Friday, 31 January 2014

Review: The Second Shadow by Elizabeth Arroyo


Author: Elizabeth Arroyo
Pages: 222 pages
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Release Date: September 2nd, 2013
Received From: Xpresso Book Tours
Status: The Second Sign #2

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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.


The Second Shadow is the sequel in the Second Sign series by Elizabeth Arroyo. I quite liked this book over the first one because I found that it just had a lot more content than the first one. The beginning of the story sort of dragged for me, and what really kept me going was really how Gabby and Jake were going to deal with their new selves. I also wanted to see how their loyalties would shift, so that sort of kept me going. I found myself sympathizing with the characters more as I read the book and there were a lot more surprises in this one than the first. I felt the build up was still a little slow for me, but I found myself more into this story than I was in the first one. But, this story had a lot more content, and sometimes I got confused with what was going on. However, I still found it enjoyable, and I was content with the ending.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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