Monday, October 29, 2012

#Review : Shadowborn by @JocelynAdams

Urban Fantasy / Fairy


Why me?

That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.

Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.

Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.

The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.

To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.

If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Shadowborn is the 2nd Lila Gray novel following the Seelie fairy queen, Lila, and the king of the Unseelie, Liam who just happens to be her love. They’re determined to reunite the two sides of the fey and bring about unity as the goddess intended – even if it tears them apart.
I thought I was a Lila Gray fan after The Glass Man. Not so. No. In Shadowborn we see a softer side of one of the best female MCs I’ve read about to date. This leads me to the …
Yummies: Characters - Doesn’t get any better than the kick @$$ yet compassionate Lila Gray. And then there’s Liam who loves her more than one could imagine, even though secrets threaten to be their undoing. Emotionally charged, gut wrenching - their relationship is that & more.
Setting – Rich and lush like always. Ms. Adams paints vivid pictures like no other with beautiful imagery for the mind to ponder.
Storytelling – LOVE LOVE LOVE this author’s voice. Seriously.
Yuckies: Um … none.
Recommend: Whether you’re a fey fan or not, give the Lila Gray novels a go. Add Shadowborn to your to-read list HERE. Your brain deserves to be swept away by a tale of mystical powers, intrigue, passion, and the desire to survive.

Take my advice - nab a copy!


  1. Wow, thank you! I'm grinning from ear to ear. :)

    1. :) Only being honest. Looking forward to your interview on Tue!