Book Review: Chasing the Shadows by Maria V. Snyder

Chasing the Shadows

Published November 18th 2019

I’m a bit later with this review than my original plan as I was hoping to get the book read and review posted closer to its release last week.  But I am glad I didn’t rush just to get it done.  With no further delay, here’s what you need to know about this delightful story!

As you may recall from my post for book one (found here), I especially enjoyed the pacing and mysteries presented.  Well, this time the pacing was still wonderful and the mysteries started to unroll just the right amount of answers while presenting new possibilities.  The author continues to develop well-rounded characters in both the main cast and the side characters.  I was riveted by how she gave us just enough information to keep the story going and my brain thinking about what all the hints and clues could be leading to.

I’m very glad that the author sent an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite books to read this year.  I can only hope that the author will have the third book done soon!  I can’t wait to see where the story goes next and how the characters grow with it.

Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead.

Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it’s very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows.

While dying is the scariest thing that’s happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we’ve gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead).

A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years before they arrive – if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it’s only a matter of time before Jarren learns I’m not dead and returns to finish what he started.

There’s no way I’m going to let Jarren win. Instead I’ll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I’m running out of ideas…

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