Hi Gemmies, I have a new book review to share with you today. Shadow Chase by Seressia Glass is a contemporary paranormal novel and the second book in the Shadowchasers series. This unique series is based on Egyptian mythology. I really enjoyed the first novel in the series..Shadow Blade, and was hoping i'd love this entry as well. Sadly this one was a little bit of a let down for me. Shadow Chase takes place immediately following the events in Shadow Blade. Although there is action, this was more of a slow burn. The pacing felt a bit disjointed to me. We get long moments of backstory and internal dialogue, then BAM.. full on action. I could have used more action and less internal dialogue.
I loved that most of the characters in Shadow Chase are African American. Each was well thought out and likable. We spend more time with them and learn more about the internal struggles they each deal with (maybe too much time). This is especially true for Kira and Khefar. I have to point out that Kira is not my favorite heroine and I haven't warmed up to her anymore from the first book. At times her reactions come off as bratty to me, and with the stakes as high as they are, there is just no time for that. The world building is expanded in Shadow Chase and our main cast of characters find themselves in London and Egypt to deal with a new threat. Even though I didn't love Shadow Chase as much as Shadow Blade I will continue on with the series!
If you are a fan of the paranormal, magic, goddesses, slow burn action, and fights between good and evil, go read this book. Published by Pocket Books, Shadow Chase is available from all major booksellers. I give Shadow Chase 3 out of 5 gems! Happy Reading.