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Monday, December 10, 2012

Shadow Slayer Blog Tour!

Shadows will do anything to become human. You see their influence everyday. You say things you don’t mean or do things that aren’t like you. You look, different. Friends you’ve known forever suddenly never call.

As a freshman, Roxie just wants to fit in which is impossible because she barely runs into her friends at her huge high school. Adrianne’s disappearance and Hayden’s attention rock Roxie’s world. But nothing rocks it like the most gorgeous guy at school, Drew. And nothing is more important to Roxie than astral projecting back to Planet Popular to solve the mystery of the map. But that changes when Drew invites Roxie to Homecoming. Hayden warns her that something’s wrong. Why would a guy like Drew like Roxie anyway? Drew must want something. Hayden’s right. Drew is...different. Planet Popular was just the beginning. Part of a bigger world, the Shadow World. There’s a war brewing between the world of humans and the world of shadows. When the shadow invasion begins at Roxie’s high school, she’ll not only fight for her life but the lives of her family and friends, when she discovers she’s the Shadow Slayer, the one human who can save Earth from the shadow onslaught. But, Roxie can’t even kill a spider. Oh yeah, there’s an evil English teacher, an enchanted play, a sword of Sandonian steel, a homecoming of horrors, and seven magic words too.

Review:  This book is a nice breath of fresh air and really reminds you what YA is about.  Sometimes there is so much emphasis on the older set of the YA crowd, that a lot of books geared towards younger readers get lost in the background.  Shadow Slayer is a book that greatly captures what teenage life is like right now.  Laura gives a superb teenage voice to main character Roxie that comes across as very realistic.  Her other supporting characters really added to the voice of the novel to create a realistic portrait of high school relationships.  

The idea for this series is really cool.  Reading Halloween, the first book in the series, you literally get plunged into a different state of play (literally) and what ensues is pure genius.  We are thrust into the shadow world, and at the conclusion of Halloween we return to normalcy.  But, can anything ever stay normal for Roxie who has just attained her dream of the perfect boyfriend?  The answer to that of course is no. 

As she is pulled back into the Shadow world she finds out what her true destiny is, and that people she may trust implicitly are not worthy of that trust.  This book is a great building block onto what Roxie's last journey was and you can see the transformation she goes through as a young adult.  

This book is a really fun read and the series is so great!  Go  check it out!  
Oh Yeah Count: 4/5

About Laura A.H. Elliot
I love writing about enchanted road trips, shadow worlds, and alien romance while eating lots of popcorn. I live with my hubby and Oso, our aussie shepherd, in our tree house on the central California coast. After twenty-plus years as a freelance graphic designer/animator with clients including E! Entertainment Television and The Los Angeles Times, I crossed over into the world of publishing non-fiction and followed my heart to the world of fiction.

I'm the author of the Shadow Series & the Starjump Series. I'm really excited about Shadow Slayer because Roxie is one year older and finds fitting in at high school nothing compared to saving the world from the shadow onslaught. Transfer Student (Starjump Series #1) is an intergalactic tale of beauty and the geek. This book is near and dear to me because it explores the greatest mystery in the galaxy––what do boys think about girls? And, vice-versa. Ashley & Rhoe solve this mystery by swapping lives. I'm the author of a couple stand-alone novels too. Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale is inspired by my life-long love of a little-known town and my equal love of enchanted teenage road trips. I love this book because Ginny awakens to her own intuition and learns to trust her gut. The Seven Caves & Other Spine-Tingling Short Stories is a compilation of my most popular ghost stories.

To find out more about my books visit: or find me on Facebook. @Laurawriting

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fabulous review Jessica. So excited that you are hosting Shadow Slayer today. Happy Holidays! I have a reader Q & A on and a daily giveaway too:) Hope your readers can stop by!


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