Shadow Fall by Erin Kellison
Series: Shadow Series Book #2
Author: Erin Kellison
Sacrifice…Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn’t cut out to be an angel.
Mystery…One moment he’s fleeing Heaven; the next, he’s waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who’s desperately afraid of the dark.
Shadow…It gathers around Annabella as she performs, filled with fantastic images of another world, bringing both a golden hero and a nightmare lover.
Wolf…He pursues her relentlessly, twisting her desires even as she gives herself to the man she loves. Because each of us has a wild side, and Annabella is about to unleash the beast.
Review: This is my first experience reading a book written by Erin Kellison. The plot sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a try. I enjoyed her take on this world involving wraiths, angels, banshees, etc. was really interesting. It is definitely original when it comes to the ploy. I also liked the characters – both the main ones featured in this story, as well as Adam and Talia from a previous book. I particularly liked Annabella though. Even though she is this delicate ballerina, she doesn’t let anything hold her back. Even after being attacked, she takes the knowledge she has obtained (that these attackers fear the light) and she walks around carrying a huge flashlight with her everywhere she goes. She doesn’t take anything laying down!
I did find the world a bit confusing at times though, and even though it is a stand alone novel, I definitely feel like I would have enjoyed it better if I had read the previous book. There were also a few moments where the story hit a bit of a lull, and the “bad guy” was a bit too predictable and bit too much like a stereotypical villain. But what it lacks in these areas, it more than makes up for with creativity. I find myself interested in getting the back story on Adam and Talia, so I will more than likely go back and read the first book in the series – before I continue on with the next one. Definitely recommend reading them in order!