Publisher: Harper Voyager (April 23, 2015)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: E-book (400 pgs)
Genre: Fiction/YA/Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi
Rating: 5 FUCKING stars
It’s that time again. Today I’m bring you one of the featured Authors and book that will be promoted and talked about all over social media. If you didn’t know it’s A Month of Indies. What that is my way of showing support to Indie/Hybrid authors. You know the guys that don’t get as much praise as they deserves. So with the help of some wonderful bloggers we are trying to get the word out and celebrate the hard work that they have done and continue doing.
Nothing better than supporting Indie Authors.
The book I’m bringing you today is Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour.
I’m going to be honest. Ignite the Shadows was not on my radar. I remember a book blitz tour was going around promoting this book but I never was like “I need to read this”. There were other books that I was interested in because those were the books that everyone was talking about and saying they will be the next big. Well I was excited for those books and I purchased those “over-hyped” books. I read those books and I can say that I was disappointed by those books.
Yep, I got sucked in—I was part of a school of fish going with the flow. Following the leading. Which sucks because I missed out on promoting not only a fantastic book but getting to know such an incredible author. Even though I’m interacting with Ingrid via Twitter I wish I would have done it sooner because when I tell you that Ignite the Shadows was FUCKING OUT OF THIS WORLD MIND BLOWING. You better believe it.
Down below my review says it all. But first you need to see the video trailer.
Invasion of the body snatchers. That is what comes to mind when I think of Ingrid Seymour phenomenal book Ignite the Shadows. Not only is it dark, intense and creepy but it’s well written with a female heroine that everybody can love. Book 2 please. Like ASAP. Cause this reader has some questions that need to be answered. Especially about a certain character in the book. You need to read it in order to find out.
Yes I’m fucking evil. MUAHAHAHAHA.
Set in present day Seattle, Ignite the Shadows is a scifi thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Along with making your skin crawl. Hence the whole invasion of the body snatchers. Without giving away spoilers, pretty much the United States and the rest of the world are infected by a parasitic host called Eklyptors. Basically it’s some nasty shit that is inside your brain.
A new specter rises inside my mind. It’s amorphous, but my fear gives it a jagged mouth and empty eye sockets for eyes. It devours my thoughts to breathe, killing the impulse to fill my lungs, spreading over my consiciousness like a whirling oil spill.
One. That’s gross.
Three. What in the hell?
Thank goodness the main character is strong enough to handle that shit.
Marcela “Marci” Guerrero is fierce, loyal, strong, and complex—a badass wrapped up in a 5 foot 5 frame. Plus did I mention that she is hella smart. Yes the girl is a hacker. A great hacker. Probably the best. Now if only she could help a sister out. Cause I got some student loans that need to be taken care.
Seriously, I loved Marci’s voice throughout the book. The way the inter-monologues she had with herself as she tries to deal with who and what she is.
I. Am. A. Monster.
Is she a monster? I would say no but that can change during book 2. Especially with that ending. Also that fact that she is dealing with first love. No before you ask, there is no insta-love. This is more of a budding relationship between two best friends. A rather angst-y, push and pull type of relationship but it’s understandable especially with the things that Marci is going through. You can understand why she pushes people away and is hard to open of to people even if it’s a person she knew her whole life.
She is such a relate-able character because I have some of the flaws that she deals with. That is one of the main reasons why I love Ignite the Shadows.
On top of that it’s well written and starts off with a bang. It’s grabs you at the very beginning. Never letting you go. You’re in for one hell of a ride. So I suggest you buckle up. This is one book that I highly recommend. To all the scifi lovers. To all the urban fantasy lovers. Hell all the book lovers–grab a copy of Ignite the Shadows. I promise you won’t regret it.
As always thanks you for stopping by. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.
Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.
Marci feels possessed by shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she is confronted by their mysterious leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her. As IgNiTe reveals its secrets, Marci starts to realise that half the world’s population is infected with sentient parasites, which are attacking and eventually supplanting the human brain.
Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because this truth is far worse . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. She’s a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including romance, urban fantasy, paranormal and horror. She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there? 😉
Ingrid has incredible fun doing what she does, but more than anything she enjoys hearing from her readers. It’s a dream come true.
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