Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Review: Fighting Shadows by Julieanne Lynch

Fighting Shadows (Shadow World, #3)
Giselle Bergman has had to contend with a slew of misgivings from the moment she stepped into the shadow world. Thrust into a dark, twisted world, she’s had to fight for everything she believes in. Though Alex has done everything in his power to tear her world asunder, she refuses to give up everything she holds dear.
Forced to confront the evil that now surrounds her, Giselle sets foot in Hell. A world controlled by the darkest of entities, survival is almost impossible. Despite this fact, she’ll do everything possible to save her beloved son, Kaden. Her wit is soon tested beyond measure at every turn.
Alongside her closest companion, Antoine, she does her best to keep her sanity intact. Battling adversity every step of the way, Giselle realizes that nothing is as it seems. If she’s to succeed in righting all wrongs, she’ll have to find it within herself to put an end to her enemy’s wicked schemes. Only then, will she bring closure to a story that catapulted her from her once ordinary life to a world that’s darker and faster than anything she ever imagined.

Shona's review 4 of 5 stars

Its been quite a while since I read the second instalment in this series, so I was a little vague on some of the details, however there's enough of a recap that I didn't feel entirely lost.

Giselle almost feels like two completely different people in this instalment, in some ways she is still that naive young girl we met in the first book, and she's still very whiny. But there comes a point in the book where this other side of her seems to take over, and it happens so very quickly it feels like another character rather than Giselle simply 'growing up', but she is every inch the powerful woman and she makes sure her enemies know it.

This book is set in the underworld, and Lynch takes advantage of the fact there's no hard and fast rules about moving from one scene to another, or limits on how often obstacles pop up. Which gives us the reader an almost non stop rollercoaster of enemies and conflict. Unfortunately for me, as a result, I felt the final conflict was a bit of an anti climax. I would elaborate more but spoilers...

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