Monday, 27 June 2011

Shadow Touch - Book Review

Shadow Touch (Dirk & Steele #2) by Marjorie M. Liu

What is it about:
Elena Baxter can work miracles with her fingers. She can coax bones to knit, flesh to heal. She can mend the soul. She has been doing such work for almost all of her twenty-eight years. That is why she will be taken.

The media called it a rampage of terror, the recent murders. But fighting crime is why Artur Loginov joined Dirk & Steele. The international detective agency specializes in the impossible, and their creed is simple: Help those in need, no matter how difficult, and no matter what, keep the secret safe. For the agency helps its employees, too; people like Artur—the gifted, the tormented. Dirk & Steele gave the Russian emigre purpose, protection, community...and refuge from his past, for who can trust a man who can start a fire with his mind, or shape-shift, or read others’ thoughts as easily as drawing breath? For his similar talent, Artur will be taken.

Into the darkness Elena and Artur will be drawn, into the clutches of evil. Cornered, isolated, caged, they will fight for their very souls. But salvation awaits. it exists in a form least expected: a dream of a face, a brush of a mind, the hint of a kiss, and finally, at long last, a shadow touch.

What did me and Voodoo Bride think of it:
One of the things I love about Liu's stories is that they make you think about things like making the right choice without them turning into a preachy lesson. Instead they're awesome, action-packed romantic adventures.

Take Shadow Touch for example:
(as it's the book I'm reviewing right now :-p)

It's got an intense, disturbing and exciting action storyline, a very satisfying romance and super cool characters. The world building is woven well into the story and set up in a way that makes me want to read more of this series as it hints at lots of exciting possibilities. Elena and Artur are both very likeable characters and they're joined by a couple of very intriguing other characters of which at least one will get his own book to Voodoo Bride's delight. The one thing I can say against this story is that I found the climax of the story a bit too easy, even though it all fit together perfectly. But this small flaw didn't diminish my enjoyment of this book in any way and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool, action-packed Paranormal Romance

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1 comment:

SusiSunshine said...

Ohhhh still want those. *g* Sounds really really good.