Review: Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla

Friday, July 27, 2012
Series: Shaede Assassins  #1
Pages: 317
  Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2011
Publisher: Signet
Reviewed by: Amber I
 In the shadows of the night, Darian has lived alone for almost a century. Made and abandoned by her former love, Darian is the last of her kind—an immortal Shaede who can slip into darkness as easily as breathing. With no one else to rely on, she has taught herself how to survive, using her unique skills to become a deadly assassin.

When Darian's next mark turns out to be Xander Peck, King of the Shaede Nation, her whole worldview is thrown into question. Darian begins to wonder if she's taken on more than her conscience will allow. But a good assassin never leaves a job unfinished.

I had such high expectations for Shaedes of Gray, I thought it was going to totally blow me away and I would be hooked into the story in one page. Unfortunately we know how those high expectations usually work out and in my case I just expected too much. That is not saying I didn't really enjoy the book though, because I really did. I just had to take my time with how the book made me feel and let go of how I wanted it to make me feel.

Shaedes of Gray is truly a new and unique world. We are not in the typical world with vamps weres and fairies but we are in a world with Shaedes, Jinns, oracles and other creatures. If you are looking to change up your usual scenery then this is a book for you.

Darian when she was human was used and abused only to be saved and transformed. She fell in love with her savior only for him to abandon her too. She finds out that almost everything she thought she knew was a lie. This does toughen her heart and can anyone really blame her? She doesn't want to let her guard down again.

Then there is Tyler. Who at first I loved!! He was sweet and sexy and had that mystery vibe going. Plus the sexual tension between him and Darian was just hot! But he started to drive me crazy. He seemed to get too clingy and too needy. I didn't like that at all. I still like him, but there was some points in the story that just seemed out of character and made me want to hit him.

Anyways, Darian is an assassin but her latest job from Tyler turns out to be more then she could ever expect. Its that night that everything she thought she knew came crashing down! She finds out she is not alone and the world is a lot bigger then she once believed. Now she has to try and uncover what is so unique about her and how to fit in. Its not easy when it seems no one wants to tell her anything useful and she is never really sure who she can trust.

If you are looking for a new Urban Fantasy then you should check out Shaedes of Gray.

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  1. I'm sad you hear that you didn't enjoy this one as much as I did but relieved that you still found things that you liked about it. I hope you'll continue with this series. :)

    1. I think I just went into this book thinking it was going to be my most favorite book in the world. And that is really hard to live up to. But I will be reading the next book.


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