Shadow People by Alec John belle *Review
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About the Book
Author: Alec John Belle
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Heather Hawkins, a newly changed Monster Hunter, thought life couldn’t get any more complicated after the incident at the tower one week ago. With Kadin gone, she thinks life will finally go back to the way it should be. Until The Council calls a meeting for her and Hayden to discuss the incident. Hayden Williams is released from the hospital and wants to put all of the things he saw that night to the back of his mind. When The Council decides to meet with him, his hope is that he can get it done and over with so he can finally move on with his life. That doesn’t happen when he realizes his family has a big secret; one that he is very much a part of. Other forces against the Monster Hunters have different plans. Heather, Hayden, and their friends start unraveling the truth about the world they live in, and dangers are lurking in the shadows. A danger that could lead them all to their demise. In the second book in this paranormal young adult series, secrets will be revealed, and enemies will join hands, leaving you with an ending that no one could see coming.
This is the second in the Forbidden Darkness Chronicles by Alec John Belle. It stands okay on it’s own but I felt like I was missing something not having read book one.
This is a fast paced story with quite a few plot twists, the characters are well developed and keep you turning the pages. It is written in first person alternating POV’s.
The heroine in this story is Heather – she is a young woman with strong values and a kick ass take charge attitude, it was wonderful to see how she grew throughout the story. Then we have Hayden, a young man not only dealing with what he is paranormally (pleased that the author found something a little different) and his own sexuality. And what they both mean.
I will warn that the ending with leave you breathless and wondering what can happen next. So, if you are in the market for a fast paced paranormal adventure this one is worth the time – however, I do recommend reading them in order.
Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes paranormal and contemporary young adult, but often blends real social issues into his paranormal works. Alec can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.