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Children of Shadows (Amaranthine) (Volume 6) Paperback – March 12, 2014
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About the Author
Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine series, a world where vampires aren’t for children. As a compliment to the novel series, she has also written several short stories, including the Vampire Morsels collection, and has plans for an Amaranthine Encyclopedia. In what little time is left she watches anime and updates her blogs, all from a crooked Victorian house in Villisca, Iowa. Between her husband and her pets, she is never lonely, and should she ever disappear one might look for her on a beach in Tahiti, sipping a tropical drink and wearing a disguise. Join her on her website at http://JoleeneNaylor.com
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I went back and re- read sections not because they were confusing, but because I enjoyed them so much the first time I went back and read the section again before continuing on. I will be reading for a second time start to finish now that I've finished it once, and anxiously waiting for the next.
The characters I felt showed more of their personalities in this book. Jorick in particular showed more character development and came out of his shell more than in past books. I was very pleased with the further development of relationship beteween him Katelina in this book as well. An the sex/feeding scenes...... Oohh my. I was impressed with the way these were written in comparison to previous books. I could have used a few more mixed in, and have them be a little bit longer...... But that might just be what I'm into. ;)
My review of this book was five very enthusiastic stars. This series has come a long ways from where it started about a shy blonde girl whose "friend with benefits" had just been murdered. I am waiting very enthusiastically for the next.
I am a HUGE fan of Joleen's work and an BIG fan of this series! I have been reading it from the start and am in love with all the characters and love where Joleen has been taking it. Children of the Shadows was magnificent! I loved this one! Verchiel is my all time fav of the characters and I loved getting to know more about him and his past in this one.
Katelina and Jorick are the ultimate couple and nothing ever gets them down! threw thick and thin, battle after battle they always find each other and they always make it through and I love that about them! Jorick doesn't treat Katelina like a snack or pet or lowly human either like the rest of the vampire populous which gets him huge points.
Samael, Malick, the Black Vigil, and the Children of the Shadows are all big key players in the this one. Who to trust to to fight next and who can help are up in the air. Naylor keeps up all on the edge of our seats though the whole thing wondering what will she throw at us next?..lol
This epic and creative tale is one you defiantly don't want to miss out on! Naylor is a creative and butt kicking genius! I can't wait to see what comes next!
Book one in this series (Shades of Gray) was the first ebook I ever bought years ago on my kindle, and I have been a fan ever since. This is a dark urban fantasy with an element of romance between Katelina and Jorick. What I love about this series is it looks at the harsher side of being involved with a vampire. No fancy houses and exotic trips. At this point in the series Katelina has managed to keep her humanity but she constantly has to endure a vampire culture where most think humans are nothing more than food or pets. Don't worry, Katelina is not one to take this treatment lightly. Over the course of the series she has become a strong character and can dish out whatever she gets.
Not only does Joleene write characters with depth, the stories she is telling, book arcs and series arc, are suspenseful and fast paced. I also enjoy her tight prose and descriptions. All around great read. There is a romantic element to Jorick and Katelina's story, but it doesn't overshadow the story. Jorick is one of my favorite vampires "rawr!"
I suggest starting at book one so you don't run into spoilers.