About The Shadows Between Us
The Shadows Between Us ARC Review
I received a free copy of The Shadows Between Us for an honest review.
A lot of times (especially recently), more unique or “less-common” works are appreciated. If a work – especially if it’s more high profile – gives off even a little bit of cliche or cheesy vibe, that often would become a huge source of controversy among the readers. People these days seem to associate cliche and cheesiness immediately and indefinitely to be flawed.
The Shadows Between Us reminded me how books – and works in general – could have some cliche (arguably cheesy) moments while being INCREDIBLY enjoyable (and a good book too). I have read so many different books that have more unique storylines but still….bored me to death, to say the least. But although this book could be a little bit stereotypical with the behaviours between the characters (and their lines) in the end, it’s not…bad. It did not negatively affect my reading experience (if any at all).
If this is causing you to be wary to read The Shadows Between Us – please don’t. It’s really not that bad, and it’s not that common. Also, if it makes things better, there’s a decent plot twist at the end that improved the general quality of the plot as well (it was very well-thought-out and not random).
Among all these good things, some things in The Shadows Between Us stood out not just good but quite exceptional. One thing is the character’s nature and personality.
Are you sick of reading stereotypical kind-hearted protagonists that always spare the villain because “he’s not worth it” or any other things like that? Especially the villain almost always comes back to do the same thing?
This book would be the anecdote to the absolute frustration of those characters.
The logical nature of Alessandria and the Shadow King paved the way for the one particular scene near the end which demonstrates how different these two are from stereotypical characters. I can’t say much because of spoilers, but do you remember how a lot of times, powerful people in stories would not use their full abilities to solve problems (so the story can be longer and create more “drama”)?
Yeah, that’s all I’m going to say.
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As many readers may know (especially romance book readers), oftentimes we like to seek out book tropes and read romance books that include the book tropes we usually like and the book tropes we want to read at the moment. It’s what drives a lot of book recommendations and is a common way we seek out books to read.
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- Tracking tropes that you have already read
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- Collect original trope ideas that you came up with (and haven’t come across before)
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