Friday, December 20, 2013

Review & Giveaway - The Book Of Shade by K.C. Finn

The Book of Shade
K.C. Finn
Everyone who “attends” the Facebook Release Party, Friday, December 20th, will get a coupon for 50% off the retail price of the book!

Lily Coltrane’s to-do list for starting university life is pretty simple:

1. Make friends

2. Meet a cute guy

3. Survive her first year in Modern History

In the little English town of Piketon this seems more than achievable, so much so that Lily even joins The Illustrious Minds Literary Society, an extra-curricular club that promises a truly unique social experience. What Lily doesn’t bank on are the Society’s monthly visits to the mysterious Theatre Imaginique at the edge of town, a dark venue that houses the most obscure cavalcade of carnival performers she has ever laid eyes on.

Stranger still is the emergence of the theatre’s enigmatic proprietor Lemarick Novel, a stupendous showman with a frosty wit who never seems to smile, and who raises a plethora of questions in Lily’s fearful mind. How does he levitate with no sign of wires or mirrors? How do the lightning bolts that shoot from his hands look so real? And why, of all the people in the theatre, do his pale eyes keep locking on hers?
The answers to this and more lie buried in heritage and blood. The Book of Shade is opening, and Lily Coltrane will read it, whether she wants to or not.

The Book of Shade starts well as we get caught up on all that is Lily Coltrane. We meet her roomies and new social connections as well. It's one thing to survive first term but to survive the darkness surrounding the Theatre Imaginique will be another thing altogether.

It's a bit slow going in the beginning but I love the English vocab, I have read loads of books like that lately. It's worth all the explanation taken in the beginning.

I love Lily, very forward character made me feel like I knew her personally. The world created was well put together and each character was carefully constructed as well. The stories and warnings of the Theatre were alluring making me wonder what would happen next and how it would all play out. The intrigue alone would have drawn me to the theatre.

I always put alot on cast members in my reads and I like the cast in this book lots of variety.
Lily is ever evolving and her best friend Jazzy was uplifting. The Illustrious Minds were an interesting group of people and kept me interested.

The mystery and suspense elements are great. I like the uniqueness and the dark secretive elements as well. By the midpoint of the book I was reading as fast as I could, taking it all in bit by bit. I love the description of the theatre so much! I would love to someday see a place like that.
The hair raising moments were considerable here, I read in the dark and swore the shadows around me moved a time or two! LOL!
I don't think I had ever read a book that had an "illusionist" in it, that was great even if there was a dark secret behind it.

Getting to know Novel.
Well Novel is my favorite character in this book besides Lily. I like his quirky strange and weirdness and I love that he turns out to be more than I thought he would.

I really fell in love with this story and I wasn't sure if I would but K.C. Finn is a brilliant writer and I am looking forward to any upcoming installments and additions to The Book of Shade.

Mystery, intrigue and Paranormal activity all rolled up in an interesting package that you should not miss!


Born in South Wales to Raymond and Jennifer Finn, Kimberley Charlotte Elisabeth Finn (known to readers as K.C., otherwise it'd be too much of a mouthful) was one of those corny little kids who always wanted to be a writer. She was also incredibly stubborn, and so has finally achieved that dream in 2013 with the release of her first two novellas in the four-part Caecilius Rex saga. As a sufferer with the medical condition M.E./C.F.S., Kim works part time as a private
tutor and a teacher of creative writing, devoting the remainder of her time to writing novels and studying for an MA in Education and Linguistics.

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