The Shadow Soul

The Shadow Soul From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas Kristin Cashore and Tamora Pierce Told in alternating male and female perspectives THE SHADOW SOUL h

  • Title: The Shadow Soul
  • Author: Kaitlyn Davis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 271
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  • From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much Happy Tails Tales Reviews When Jinji s home is desFrom bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much Happy Tails Tales Reviews When Jinji s home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart But traveling together doesn t mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret magic Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh.But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat Because their meeting was not coincidence it was fate And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn

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    1. 3.5 stars. This YA fantasy is pretty solid, and it's a Kindle freebie if you want to check it out. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:The Shadow Soul came in first place of the 30 books that our Fantasy Literature team of reviewers read for Mark Lawrence’s 2016 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO), in which 300 self-published science fiction and fantasy novels have been read and evaluated by ten blogs. The winner of the very first round, it managed to survive and prevail over all of [...]

    2. I haven't read this book (yet), but it is one of the 10 finalists in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. That's 10 out of 300 hopefuls!Read about the competition heremark---lawrenceSee ratings and reviews of all the finalists here:mark---lawrence

    3. Thanks to Netgalley and Patchwork Press for giving me this book to review.Jinji’s home is destroyed and everyone she has known has been killed by a mysterious shadow and she is left alone with nowhere to go, until a young man called Rhen finds her. However, both are hiding secrets, Jin is masquerading as a boy and has magic, meaning she can weave elements and create illusions, and Rhen is a prince on the search for foreign enemies and can pull flames into himself. While they go on a search to [...]

    4. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes I had read the prequel of the A Dance of Dragons series already, and was at first quite surprised that this story seemed to be about completely different characters. However, the princess does make an appearance in the book.Jinji is the last of her people, which are massacred by a shadow force. When she's trying to survive by pretending to be a boy she meets up with Rhen, a prince who's onto a plot to destroy his family.It was described as A Game of T [...]

    5. “People are born to this world with their destiny already laid out before them, with a future already set—they only get to fill in the details.”Jinji is a 16-year old girl with a unique bond to the elemental spirits. As she prepares for what should be one of the proudest moments in her life, she finds herself bound to darkness -- a shadow that moves from her waking dreams into her reality and steals everything from her. She is found by a prince of the new world who shuns his royal standing [...]

    6. This review is also posted on my blog.I received a copy free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.(view spoiler)[Alright where do I begin.I suppose I’ll start positive - with Jinji. She (and the princess of Ourthuro) were the best parts of this entire book. A native american protagonist? Yas please. Who is female? YAS please. Who has incredible magical powers and seems to be a spirit dragon who just now finally got reborn? YAS PLEASE.I LOVED Jinji. I totally unders [...]

    7. INITIAL THOUGHTSAs my thoughts upon finishing "The Golden Cage" were "I need the next one now!" I guess you could say I am really looking forward to reading this novel. I would like to know more about Orthuri and it's customs, maybe I will discover some less barbaric customs in this book than were revealed in the prequel in the Kings treatment of his daughter and her personal guard REVIEWI downloaded this novel from UK when it was free! The cover's main element is a female depicted as a dark da [...]

    8. Um yeah, what should I sayIt was a free ebook so I was glad to have something while I was traveling up and down the US east coast, but nonetheless, I feel like the story could have been more intruiging


    10. Kindle freebie. Mixed feelings about this. The plot is interesting and it flows nicely, the writing is decent and it has some good elements but I can't really recommend it because of the following factors:- Weak worldbuilding: The three socieies were thinly disguised from real life ones, the Arpapajos are inspired by a Native American society, Rhen is a prince in a kingdom similar to a medieval European one and the Ourthuro seemed to be inspired in an African tribe.- Casual racism: The Ourthur [...]

    11. [Full disclosure: I received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]Normally I’m extremely skeptical of any book hailed as similar to “Game of Thrones” or “Graceling” but to be compared to both in the same sentence? I was pretty skeptical. But I set that skepticism aside when I read the blurb because despite the overly aggrandizing opening the rest of it sounded pretty good. I will clear up one thing first: The Shadow Soul is not really like A Game of Thrones [...]

    12. Filled with hidden demonsYep, I'm already done with this book. There was just something about this storyline that kept me hooked. Once I sat down to read it, I just couldn't stop. Kaitlyn Davis knows how to write a good story. She was able to create to distinct point of view that even if you removed the name you knew exactly who was narrating that passage. Jinji's narration was very mystical and spiritual. She felt very connected to nature and the elements around her. You can just tell from the [...]

    13. I have to say I love Kaitlyn Davis and her books. I knew that I wanted to read this the second I saw it and the fact that she’s writing a sequel to this just makes me want to jump for joy!Once again Kaitlyn is able to grab the reader with just a few words. Immediately I was enthralled and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put this book down. Honestly I was also a little scared. This is about a girl who is raised in what we would call a Native American tribe. I had JUST finished a wonderful [...]

    14. This was so good!!!!I already thought that the title and the cover was amazing so I was prepared. Obviously the two chapters were confusing as it introduced an entirely new world, new customs, and new religions, but it easily transitioned into the story, the setting artfully intergraded into the beginning plot. This book is a split perspective which really added to the story. Dare I say it, I almost liked the boys perspective better. Rhen is amazing because he is a prince with a womanizing drunk [...]

    15. A girl named Jinji lives in a Native American tribe called the Arapojo. Something is diffrent about Jinji. She has magic. She can weve allusions and and see the "sprits". On her marriage day, what seems to be the best day of her life, becomes the worst. Find out what happens in The Shadow Soul.I loved this book. It was well written and really had its own personality. I would recomend it to any one who likes, sord fighting, magic, curses, ships, kingdoms, kings, queens, princes, and just plain aw [...]

    16. DNF at 79%. Eminently forgettable, this fantasy novel is in need of a good copy editor. Events happen in this book with scripted ease and whatever troubles the main characters encounter they escape with aplomb. It was as if the writer forced her will upon the characters without letting them tell the story. I stopped when I realized that I was forcing myself through the book and no longer cared what became of any of the characters.

    17. This is one the best books I have read in ages. I found that I could not put it down, and I will now be going straight to to download the next volume. The story has everything; secrets, friendship, danger; death, magic, royalty and voyages on the high seas with smugglers. I highly recommend this book, but a warning, you will neglect everything else as you can't put it down!

    18. It's called A Dance With Dragons, and the blurb goes "Game of Thrones meets Graceling". Why wouldn't I consider a snark.

    19. DNF @ 40% The Shadow Soul has an awesome plot that deals with some really culture heavy and sensitive themes such as genocide. Additionally, the world building is just enrapturing. That being said, I was in the mood for a complex book with complex characters. This book does not have those elements. I felt like the main hero (Rhen) was Ron Weasley. Bright red hair and quite awkward.But he also carries along some deep dark emotional baggage. Our heroine, Jinji, is slightly better and has understan [...]

    20. I need to read the rest of the books but horror! Kindle charges for the rest of the series. It is a really good YA book, maybe not as enjoyable to adults, but it's just the sort of thing I love.

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