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Book Review – Shadow Embraced (Haven #1)

Published 19/07/2013 by leannecrabtree



Name: Shadow Embraced

Author: Cheree Smith

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery

Release Date: 24th April 2013

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.

No escape.

Those words haunt Scar’s dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorises her while asleep isn’t real, but when she’s abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn’t some monster.

She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight.

When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.

The only problem is that she’s not entirely sure she’s innocent.


I enjoyed this but we seemed to just jump into the story without any real explanation. I found myself baffled at the beginning; we just start with a fight out of nowhere and I if I’m honest it started a little strange…

I continued to be baffled until we got to the school, that was when it started to pick up for me and I got quite into the story. I enjoyed the mystery of trying to figure out who was behind the disappearances and wondered if Scar had had anything to do with it during her “visions” but no…though I wont ruin it by giving it away.

I did enjoy it, though. It was different and I like different every so often. If you’re into young adult stories with a bit of mystery and intrigue then you will probably love this.

Next review(s): Charming