When I was asked to read Shadowed Threads by Shannon Mayer, I told them no. Why? It was the fourth of the series and I hadn’t read any of the previous books! So then they offered to give me the first of the book. I’ve had my eye on this series for a while now, I couldn’t very well say no! Thank goodness I said yes because I absolutely loved this book!
Priceless by Shannon Mayer
Series: Rylee Adamson, #1
“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
I’m on the FBI’s wanted list.
I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life.
But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn’t know a thing about the supernatural.
One whose kisses set me on fire.
Age: New Adult; 17 years and up
Review: 5 butterflies
You know those books where once you hit the last word you end up wondering “That’s it? I’m done? What?”
This was one of those books. I read it in four hours without stopping. It was thrilling and kept me flipping the pages. When I reached the end I literally kept wondering how I finished so fast. When I looked up, it was dark outside! This book sucked me in so much that I didn’t even notice the time going by.
Rylee is amazing. She’s strong, clear-headed and yet she knows when to ask for help. Not once was I frustrated with her or mad at her for doing what she did. I really connected with her and loved reading about her.
O’Shea (I can’t call him Liam after being in Rylee’s head for so long) was awesome to read as well. Though he was a bit of a pain at first, I liked him from the get-go. I knew—from the glimpses I got in his head—that I was going to really like him too. And when his eyes finally opened to the world around him, I was thrilled. He really was the perfect partner.
And the secondary characters were freaking amazing as well. Though there weren’t many “secondary” things about them. Without Milly, Alex, and Giselle this story would not have been what it is. I couldn’t quite connect with Milly as much as I could with the other characters, but at the end she redeemed herself (yay!) and I was happy to see that she was truly Rylee’s friend. Alex was adorable and I can’t wait to see what the author has planned for Giselle.
And can we talk about all of the fantasy aspects of it? Unicorns, trolls, ogres, harpies and more! I loved it. It’s been a while since I’ve read a fantasy novel with so many mythical creatures that every time Rylee encountered one I smiled like crazy! (Except when they were trying to kill her—that was bad. Lol) I absolutely loved that this wasn’t one of those books that are exclusive to one creature or another—it had creatures galore! But that doesn’t meant that Rylee is overpowered, oh no! Rylee can kick ass and that’s what makes her so amazing.
This story had a lot of action, it seemed like Rylee was going from one place to another; from one problem to another; from one adversary to another. It kept me quickly
devouring going through the book and loving every second of it. The attraction between O’Shea and Rylee wasn’t bad either ;)
I can’t wait to see what Rylee is going to do in the next books, especially with the loose ends that were left for us and the cliffhanger! Most times I don’t like cliffhangers, but I’ll make an exception for this book since I was already going to read the next one even before it happened.
I definitely recommend this book for everyone who loves fantasy, action, magic, attraction between the two main characters, and lots of mythical creatures!
Book links: Goodreads * Amazon US (CA / UK / FR / DE)
A free copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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