Krista Reviews: M. J. Hearle's - "Claudette in the Shadows"
Claudette’s family is no stranger to moving. They pick up and leave at the drop of a hat, if necessary. Her and her brother Blake are not really allowed to have friends or get close to anybody. So when Claudette meets the handsome Simon, she begins to challenge her parents.
Soon after meeting Simon, Claudette discovers part of her heritage as she comes into her Demori powers. She falls into another world in which the Malfaerie discover that she exists and her connection to the life force energy that drives them all. The catch is that when Claudette eventually escapes and returns home, she begins to feel a hunger from using her powers and must feed on a life force for herself to heal.
The most intriguing part of the story for me is Claudette’s lack of remorse about her feedings. She tends to bend toward her darker Demon side, unlike her brother and parents. But when she gets herself into trouble, she finds a connection to someone she had always cast aside.
It will be interesting to see just how far into the dark side Claudette will go. She still has a long journey to either choose to do the right thing, or surrender to her hunger. I’m curious to find out which it will be!
Release Date 1 October 2013
Ebook RRP $2.99