Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

Review: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

IN A GLANCE: Different with a great plot, but it fell a little flat for me.

Title: Dance of Shadows
Author: Yelena Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Format: Ebook
Pages: 447 pages (Hardcover)
ISBN #: 1599909405

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Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you're close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner's heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly – and she must be very careful who she trusts . . . Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school – the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister's shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances – she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames . . . Soon she attracts the attention of three men: gorgeous Zep, mysterious Justin, and the great, enigmatic choreographer Josef Zhalkovsky. When Josef asks Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead – and the burning forces about to be unleashed


This was a book that I couldn't wait to read, I mean who wouldn't want to read a book with a cover like this one and the summary was amazing as well.  I know you all hear a but coming and it is, don't get me wrong this book is really good, but it wasn't great to me.  Here comes the but, this book kind of fell short for me.  It just didn't have the details that I was looking for.  The plot is great and the story telling is also great, but there was just something about it that didn't hit it out of the park for me.

I did however say that I enjoyed this book and I did.  I loved the plot! It's unlike anything I have read in a while.  I also really loved the world this author created in this book.  Yelena Black did an amazing job creating this world. The Twists and turns of this book sometimes had me on the edge of my seat and yelling at the book.

I really think the pace of this book was perfection as well.  Its only downfall really was that I myself didn't connect with the characters, which is something I hardly ever say.  Dance of Shadows is definitely a different book and kind of dark.  In the end, I couldn't really stop reading and I think you will enjoy it as well.  I just hope you can connect with the characters better than I did. 


Plot: 20/20
Writing: 19/20
Characters: 7/10
Creativity: 20/20
Ending: 9/10
Cover: 10/10

89 out of 100 = 3 1/2 Puppies

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