Book Review: Shadow Hunt, Arash 1 by Elke Schuster

BOOK INFORMATION

Shadow Hunt (Arash, #1)
  Book Synopsis: You may have met one without even noticing. You may have kissed one         and been disappointed that he or she never called you. They may   have been Arash. Livia     is the black sheep of her family, self-conscious and underachieving. That is, until she
  meets her new friends: the exuberant Natalie,  her brother Rupert, the sculptor, intelligent   librarian Will, stunning interior   designer Ruth, and arrogant horse breeder Cassius. The     group of mismatched friends makes Livia feel as if she may fit in somewhere for the first       time in her life. Then she begins to suspect that her so-called friends are not who they            claim to be. They hold a secret that could change Livia’s life forever.

Will her great love for one of them survive the challenges of becoming an                  immortal Arash?    Will Livia herself manage to survive?

 

Other Info:

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 786 KB

Print Length: 309 pages

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Language: English

ASIN: B00CU7405W

Price: £0.99

Books in Series

Raytara – Judgement of the Stars, Arash 2

Tasgalt – Star of the South, Arash 3

Jhanmar – World Travellers, Arash 4

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REVIEW

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I absolutely loved this book from cover to cover and feel that it was an amazing introduction in to the world of the Arash, which is why I gave it a 4 star rating. I admit I wanted to give the book a full five star rating but I didn’t because I wanted to see how the story will develop in the other books in the series.

The author wrote the book in a way that kept you wondering all the way through what was going to happen next as well allowing the world of the Arash to unfold slowly due to what the main character Livia was learning about them as the story developed. I also loved the way that Elke developed Rhandolf the main Arash who turns out to be Livia’s biological father because you were always wondering what secrets he was hiding. I loved the dynamics between the Arash family: Natalie the kind hearted, gentle, hopeless romantic bright Arash; Ruth the cold hearted, bitchy interior designer dark Arash; Will the kind, gentle, Gay bright Arash & brother to Ruth; Cassius the domineering but loveable horse breeding dark Arash; Rupert the balchy but gentle, sculpture bright Arash and brother to Natalie

The story begins where Livia has broken up with her boyfriend just before Christmas and is feeling lonely and like she doesn’t fit anywhere again, then she meets Natalie. As she gets to know Natalie and her friends she begins to feel like she fits in somewhere at last. I loved the way that the Author wrote the dream sequences in the book as the way she described what was happening really made me as the reader feel like I was experiencing it myself as it was blatantly obvious that the character was feeling like is this a dream or is it really happening like you do sometimes with dreams.

All in all this was a fantastic book which I strongly recommend to any reader who loves books about mythical/ asteral beings. So all that is left to say is that I will be reading the rest of this series, in fact I am currently reading the second book in the series Raytara – Judgement of the Stars.

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About the Author

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   Elke Schuster lives in Austria with her husband, a painter, and their daughters. She studied                  Romance philology and English and American Studies in Salzburg, Venice, and London,                        culminating in her dissertation on ‘Machiavelli under the Perspective of Greek and Latin                     Historiography’. After a career in marketing and the birth of her two daughters she founded a             successful translation business. The Arash books are her first novels.