Creeping Shadow

Creeping Shadow➾ [Download] ➾ Creeping Shadow By Caroline Peckham ➳ – SEVEN MAGICAL WORLDS SIX IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGES ONE DEADLY CURSECreeping Shadow is book 1 of 5 in the thrilling fantasy series The Rise of IsaacSixteen year old Oliver Knight is forced to uestion every SEVEN MAGICAL WORLDS SIX IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGES ONE DEADLY CURSECreeping Shadow is book of in the thrilling fantasy series The Rise of IsaacSixteen year old Oliver Knight is forced to uestion everything when his mother mysteriously disappears and he's sent to live with his peculiar and secretive grandfather But when Oliver's sister falls ill to a deadly curse the truth is revealed and his life is changed forever There are other worlds each locked by near impossible challenges that will push the contestants to their limits In order to save his sister Oliver must take on a bold journey where he'll encounter powerful mages terrifying creatures and an impending warWith the past haunting his every move a sinister enemy on the rise and danger awaiting him at every turn will Oliver be able to beat all the odds and rescue his sister in timeFind out now in Creeping Shadow Grab your copy and step into the first magical world of Aleva. Review originally posted to my blog received this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewCreeping Shadow is about Oliver Knight and his adopted sister’s journey through the other worlds Neither of them knew about the other worlds’ existence until their grandfather Ely was forced to tell them when May was struck with a curse that was intent on killing herThis was The Hunger Games meets The Testing This book in no way mimicked those stories but I got the same feelings I had when I read those Which is good because I really liked themIn order to enter the other worlds a key is needed but is only achieved after the person completes a challenge This book emits a sense of mystery and adventure that is extremely hard to back away from I found myself willing to be caught in it’s clutchesWhen I agree to read a book especially an ARC I usually have nothing to go on except the synopsis The synopsis intrigued me a lot and I can stay that I wasn’t disappointed at all The author is an extremely gifted writerWhat I liked about this book was that it was consistent It didn’t jump from one plot to the other Even though there were a few time jumps they all made sense and helped in understanding the story better There were a few twists that I did not see coming so that’s a plus for unpredictability All throughout the book I thought that something was going to happen hoping that I was wrong but then that ending I need I need to know what happens nextI took a break from this book at about 20% because I still had time to finish it so I turned my attention elsewhere When I did get back to it though I had realised that I read 40% on a car ride that lasted almost 2 hours The way I feel now I want to start the book over and experience it all over again I really really liked it It has definitely exceeded my expectations I was given Creeping Shadow as an advanced copy in return for an honest reviewCreeping Shadow is a very enjoyable book filled with likeable characters and an engaging story line and I am looking forward to the next book in the seriesSome of the writing jarred a little and the characterisation seemed a little flat to me none of the characters had a particularly distinct voice That said I liked Oliver and May enough to want to see where the book was taking themCreeping Shadow is fantasy meets sci fi blending magic with other world travel and it does this seamlessly The world is interesting and well wrought although it could be fleshed out a bit although there are books to come so maybe it will be thenIf you like fantasy or science fiction and want something light and engaging I would recommend this book ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review Wow This was Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games with The Jetsons thrown in and it worked The magic and fantasy of Potter the action and section factions from Games and technology advances reminiscent of the Jetsons Wonderful twists and the many unanswered uestions actually leaves you wanting instead of feeling frustrated due to lack of resolutions A fun and entertaining read I voluntarily reviewed this book for the author all opinions are my ownI wasn't sure how this book was going to add up after I read the first book in Caroline Peckham's other series The V Games However I love a good fantasy my fave genre and this book was a darn good fantasyI loved the world building The other worlds such as Aleva sound so whimsical and I was sucked right into my imagination I love when I can feel like I'm being transported and I definitely lost myself in this story I was really thrilling as well Like her other series I was never bored there was always something happening an unforeseen circumstance arising and her characters are always tested I fell in love with Team Pandalin and am now a great fan of each of their characters I am definitely worried who the traitors are and sometimes that kills things for me betrayal even in books hits me pretty deeply so I'm hoping it's not a character I'm super invested inCharacters great Plot exciting World building top notch Definitely ready to read from this series5 stars I received a free copy of this book directly from Ms Peckham Thank you so much Caroline If this site provided the half stars I would definitely say this novel is a 35 out of 5 for me What I really enjoyed was the prologue I was hookedHowever for me after that the novel doesn't really pick up again until chapter 5 A Dark Fate After that the story really picked up for me Some of my other favourite parts were the flash backs to Issac and trying to get to the world populated by Varks I think what I really appreciated was the world building we've seen so far in book one I know this series would have an epic mapping system and colour codes based on the keys needed to enter each world My favourite character is Rogan and I feel like he might have something going on with May in the future novels or it's just wishful thinking No spoilers but I really enjoyed this novel I'm excited to read the next installment I feel like each novel is just going to get better and better I was provided an ARC copy in exchange for my honest review What it's aboutThis is about two teens brother and adopted sister that find out something about their past and are sent to live with their grandfather There was something a little different about this grandfather As they snoop around they find keys with their names engraved on them Then May the adopted sister ends up cursed A journey begins and they find friends along the way in order to cure the curse My thoughtsThis was a really amazing book I didn't want to stop reading It was very well written and the antagonists as well as the protagonists were enjoyable to read I enjoyed the adventure they went on It was a page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat I can't wait to dive into book 2 Was given this book several years ago by a friend for my birthday and I'm so glad she did because I cannot recommend this book enough Such an easy read in terms of language Really fast pace and could not put it down Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a new and exciting world to delve into and relatable characters to support on their journey or to anyone who is looking for a generally great read Can't wait to get my hands on Book 2 Anyone who has not started this series YOU ARE MISSING OUT All of the Potter and Survival fans out there this one is for you It is a great mix of both types into to one and the characters are wonderful and sometimes a little on the off side Overall it is fantastic Suspenseful games and admirable friendshipsMay and Oliver face their problems head on and of course that might get them into intense situationsGreat story I’m off to the next one ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review I did not expect that I would in any way be excited about this book but then I read and I’m hook by the fourth chapter I can tell that this book is a bit slow and then suddenly it picked up its speed almost at the end; took me by surprise but at that point I was already very invested in the story and the characters and there’s not much I can do expect screaming in agony knowing that It’s going to be a long while until I could ever read the next bookI really want to congratulate the author for such amazing worlds that she’s creating in this book I can’t stop myself from being amazed at all the details she gives in this book from the historical background of how the other world came to be into the incredible Aleva and the desolate Vale and I hope the rest of the worlds would not fail to surprise me I have to admit that this book has many cliche thing that cringe me a little bit Put it this way anytime there’s a story about a world that is not earth or a dystopian version of earth the spectrum always vary between the other world is the advance version of earth or the world without life I hate to think that earth is always left behind in every aspect from the other world but Aleva is great so I’m not complaining bias I know Other cliche that is very cringeworthy was the interview part before the team enter the race in Aleva Why must Oliver’s team be the last team? I get that they enter the race late but it’s like the formula of keeping the best for last so as to give shocking effect A bit predictable and very cringe worthy in my opinion but then again I like the composition of Olly’s team so I’m not complaining much againMaybe it’s the weather these days or maybe the author is just very good at building the setting and the ambience Every time she starts describing the weather or the surrounding in the book I can almost feel like I am there and it felt real And it’s just not the setting the characters also felt real You know how sometime author tends to get a bit bias when it comes to their main characters? How they made their characters so detailed so the reader would root for them and like them? Well the characters in this book were very simple no major trait that made them bigger than life and that is exactly what made me connects and invested a lot with the characters I can almost feel like they could have been my mate or my next door neighbour Even the annoying characters like Larkin Delphine and ChesterGenerally speaking the story is a bit predictable to me but with that cliffhanger ending and the epilogue who’s to say what’s the next book is going to be like? Seriously if I could I would like to start a rant on my possible theories about what is going to happen next and possibly my take on who is the bad guy in this story But of course I won’t be doing that; I’m going to be hated so much by so many people if I do that right? Also is weird that I am already shipping people in this book? Not related but it’s my legit uestion Ugh I wish I could meet someone who have read this book and go all conspiracy theories togetherMy rants aside I seriously recommend everyone who likes fantasy to pick this book up What’s not to like from this book? First it has incredible world creation Second the characters are amazing likeable detestable confusing af and just generally the kind of people that you would be invest your time with Third the background of the story was well written you might possibly hate the author for coming up with that idea I’m kidding of course how could I hate her for writing this amazing book? Fourth you would most definitely like the conversations happening in the book I don’t know if you’re like me or not but I enjoy a good book that has nice flow of conversations between the characters; you know how sometimes conversations between the characters can feel so stiff and very two dimensional right? Well this book is nothing like that Fifth you will be go on a crazy ride of adrenaline rush as you go along with Olly and his friends on the race in Aleva Oh yes you will Because I did and I want to go back to reading that It’s crazy good and well written full review here