Friday, September 9, 2016

Shadow Eyes by Dusty Crabtree

Goodreads Summary

Iris thought she could ignore the shadows…until they came after everyone she loved.

Seventeen-year- old Iris Kohl has been able to see both dark and light figures ever since a tragic incident three years ago. The problem is, no one else seems to see them, and even worse…the dark figures terrorize humans, but Iris is powerless to stop them. 

Although she’s learned to deal with watching shadows harass everyone around her, Iris is soon forced to question everything she thinks she knows about her world and herself. Her sanity, strength, and will power are tested to the limits by not only the shadows, but also a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows, a new friend with an awe-inspiriting aura, and a mysterious, alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend. As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, Iris must ultimately accept the guidance of an angel to revisit the most horrific event of her life and become the hero she was meant to be.

My Thoughts

I realized something somewhat recently... I just might be getting old.  You see, I used to stay up reading until the wee hours of the morning and still wake up later and go on with my day like normal.  I seem to get sleepy a lot earlier these days.  Because of that, I have to REALLY be into a book to be willing to stay up late to read!

With that being said, I AM TIRED!  All because I didn't want to put this book down!  I was caught up in the story and didn't want to put the book down even when my eyes were drooping and I knew I would be exhausted the next morning!

Dusty did a phenomenal job with her debut book!  I wasn't sure what I would think of this one but I wasn't disappointed.  Iris is a great character.  She seemed real and relatable.  Most main female characters lately are extremely strong and brave, even some to an extreme degree.  But Iris was more real, I guess.  Strong for the most part, but also scared and unsure at times.  It just made her seem more relatable for me.

Anyways, Pick this book up!  It's a good one!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. You are like me--I can't do the late night reading thing anymore and not make myself catch a cold (sleep's very important for your immune system I'm finding out first hand). I love that this character is relatable and that you found the book exciting.

  2. Thanks for such a lovely review. :)

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