I read this book a while ago and left a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Since then, Wendi has been an invaluable source of support and advice on this self-publishing adventure. As a way to say thanks, I would like to feature her debut novel, Shadowed Strength, as my first Indie Book Review on Samantha's Scripts. :)
Shadowed Strength is a young adult book with enough romance to make you swoon and enough mystery and suspense to have you on edge!
I'm out of my teen years, but found Melanie's character very relatable, especially for younger audiences. Her story was real; her insecurities common in our society. It made me invest in her in a way that was different from the typical protagonists I read.
I absolutely loved Melanie and Tara's relationship. Their friendship felt very believable and was completely charming. I laughed at many of Tara's lines throughout the novel, and wished I had a best friend just as quirky!
Melanie's romantic relationship did seem to happen very suddenly, but it did not diminish the sweetness of it or, once again, the believable factor. The romance in Shadowed Strength was cute and heartwarming to say the least.
I could kind of predict the twist at the very end of the book, but it is one that I think will make for a great second book with a completely different plot (I suspect). I look forward to reading the continuation!
Overall, Shadowed Strength is an enjoyable read & I recommend it!
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