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{Shade: Cody Stewart}Shade by Cody Stewart
Published by Midnight Frost Books on August 24, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 254
Format: eBook
Source: Read for Review

{Synopsis} – Clendon Kiernan has always preferred the shadows. A place where he was free from the hate and fear, from the stares and ridicule of others. One night Clen discovers the shocking truth of why. He is a Shade. A thing of darkness. A creature with the ability to shred souls. When a vile whisper tells him to destroy everything around him Clen does the only thing he can.

But he cannot run from himself. The darkness growing inside Clen will soon consume him if he does not learn to control it. In his quest to do so, Clen learns that there is an entire world that exists in the shadows of Ellis, a world that has been hidden from him – secret clans with extraordinary abilities, the ghosts of a hidden past, and a war that’s been brewing for millennia. Clen must uncover the true history of Ellis, see through the generations of lies and deceit, and suffer betrayal and heartbreak if he is to save all those who hate and fear him. But when he learns the truth, will he want to?

The darkness in him could save Ellis. Or it could be what destroys it.

{My Thoughts} – Clendon Kiernan is a teenage boy that is rather unusual. He seems to be feared and disliked by his peers, he seems to be the product of bullying and he seems to also be alone, lost and misconceived. He seems to be on the outside looking in at a world that makes very little sense to him.

His father tells him to stay away from certain sorts. His mother and father pretend like his behavior is more or less normal or not observed. He disappears for days at a time and when he gets back they just act like he wasn’t gone and set up an appointment with his shrink. His shrink and his parents kept making him believe that he was crazy or that he was losing his mind.

One night a lot of stuff happens at a party that he and his friend Oliver go to and then he is more or less almost killed and then he is kidnapped. When they get to where they are going he is told it’s for his own protection. While he is there he starts to learn new things about himself. New things about his family. Eventually he gets to go back home and then he learns even more.

I really liked the relationship between Oliver and Su and how Clen was always feeling like the third wheel. I liked how Clen was described, it helped to make you feel like you were him and that you were experiencing the same things he was. This was incredibly well written.

If you want to know what happens you will need to read the book. I will say its a real page turner and I hope to read a sequel sometime in the future. There is so much room left for a continuation!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.