This puts another stressful situation on top of learning about her abilities or cumhacht and trying to maintain a coalition with the human race while trying to unite the Fae under one flag. If that weren’t enough, Lila learns that a group called the Shadowborn has attacked humans and has their sights set on her for their masters. It will be up to Lila to use her abilities to save not only herself, but those who have been taken by the Shadowborn.
The world that Lila Gray resides in could be considered dystopian in nature. Thanks to Parthalan, humans started a war that lead to a global economic collapse. It is up to Lila and allies to find a way to stop the genocide and help rebuild humanity before it’s lost forever.
Shadowborn is a fast paced read that should be considered for mature audiences only. I would categorize this series as New Adult. Lila is a tough and fierce character who really doesn’t give a crap who she pisses off. She definitely has a mouth and attitude that just won’t stop. Lila is forced to learn about her role as queen of the Fae fast in order to defeat the Shadowborn. She must also forgive herself for the deaths of her family which she continues to hold herself responsible for. If that weren’t enough, she still suffers deep emotional strife over Parthalan whom she is still connected to and must learn about the darkness that is right under the surface ready to explode in all its glory.
I would definitely recommend that future readers of this series start with The Glass Man before taking on Shadowborn. No, I am not trying to drive sales, and no, I am not being paid by the writer or publisher to push this book. I firmly believe that you need to start from the first book of the series in order to get an idea on how the writer builds her characters and world building. In this case, Lila changes a full 180 degrees from when where met her at the beginning of The Glass Man, to the end of Shadowborn.
I’m definitely looking forward to the last book in the series called Rise of the Magi which releases October 4th 2013 to learn more about Lila, Liam, Cas and Brigh who was introduced in Shadowborn.
Expected publication: October 1st 2012 by J. Taylor Publishing
Author - Jocelyn Adams
Title - Shadowborn
Publisher - J.Taylor Publishing
Release date: October 1, 2012