Monday, September 9, 2013

Blog Tour: The Second Shadow by Elizabeth Arroyo

Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 9/5/2013

Jake thought being demon meant a shredded humanity, stripped of all human emotion. Chaos and self-preservation dominates a demon’s instincts. But Jake feels every ounce of pain and despair around him.
And it’s driving him deeper into Hell.
Gabby’s choice to save him last summer left a fissure in Hell’s gate that released a malevolent evil. When Jake’s given a mission by the demons to shadow a human girl who may know the whereabouts of an ethereal weapon, he doesn’t expect to see Gabby. But Fate has her own agenda.
When Jake and Gabby are thrown together on a camping trip with a group of delinquent teens, Jake begins to grapple with the haunting choices he made in the past.  When the evil finds them, the group begins to battle for their lives, alliances are made, and truths revealed. 
As the evil begins to influence Jake, he questions his link to the demons, his purpose, and his love for Gabby.
But the answers to those questions are only found in Hell. And it may cost him his soul.

My Review:
A book #2 can often be a great hit or a total miss. This one was a definite hit in my book. I think out of the two, I enjoyed the first just a bit more but often times Book 2 can be a let down and that was not the case with this one. I think as far as the continuation of the story, it was well executed. 

The descriptions in the story do a lot to add to the atmosphere without bogging down the flow of the novel. 

Characters, I really really love Jake. He is that character who you will swoon for from the beginning. Gabby is my kind of girl. She has wit and isn't afraid to fight her own battles. The connection between Gabby and Jake leaps off the pages. 

While this is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance it does veer a bit dark, but not by much. 


Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen.
But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families.
But her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. In 2012, Elizabethsigned with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN.
Elizabeth still resides in Chicago’s south west side with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind.  She continues to work in the community. 

1 comment:

E. Arroyo said...

Thanks for your review. =)

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