Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

by Ashley Townsend


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ISBN-13: 9781939156570
Publisher: Ink Smith Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2014
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 890,371
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

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Chasing Shadows 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CelticForestDweller More than 1 year ago
CHASING SHADOWS kept me guessing, there were lots of surprises, and it was overall a good and exciting adventure/romance. It was kind of too long for me, but that's just my personal preference. I felt a bit like the first half dragged somewhat, with the plot seeming to get lost behind a lot of emotions and the love triangle, and a lot of stuff seemed to sort of come out of nowhere. But the final third picked up considerably and turned awesome and very exciting and I absolutely loved it! I loved the romance--it was great and went back and forth between being breathtakingly sweet, to me wanting to bang the heads of both parties against the nearest hard thing and go ''seriously guys, don't be idiots!'' But that of course is half the fun of romance tales--we like a little exasperating on the side with our heart-sighing romance. ;) (I personally didn't like the love triangle part of it though--nothing against this book in particular, I'm just not a big fan of love triangles in general. But I know many people would enjoy it so that's fine and it was fairly well done.) I had a hard time connecting with Sarah, the main character, since most of the time she drove me batty by being stupid. But I think that's likely just me, and I have a feeling most readers would like her better. And I still wanted her to win, of course! She did grow on me, eventually. Can we just take a moment to talk about Will now? Will was awesome and fabulous and I loved him a ton and he is one of my favorite characters now. He's basically a big broken strong huggable bundle of epic, the perfect mix of a dark-guy and a hero and an all-around great guy who is just awesome and can be really sweet at times too, though you wouldn't know it with his shell. His struggles and confused moments only made him more endearing. His caring and bravery and amazingness... just yes. He's a mean shot with a bow, too. ;) Will is basically the main reason I really liked this book. It's well worth reading just for him! The Spaniard was brilliantly done and I won't give anything away but it was fascinating how he was written. I have very complicated thoughts/emotions about the whole thing that I'm still working on sorting out. The other characters were all very well drawn and realistic-feeling, from Edith to Karen and the Professor and the Joneses (yay, Seth!) to characters like Robert. Particularly Robert. Yes. That is all I will say. (Also Richard. I really liked Richard! Even though he was sort of random. I somehow thought he'd be more important and now I really want to read more about him! I'm weird like that. :P) The medieval setting was really neat. It was that sort of ''gritty'', ''realistic'' sort of medieval that is more realistic than my taste would prefer, but I most people seem to like their medieval settings to be that way, so... *shrug* The whole book felt very REAL though. In fact, at times, it felt so real that it felt a bit more like real life than like a novel--like this was really happening to the main character. Very real emotions and problems and little day-to-day details instead of everything being streamlined and so dramatic and novel-like, if you know what I mean. Which was very different, somehow, and made me think about it, so even if I wasn't used to that sort of feeling, it was actually kind of cool. The level of detail was awesome! I just loved how detailed everything was. I could see and feel everything and felt perfectly immersed. I loved the lovely settings,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was completely blown away by the story. I haven't had a chance to read rising shadows yet much because I'm not a fan of reading e-books. After reading chasing shadows I may have to rethink this. I really like her character development and I felt at the end of the story I had a better understanding of who the characters were, even though I'm sure we're first introduced in rising shadows. In a way I felt her style had been influenced a little by Dickens. There are parts of the story but jumped out at me and Ashley did a fantastic job of using words to paint and extremely vivid picture. There were points in the story that I could see what Will, Sarah, and Lisardo look like. One of those books that I was unable to put down I just wanted to turn my page to see what happens next. Well done an excellent read I would recommend this book to anyone. Absolute plant writing and I can't wait to see what the next books are by this incredibly talented author. I really can't stop raving about how great this book was I thoroughly enjoyed it
KelseysReads More than 1 year ago
"A thousand years separated them, and though Sarah was from the future, she didn't know what it held for them. But for now, she chose to hope that his past and her future could exist, side-by-side." excerpt from Chasing Shadows. I. Love. This. BOOK!!!! It's been a long time since an author has been able to keep me longing after the main heartthrob, Will Taylor (be still my heart), and still make me interested in the cheeky new guy in town. This sequel to Rising Shadows is engaging, tormenting in the best way, emotional, sweet, funny, relatable, full of incredible characters, and full of so much heart that I couldn't put it down. Please, please see for yourself how amazing this story is
AvidReader96 More than 1 year ago
If you love adventure, history, romance, and the legend of Robin Hood, Chasing Shadows by Ashley Townsend is the book for you! It was such a fun read with twists and turns at every corner. The characters were all fleshed-out and dynamic, and each of them added a layer to the story; I am truly curious as to where Ms. Townsend is taking them. Some unexpected things happened that turn the world in this book upside down, and I cannot wait to read the next book in this trilogy! Great read!