My 3* #bookreview of SHADED: Colored Lies by R.E. Danielle & T.D. Dean

SHADED: COLORED LIES by R.E. Danille & T.D. Dean


From birth, Avery Foster was destined to be anything but ordinary. When a mysterious storm stirs up over her school, Avery discovers a dark past and a family secret that changes everything as she knows it. All of a sudden, people are out for her blood, immortal blood. With her family by her side, and a boy she’s known since childhood, can Avery overcome all the barriers put in her way and bring about change for a race who has lain dormant for thousands of years?


This is a debut novella by R.E. Danielle & T.D. Dean.  There is an interesting plot, just not very original.  Teens with unknown magical powers have been way overused.  I did identity with Avery and liked her character.  My wanting to know what happened to her next kept me reading the story, even with all the the numerous proofreading/editing errors.  I almost deleted the book from my kindle on several occasions.  I can also say there were no surprises at the end.  I knew who the person would end up being that kept lurking in her room.

The characters weren’t very well-developed as they all sounded the same, and all the females giggled, even the grandmother.  There was also the obligatory Hatfield & McCoy romance, which didn’t surprise me either when it was revealed.  I just felt the plot was thin and too cookie-cutter for me.  

Even with all the criticism noted above, it was a nice light-hearted read and a way to pass the time.  If you love YA stories with magic and love, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book.  I give it 3 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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