From birth, Avery Foster was destined to be anything but ordinary. When a mysterious storm stirs up over her school, Avery discovers a dark past and a family secret that changes everything as she knows it. All of a sudden, people are out for her blood, immortal blood. With her family by her side, and a boy she's known since childhood, can Avery overcome all the barriers put in her way and bring about change for a race who has lain dormant for thousands of years?
©2016 R.E. Danielle (P)2016 R.E. Danielle
For most kids who discover on their own or are finally told about a long hidden family secret, It’s usually something that revolves around a criminal act by a family member that may or may not have led to prison. It might also be about adoption or infidelity leading to a previously unknown half brother or half sister. In “Shaded: Colored Lies,” the main character, a somewhat petulant teen girl named Avery, discovers something no one could have possibly imagined about her family and herself. From there, the story takes off. “Shaded: Colored Lies” is a novella and volume one of what I assume will be a successful, ongoing YA series. My only complaint is that it’s so good, yet so short, I wish there was an omnibus edition I could get hold of to finish the story. I hate having to wait for book after book to come out in order to finish a story.
Rob Saladino is an excellent narrator and a great choice for this story. He just adds more value to an already good story. Although I’m not bothered by it, I was surprised that the author, RE Danielle, chose a male narrator for a story with a female protagonist. Although I am an adult and probably not the target audience for this book, I think any adult will find it enjoyable.
Finally this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
I have been an avid reader all my life. Everything from True Crime to Time Travel. Now that I am retired, I read even more.
Can't wait till the second installment. The book was fun and the characters a hoot. More of a novella than a book. I enjoyed the family involved and the story.
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Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato
The story starts with some background information about immortals. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook and was disappointed when it ended. I'm looking forward to the next book in this intriguing series.
The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life. I was a bit lost at first but once everything was explained it made more sense.
Avery finds out her family is not as ordinary as she has always believed. She is coming into her powers and a lot is changing in a short period of time.
There is danger lurking around her and she is having vivid nightmares. Her family does not know what to expect. Avery has a boyfriend but she is very attracted to kage.
It is a good listen even though it is a bit short and a lot goes on in a short period of time. It is not a complete story. The last chapter opens up many questions and worries about what will happen to Avery. She is in serious danger.
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I rarely read books in this genre but I really enjoyed the quick pace and snappy dialogue. The story left me wanting to know more about what will happen to the characters, and understand the things about magic that the characters themselves do not yet understand. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
This short book is obviously the start of series (just in case the "volume 1" didn't give it away). It starts with a prologue giving you the backstory for the existence of immortals. It ends with many issues unresolved and on a bit of a cliffhanger.
It's difficult to feel much for the main character because she's rather petulant and has anger issues but then again, she is supposed to be a teenager so it fits! There is lots of room for her to grow in future books. I liked the world with immortals and their enemies that the author is building - definitely has potential but it seemed a bit rushed, lots thrown in - not much detail, in this length book.
After a quick double take at the start because the narrator is male and the main character is a teenage girl, I really enjoyed this narrator. He did a great job with the pace, emotion, and characterizations. He got a little loud at a couple shouting points which I don't care for but it was just a little.
I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.
I rarely read YA books but this one grabbed me from the beginniing. kage was my favorite and he ws developed well. Some of the thing could have been more developed. when I think about a YA book I don't imagine the developement that was included in this story. imagine a strange storm coving your high school and your whole life is changed and turned upside down. I even liked the narrator. I may read the next book in this series
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This was a quick one, however I didn't feel like I missed out on any of the background information that sometimes gets left out in the shorter stories. Fairly typical YA story about a girl who had no idea she was special until one day when everything changed. This series has the potential to make itself stand out among the genre though depending on where the next installment takes us. I have a small issue with the main character in particular. She seemed much younger than she was supposed to be. I had more trouble with this during certain scenes, and it was hard to take her seriously.
Rob Saladino was the narrator of the audiobook version. He did a nice job with the voices. Although I had an issue with the main character, I feel it was the way she was written rather than her actual voice.
I did enjoy this book regardless of the small issue I had, and I am interested to see what happens in the next one.
*I received this audiobook at no cost. These are my honest opinions regardless of that fact.
This listen was geared more towards high schoolers in my opinion. My 14 year old would probably like it. The narrator did a good job. It is a promising start to a cute YA series.
I wouldn't place this in the contemporary adult romance section.
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The storyline is centered around Avery, a 17 year old girl, and Kage, a new friend.
Kage and Avery have an immediate attraction to each other.
The book had a focus on family, relationships, and the descriptions through out the story were colorful.
Rob Saladino did ok with the narration.
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The book is quite the original parnormal story with a soulmate aspect to it. It did a good job at building the world and the type of paranormal (I don't want to say creatures cause they are people but they aren't people cause they have powers right?) beings that were developed but then after you found out more it was just over.
I disliked the different voices by the narrator.
This book had me intrigued start to finish.
This story had real promise and I would love for it to go on, it was just too short for the picture it painted. The epilogue hinted to way more of the future of the story and the world that we will be seeing so I hope it's done soon and delivered.
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