Review: Book: Shadow Kissed- Rebecca L. Garcia

Title: Shadow Kissed

Series: Marked By Blood #1

Author’s Name: Rebecca L. Garcia

Publisher: Zombie Cupcake Press

Genre: Paranormal

Page Count: 408 Pages

ISBN: 978-1912405954

Author or Book Website: Rebecca L. Garcia | Author (

Link to Amazon purchase page: Shadow Kissed: Garcia, Rebecca L: Books

Link to Goodreads: Shadow Kissed (Marked by Blood, #1) by Rebecca L. Garcia | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Some fates belong to the shadows…

Olivia knows everyone at the guild is on high alert, but no one will tell her why. She’s certain the death of her boyfriend is behind it, but the truth is far worse. Darkness has come to the mortal kingdom. When the guild protecting them is attacked by vampires, Olivia is swept away from the safety of her home when her mom and best friend are taken.

Before she can get away, she’s captured by a vampire, Sebastian, who insists he’s protecting her. But when she’s taken to the City of Nightmares, the most dangerous place in the vampire kingdom she realizes she’s been made prisoner.

As she fights to survive in a world where mortals are nothing more than things to be fed on or traded, Olivia must use her wits and place her trust in the handsome, but deadly Sebastian, if she’s going to figure out a way to save her loved ones.

However, some of the world’s most vicious vampires want her dead. Others want her for themselves.

When the truth comes out, Olivia realizes the ones she loves have been shielding her from a fate worse than death. Can she escape the clutches of her bloody destiny, or will she succumb to the shadows? 

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I am a little on the fence about this book. I love vampires and witches so I was excited to get my hands on this book. But it did not grab me the way the description of the book did. I wanted a little more to it. The characters were okay for me, but the world they were in seemed unfinished to me. I do think it needs some editing and flushing out. The concept of the story is a good one. I guess with all the books I have been reading that I just expected more from this one.

My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars


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