Ravenous #Review: Heir Of Shadows by Kel Carpenter

Heir of Shadows (Daizlei Academy, #1)Title: Heir Of Shadows

Series: Daizlei Academy

Series Number: #1

Author: Kel Carpenter

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: November 8, 2016

Format: Ebook

Pages: 258

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

When 15-year-old Selena Foster is dragged to a boarding school for Supernaturals, she should be thrilled. Instead, she finds herself struggling with insanity and the pull of darkness, because, even among her own kind, she’s a prodigy. She and her sisters know better than anyone the cost that comes with great power, because while Alexandra can play with fire and Lily can heal anything, Selena is more deadly and destructive than the world is ready for.
When she makes a promise to her sisters in order to keep the madness at bay, she finds herself being led down a dangerous path where right and wrong are not always clear. To make matters worse, Lucas Hunter may be the only person alive who can unravel every terrible secret Selena’s keeping—and she can’t stay away.
When loyalties are tested and her sister is placed in mortal danger, Selena must find a way to stop the killing gene before it destroys everything she holds dear.

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My Review:

Wow, where do I start? This was obviously the first book in the series, it mostly just dealt with the building of the world and getting to know the characters. I’m not complaining, it was hard to put down. Selena has secrets that are kept from everyone, even the reader. Which of course keeps me glued to the page hoping to find out. There isn’t much action until close to the end but it was one of those “oh crap, it’s over?”. And then there’s the crash when you realize the next book isn’t due until later this year, argh. I emailed the author as soon as I was done asking when the next book came out. Dang book hangover, I want more! I loved the characters, the sisters are loyal and the differences in their personalities was so realistic. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!

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Author Bio:

Born in Olympia, WA, Kel Carpenter has lived in over twenty-five houses and four different states, all inside the US. Kel started writing in high school where the origins for her original series, Heir of Shadows, began. It was then that writing changed her life. Fast forward, and Kel is now twenty-one and attending college in Atlanta GA, where she studies Chemistry and English.

She has many wonderful friends and her 2-year-old German Shepard, Harley (the self-professed love of her life). They spend their afternoons hunting Pokémon and unknown coffee shops along the streets of Atlanta—when she’s not at work or in class that is. If you want to learn more about Kel or her books, visit her on Twitter or Facebook.

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