Shadow Walker by Anya J Cosgrove – Book Review

Shadow Walker by Anya J Cosgrove – Book Review

Shadow Walker by Anya J Cosgrove

Shadow Walker
Bloody Hearts Book One

Author – Anya J Cosgrove
Pages – 265
Released – 19th December 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1999390112
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Nia
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Demons. Magic. Fear.

I never believed in witches until I became one. I thought monsters existed only on television screens. I was wrong. And naïve.

Thom Walker saved me, but I don’t trust him. His brother Liam is one of them. A demon. He almost devoured me.

Desire. Secrets. Forbidden love.

Witchcraft isn’t easy, and my sparring sessions with my two saviors/jailers are distracting as hell. My feelings must be laid on ice before I end up dead. And I need to find out if I can actually lose my soul, or if it’s a weird metaphor.

Liam says I should embrace the darkness. And the darkness is coming…

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Who doesn’t love a good love triangle? Alana, a witch just coming into her powers, is taken away from her ordinary life to be kept safe from people who might hurt her, and to learn how to use her powers.

Luckily for her, she’s taken by two very attractive brothers, which definitely takes the edge off!

As a main character, Alana was busy either crying (understandable) or telling herself that she’s not a damsel in distress (patently untrue at this stage in the series). I personally don’t mind a good damsel in distress novel, I would have preferred she just own it and allowed the boys to save her while she enjoys their sculpted torsos than protest that she can handle herself when she clearly couldn’t.

I really enjoyed the writing style, it was the right amount of dark and angsty to fit in with Alana’s mindset and circumstances, switching perspectives between her thoughts and those of Liam, the darker and broodier of the two brothers (be still my heart!). The majority of the tensions in this book could be resolved by the main characters communicating a bit better between themselves about their feelings, but where’s the fun in that?

This book sets a lot of groundwork for what we can expect in the rest of the series in terms of magic and mythology, and while it’s not the most original of storylines, it’s a trope that I never tire of so I’m more than happy to see where the main characters take us in the remainder of the series.

Reviewed by Nia

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About the Author

Anya J Cosgrove

I’m a veterinarian and new mother who loves nail-biting books, slow-burn romances, pasta and video games. I’m a self-proclaimed Disney nut, watch eSports instead of hockey, and am a fierce Buffy fan.

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14 Responses

  1. Emma Mane says:

    Seems like a good read to me

  2. This one sounds good to me! Will have to check it out after your review

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    Glad you are enjoying it

  4. Gemma says:

    I’m not usually a fan of paranormal romance but this one sounds kind of interesting. Thanks for your review.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  5. Tash says:

    I don’t know if this book for me as Anna seems too emotional for my liking

  6. Ashley Jayne says:

    ohhhh two attractive brothers and a witch coming into magic sounds right up my street, i love the book cover aswell, great review.

  7. I know it sounds great and is a wonderful book.

  8. It’s not for everyone.

  9. Megan | Ginger Mom and Company says:

    Love triangles are seriously my secret addiction. This one looks like it would be a great addition to my library 🙂 Great review!