Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Review: Shadow City by Diana Pharaoh Francis - 4 Wine Glasses!

Shadow City
Horngate Witches #3
by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Paperback, 369 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781451613858
copy courtesy of publisher
The world is falling apart. The magical apocalypse has come. Now is the time to guard the covenstead against both raiders and refugees. But Max has been stolen by a powerful demi-god who is determined to force her to find a way to use a magical power she never knew she had—even if it kills her. Meanwhile, back in Horngate, a Fury is birthing. When the creature breaks free of the fragile bonds that enclose her, her rage will scour the covenstead from the earth. Max finds herself in the Shadow City, a place of mysteries and magic, where she must battle for her freedom or become a slave to creatures of dreadful greed and power. Back in Horngate, Alexander must swallow his anger and pride if he hopes to defeat the Fury, a creature that no one has ever successfully fought before.
In the end, it will be courage, friendship, faith and loyalty that win the day. Or else so one will live to see tomorrow.
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Lexi's Thoughts:

Diana Pharaoh Francis keeps the Horngate Witches series going with all the action you have come to expect, and now she throws in a serious love connection. 

Finally, we get to see what the mysterious Scooter is hiding. Though in the end you are still unsure what exactly he is, it sure if fun trying to guess! Scooter has use for Max which keeps her separated from her friends and loved ones for most of the book. There are moments (quickies if you will) where she gets back to them, and though brief they are well placed and full of emotion. 

Max finds herself, and therefore her friends, in Shadow City preparing for battle. A little reminiscent of The Hunger Games, a segregated fighting zone where no interferences are allowed and the victors are the survivors. 

Shadow City brings more emotion from not only Max and Alexander but Giselle and numerous other characters. You really feel as if they are growing and changing as you read. That aspect of it makes the third book feel fresh and new without skimping on the action you are craving. 

 Rating: 4 Wines! 

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  1. Marianne if you like UF it is worth checking out. I just finished book 4 and maybe went into it expecting more, but it was still fun to read!


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