|Plot Summary of A Kiss of Shadows|
|"Meredith Gentry works for a detective agency that specializes in the paranormal, but she's also a faerie princess. Her life depends on no one finding out, however, because her aunt, Queen of Air and Darkness and ruler of the Unseelie sidhe, would kill her if she could find her. Merry's identity is revealed when she does some undercover work for the detective agency, and she has to get out of town fast. Things only get worse, as she is thrown into a mess of political intrigue that becomes no less dangerous once she's unraveled it. Meredith's aunt tells her that she may have the throne, but only under one condition, and the fact that Cel, Meredith's cousin and heir to the throne, still wants to be king only complicates things further. This book is very sexually explicit and a few people die in truly horrible ways, so be warned. "
Melissa Cookson, Resident Scholar
|"Meredith has escaped from her home in Faerie but her past catches up to her. Her aunt, Queen of Air and Darkness, wants her to be with child if she is to rule. But there are assasination attemps and her cousin Cel who is co-heir wants her dead."
Rachael, Resident Scholar
|"Merry Gentry is the missing fairy princess in hiding, working as a private detective in Los Angeles, although when she is publicly outed as Princess Meredith, she attempts to run for her life. When she returns to the Unseelie Court, she must rely on herself and the most beautiful of the Queen's bodyguard to keep her from being killed by Prince Cel's plotting. This novel is fraught with magic, court intrigue and lots and lots of sex. "
Karen Moss, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Kiss of Shadows|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 23.3%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 33.3%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 23.3%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Mental/magical powers focus
- bad magical powers being hunted by non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- private investigator
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- super strength
- can cast many different spells
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Has magical powers?
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Domed/Underground City
- 20th century
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog