Into The Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick – Review 3 of 5

Title: Into the Shadows
Author: Karly Kirkpatrick
Publisher: CreateSpace
Series: Into the Shadows Trilogy
Where to buy: Amazon

Book description: Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn’t see coming.

Review: Into the Shadows is a page turner.  Paivi comes from a family that shares special abilities. She is part of a group of people who can do incredible things, and some like Paivi can dream of terrible things.  For Paivi, her dreams aren’t just dreams; they are predictions of what’s to happen.  Paivi’s world starts turning into a nightmare when she first dream of her best friend’s mom death.

Paivi’s reality becomes her nightmare when things start changing around her. As the country’ politics shift, so does her future and the future of those she loves.  The country politics becomes aggressive and the candidates running for the presidency play all sort of nasty tricks to secure their place in power.

Paivi keeps her ability a secret, her reality and those who are also gifted changes drastically once the elected president obtains a list of people who blacklisted as “terrorists”.  School is not longer fun, her friends have become her enemies and her life has become a living nightmare.

Paivi’s almost perfect life takes a turn for the worse, her parents are taken away and accused of being terrorist and a threat. She has to run and leave everything she has known behind, to start a new life with her brother Torsten and her friend Christian. I am looking forward to book #2. I am sure there is plenty in store for Paivi, Torsten & Christian. I am hoping Torsten is able to develop some sort of ability, otherwise that will totally ruin it for me.

I hope that book # 2 has a lot more about Christian. I would like to see Paivi and Christian friendship develop more,  their relationship feels a little awkward but I assume it is due to his personality and arrogance.

I must say, I was thrown aback at the sudden end, but I still enjoyed the book. Into the Shadows is a good read, a page turner and one that will keep asking for more. Kuddos to author Karly Kirkpatrick, this was a fun read.

Into the Shadows gets ♥ ♥ ♥ (hearts).

This review is part of the reading challenge – Why buy the Cow?
Source: Free ebook – Amazon
Purchased:  September 9, 2011.

Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • Since I’m a big romance reader, I’d probably want to see more relationship development between these two, too! Looks like the story might be leading to that, so, that’s a plus. 😉

    Missie Bee (@Missie_Bee) 03/01/2012 5:39 pm Reply
    • Hi Missie,
      Yes, I too want Christian and Paivi’s relationship to develop a bit more. I enjoy reading this and I hope that at some point Torsten get some paranormal action LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ReadingDiva 03/02/2012 12:26 pm Reply
  • Hi! This book sounds interesting! The cover is really intriguing! Nice review, I might put it on my monster TBR pile! 😛

    Proserpine Craving (@PCravingBooks) 02/29/2012 10:55 am Reply
    • Thanks for stopping by, the book is different. It has a bit of everything, love, politics and paranormal. 🙂

      ReadingDiva 02/29/2012 11:16 am Reply
  • this looks like an interesting read..thanks for sharing it..great review.

    Kimberly (@kimbacaffeinate) 02/29/2012 9:10 am Reply
    • Thanks Kimberly,
      It is an interesting read, a bit different but interesting.

      ReadingDiva 02/29/2012 11:14 am Reply

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