Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: Eliza's Shadow by Catherine Wittmack

Eliza’s Shadow by Catherine Wittmack
Published: May 26th, 2012
Publisher: Self-published
332 pages (paperback)
Genre: Young adult paranormal
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Warning: May contain spoilers
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Eliza Gowan's past has come back to hunt her. Since her mother's mysterious disappearance, Eliza has enjoyed a quiet life under the care of her aunt in the sleepy town of Port Rune. But the moment magnetic Ren Alden appears in her high school classroom, Eliza is thrust into the exciting world of magic and the path of danger. Menaced by an otherworldly enemy, Eliza embarks on a quest to solve the mysteries of her past and end the hunt for good.

The first chapter of Eliza's Shadow was amazing and instantly grabbed my attention. I love books that have a bit of a creepy vibe to them, and I especially love books that have anything to do with witches and witchcraft.

Eliza has a lot to deal with. Her mother mysteriously disappeared when she was young, and after that she was sent to live with her aunt. Her life is pretty normal until Ren appears and Eliza discovers she’s a witch, she’s being hunted, and her powers have been hidden from her. All of this makes for a story full of intrigue and mystery. There’s a lot of tension as you wonder what will happen to Eliza next and if she’ll uncover the secrets that have been plaguing her and her family for years. I liked the little plot twists, and the fact that it kept me guessing.

Eliza is an interesting character. She’s smart, independent, and strong, but flawed - she can be a bit impetuous and her emotions are all over the place, which I suppose is understandable, given the situation she was thrust into. Ren is interesting too, although to be honest the romance - or possibility of romance - between him and Eliza didn’t do anything for me. I’m not really sure why, I just didn’t feel it.

Overall, Eliza’s Shadow was a fun, engrossing read. I’d recommend it to fans of YA paranormal, and to those who enjoy stories with lots of tension and mystery.

Have you read Eliza's Shadow? What are some of your favourite witch-related books?

1 comment:

  1. Oh I like that it has a creepy feel to it, because I love creepy.


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