Book Review: Overshadow

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Brea Essex

In starting this book, I somehow missed the fact that this was book 2 of the series. I spent the first little bit of the book slightly confused, but was still able to follow along with the story just fine. It wasn’t until quite a bit later that I realized I missed a book, but even with that issue I was perfectly able to keep up with the story line. Part of the reason that was not an issue was the very detailed and descriptive text used by the author – to a point of being overdone in some areas. I’m generally a fan of details, but I think this book – especially now knowing it was a second book in a series – could have been toned down a little. Overall, the story was interesting. The “romance” factor of the novel followed closely to the path many series today seem to develop along. While slightly unoriginal, it is a path of progression in a novel that does seem to catch readers – especially younger ones who might be more attracted to these novels. I was not highly impressed with this novel, but it wasn’t a terrible read either. I see this author as being almost amateur (not meant in a derogatory way!) with her style of writing and I can only see it improving with time as she writes more.


2.5 stars out of 5

About the Book

Life has returned to normal for Rae Davenport. She and Logan Conner are finally together. The nightmarish dreams have stopped, and she’s happier than she’s been in a long time…or so she seems.

A grave mistake is made when Rae and Logan return to the beach where it all began. Now it’s Rae’s turn to save Logan. Can she do so before she’s lost him forever?

  • Author: Brea Essex
  • EBook: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Astraea Press

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About Cassie

Cassie is a stay at home mom and college student. She spends her spare time reading books and doing crafts. Her favorite books are anything fiction, but especially scifi books.


  1. Christina K. says:

    It’s difficult to miss the first in a sequel.

    But the cover looks awesome:) Love it:)

    Will you read the one you missed?

  2. Thank you for the review. I think I’ll probably pass on this one and read one of the better ones of it’s ilk.

  3. Allison Downes says:

    Ive done this before. Accidentally miss the first in the sequel. Not as fun reading when that is done

  4. michelle oakley warner says:

    this book looks like its some thing i would read im going to go check it out, and the first one too

  5. Sophia Rose says:

    I’ve accidentally got a book out of order. Fortunately for me, it didn’t matter and I was able to enjoy the story just fine. I hadn’t heard of this series so I’ll have to check it out.

    Thanks for the review!

  6. I’m definitely thinking about reading the first one when I get a chance! I’ve got a few other books ahead of that and finals for my college classes about to happen so I’m thinking it might be a bit.

  7. Sounds interesting. Nice review. I’m going to read this! :)

  8. Edward L. says:

    Looks good.

  9. Cindy Merrill says:

    I’m undecided about reading this book- how many books are in this series, total? It’s nearly harvest time and I’m a VERY busy woman.

  10. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    I love to read simple short stores such as this one – great for reading during my lunch break.

  11. Sherry Compton says:

    I don’t like it when I start off with the wrong book…worse yet the books don’t easily tell you what number they are in the series. I am not a fan of over detailed descriptions, but I appreciate your honest and thorough review.

  12. Yeah, that’s the tough part about series. You usually can’t skip books. It’s much easier to start from the beginning! I know exactly how THAT feels! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :D

  13. Mike Davis says:

    I have done that too– its a GRRRRRRRRRRRRR with me– but the book sounds interesting– and worth looking for if you can start with #1 first–lal I am sure Dianna would love it

  14. i usually like series like the twilight one or the iron fey
    but its true if u miss one book u are a bit lost
    and also it seems like eternity when u waiting for the next book in the series to be released

  15. OMG that has happened to me too! I have also sadly started reading a book only to find out I’ve somehow missed the first 4. :D

  16. nurmawati djuhawan says:

    i ilove the cover….sometimes i just buy a book from its cover….i can’t help it :)

  17. Happend to me too about five times. I dont know how I could have missed the ones before it…
    Thanks for the review!

  18. Stephanie @ Bookfever says:

    The cover of this book drew me in. Only too bad you didn’t quite enjoy it. Great review!

  19. i guess the saying dont judge a book by its cover is true. i was thinking this would be a good read, but i’m not so sure now. thanks for sharing

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