Shadow Rise by Audrey GreyShadow Rise by Audrey Grey

Shadow Rise

byAudrey Grey

Paperback | November 14, 2017

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Terrorist. Rebel. Traitor.
One rash decision during the Shadow Trials left innocents dead, friends injured and hunted by the Empire, and Maia Graystone imprisoned in the Tower, forced to watch as the asteroid in the sky grows larger by the hour.
?Unsure if Riser Thornbrook is alive, Maia must find a way to battle the Empire from within its own walls and escape so she can fulfill the promise to her father and stop the asteroid. But when she breaks free and joins the Rebel army Nicolai has gathered, she discovers she's been branded a traitor. With war between the Rebels and the Empire looming, old alliances shifting, and suspicion hanging over her head, she must fight in the Rebel Blood Courts-and win command-to regain their trust.

Only problem is she must first defeat the reigning champion, someone she knows all too well.

Audrey Grey lives in the charming state of Oklahoma, with her husband, two little people, and four mischievous dogs. You can usually find her hiding out in her office from said little people and dogs, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for her characters to live in.
Title:Shadow RiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 14, 2017Publisher:Blaze Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945519053

ISBN - 13:9781945519055


Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's a Toss up I finished this yesterday and I'm still trying to decide if this was better or worse than the first in this series. I certainly enjoyed the first one, and the second is no exception, it just didn't stand out. Some aspects were worse this time around, some the same, and others better. Better comes with the new additions. We're introduced to new settings, new technology, and new characters. They're interesting and add more layers to this dystopian tale. Lash might be my new favourite, and Teagan is a solid character that I wouldn't mind seeing a spin-off of. The chemistry between Riser and Maia, despite what happens, is palpable, and I found myself squeeing each time they had a moment together. In case you haven't noticed, I ship them hard. Caspian can just go away, matched DNA or no. Worse might be the pacing. It's rather slow and repetitive in some places. We get a little bit of action, but then that bit of action repeats three times, like the Blood Court or Swifter sections. Also, Maia is a bit much to swallow as a main character. She comes across as too determined and desperate to be the hero at times. Granted, I understand why, but it's too much all the time. It gets to the point where even when she does have a light hearted moment, it's lost on me. About the same is the writing itself. Grey has lovely descriptions, something I forgot to comment about with my review of the first novel. However, there is still the issue where things aren't explained enough to avoid slight confusion. Even though I read the first less than a month ago, I needed that brief recap of events found in most second instalments. Grey didn't deliver on that. Overall, I'm still interested in reading the third as Grey has left several new developments twisting in the wind that I'd like to see come to life. 3/5
Date published: 2017-10-19