REVIEW: Shadow By Amy Meredith

Fifteen-year-old Eve Evergold is cute, sassy and enjoying a busy social life. What she doesn't know yet is that someone close to her is an evil demon that only she has the supernatural power to defeat. She needs to work out who it is - and fast! Because although there's something very attractive about the dark side... dating a demon? Pure hell!

Title: Shadows
Author: Amy Meredith
Series: Dark Touch- 1
Publisher: Red Fox
Date of Release: April 1st 2010
Pages: 240

Firstly I must mention the cover. It is wonderful! It gives such a dark and mysterious element to the book. It captured my attention straight away and after reading the blurb... I couldn't WAIT to read it.

Eve Evergold is a sassy 15-year-old rich teen, she has the social life of a celebrity and the clothes of... a rich teen. She has a shopping addiction (like many) and an amazing best friend, Jess, of which they share 'telefrendic' (yeah I know, they have made up a lot of words for an array of things.) She has just started her new year of high school and cannot wait to get-to-know the new boys in the town of Deepdene (or as it was originally called, Demondene) and to finally investigate the Rock god's mansion. But all goes pear-shaped when life changing matters start to effect Eve's view on the world, she gains supernatural powers. And what are these powers I hear you ask, she can shoot lightening through her fingers (*sings* AWESOME) for the purpose of destroying little mean Demons who think they own the world. As she is spun into a new frightening world, she begins to uncover secrets that she wished would stay as they were, hidden. Friends begin to have nightmares of shadows and demons, quickly making them ill. And who knows... the identity of the Demon could be right under their noses.

Eve is a great character. She can be a little obsessed with her appearance sometimes, but that is the way she is. She is pretty, popular and a great friend. She stays as calm-as-she-can through the events and doesn't overreact, she also thinks about the situation a lot. There is also Luke, the ministers son. He is described as a 'bad, bad boy' (it made me laugh a little whilst typing that) a new girl on his hip every day, Luke is a bit of a player. However, he is very clever and loyal towards Eve and Jess and so tries his best to help as much as he can. Then there is Mall, oh Mall, dark, smouldering, mysterious Mall. Now he is a character, he hardly says more than two words at a time, its what you would call short and sweet. He keeps a lot about himself hidden, including what his nickname stands for (of which Eve attempts to guess on many occasions) and is very secretive about his hobbies and family.

The plot in this book was very imaginative and kept me turning and turning the pages so fast my fingers  started to ache by the end. The plot was also well planned and presented I easily knew what was occurring throughout the book. The description was also brilliant, I could easily imagine the shadows twisting and curling along the pavements and through the trees like a cloud of smoke. The pace was superb, it was quick meaning something was always going on and the ending... how I loved it. It just makes me want to read the next book in the series straight away.

This is a glorious read, with dark twists and turns, you will constantly be rethinking the identity of your Demon. It has magic, suspense and some terrifying nightmares of which you will be relieved you don't experience.

I highly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the next book is the series... The Hunt.

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