Book Review: Lady of the Shades by Darren Shan

ladyifshadesLady of the shades by Darren Shan

Ed, an American author on the hunt for a story for his next book, arrives in London looking for inspiration. A stranger in a strange city, he’s haunted by a deadly secret that refuses to stay buried, and no matter how hard he tries he cannot escape the manifest sins of his past.
What Ed wants is answers, what he finds is something he definitely didn’t bargain for: the beautiful and untouchable Andeanna Menderes. Andeanna is a woman who is dangerously bound to one of London’s most notorious crime lords, and if they are caught together it could mean death for them both.
Ensnared in an illicit affair that can only be conducted in the shadows, Ed’s world is turned upside down as a series of shattering revelations blurs the line between what’s real and what’s not…

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theladyofshades memeAll I could say about this book after I finished it was “Wow”. It took awhile for me to get into this book. I thought it was a bit fanciful being about a hit-man and written by an author who usually writes YA zombie books; but once I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down.

Lady of the shades keeps you guessing. When you think you guessed right, it turns out to be wrong. The most frustrating things about this book is that you will be guessing to the very end, and then palm face yourself because it was all right there the whole time.

This book is so finely crafted it is almost a work of art. When people ask me if I read any good books lately, this is one I remember because it blew me away.

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