My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I got this book from NetGalley.com as an ARC copy. After reading the summary I knew I had to read it. There are many books out there now that have vampires, wolves, angles, and other supernatural creatures, that this book looked to have a refreshing view. So I asked for a copy and received one. Let me tell you I was not disappointed at all! Once I was able to put my full attention to the book, I couldn’t put it down until it was done!! The Arash are being that come from the stars. They have lived on earth since the dawn of time and once there is a sign for a new member to join their group, they commence a shadow hunt. This book tells the story of one groups’ shadow hunt. It’s full of adventure, some romance, and mystery. A must read if you are into supernatural beings!!
Author Elke Schuster is addicted to creating new worlds and settings. When she woke one morning with a particular fantasy story in mind she knew she needed some special creatures to go along with it. Fairies? No. Vampires? Overdone. When a friend suggested that angels were the ‘new’ vampires she mulled it over and introduced a new player in the world of fantasy creatures: the Arash, descendants of the stars whose name mean ‘bright’. More human than vampires, but powerful enough to be alluring, Schuster made them into the “stars” of her newest release Arash, Vol. 1, Shadow Hunt, the first in a four-book series.
Livia is the black sheep of her family, self-conscious and underachieving. That is, until she meets her new friends: the exuberant Natalie, her brother Rupert, the sculptor, intelligent librarian Will, stunning interior designer Ruth, and arrogant horse breeder Cassius. The group of mismatched friends makes Livia feel as if she may fit in somewhere for the first time in her life. Then she begins to suspect that her so-called friends are not who they claim to be. They hold a secret that could change Livia’s life forever.
Will her great love for one of them survive the challenges of becoming an immortal Arash? Will Livia herself manage to survive?