ARC REVIEW: Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall (Immortal Guardians #6)

Shadows Strike

Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians #6)
Author: Dianne Duvall
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Published By: Zebra
ISBN: 1420129821

★ SYNOPSIS ★

The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out…

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive…

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★ MY REVIEW ★

Let me just say that I kept putting off reading this book, and dragging my feet to get to it. Now I’m not really sure why. Shadows Strike is the sixth novel in Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series. It is written in a third person point-of-view from many different standpoints. It can be read as a standalone novel, but I wouldn’t recommend it as it should be read as a series. You would likely miss a lot in translation just jumping into these books mid-series.

In particular, Shadows Strike is centered around an Immortal Guardian named Ethan and U.S. law enforcement agent named Heather. I was extremely excited for this book originally because it is Ethan’s story and after the last book, I really wanted to see him get an HEA with someone. To be honest, I can’t even sum this up better than the book synopsis does, it basically nails it.

What you wont’ hear about in the synopsis is the over arcing story-line within this book and series. So, that being said, let me just first state that these Shadows Strike, just like there rest of the Immortal Guardian’s books are exceedingly well written. You have a banter, romance, intrigue, action, and a plot that will suck you in.

My one and only complaint with this book is that they are starting to seem repetitive. It wasn’t as pronounced in this book because things did happen differently. I do feel like the actual relationship was rushed so that you can read more of the over arching plot than about the book characters. I’d like to say it adds to the whole appeal of it, but.. it still feels rushed. On the other hand, you do get so much plot and information that you’re still hooked on these books. I’m still curious about which IG will be in the next book!

I gave the book a four star rating. The only reason why it’s not a five star is because of the repetitive go in and blow something up at the end. This time -was- different, which I enjoyed, but still basically a variety of the same ending. Would still definitely recommend the series, if for nothing else, the over arching plot has been amazing.

MY RATING:

4 star

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