Book Review: The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis

February 18, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews 4

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn DavisThe Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis
Series: A Dance of Dragons,
on February 20th 2014
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Author
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GAME OF THRONES meets GRACELING in a new fantasy series by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis.

Jinji has been haunted by the death of her twin brother for ten years. Now, on the dawn of her joining, the nightmare that claimed him has returned for her.

Prince Whylrhen is determined to prevent the past from repeating itself. His kingdom is expecting a new heir, and he will stop at nothing to keep the child safe.

Though they've never met, the two share a deep secret—magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Whylrhen can pull burning flames into his flesh. But neither of them knows what they are truly capable of until a chance encounter brings them together. For their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time—an age of myth that is about to be reborn…

My Thoughts

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 book about Native Americans and I didn’t want to judge this one by comparing the two. That being said the only real Native American feel is at the beginning. And again, this book is completely different from the other so my discomfort was mis-founded, thankfully so!

This story starts and the magic that surrounds Jinji is immediately seen. It’s amazing how Kaitlyn can create such interesting worlds where magic is used and accepted (sort of) and I totally bought ever line.

I loved the characters. Jinji is an amazing girl of such strength. Reading about her sometimes brought tears to my eyes because I couldn’t help but love her from the beginning. And Rhen, even though I was suspecting him of treachery he didn’t fail to be surprising at every turn.

And there are surprises in this. The main culprit I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years and oh how I wish that this wouldn’t have had a cliff hanger because I hated where it stopped! I can’t wait to find out what happens next! That’s the only downside to this fabulous read. More cliffhangers Kaitlyn, really?!

And in her blog post she answers with this:

cliff hangerWell played Kaitlyn. Well played.


The Author

About Kaitlyn Davis

Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy.

Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.

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4 Responses to “Book Review: The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis”

  1. Kaitlyn Davis

    Thank you so much again Christina for reading and reviewing The Shadow Soul!! I am SO thrilled you enjoyed it and I can’t wait to share The Spirit Heir with you in a few months! Have an amazing week! I need to go get ready for on-sale day madness 🙂

    • Christina

      I can’t wait either!!! Damn those evil cliff-hangers! Thank you so much for allowing me to review!

    • Christina

      Really is! I love Kaitlyn’s writing also but the plot was great 😀