Book & Audiobook Review: The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard

Posted February 2, 2016 by collecto in 2016 Audiobook Challenge, 2016 Book Challenge, Audiobook Review, Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Giveaway, Release day / 6 Comments

Book & Audiobook Review: The Shadow by Sylvain ReynardThe Shadow by Sylvain Reynard
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Published by Berkley on February 2nd 2016
Narrator: John Michael Morgan
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal, Romance, Vampire
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Source: NetGalley, Nina Bocci, Penguin Random House Audio

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel trilogy comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to The Raven, a sensual novel set in Florence featuring the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William…

Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart...

A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.

As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness...

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Claudia’s Book Review: 5 +++ stars

What can I say about Sylvain’s books that I hadn’t said already, I’ve read all of his books and they are all masterpieces. Each book is better than the other and just when I thought that it couldn’t be a better books than Gabriel series, here comes The Prince and made me change my mind.

At the beginning of the series I was not into the Prince because he wanted to harm my beloved Gabriel, but once he met Raven, the Prince stole my heart and made me feel as precious as his priceless illustrations. This was definitely my favorite book of the series, for many reasons, the main reason is because The Prince realize he’s capable of feel love again, a man who was in darkness all of his life (including human life) now has found his light, and that light is Raven.

Their romance was beyond beauty, there was too much passion and love, unfortunately there was so much danger too between them, The Prince was in danger and so was Raven, and this made their relationship being almost impossible. Like if their love was an utopia and will keep you in suspense the whole book.

I finished this book with a HUGE hangover I really was struggling with the fact that I have to wait (don’t know for how long) until the next book. It’s very hard to keep reading other books once I’ve finished Sylvain’s books, it’s not fair for other authors but once I entered to SR’s beautiful world it’s very hard to leave.

Bottom line: 5 stars it definitely not enough to rate this series, maybe 10 millions stars can be enough…..a MUST read.


Angy’s Audiobook Review: 5+++ stars

And my adoration for Raven and William continues! This book was as amazing, awesome, perfect and extraordinary as the first one. Sylvain continued my alternative universe in the best way ever. This book was full of passion, art and intrigue. Raven and William had to face their biggest fears and that only ended up testing their endless love. The big mystery of who stole The Prince’ Illustrations was solved along with who was behind the threats against him, and… more trouble and mysteries were added to this amazing story.

Raven’s and William’s love and devotion are the most beautiful things ever. William wanted to please and protect Raven at all cost, but also wanted to protect his city from the threat of the Curia and the traitor. And Raven was her best protector self, giving mercy, love and, dare I say, even forgiveness to everyone. Even the ones she most hated. I’m still in awe of the perfection of these characters, and I still feel so reflected in Raven in so many ways.

Just like with the audiobook of The Raven, John Michael Morgan did one helluva performance. I love his inflexions for William and Raven, so as the secondary characters. What I like the most about his narration is the different accents he can make. The Italian, the British and the Irish are my favorite ones. In addition to all his awesomeness, his tone of voice is smooth and sexy *swoonnnnn*.  He’s becoming in one of my favorite narrators.

In one word I could say this book was SPECTACULAR. Go read it, now, but if you haven’t read The Prince (Book #0,5) and The Raven (Book #1), read those ones first, you can’t start the story from the middle.

Kuddos to Sylvain and please bring the last book of the series soon! I need to know what will happen to my beautiful Raven and my Vampyre William, The Prince of Florence.

Note: This book counts for my 2016 Book Challenge for the sequel


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