Shadow Walker by Anya J Cosgrove – A Book Review

Posted June 19, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

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Shadow Walker

(Bloody Hearts – Book 1)

by Anya J. Cosgrove
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

PNR / Urban Fantasy

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Great start to a PNR/Urban Fantasy series! Free on KU

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Nothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows…

As a newborn witch, I am destined to die. Demons are waiting in line to kill me, own me, or simply harvest my blood.

Good thing I don’t believe in destiny.

Two brothers helped me escape. Thom is human, and he has an incredible sense of humor. Liam is an infuriating demon that not-so-secretly hungers for my blood.

Witchcraft isn’t easy, and my sparring sessions with my two saviors/jailers are distracting as hell. My feelings must be laid on ice before I end up dead. To make things worse, the brothers’ past is catching up to us in the form of a smart, bitter, and deadly enemy, one that will stop at nothing to possess me.

Liam says I need to embrace the darkness. And the darkness is coming…

Thoughts on Shadow Walker

Kinda sweet

There is a slow growth narrative to Lana, an introduction to the supernatural that many Urban fantasies miss. She’s a normal girl who has never really been normal, and now she has to face that – and it’s hard. She doesn’t fall into fighting or even trying, she struggles, she’s immature and often reckless in her disregard for things she doesn’t understand. In other words – she IS normal, even as she is 100% as far from normal as you can get.

Pros:

  • Relatable FMC, even if she is sometimes annoying.
  • Unique world building.
  • Liam is EVERYTHING…. whew, that’s a man! 😈
  • Well written.
  • Flows fairly well.

Cons:

  • Despite it being understandable, Lana is sometimes very annoying and childish. Both a pro and a con for the narrative.

Perspective

First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type

Cliffhanger

Rating

R (Slow burn feel to the romance)

Favorite Line

“I am mediocre at cooking, but I excel at burning.” (19%)

Verdict

4 out of 5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book – it starts off the series nicely and introduces us to a brand new world full of demons, mystery and drama. Free on KU.

Published January 17th, 2019

285 Pages

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