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Chosen by Shadows

Chosen by Shadows

Chosen by Shadows (The Original Demons Book 1) by Basia Pike

Release Date: November 2018

E-book/Audio Book: 201 pages, no audiobook

Purchase Links: Amazon

Rating:

3 Stars

Summary:

When there’s no way out, only the devil can help.

Hayley Saint unwittingly goes to hell to rescue her best friend from the devil’s sister, a violent, brutal, and savage fallen angel. And that’s on a good day.

Lucifer’s sister, Arianna, wants revenge on Haley for unearthing the gateway to hell, but the moment Lucifer sets eyes on Haley, he’s bonded to her in ways outside of his control.

If Lucifer’s mating bond to Hayley is discovered, he risks her life and his right to the throne. But the only other option is letting the woman he’s destined to love leave him forever.

Hayley just wants to get out alive. But when feelings for the devil start to surface, she must determine whether she wants to fight her way out of hell, or fight for the ability to stay.

Fans of Lucifer are falling for the devil in this addictive paranormal romance.

~Goodreads~

Review:

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

I was initially captivated by the title and book cover. I am giving this book three stars. There are grammatical errors that need to be checked, and some editing and revision to make the necessary corrections to bring this book at least a star higher. This storyline is a slow burner, but you must know **spoiler** that Hayley is attracted to two brothers, both of the attractions are sexual in an instance.

I found the storyline to be interesting, there is a different outlook on the history of Lucifer and God, and I enjoyed the take on things. What I did not like had anything to do with the way the book was written but, is an overall pet peeve of mine: the love triangle, or sexual tensioned triangle. I find the entire exchange eye-roll worthy, mainly because Hayley is in hell for heavens sakes, sex would be the last thing on my mind.

Hayley gets so caught up in the sexy feels that she has for Lucifer and Gabriel that she doesn’t continuously raise questions or concerns about her best friend, Adam. He disappears for most of the book, randomly popping up out of nowhere. I would have liked to see Adam in her life more since he was supposed to be her best friend. You would wonder and worry about your best friend, especially if one of the siblings is treating you like crap and beating you.

Lastly, Hayley says in the beginning how she wants to escape Jane and the criminal life she is living to be with her sister. Hayley wants to reunite with her at least in time for her sister’s wedding. While Hayley is in heaven, the thought of her sister hardly crosses her mind. This issue is one of the biggest issues I had with the story besides Hayley not picking a guy.

Overall not bad, but I am not sure if I will be reading the next book.

Author:

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4 thoughts on “Chosen by Shadows

  1. I know what you mean about character motivations! That’s one of my pet peeves too: if her sister matters so much to her, why didn’t she think about her in heaven? I might skip this one, but if this author has any other books out I might give them a chance. Nice review! 🙂

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