Sunday, October 2, 2011

Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle

Winter's Shadow
by M.J. Hearle

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Book Excerpt: PDF of first 80 pages

Published: 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Genre: Paranormal, YA
Paperback: 426 pages
Rating: 4

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Blake Duchamp...

He's all that Winter Adams can think of. Ever since their fateful meeting at Pilgrim's Lament. Ever since he looked at her with those emerald eyes. Ever since he saved her life.

But Blake isn't all that he seems.

There is a strangeness about him, something dark and otherworldly. Something dangerous. In his attic is a secret he would kill to defend, but Winter seems to have a special ability to make him forget his duty. And he is her only protection against the gathering darkness. The only problem is, to protect Winter, Blake must risk exposing her to an even greater danger.


Zombie sighting:
You can't possibly imagine, she replied, looking down at her plate like a zombie.
- page 157, chapter 23

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): clowder of cats
I enjoyed this dark romantic paranormal storyline that reveals a different take on grim reapers.

This one also gets you thinking about dodging death and its consequences.


* note: book is currently only released in Australia

* I hope a US publisher picks up this gem of a book up for distribution soon ;-D

* review copy courtesy of Bloggerhood of the Traveling Book Tour - feel free to join this tour to review a copy!


  1. Jealous of our *down-under* readers ;P

  2. Grim reapers? Cool, I'd want to read that

  3. I actually just learned what a clowder of cats is yesterday. But it makes the book an even more tempting read!

  4. I hope a publisher picks it up too, this book looks awesome.


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