Alina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans' energy to survive. She isn't content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making.
Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel's tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel's enemy. Who should she trust?
This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.
About the Author
Born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1979, Pippa's family moved to the South West of England where she grew up among the dramatic moorland and sweeping coastlands of Devon & Cornwall. With a family history brimming with intrigue, complete with Gypsy angst on one side and Jewish survivors on the other, she draws from a patchwork of ancestry and uses it as the inspiration for her writing. Happily married and the mother of two little girls, she resides on the Devon & Cornwall border. She loves fencing, archery and photography and is also the author of a five book urban fantasy series; The Veil Series. www.theveilseries.co.uk
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alina finally knows more about her own identity, but that doesn't give her any useful information at all. She does know, however, that she needs to feed. She doesn't want to take essence from humans and is trying to fight against her hunger and increasing weakness. She has a mission, she wants to find out what happens to people who disappear after falling under the spell of the fae. She's looking for one woman in particular, her human friend inspector Andrews's sister. Will she be able to find her? Alina's best chance at finding out more about the missing is joining the Fae Authority. She's a skilled fighter and being trained by the people she suspects will give her an entry. This means she has to work closely with fae her friend Reign thinks of as enemies. Has he been completely honest with Alina and is she unsafe among the fae he doesn't trust? Who is telling the truth and will Alina's mission be successful or will she only get into more trouble? City of Shadows is a gripping story about complicated conspiracies and mysterious crimes. Alina knows who she is now and she's even more bold and brave than she used to be. She can stand her ground and she has an iron will. I loved her discipline and her perseverance. She keeps crossing boundaries and she's willing to go far to reach her goals, which is something I greatly admired about her. Inspector Andrews is a kind man who deserves a lot more than life is giving him and my heart ached for him sometimes. I couldn't wait to find out if Alina's mission would succeed and read the story in one sitting. I was anxious to know what happened to his sister and found the ending of the story both shocking and astonishing. Pippa DaCosta's second London Fae book is filled with surprises. I loved the direction she's chosen. Alina is unique and it was fun to find out more about her. The world building is fantastic and I enjoyed reading more about the history of Pippa DaCosta's fae. I love her refreshing approach of her topic. City of Shadows is bursting with ferocious battles, complex relationships and fabulous adrenaline rushes. I liked the London Fae stories a lot, they're creepy, formidable and spellbinding.
Has everything. Can't wait for the next one.