Book Review: Of Dreams and Shadow by D.S. McKnight



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2014-05-29_16-24-22Title: Of Dreams and Shadow
Author: D.S. McKnight
Publisher: Stone Bay Press
Pages: 286
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Format: Paperback/Kindle


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.


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I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Of Dreams and Shadow is a young adult novel with a little romance and a touch of the paranormal.

It was easy for me to relate to Jenna because my family moved when I was around the same age. She was lucky to find new friends so quickly. Her next door neighbor, Chase, is a good guy but he’s a jerk to Jenna because he’s scared for her safety. That  didn’t make sense to me and I was glad when he got past that.

There is a story within this story about Silas, who lived in the 1700’s. Even though Silas was raised by an abusive, evil mother, it was hard to feel sorry for him because he is so evil.

I liked Of Dreams and Shadow although I was disappointed in the ending. I expected it to be more exciting or suspenseful at the end.



About the Author: 

2014-05-29_16-23-59D.S. McKnight has enjoyed a varied career—from working as a radio DJ on a small AM station to serving as president and co-owner of a marina, until Hurricane Ophelia took aim at the Carolina coast.  Currently, she works at an insurance agency as well as hosting her blog – Novel Notions.

It is her love of the North Carolina coast that fueled her desire to write.  Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not (book 1) is her first novel. 

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Of Dreams and Shadow by D.S. McKnight

  1. dsmcknight May 30, 2014 / 6:07 am

    Thanks for being part of my tour and for introducing me to your readers!


    • sleepygirl2 May 30, 2014 / 11:16 am

      You’re welcome. I hope to read more of your books in the future 🙂


  2. Anneque G. Malchien May 30, 2014 / 7:15 am

    Sounds interesting. Worth the read despite the bathetic ending?


    • sleepygirl2 May 30, 2014 / 11:15 am

      Yes, I think so. I wouldn’t say pathetic…just a little disappointing.


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