Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Review: Of Shadow and Stone

Of Shadow & Stone by Michelle Muto


Of Shadow and Stone
Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong. Now only the sentinel—a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts—stands between them and their human prey.

When the latest sentinel is killed, Kate Mercer is destined to take his place. But Kate has enough going on in her life—like a skyrocketing film career, a delusional ex-boyfriend, and a crazed stalker who will stop at nothing to get to her. But the powers that be have decided, and Kate is transported to Shadow Wood, a mysterious castle that serves as a sanctuary for the supernatural. Although beautiful, Shadow Wood is no safe place for a mere mortal. Yet Kate is drawn not only to the gargoyles but also to Ian McGuire, a charming novelist who might be in the greatest danger of all.

As Kate decides whether to accept the most perilous role of her life, she discovers there are more secrets than answers within the castle’s walls. Her survival and Ian’s depend on her ability to master the gargoyles before time runs out. Is fate really cast in stone?
 
Paperback, 291 pages

Expected publication: February 24th 2015 by Skyscape

Review
What if you had a calling? . . .

What if you lack inspiration? . . .

What if supernaturals were real? . . .

Kate is at the highest point of her career even with a few adding weight that she trying to shake off. Maybe a change in scenery would be good for her.

Ian the author is seeking inspiration for his next book, Shadow Wood would just provide the right inspiration

Together these two will discover something they knew thought of and they might ignite a romance between one another.

I give this an 4.5 Cat's Tails Up, I really really like this book's originality, there wasn't just one supernaturals surrounding the book and it wasn't strictly surrounding the supernaturals and it also had a normality in the book as well. 
 

MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOW
WOW this was laid out so differently than any other books I've read, I mean we got the obsessive cheating ex-boyfriend, an author looking for inspiration, a actress trying to figure out what her dreams mean and then we got the supernaturals at Shadow Wood. 

Let's talk about the actress Kate Mercer, she is thriving in her acting career but then she is also having vivid dreams that takes her to another place that she is highly convince is a dream until one of her dreams meets Ian the author. Then she wondered if this place she's been appearing while she sleep is real . . .

Ian the author looking for inspiration might just find what he's looking for in Shadow Wood, the inspiration, the new additions to his books, the supernatural(s), and possibly just might fall in love. While Ian is a guest at Shadow Wood, he will soon learn that the guests are not just ordinary mortal guests.

Let's talk about the obsessive cheating ex-boyfriend Michael that Kate used to date, she dumps him when he is caught cheating and the only reason why a man or another actor would cheat on someone is because they aren't "getting it" and to gain more fame. Now Michael played that whole "I'm sorry, it was a mistake, I was stupid" and blah blah.

Let's talk about Shadow Wood,

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There's a lot of things lurking around at Shadow Wood, things you don't want to be outside alone. What I like about this was that aspiring ideas that most people get while they visit a castle and who wouldn't be inspire by something from castles.

I love that theres not just one supernatural being, I mean you probably would think that it was just about gargoyles based on the cover but the cover is just one aspect of what the book contains.

The little twists that were in this book was really great but I want to know about Declan, he's mysterious but the book kind of left things a little open for a sequel because unless I miss the "in between the lines" I don't know if Kate took the job of being sentential. 

There was taste of the supernatural and normal life mixed together that made it original to me from everything else I have read. I hope that Michelle will consider writing an second book!

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