Overall Rating: 4.75/5. Here is my breakdown:
Characters: 5/5. Stevens has created a very diverse cast of characters, each with unique strengths and flaws that compel the reader to follow them wherever they go. Psychometry may sound like an amazing talent, but the effects it has on the main character are realistic and believable. Ivy Granger is a heroine that I can trust to make sense, and that is one of the most important things.
Plot/Storyline: 5/5. A mystery blended with a paranormal fantasy novel, Shadow Sight does a fantastic job of keeping the reader excited and following along. I know a book is good when I start reading it faster and faster, and this book had me turning e-pages at a blazing rate. A rich world combined with a rich storyline leads to a fantastic read.
Construction/Flow: 4.6/5. Easy to follow and easy to read, Stevens' command of language creates vivid environments, especially when describing Ivy's inner thoughts and feelings. There was no time when I felt confused or had to re-read in order to understand what was going on. My only concern in this area - Stevens does have a bit of a tendency to repeat descriptions from place to place in the novel, but this is easily overlooked and does not cause difficulty at all.
Spelling/Grammar: 4.9/5. As usual, Stevens shows care in her sentence construction and her spelling. Only a few spelling errors were noticed, and they were only noticed because I was looking.
Overall: A great introduction to a wonderful series. If you enjoy Neil Gaiman, you will enjoy E.J. Stevens. Keep it up!
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Jason P. Crawford