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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shade Blog Tour

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About the Book: Shade by Cody Stewart Genre: Ya Paranormal  


   Cody Stewart

About the Author:
Cody was born in Upstate New York. Eventually setting off to seek his fortune, he worked in a paper mill, a whipped cream factory, cleaned apartments, and administratively assisted several organizations before returning to the Adirondacks with a wife and child that he picked up along the way.   He approaches life as though it were a page – frequently rearranging paragraphs to make it more interesting if not wholly true, fudging with the margins to fit more in, and, sometimes, erasing entire sections altogether. When not altering reality, he is scouring comic book shops, lying on the ground, or floor (whichever he happens to be standing on when he feels the need to go horizontal), trying to convince his wife to make french toast (she makes amazing french toast), and searching for the darkest cup of coffee in existence.   

  My Review:

Clendon Kiernan has always been an outcast, hiding alone in the shadows away from people. He recently discovered he is a Shade, a creature of darkness that feeds by shredding souls. Its only a matter time before the Shade consumes him. Since he can't run from himself, the only way out is to learn how to control it. In doing so, Clen is introduced to the shadow of Ellis, a place filled with clans with  special abilities. Secrets, deceit, love, manipulation, and hidden history are just a few things Clen has quested to uncover. Could a war be brewing? Does Clen even stand a chance?

I liked Clen as the main character. He was easy to relate to and I liked that we were kept in the dark just as he  was.  His past was revealed on a need to know basis. Though I am not a fan of flashbacks, these particular flashbacks worked in favor to uncover and hint secrets. The shade inside of him was my absolute favorite thing about this book. It was so funny to hear him want to murder everyone around him.

The biggest problem I had with Shade was that there were too many characters. I found it hard to keep track who was who and what their special ability was. Everyone had a certain role, but there were too many people. It almost got to the point where I needed to take notes. It came down to whether or not they survived by the end of their journey. Also the romance was hard to believe. I felt like Clen fell for Niko too fast. The chemistry between the two felt a bit forced.

Overall, I did enjoy this read. There was so much going on and a bunch of characters to keep an eye out for which kept the story engaging. The plot never stopped, something was always going on or soon would be. The writing is superb, especially with the action scenes. Action scenes were the easiest to read. The words just flowed and I could easily picture what went down when Clen was on the loose running, finding answers or being attacked. The Shade was funny, but Clen himself was also funny. His reasons for his behavior are too cute. By the end, I fell in love with Clen. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal sci-fi, action plots.

Published by M

The Giveaway: $25 amazon gift card combined with a swag package.  

  The Tour Schedule: October 31st
SleepsOnTables – Review
November 1st
Suzy Turner, YA Author – Interview
Hope To Read – Promo Post
November 2nd
November 3rd
Bella Harte Books – Promo Post
November 4th
YaReads – Interview
November 5th
NaYa Books and More – Promo Post
Fictional Thoughts – Guest Post
November 6th
M&EM Read YA – Review
Diane’s Book Blog – Interview
November 7th
Mythical Books – Guest Post
Becoming Books – Promo Post
November 8th
Cassandra M’s Place – Promo Post
November 9th
Bookworm In Barrie – Promo Post
November 10th
November 11th
November 12th
Reading Over Sleeping – Interview
November 13th
WTF Are You Reading? – Promo Post
Reading is My Treasure – Guest Post
November 14th
My Book Chatter – Guest Post
November 15th
Adventures in Writing – Promo Post
November 16th
November 17th
The Caffeinated Booknerd – Promo Post
November 18th
Sleeps on Tables – Interview
All My Book Finds – Review
November 19th
ReadWriteLove28 – Guest Post
Bitches n Prose – Promo Post
November 20th
Imaginative Dreams – Review
A Little Bit of R&R – Interview
November 21st
Never Ending Stories – Promo Post
November 22nd
Book Lovers Life – Guest Post
Pandora’s Books – Promo Post
November 23rd
Mindjacked – Review
Fly to Fiction – Guest Post
November 24th
For the Love – Promo Post
November 25th
November 26th
The Book Beacon – Review
November 27th
Mercurial Musings – Review
The Book Cellar - Promo Post


  1. Great review! Thanks so much for being on the Shade blog tour!!


    1. Thank you for having me! This has been really fun so far :)

  2. My favorite part - "It was so funny to hear him want to murder everyone around him." Ha!