Sometimes, the notes I take after reading a book are enough to further expand into some kind of review. Other times, I don’t take enough and/or wait too long to expand upon them. And then there are the times I don’t bother writing anything down immediately (thinking I might do so later), and end up having to spend time trying to remember what I liked/didn’t like. So, for those time when I fall too far behind or don’t have enough notes, I decided that I will just post what I have as “notes on” that particular book.
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Title: Queen of Shadows
Author: Dianne Sylvan
Copyright: 2010 (Ace); 389 pgs.
Series: Shadow World #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
From Good Reads.com: Overwhelmed by her uncanny ability to manipulate people’s emotions through her music, Miranda Grey comes to the attention of vampire lord David Solomon. Believing he can help bring her magic under control, David discovers that Miranda’s powers may affect the vampire world too.
Notes: I’m so glad I took a chance and read this book, I would have missed out meeting new characters and a new world.
The characters really made this book for me. Miranda was a strong character and I liked her a lot. And David. There still some mystery about him, and it looks like some of that will be addressed in the second book.
I loved Faith, David’s Second. No-nonsense head of security, yet still has time to have girl talk with Miranda or nag David when necessary.
I like how the Shadow World is set up, with the primes in charge of regions. I hope we get to see more of the other Primes, especially Deven.
Started: 12 March 2011
Finished: 14 March 2011
Favorite Quote: “Everybody around here is just full of clever advice. It’s like a house full of Goth Yodas.”