Friday, May 30, 2014

Of Dreams and Shadow by DS McKnight

Of Dreams and Shadow (Forget Me Not #1)Book Description:
We live. We die. Is there anything more? Jenna Barton is about to find out. After moving to the coastal North Carolina town of Parson's Cove, Jenna has unwittingly stepped into the middle of a mystery involving a missing child. Unfortunately, the predator is still on the loose and Jenna has become his new obsession. With a little luck and a bit of paranormal help, Jenna might survive.

My Thoughts:
I really liked this book.  It starts off with a major event, a 4 year old goes missing and the only witness is another 4 year old, Chase.  Years later, Jenna has moved from her large home town into the house where Sarah (the 4 year old that disappeared) lived.  Big town girl moving to small town, she instantly makes friends and enemies.  Now, with Chase as her next door neighbor and the feeling of someone watching her, Jenna is pulled into something she never knew existed.
 I enjoyed the originality of this story.  There were some similarities to other YA paranormal books, but that is going to happen in any type of book.  I liked the 'good guys' and was completely annoyed by the 'bad guys'.  I got sucked into the book at the start and just had to know what happened to Sarah.  There were some moments of 'really?' but in a paranormal book, that isn't a bad thing.  Jenna was a great character as was Chase and the shadow was intriguing, I had to know about it.  I will definitely be looking for more from this author.
This was a solid 4/5.   Liked the original story line.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Big thanks to you for not only being an awesome host on this, the last day of my tour but for introducing me to you readers! So glad you enjoyed Dreams!

  2. Thank you! I am happy to introduce my readers to wonderful authors and their books :)