#Review: The Second Shadow – Elizabeth Arroyo
Gabby never imagined what the consequences of saving Jake so long ago would mean for her. In her mind, she was doing the right thing. Sadly, she no longer knows if that is true. So much has changed in so short a time, herself included.
She’s vowed to control her newfound powers, much to her chagrin. Doing so will be difficult, but it’s her only way to overcome the adversities still heading her way. The fact that things have changed between her and Jake isn’t lost on her. Sadly, her newest plights overshadow the past. If you can call what she’s gone through so far that, anyway.
Refusing to sit on the sidelines while she grapples with who and she is, Gabby does her best to do what she needs to do. Her world, however, is soon turned topsy-turvy when she and Jake cross paths once more. Though he’s a tad bitter about what went down between them, he’s cognizant of what he truly is now. Unfortunately, it doesn’t change the fact that he has a mission to fulfill.
Gabby immerses herself in her new life, determined to find the answers to the chaos that now surrounds her. There’s a lot she now needs to deal with, Jake included. If she’s to overcome the pending darkness, she’ll need to accept things as they are, and allow herself to understand every aspect of her new world. Sadly, that’s easier said than done. Most especially when evil lurks around the corner at every turn.
Another page turner, The Second Shadow picks up where the first book left off, and throws you smack-dab in the middle of Gabby’s newest plight. She’s still reeling from her previous encounter with Jake, and tries to understand what and who she’s become. The poor girl has a lot on her plate, and she’s not exactly sure where to start with all of it.
Elizabeth has given us a glimpse into what truly makes Gabby tick. Strong, willful, and determined, she’ll do everything possible to make sure things come out right, somehow. Will she finally set the record straight, I wonder? And will she and Jake overcome the darkness surrounding them, and have their happy endings?
It’s definitely going to be hard in waiting to see what happens next for them, but I honestly can’t wait. If you haven’t read this series yet, you should. You’ll enjoy it just as much as I have, I’m sure.
Jake thought being demon meant a shredded humanity, stripped of all human emotion. Chaos and self-preservation dominates a demon’s instincts. But Jake feels every ounce of pain and despair around him.
And it’s driving him deeper into Hell.
Gabby’s choice to save him last summer left a fissure in Hell’s gate that released a malevolent evil. When Jake’s given a mission by the demons to shadow a human girl who may know the whereabouts of an ethereal weapon, he doesn’t expect to see Gabby. But Fate has her own agenda.
When Jake and Gabby are thrown together on a camping trip with a group of delinquent teens, Jake begins to grapple with the haunting choices he made in the past. When the evil finds them, the group begins to battle for their lives, alliances are made, and truths revealed.
As the evil begins to influence Jake, he questions his link to the demons, his purpose, and his love for Gabby.
But the answers to those questions are only found in Hell. And it may cost him his soul.
About The Author:
Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen. Her fascination with the paranormal was influenced by the vivid ghost and demon stories her father told her as a child, scaring the crap out of her. It also led her to ask the “what if” question that propelled her down the path of the fantastical.
But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families. Her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. Since then she’s published a short story in SQ Magazine, countless musings on her blog – Chandara Writes, and completed three manuscripts.
In 2012, Elizabeth signed with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN, a Dark YA Paranormal Romance, slated for an early 2013 release.
Elizabeth resides in Chicago with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind.
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