Saturday, November 05, 2011
WEEKEND BOOK CLUB: Shadow Kin
I've known M.J. Scott since I started writing and was thrilled when she sold Shadow Kin.
The fact this is a debut novel blew me away because it reads like a veteran fantasy author's novel.
Absolutely loved it!
Here's the blurb:
On one side, the Night World, rules by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans, protected by their steadfast mages...
Born a wraith, Lily is a shadow who slips between worlds. Brought up by a Blood Lord and raised to be his assassin, she is little more than a slave. But when Lily meets her match in target Simon DuCaine, the unlikely bond that develops between them threatens to disrupt an already stretched peace in a city on the verge of being torn apart...
The fantasy world created is addictive, with Fae, vampires, beasts, Templars, sunmages and humans interwoven against a backdrop of intriguing politics and double dealings.
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to discover how Lily and Simon would deal with their increasing obstacles (and loved the heat generated between them!)
I lost sleep trying to finish this book quickly and I don't say that very often.
What are you reading this weekend?