Shadowlands (Shadowlands Series #1)

Shadowlands (Shadowlands Series #1)

by Kate Brian
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Shadowlands 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It didnt turn out at all like i expected. I really liked the beginning. it was intense and fun to read but as it went along it became somewhat confusing and it seems like at some point in the middle it turns into two different books. I didnt like the ending. I felt like there too many holes in the story to make the ending believable. I didnt understand how the serial killer fit into the ending or why he would be there. I think it could have been a better book without the twist ending. I understand that some authors want to to gasp and have questions after you read it but i didnt agree with it this time. it was an interesting book but i wouldnt read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was speachless by the time I opened the book to when I closed it. One of the BEST books I have ever read. I finished it in a day because I could not put it down. I definately recommend it to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful read. I can't wait for the next book!!!! I hope it will top this one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beginning was quite good, however as the story progress it began to get weird. I like murder mysteries and suspense novels. I'm not into the paranormal stuff. Found the ending to be disappointing and unbelievable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reas but to say the least the ending was so unexpected and thought provoking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first sentence of the novel to the closing paragraph, Kate Brian, the author of Shadowlands, immediately grasped my attention and kept me enthralled. Rory Miller and her family are placed into witness protection after she is attacked by a serial killer, Steve Nell. Rory, her sister Darcy, and her father are all forced to pack up their belongings and temporarily live in Juniper Landing. Just as her family begins to settle down and connect with one another, they begin to observe odd happenings on the island: an explainable fog randomly arises, the ferry only brings in new visitors, some of the residents appear to be missing, and no one can contact anyone outside the island. Throughout this period, Rory experiences heart-frightening flashes and believes she is being watched; however, the real question is ‘Is Steve Nell on the island too?’ Shadowlands is brilliantly written with several plot twists, and an unclosed, mind-shattering conclusion. I highly recommend Shadowlands to anyone who enjoys thrillers, suspense, or brain teasers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course i've read all of the private series and im maing my way up the privilege series and its always good to see more of Kate Brian's work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just... oh my gosh. It is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It look me less than 24 hours to read and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I absolutely loved the ending. I didn't see it coming and I literally screamed with shock when I read it. I seriously reccommend this and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book. Happy Reading:)
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abbott123 More than 1 year ago
Shadowlands by Kate Brian Print Length: 338 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1423164830 Publisher: Disney Hyperion (January 8, 2013) My Review~ I received this book from Disney Hyperion in exchange for a honest unbiased review. I LOVED THIS BOOK! This is the first book I have read by this author and I'm exceptionally pleased. This author knows how to make you feel exactly what the character feels through the emotions of what Rory goes through. This book is a ginormous puzzle and nothing is what it seems. The suspense is what makes this book amazing. I love the stalker vibe that this book has. I love love love the mystery that surrounds Juniper Landing. I adore the characters. Rory, she is a very relateable character having hidden strength that goes beyond her own comprehension. I love the boys Tristan and Joaquin. They are quite mysterious and did I mention extremely hotness. This book is just such a thriller I can't seem to get enough and can't get it out of my head. I seriously had to re-read the ending to make sure I read it right, then flip to the beginning again. It left me floored and dying to get my hands on the next book in this thriller. I can't possibly wait for the next amazing book in this series. I adore this type of thriller. It is creepy at times and mysterious other and then you throw in hot guys and some humorous dialogue and you have one bombtastic book. I'm having a severely hard time not spoiling the book by telling everyone and gushing about certain scenes in this book, but I will keep it basic because this book is worth the read. I suggest this be a must read!! Will Steven Nell find her and finish what he started? Can Rory survive a second time? Amazon Book Description~ Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived … and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now she must enter the witness protection program. At first it seems like her family's new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of Rory's new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again? New York Times best-selling author Kate Brian is back with a haunting new YA series packed with dark twists and turns.
MusicLiteratureMotherhood More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of her best books, and the second book doesn't disappoint either. It's a lot like the first few "Private" novels, with her unique delivery and setting, Kate Brian really delivers an interesting page-turner.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
I can’t honestly tell if this was a really fantastic read or not, because the ending left me completely confused and bewildered. It was more a “what the....?” than a “oh wow.”  No seriously, I’m still all...what just happened???? The first quarter or so of the story is a little rough around the edges and feels hastily put together. Events don’t really flow smoothly and it took me quite some time to really get into the swing of things. Even now that’s it’s all over, I can honestly say that I haven’t connected with any of these characters, yet I was captivated enough by the plot to finish Shadowlands in less than a day. Only the very last sentence confirmed what I had already suspected, but I actually expected more a whopper of a reveal. I pretty much have an idea of what’s going for what, but I’m still left with a ton of questions; my biggest question being how the heck it all came together. You know, usually after a big reveal you have that light bulb moment where all the events starts making sense and you finally understand how everything fit together to give that big reveal a bit more bang. But it just never happened for me, because I’m still curious as to know why Rory, specifically, was the centre point focus for all the locals of Juniper Landing, and why her sister who lives to be the life of the party, was practically being ignored by the locals. I have about twenty more questions, but I don’t want to include spoilers. Enough about my confusion. After a slow start, I really immersed myself into the story once Rory, her sister Darcy, and their father, moved into their new house on the island. From the time they leave the ferry, the eeriness of the island and the strangeness of its inhabitants is captured beautifully. And because I’m a fan of horror and everything that goes bump in the night, I was more curious about all the strange disappearances, the sudden fog, and the island locals’ mysterious behavior, than I was worried about the serial killer stalking Rory and her family. You’d think as the biggest threat to Rory’s life the serial killer will have a few more chapters from his perspective, but no, he’s placed on the shelf until he’s needed to do what it is he has to do. Overall, it was a suspenseful read and I breezed through it. But what spoiled it for me was the frustration of getting to the end and not understanding how it all came together. It wasn’t explained at all. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time from the minute the Millers left their home to move to Juniper Landing, and I was completely creeped out by a handful of events that occurred during their stay on the island until the very finale, but I felt let down that the villian came to such an abrupt ending, and really, I don’t even understand what happened to him in the end. I get that this is the first book in this series, and I’m hoping book two will have more answers than the mountain of questions the first book left me with, although I’m of the opinion that this story could’ve been told in one book without it being dragged out into a series. My recommendation: a gripping read which I think will be enjoyed by most of the younger readers in the YA spectrum. I especially recommend Shadowlands to those who enjoyed Gretchen McNeil’s Ten.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am just confused on when they die. Do they die at the car crash that she remembers and ends up on the ferry going to the island?
shesaxsensation More than 1 year ago
I've been lusting after this book ever since they released the cover and summary on Goodreads. First of all, the cover is perfection. I'm not a graphic design expert in any way, shape, or form... but I can't imagine it being any more exquisite. Then there's the summary. Serial killers, a beach setting, the witness protection program... I was positive that this book would wow me. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Shadowlands and thought it was such an addictive read, but I expected so much more from Kate Brian. There were quite a few times throughout Shadowlands when I thought to myself, "Something just feels off...", "This isn't making any sense.", or even "This story isn't that believable." The whole plot of Shadowlands had a ton of potential but I felt like there were clumsy pieces that could have been thought out better. While Shadowlands is more of a plot-driven novel, I did enjoy Rory and the other characters (except Rory's sister, Darcy). Like the summary notes above, Rory and her sister Darcy fall in with a group of carefree teens that do nothing productive with their time. This was so much fun to read about considering it's basically an extended vacation with no limits for teenagers... who wouldn't love that?! Overall, Kate Brian wrote a solid first book in a new series that will hopefully improve as it continues. Even though Shadowlands wasn't as amazing as I hoped, the end definitely left me wanting more and I'm really excited to see where the next book takes us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book! It was so addicting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic book, kate brian has done it again. Right from the second page I couldn't put the book down, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole entire time. I highly reccomend this book, Im the type of person who has to be intrigued after the first few pages to continue reading a book and kate brian did just that, after the second page I was hooked. This is a must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! It was the perfect mystery, action story. I was addicted. And if there is one ill definitely read the next book. But, at the end, it was confusing when rory found out everyone on the island was dead. It didnt make any sense. Why would everyone go looking for darcy? Why wouls mr nell be there anyway?? And when did they even die? And also... the story was supposed to be about rory SURVIVING not being DEAD. I am still interested to see what happens next, but i really think the story wouldve been better withoutthe supernatural twist. This was a good read though... as annoyed as i am with it.
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Nickyrian More than 1 year ago
I would like to congratulate the author for writing such good mystery story. I had immediately guessed that Rory was just making up all the events in the book due to her PTSD, which was caused of the death of her mom. When Rory's family was relocated to Juniper Landing by the FBI, I had a hunch that the place was the La La Land. I laughed out loud when I got to the end, because I was right all along. No wonder the title of the second book was Hereafter.
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sarahbarah120 More than 1 year ago
Best suspense book I've read in a long time! I was addicted and finished it in four hours. I thought I had an idea of what was going on about halfway through. but Kate Brian totally surprised me. The ending was not what I was expecting, but it made sense when you looked back and thought about, I cannot wait till the next book come out!