Shadow’s Claim By Kresley Cole

This novel is actually a lot more interesting than I thought it’d be. I had assumed that it was going to be a slow one, but it wasn’t all. It had a to-die-for plot that just kept giving more and more. It’s the kind of plot that you hope an author may use, but that may not actually be used at all. But with Kresley Cole you should always expect the unexpected, because that’s exactly what she gives us every single time.

Bettina has been broken and she doesn’t know if she’ll ever be able to overcome it. Because right as Bettina was becoming immortal she was attacked and beaten to within an inch of her life. But now that she’s all healed she can’t seem to face walking outside alone. For fear that she’ll be attacked again while she’s defenseless. Because she not only lost her will to be alone, but her powers as well. The very thing that women like Bettina consider their very soul, and it’s the only thing that she’s willing to do anything to get back. So when her godparents suggest a tournament for her hand in marriage, she agrees upon the condition that they help to return her powers back to her. Which they readily agree to do, so now she’s stuck in an agreement that she wants to get out of. Because she’s ready really in love with her best friend Cas. And Cas has been keeping a secret from her. One that just may bring ruin down upon her head. Because now an assassin is after Cas, and this assassin never lets the target get away from him. Trehan always gets his targets, because if he misses that means that he can never go home again. And home is a place that Trehan never wants to leave. That is, until he sees Bettina for the first time. Once Trehan sees her he knows it she was meant to be his Bride. Everything about her completes him in some way. Even the hobby that she loves. However, Bettina may be lost to him forever if he doesn’t act quickly. Because this tournament could very possibly take her away from him. And with the competition starting to get tough, Trehan is having doubts about entering himself.

This novel would be classified as an adult romance and urban fantasy novel. One that is full of supernatural creatures, to keep you entertained for a long while. Because it has vampires, demons, valkyries, and so much more within it. All with a plot that is to die for. For this plot is one of an unwanted romance that one of the main characters is determined to start. No matter how unwanted it may be. Which in turn, makes this novel into an almost forbidden romance novel. And with the twist added into this plot it actually works out in this novels favor. Making my recommendation for this novel a good one. Because even if it wasn’t my favorite novel in the series it’s still a pretty damn good one. One that should be read as soon as possible, with the rest of the series right behind it.


*Read on January 26th, 2017

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