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Shadow Fire by Kimber Leigh Wheaton (The Light Chronicles #1) Publication date: February 24th 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Synopsis: Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic. Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever. Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power. All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess. Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
AUTHOR BIO Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in the Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming August 2014. Author links: https://www.facebook.com/KimberLeighWheaton http://www.kimberleighwheaton.com/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7885752.Kimber_Leigh_Wheaton https://twitter.com/Cymberle
Lately it seems like I have been craving different things in regards to reading and stepping away from what I normally read. As a book blogger this is a good thing, right?
When I first read the synopsis of the book I knew I wanted to read it because it sounded really good and I have to say that I was really impressed because I normally don’t read fantasy. I have tried don’t get me wrong but I just could never get into it and even with the encouraging efforts of a really cute guy I use to like back in the day. Although now I am thinking that this might be the book that peaks my interest into fantasy.
I have to say right away that I just love the cover of the book. Don’t you?
Shadow Fire is the first book in the series and the next book is called Stolen Moon (with another pretty cover). Which sounds really good too and according to reviews of the books these can be read as stand alones.
Every five years girls between the ages of 14 and 18 are chosen to set out an a very impossible mission to recover the golden statue and no one has been successful or returned alive until perhaps now. Ashlyn has been selected to take part. Her partner in all of this is Zane ans Shadow and you can tell almost instantly there there is something between Ashlyn and Zane. Now will this get in the way of the mission or not?
Ashlyn was just the perfect kind of character that I like because she is just like any other girl but she isn’t afraid to get down and dirty so to speak. She was a great kick ass character and wasn’t afraid even though Zane was there to protect her.
I loved how Kimber gave us a little info about this missing golden statue and that it was addressed. I felt it made the story that much more interesting in my eyes. I mean had she not I would have been wondering why was it so important to get it back and why did no one return back alive.
This mission was not easy by any means and Ashlyn, Zane and Shadow had to encounter alot of creatures/monsters etc and many twists and turns and I liked that about the book. This is what makes a page turner and I honestly have to say it makes for a fun read because you don’t quite know what is going to happen next.
I loved Zane from the first moment of meeting him and if I had to pick a book boyfriend I would have to say it would be him. There is just something about him that I really liked. Yes he is extremely cute but he comes off like he knows he is cute and all that but isn’t like that, if that makes any sense.