Book Review: The Shadow Calls by Rue

Title: The Shadow Calls (The Chronicles of Hawthorn #3)

Author: Rue

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: September 22, 2016



The seasons are changing in Moa Bend and everyone is preparing for the Autumn Balance ritual, but Flynn Hawthorn feels anything but balanced. The more she learns about her magick, the more she craves the power.

Dark thoughts plague her visualizations and an insidious power creeps through her veins. She is stricken with debilitating headaches and finds herself seeking the comfort of solitude, and avoiding contact with family and friends—even Hazel.

When news of a faery genocide in Southeil reaches Flynn, she jumps at the chance to sneak into the realm of Magdelana, the Shadow Witch, and retrieve a powerful magickal item from the debris.

Flynn wants to believe her actions are her own, but somewhere in the darkness she knows The Shadow Calls.

Available on Amazon.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I love this series! I read the first two books, An Average Curse and Key to the Journey and even though I should be reading other books right now, I had to read this one. Luckily, these books are quick reads.

Flynn, the main character, is supposed to become High Priestess after her mother. Until recently, everyone was concerned because she had no powers but not only does she have them now, they’re stronger than anyone has seen before. The problem is that she can’t control them. On top of that, her blood has been tainted by the Shadow Witch and it’s causing her to have evil thoughts…and it’s getting stronger.

Flynn and Hazel end up going on a journey for faery glass that can’t get into the Shadow Witch’s hands. What happens on their journey? All I can say is, have book #4 on hand before you finish this book because it ends with a cliffhanger!

I’m off to read book #4 now. Obviously, I recommend these books for anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy.



About the Author

Rue_2013BW(2)Rue graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, with a degree in Journalism. Her intimate knowledge of the Midwestern United States, the inordinate amount of time she spent in its churches’ pews and her unique parentage make her an expert on life after religion. Having moved 17 times by the time she graduated from high school Rue has seen more than her share of the Great Plains. She never stayed in one place long enough to make lasting human friends. Her best friends were all characters from her beloved books; and the love of reading led to a lifelong passion for writing.





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