Sunday, 26 May 2013

Shadow Embraced by Cheree Smith

No escape.

Those words haunt Scar's dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorises her while asleep isn't real, but when she's abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn't some monster.

She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight.

When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.

The only problem is that she's not entirely sure she's innocent.

Scarlet likes to fight, when her parents ban her from seeing her friend she sneaks out with her and ends up attacking her. Next thing she knows, she's in some school for supernaturals - witches, werewolves & vampires. Each race doesn't really get on with the other so there is some segregation - except when it comes to a fight club type scenario. They are randomly told where and when their fight will be and will be punished if they're late. Scar discovers something else while she's in fight club - her partners are being attacked after they've fought her and it's starting to look like she's the attacker so she has to clear her name, but she's unsure as to whether it can be cleared.

Scarlet is one of those annoying female leads - she got on my nerves a lot! She's kind of egotistical and I can't seem to find any reason for it. The story itself was a good idea but I found the dialogue and character writing to be quite poor - the story is the only reason I'm giving this a 3/5 on Goodreads.

If you want a quick, light read then this is for you. If you're looking for something to sink your teeth into, try a different book.

Book Depository: Shadow Embraced
Amazon UK: Shadow Embraced

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