyol, the king's sword-master-and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she's captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has to decide once and for all whom to trust-and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

'Combines top-notch writing and world-building with characters you'll adore . . . and the star-crossed lovers may just break your heart . . . Loved it. Can't wait for the next book.'
- Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Aftermath

'When facing this stubborn, smart, escape artist of a heroine, watch where you walk, as every footstep leaves a shadow and every shadow tells a longtime reader like McKenzie Lewis the truth . . . whether you want her to know it or not.'
- Rob Thurman, New York Times bestselling author of Basilisk

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781937007010
1937007014
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 18 cm.

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mrfbiini2
Nov 26, 2012

Really great book with an awsome heroine

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TMR
Oct 23, 2012

With all the paranormal romance / fantasy books with fae and humans, this one has a interesting idea behind it. I like how the author starting in the middle of the story and then provided back story as she went along. There was even a 'tear jerking' moment in the book. I have already reserved the next book in the series at VIRL.

sabrina9 Jul 15, 2012

suprisingly i love this book, i was so interested in it.

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mrfbiini2
Nov 15, 2012

“No. No way. I don't love Aren. I can't because, damn it, I'm not one of those girls, the ones who have two men chasing after them but can't make up their minds who to choose. If you can’t decide who you love more, you don’t love either of them enough.”

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mrfbiini2
Nov 02, 2012

“I know,” Aren says. “But I wanted to apologize. I don’t want Taltrayn to convince you I’m the bad guy.”
At that, I give a short laugh. “You are the bad guy, Aren.”
He frowns, and I realize he’s taking my words the wrong way.
“What I mean is you’re the . . . well, the rebel. Kyol’s the good guy. He’s made mistakes, yes, but he loves me.”
He cocks his head to the side. His gaze makes my skin tingle. The step he takes toward me is hesitant, careful, and when his silver eyes peer down at me, I stop breathing. His lips are so close. I remember the way they felt pressed against mine. I remember his taste, the heat of his edarratae.
The smallest distance separates us when he whispers, “You don’t think I’m in love with you?”
“I . . .”

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mrfbiini2
Nov 02, 2012

“Fine," he says, his words coming out breathless. "I'll save your precious sword-master, McKenzie. But I will never, ever give you back to him.”

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