Captivating from Beginning to End | Review of ‘Out of the Shadows’ (Shadowlands #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Out of the Shadows by Ashlee Nicole Bye
Huntuzie Press
Image Credit: Ashlee Nicole Bye

Death. So delicately controlled by reapers of The Order of Dark and Light, is being threatened by an ancient enemy, and in the hidden streets of the Shadowlands, no one is safe while darkness and light struggle against an enemy of power. For Sachi, it’s even harder. Following the death of her friend, Sachi has not been able to cope, especially once she sees him alive again, battling against a Reaper with the keys to her heart. Sachi shouldn’t be able to see them at all, the dead and mystical. She wants answers and is willing to do whatever it takes to get them. Even die…

Published May 4, 2017, by Huntuzie Press, Out of the Shadows
by Ashlee Nicole Bye is her debut novel following mystical elements familiar to young readers who read The Mortal Instruments.
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A Riveting Paranormal Experience | Review of ‘Endless’ (Shadowlands #3)

By Cynthia Ayala

Endless by Kate Brian Disney-Hyperion
Endless by Kate Brian
Disney-Hyperion

After the loss of her father and a betrayal like no other, Rory is beside herself with grief and anger, hunting for the man she thought she loved, the man she thought loved her. But now Rory’s love for her family is put to the test, and she is ready to make the trip to the Shadowlands and back.

Published July 22, 2014, by Disney-Hyperion, Endless by Kate Brian is the third and final novel in her young adult paranormal series Shadowlands that deals with life after death.
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A Convoluted Unbelievable Mystery | Review of ‘Speakers of the Dead: A Walt Whitman Mystery’

By Cynthia Ayala

Speakers of the Dead by J. Aaron Sanders
Plume
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Walt Whitman, Aurora reporter is investigating the murder of his closest friends. Both framed for crimes they did not commit, he is dedicated to exonerating them and finding the true culprit. He and his estranged boyfriend Henry Saunders uncover a deadly link between body snatching and Abraham’s murder. But the web is thicker than that and Walt is only beginning to figure out how high up the later this conspiracy goes.

Published on March 1, 2016 by Plume, Speakers of the Dead by J. Aaron Sanders is a re-imagining of a time in Walt Whitman‘s life when he lived in New York at the Aurora.
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