Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1) by Evelyn Skye

Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)

A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series.Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protec...

Details Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)

TitleCircle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)
Release DateJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January Fairyloot Box. Okay, mine was damaged but I tell all about it in the goodie link under my picture. Fairyloot is on it to replace it =) THE GOODIES LINKThank God I freaking loved it!! I loved the world, the characters, the magic, all of it!! I love Sora (Spirit) and Daemon (Wolf)! They are the best fighting couple and I have to wait FOREVER for the next book. It better be good!! On another note: Here’s the artwork of the couple that came...
  • jessica
    one step forward, two steps back - thats what happened to miss evelyn skye with the release of this book and its so unfortunate. this book reads like a first draft that hasnt seen any sort of editing or polishing. it has the promise of a great story and all the basic ideas are there, but it feels as if its been sloppily thrown together. which is not what i would expect from an author who has already written such a memorable series, one that i ado...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Work hard. Mischief harder.Sora is an 18 year old taiga apprentice. She is in her last year of school and bound to Deamon, another apprentice and her gemina, through a mental connection. Both of them have been marked by the goddess Luna to be warriors and are trained in combat with magic abilities to serve the empire. The Kingdom of Kichona has seen peace in the last decade, since the defeat of Prince Gin in the Blood Rift. Ruled by the benevolen...
  • Kerri
    official blurb TK. i loved this!
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2 starsThis book befuddles me.Despite the fact that it is extremely dull and boring and mediocre, the cultural elements in this book confused me. A lot. I really enjoyed Skye’s debut series–The Crown’s Game–a Russian inspired fantasy with really lush storytelling and a lighter, fluffier fantasy world and story. It was full of lush descriptions and vivid imagery and maybe not as much substance as it should have had, but enough that it was ...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Circle of Shadows was an exceptional read. I loved every moment.
  • Jodi Meadows
    If you like anime, you should give this book a shot!
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    3.5 starsThank you to the Balzer + Bray for sending me a review copy via Edelweiss and finished copy in exchange for an honest review.This was one of my most anticipated 2019 releases, but it just wasn’t for me. Instead, it was exhausting. And also one of my biggest letdowns as of late. It started off great, then got soooo slow, then weird and unconvincing. Honestly, I’m really proud of myself for actually having finished this - I was so clos...
  • - ̗̀ DANY ̖́- (danyreads)
    . : ☾⋆ — 4 ★ READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you Balzer + Bray and HarperCollins!!)Evelyn Skye can do no wrong in my eyes. bold statement, but I am here for anything and everything she has ever and will ever write, and I’m not gonna lie, I’ve felt BEYOND giddy since the day I got approved for this ARC, and I’m so thrilled and t...
  • Sepani
    The starting was great but while reading further I felt that the same thing was repeated over and over again.But then again the world building was so good although the story began in a slow pace.The romantic side of the story was totally unexpected at the end. And there were some issues regarding the names...... Broomstick 🤣Anyway I would like to recommend to anyone who would love to read books where the main character is a teenage girl who fi...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2.5 Stars “The Council pressed their fists over their chests. Every single apprentice and warrior rose from their seats and followed. ‘Cloak of night. Heart of light,’ they shouted in unison. It was a pledge of love and loyalty. And it was a battle cry.” I was hoping to find a new favorite with Circle of Shadows becuase The Crown’s Game is one of my favorite books. Unfortunately, I just didn’t quite connect with the world or these c...
  • Duncan
    WARNING: SPOILERS In my opinion, this book is very interesting but it personally feels a little undeveloped/short on details about the world. For instance, the characters who wield magic are known as Taigas. These taigas have access to magic which allows them to do things such as move quicker, be silent, leap massive heights, swim faster, hold their breath longer, stick to walls. Each is named after an animal, and I was left wondering if they cou...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    This book really surprised me.  I knew it sounded good, but I'm shocked at how much I loved it.  The pacing was great and I read it way faster than most fantasies. The characters were what stood out most.  Sora (spirit) had so much strength.  She never gave up and wanted to be the best person she could be.  Her gemina, Daemon (Wolf) was so supportive of Sora.  His strength was fighting, but he wasn't very good at magic.  Daemon didn't kno...
  • Denia Books & Baubles
    Guys, this book was really good. I enjoyed it very much. It was very different and at least for me, I got introduced to a world I've never heard of. Circle of Shadows follows the story of the Kingdom of Kichona (I still don't know how to pronounce that). The book is written in the third person narrative and it follows a lot of characters throughout the book, which was very nice and appreciated because if you are going to write in the third perso...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    I am thinking magical ninja warriors at the moment, just that will suffice. In this world those with magic (ok this country, which is rather unfair to be honest, why just this country!?) are sent to become Taiga warriors. Trained to be the best warriors and to hone their skills, to protect country and Empress.It is very YA. It was a fun ride, yes there are things that bothered me, but sometimes the read can still be enjoyable for the moment.Like ...
  • Rendz
    *Many thanks to HCC Frenzy for sending me an ARC*This book was just all over the place, in my very honest, humble opinion. And frankly it did not live up to my love for Skye’s debut, The Crown’s Game. After about 50ish pages or so I started noticing that this book wasn’t really going anywhere with me, but I felt the need to push through and as aforementioned, it wasn’t worth it.This Was A MessOkay…umm how do I begin. The very first chap...
  • Ricky
    Another ARC found at work, and another story greatly enjoyed.The latest from Evelyn Skye gets a lot of comparisons to the works of Leigh Bardugo and Renée Ahdieh, but I'm also going to offer up some comparison to Julie Kagawa's recent feudal Japanese-inspired dark fantasy, Shadow of the Fox. Especially since both books highlight main characters with some kind of affinity for a certain canid beast. And since both involve some seriously nasty magi...
  • Deekay
    *I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss for review purposes*I finally got a chance to read this book!!! It was very different than any other fantasy books I’ve read and I really loved it. I enjoyed the story from the beginning to the end, it was original and very new. Never been done before, so that’s something interesting to read.It follows the journey of two Taiga warriors Sora and Daemon who have an extrao...
  • ella ✨
    2.5 🌟 out of 5I’m so sad that I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I expected! I don’t think I connected with any of the characters very well and for some reason the plot/world seemed to fell flat throughout the book. I can’t say I dislike Circle of Shadows but nothing about it made me like it either... The romance was also super shallow and I would have preferred it to have been left out altogether rather than the random little bits dro...
  • Emily (emilykatereads)
    "I always knew you and your friends had the potential for greatness. I was just waiting for you to believe in it yourselves." This was fun and different. And the perfect example of why we need half star ratings, because this isn't an average 3 star books, but it just wasn't quite up to a 4-star rating. It was fun and enjoyable, but I didn't love it. But if a few things were slightly different, it'd be a book I could really love.This story follows...