Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Shadow of the Sun (Timeless #1) by Laura Kreitzer

Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her. 

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.
Shadow of the Sun is a brilliant book. I was completely blown away by the story! I loved how it was written. Laura Kreitzer is clearly a talented writer. The words flowed together effortlessly in a way that made it addicting to read.

Gabriella is a great heroine. She is so selfless, and her actions show it. She definitely deserves to be the chosen one and the Illuminator. Gabriella has never been ordinary. At the young age of 24, she has already had her PhD for five years. Obviously, she is a kind of genius. She works as a supernatural specialist in Oregon, which is one of the most interesting jobs I have ever read about in a book. I kind of wish I could be a supernatural specialist.

I loved the angels in this book. They were all such intriguing characters. Andrew is probably my favorite of the angels because of how much he cares for Gabriella. Their connection is amazing. I would describe it as a soul mate sort of thing. I am excited to see where it goes in the next book.

Shadow of the Sun is an exciting book and not to mention interesting. There are so many twists and turns that I never knew what was going to happen next. Many of the events that happened actually surprised me especially the death of one of the characters. The only thing that I had a problem with were the battle scenes. A few times during the battle/action scenes, I had to reread some parts because they got a little confusing. Besides that, I think that the Timeless series may be my new favorite series. I am so glad I have the next book, Soul Stalker, sitting right next me because I really NEED to know what happens next.

Shadow of the Sun is a great read, and I would even say a must read. Being 510 pages long, the mere size of it did intimidate me at first, but it is a page turner. I could not put it down because it was so mesmerizing! I ended up reading it in two days because once one chapter ended, I needed to read the next one. A very enjoyable book that has a bit of everything for everyone.

Rating: 4.5/5


  1. YAY! I loved this book too! It's such an amazing series :)

  2. I'm tickled you loved Shadow of the Sun. Hope you enjoy Soul Stalker even more. :)