I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.

Review: Shadow by Laurann Dohner
Book Info

Released: October 30, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: New Species #9
Pages: 210



Though slower in pacing, I found that I enjoyed several elements of this book, the budding romance between Beauty and Shadow my favorite ~ Under the Covers

Beauty is a Gift, which means that she is treated with the utmost respect and reverence. Many give her a wide berth because they know of her traumatic past. As a survivor of a brutal captivity, Beauty shows her strength in a way that is quiet, but very much noticeable and admirable. I really liked Beauty’s character because even though she is scared beyond her wits, she is still able to keep her head on straight. I loved the way she was able to stand up to certain people when they simply judged her wrongly. Despite the fact that she was a victim, she doesn’t allow that to simply run her life anymore.

Shadow is the New Species male who is now protecting her. After spending one night lying next to her during a storm Shadow and Beauty share an unbreakable bond now that Dohner takes and builds upon that.

Though slower in pacing, I found that I enjoyed several elements of this book, the budding romance between Beauty and Shadow my favorite. The one thing that dropped this book down from a solid four star rating was simply the pacing. Some scenes dragged on for too long for me and I think it impeded the natural progression of the story. Also, I felt like there was less action than the book prior to this.

*Review copy provided by publisher

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Laurann Dohner

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

I'm a full time wife, mother, and author. I've been lucky enough to have spent over two decades with the love of my life and look forward to many, many more years with Mr. Laurann. I'm addicted to iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two), and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night.

I love to write all kinds of stories. I think the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when your write you can make sure there's always a happy ending. I love that about being an author. My favorite part is when I sit down at my computer desk, put on my headphones to listen to loud music to block out everything around me, so I can create worlds in front of me.

Follow me


  1. This book sounds fantastic. I really need to catch up. Didn’t realize this was number nine already. Thanks for the wonderful review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *