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Posted January 19, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, but Casting S
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, but Casting Shadows just went to another level. I loved how we got to see much more of the other characters, and was able to connect to them all on a deeper level than in The Shadow and the Rose. Full of action and adventure, there was never a dull moment and I soon found myself turning page after page to see how things were going to work out with not only Joy and Tanner but Maddie and William. I can’t wait to see what happens in book 3.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted August 1, 2013
After the first pages, I realized that this isn¿t an ordinary bo
After the first pages, I realized that this isn’t an ordinary book. The characters were well developed and the rolls they played were very true to life. You can identify with the characters easily, especially with Joy. Amanda DeWees did an amazing job with this book and from my point of view, her writing it’s classy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book starts with sixteen year old Joy Summer, who is a student at the academy Ash Grove. Joy’s mother passed when she was just a little girl, and leaving her with her father who is taking a leave of absence from his teaching job to fight cancer. Joy is struggling to find her own way in life, not really wanting to follow her mothers footsteps in piano, but knowing she doesn’t have the physical attractiveness to become an actress she is searching for a purpose in life. After accepting a dare from one of the school bullies, she finds Tanner in the cemetery. He is very attractive, but he claims he is dead. All she went in for was a wild rose from the grave of the founder of the school. But now she has a purpose in life, she found it, and she is going to fight for it.
Joy and Tanner find the mysterious rose garden and their lives take on a whole new meaning for each of them. The only way for those two to have a future is for him to leave the devil behind, but there is a problem. She has something to hold on him that no one understands or knows about. Joy is going to have to figure out this puzzle and break that hold that is keeping Tanner prisoner. With the old school being built on the belief of mystical powers and protections from evil spirits, she must go before the school council and ask for help. Joy is determined that her love for Tanner and their rose is worth every battle against the demon spirits.
Joy is a sweet, optimistic, and feisty girl who takes on her dreams, and challenges with a grace to be admired. I got to like the characters and loved the writing style. I am a huge fan of the mystical world and this took it to a new level. There is no other book like this one, I honestly loved it! If you like reading paranormal romance I recommending picking up The Shadow and the Rose, you won't be disappointed. I look forward to reading the next book in the series Casting Shadows.
Posted June 16, 2013
The second book in the Ash Grove Chronicles is terrific! The con
The second book in the Ash Grove Chronicles is terrific! The continuation of Joy and Tanner's story keeps the reader spellbound as they struggle to keep their love strong now that Joy is pregnant. Tanner is free of the succubus but evil still surrounds them. Was Melisande really vanquished or is she a threat to baby Rose? What is happening with William, a talented musician? Is his life in danger as Maddie believes or is she jealous of his new relationship With Sheila. The suspense is non-stop. Amanda DeWees has written a well crafted story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I am hooked. I can't wait to start the next book, Among The Shadows. I need to know what happens. Be aware that you need to read these books in order to fully understand the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted March 26, 2013
I loved The Shadow and The Rose and was excited about it's sequel. First reading it I was a little disapointed in the changing POV's but quickly came around to the idea when I'd seen the exciting and mysterious things the other charaters were dealing with, some things Joy sadly missed out on. This book had a lot more mystery and action than the previous on, something I really enjoyed. The ending was sweet, however the author left a little preview of the next book that made me all the more anxious about the next book. Can't wait.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2012
Casting Shadows is the second in what I hope will be a long seri
Casting Shadows is the second in what I hope will be a long series. I’m in love with these books and the characters in them. I like this book even better than the first, “The Shadow and the Rose.” In addition to the continuing love story of Joy and Tanner, we have the rocky friendship-turned-romance of William and Maddie. It’s an initially star-crossed pairing against the backdrop of William’s budding rock-‘n’-roll career and Maddie’s acting career. There are life-altering choices, stunning betrayals, the heart-wrenching longing of young love, and paranormal chills, all at a break-neck pace. I loved Casting Shadows and I recommend it to everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.