My policy is here

I can't wait to hear from you!

Also if you're a YA author and are interested in being involved with an Indie August event I'm planning please email me!!

I need books to review and give away! I also want some of you lovely people to interview!!

Char :)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Shadows: A Dark Touch Novel by Amy Meredith


The story centres around 15 year old Eve Evergold, a normal girl who lives in the Hamptons.

Mysterious things are happening in Deepdene, teenage girls and women have been going mad, babbling on about shadows being everywhere and it comes down to our beautiful, funny and perfect heroine to save the day (whilst not ruining her designer clothes of course)
That's pretty much it plot wise, unless you want to add the side game of counting how many times these girls say a designer brand.


It's quite a simple writing style. It made the book seem like it was for younger readers but some of the actions of the characters contradicted this (alcohol at 15 anyone?).

I also feel that because of the simple writing style the premise suffered, there were meant to be some frightening bits but I just didn't feel hat way, I kind of wanted to laugh. I know that's cruel of me.
However I did like the climax of the book. It had a nice pace and a couple of surprises.


I detested the characters with a passion. They were rich, spoilt, vain, shallow, immature and a whole host of other things that my poor head hurts too much to point out.

The main character Eve is particularly annoying, she suffers from all of the above except on top of all this the author feels the need to constantly point out that although Eve has an AmEx and loads of designer clothes, she is clever, she's not shallow, that she's more than a pretty face. Note to author: Don't tell me this, prove it to me with the characters actions.

In my honest opinion thisbook is pretty bad. It's hands down the worst book I've read all year (so far that is). I'm having a pretty hard time thinking of positive things to say about it.
I gave it 1.5 stars, the ending saved it from being my first one star review of the year. I personally wouldn't recommend it and I don't approve of a bunch of 15 year olds having alcohol at a party, they're 3 years too young (6 in America).

No comments:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...