Title: Awakening Shadows
Author: Sydney Hawthorn
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Series: The Navarre Chronicles
Release Date: September 28th, 2020
Awakening Shadows was quite an enjoyable start to a new YA Dark Fantasy! This fast-moving novel kept me captivated throughout the storyline and I eagerly finished it within a few days. The author does multiple POV and handled it great! I love different POV’s when they are done well, and I felt in this it really helped add dimension to the plot as well as expanded on the different characters. Evalyn is probably one of my favorite characters, ngl, and I can’t wait to see where it goes with her and Dax. As for the world building, I wish we could have gotten more but since this is the first book its understandable that the author wouldn’t want to bombard us with too much information. As it stands, I loved reading about everything that makes up this fantasy world.
Awakening Shadows has everything I like in a YA Fantasy- lots of action, a gripping plot, characters to root for, and a dash of slow burn romance thrown in. This was a 4 out of 5 star read for me and I am eagerly looking forward to what’s next in the series!
*Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Many thanks to the author and Book of Matches Media for including me on this book tour!