Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Review - The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little

Blurb from Goodreads:
Natalie’s parents weren't the nurturing type—and she has the physical and emotional wounds to prove it. For sixteen years she’s hidden behind a wall of sarcasm and decadent desserts, but now her father is back, and she has only one thought: to kill him before he can hurt the family that took her in.

But there’s more to his darkness than even his own daughter can understand, and a gun is no defense against magic that can raise the dead.

It turns out those scars he left on Natalie’s back were more than just a sadistic hobby. Now her father demands that she finish a ritual so ancient, so terrifying, that even the vampires and werewolves are nervous.

Can anyone protect her?
My review:
2/5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Rogue Gargoyle Books and Chris Little*

Natalie spent her childhood being physically abused by her parents.
Now years later her father is back and Natalie is planning to kill him.

There were parts of this book that I liked and parts that I didn't.
Parts that I liked - the fantasy element, Val who was likeable and Mrs G.
Parts that I didn't like - I couldn't connect to Natalie. Some of the things she thought annoyed me. I found it quite hard work to start with. Also this book is classed as sci-fi/fantasy but it reminded me more of a Dan Brown novel.

Overall this was an okay read but not what I was expecting.