Title:Within the Shadows
Author: J. A. Lynch
Star Rating: 3.5/5
Living on the razors edge, Giselle Bergman's life is torn apart by her cheating boyfriend. Little does she realise that he is the least of her worries when her long term friend Alex introduces her to his family and a new, darker world. A world of lies, deceit and corruption. Thrown from one problem straight into another, the razors edge gets thinner and sharper, testing Giselle's sanity and vitality. Not even she can hide when living within the shadows.
Love it or hate it?
This was a different take on the vampire world. I could appreciate this as a fast paced Vampire romp – the protagonist Giselle is torn from her life and immersed in an abusive realm where she is used by her supposed best friend Alex. Her life unravels as lie after lie comes to light and Giselle realises that she is little more than a means to an end – a commodity to be fought over by both sides of the vampire race – a weapon for peace or destruction.
Personally I found it difficult to empathise or relate to the central character especially when she goes from one extreme to the next under the guise of ‘having no choice’… I also had issues with the ease that Giselle find in falling for a man that should never (in my opinion) have even been an option.