Shadow of the Sun
Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.
As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all. (Source)
SHADOW OF THE SUN, by Laura Kreitzer, is an epic journey of supernatural proportions. This story of a young and gifted laboratory worker, whose life was turned upside down with the discovery that she has been waiting for, is action-packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
Laura Kreizer is a first-time and self-published author. Her full-time job is in a laboratory which gives the background for our heroine, Gabriella. Gabriella is an amazing character to read. She is strong, intelligent, and has great drive. And the fact that she was only twenty-four years old and so successful was really inspirational. I enjoy books that have successful and talented female heroines because I can, as I did with this book, relate and that makes it much more enjoyable.
The angels in this story were exceptional. These characters were a breath of fresh air because they were so different and spectacular to experience. The chemistry between Gabriella and Andrew was intense and definitely is a romance to remember.
I do admit there were parts of this book that were a bit longwinded where not much was going on to further the story, but besides that I really enjoyed it!
The cover of this book was phenomenal. I can sense the power and emotion swirling around the angel, and the detail was exceptional. I am excited to read the next book in the series, Soul Stalker, along with other books in the future from this new and talented writer.