The Shadow Weave Blog Tour

Hey Everyone! As you can see, I am participating in a blog tour hosted by XPRESSO BLOG TOURS for the book, Long Live Dead Reckless. They have kindly provided me with a copy of this book to review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way.

The blog post will have the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

Giveaway Information:

Book Links:

Book Review:

Title: The Shadow Weave
Author: Annette Marie
Series: Spell Weaver #2
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc
Publication Date: 12 January 2018
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: eBook
Pages: 320
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 12 April 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

Clio might be a nymph living in exile among humans. And she might possess the rare ability to mimic any magic she sees. And she might have just seriously ticked off the most powerful family of spell weavers in the Underworld.
But she is not in love with an incubus.
Lyre is the rebellious black sheep of said weaver family, and he’s the only reason she survived her recent Underworld “vacation.” He’s also the sexiest thing she’s ever seen. Together, they have to track down a catastrophically dangerous magic—a magic he created, she sort of stole, and they both lost—before his family gets their hands on it. And that means fighting alongside him in a desperate attempt to avert complete disaster.
But she is definitely not in love with him. At least, she’s pretty sure she’s not.
Mostly sure. Maybe sure? …Crap.

Book Review:
Pre-Reading Thoughts:

Let's just say that I am have only read the first book and I am sad that there are only three.

Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for this reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts;

Wow. Let me just say that this book was amazing. The inner dialogue was really well done and not over powering. The dialogue was amazing in this book. Don't get me started on the attention to detail. The action scenes felt like they were straight out of a movie where everything seems to be happening too fast but at the same time not fast enough. I just love the author's writing.

Plot Thoughts:

This plot had two main focuses for me. One was developing the relationship between Lyre and Clio. This was done quite well in my opinion. Whilst there is a focus on the romantic interest between the two, the main thing is the way they care for each other and what they would do for one another. It is clear to see that their relationship will continue to grow and become something really amazing. The second focus was the situation with getting the KLOC. And let me just say that you are in for one hell of a ride!

Character Thoughts:

One of the main things that I love about Marie's characters is that they are flawed. They aren't always the tough ones who can withstand everything. They aren't some amazing chosen one who stumbles and then seems to be miraculously incredible at everything. There is always a clear development. We can see how the characters get better and sometimes they do surprise us with a new move. I loved how both Clio and Lyre were weak sometimes and that they knew they needed help. I also really liked how they were there for one another. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I LOVED this book. It was amazing to read. I couldn't put it down. If I did all I could think about was what was going to happen next. The writing was gorgeous. The plot was fleshed out and incredibly well written. There was a lot more depth to the story. The characters are the kind that can bring you to your knees. Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book to review. 

About the Author:

Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat— Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny Smith


  1. I love these amazing unputdownable books! This sounds so good and really happy you loved it! Great review, Melleny! :)


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