Shadow Eyes (Shadow Eyes, #1)

Iris thought she could ignore the shadows until they came after everyone she loved.Seventeen year old Iris Kohl has been able to see both dark and light figures ever since a tragic incident three years ago The problem is, no one else seems to see them, and even worse the dark figures terrorize humans, but Iris is powerless to stop them Although she s learned to deal withIris thought she could ignore the shadows until they came after everyone she loved.Seventeen year old Iris Kohl has been able to see both dark and light figures ever since a tragic incident three years ago The problem is, no one else seems to see them, and even worse the dark figures terrorize humans, but Iris is powerless to stop them Although she s learned to deal with watching shadows harass everyone around her, Iris is soon forced to question everything she thinks she knows about her world and herself Her sanity, strength, and will power are tested to the limits by not only the shadows, but also a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows, a new friend with an awe inspiriting aura, and a mysterious, alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, Iris must ultimately accept the guidance of an angel to revisit the most horrific event of her life and become the hero she was meant to be.
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  • Title: Shadow Eyes (Shadow Eyes, #1)
  • Author: Dusty Crabtree
  • ISBN: 9781537095868
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Shadow Eyes by Dusty CrabtreeDusty Crabtree is a new and upcoming author, I was thrilled to read and review her novel Shadow Eyes. The cover, concept and the book description pulled me in and I knew I had to read this. Dusty’s writing is easy to read and her words flowed seamlessly, I truly enjoyed this novel and Dusty’s writing technique. I actually had a few books to read ahead of this book but my mistake was picking it up and taking a look through it, which then caused me not to put it do [...]

    2. Shadow Eyes by Dusty CrabtreePublication Date: February 2, 2012Book Description (taken from amazon):Iris Kohl lives in a world populated by murky shadows that surround, harass, and entice unsuspecting individuals toward evil. But she is the only one who can see them. She’s had this ability to see the shadows, as well as brilliantly glowing light figures, ever since an obscure, tragic incident on her fourteenth birthday three years earlier. Although she’s learned to cope, the view of her worl [...]

    3. Crabtree's debut will keep you up late immersed in a world of secrets, shadows and mystery. Not only are the characters modern and realistic, but they are bright, unique and palpable. What drove me to keep turning the pages beyond the great writing and characters, though, is the purpose of discovering what happened to Iris in her past to give her this rare affinity to see the shadows.How Iris adjusts her life with the shadows, the glowing light figures and the addition of peer pressure is a test [...]

    4. First off I am going to refer to Iris as Doe-Eyes, Josh as Jerk-Face, and Patrick as Stupid in this review. Secondly I'm going to be doing ALOT of screaming. And thirdly? Well I'm not bothering with a summery since I feel the author did a brilliant job with that.Iris aka Doe-Eyes made for an interesting and funny protagonist. While sometimes I wanted to slap her (as I'll mention over and over again in my review) she was real and she had emotion. I really liked that about her. So lets start at th [...]

    5. Though Dusty is a new author, she understands how to capture and captivate her audience until the end. She digs deep into the personal life of Iris, a not-so-average high schooler who can see shadows. She watches other students spiral into bad decision after bad decision and knows the shadows are to blame. In order to ensure that they don't come after everyone she loves, she has to revisit the traumatic experience that changed her life forever.It really hit home for me, because I have been throu [...]

    6. Well, if you saw my Sunday Salon guest post from Dusty Crabtree, at the very end you will have noted that I stayed up until after 2:00 am last night to finish Shadow Eyes. I simply could not put this debut book down, even though I will admit I was tired and so ready to go to sleep. I just had to find out what was going to happen to Iris and her family, not to mention everyone else who was constantly affected by these spooky, evil shadows that Iris was seeing. Of course, we don't actually have al [...]

    7. 2.5 stars in ratingThis review will be kind of hard for me to do because I am a bit conflicted as to what to say. This book was not bad but it was very slow in it´s pace. When I had read about 80 % of the book it was like I was still in the beginning. No questions were answered and nothing had really happened in the story.Right from the start of the book we get to know Iris has been through some big trauma and because of it she sees shadows and light figures. When 80 % of the book is read I sti [...]

    8. Review posted at Ja čitam, a ti?Is it me or paranormal is back on track these days. Recently I've received few request for reading paranormal stories and it's nice to see these around. But let me present you this one. Shadow Eyes is a story about a girl - Iris. I guess you already assume that her name has something to do with her eyes and it does. She has a beautiful violet eyes. It's not only that they're unusual, which they are, it's also that it brings something into her life. The story has [...]

    9. My rating 3.5 StarsThis book kept me awake, reading way past my normal bedtime. The protagonist is clever, funny, and speaks with a compelling voice that drew me in to her story. Three years earlier, on Iris’s 14th birthday, there was a devastating event. When she awoke in the hospital, her life changed as suddenly she could see the evil at work in the world, represented by shadowy forms that clung to the living. Bright light forms also became visible only to her. Fewer in number, the light fo [...]

    10. This was a great book. Engaging and very imaginative. I had a hard time putting it down once the story began to get interesting. I kept wondering what was going to happen to poor Iris and her family. Can't wait for the sequel!!

    11. I won this in a giveaway on another site. First things first, Trigger Warning for an attempted date rape. Afterward, the attacker is apologetic and the victims forgives him. It's difficult to read the first person narrative as she goes through the attack, the guilt and shame after and forgiving her attacker because it's the Christian thing to do. Secondly, this book isn't just young adult, it's Christian fiction paranormal romance. I think this is important because it helps people to either find [...]

    12. Both this review and a giveaway can be found here.Iris Kohl has the ability to see shadows. They lurk around unsuspecting people, encouraging them to break the rules, pushing some of them to the point where they do things truly evil. Iris struggles with it, but she does her best to be normal. And it's kind of going OK until shadows start hanging around her crush and he becomes less like the sweet boy he was. And that's just the beginning. There's the new teacher who somehow brings light and scar [...]

    13. I received Shadow Eyes in return for an honest review from the author. Iris’s life changed three years early when she developed the ability to see shadows and light. The shadows are these black creatures that attack themselves to people causing them to do bad things. She’s learned to deal with the shadows over the last three years avoiding places where they are stronger feeling safe at home. Iris has dreams that feel real, telling her things about the future. However this year is planning to [...]

    14. I received a copy of this book from Musa Publishing in exchange for an honest review. To start, I would like to say that Dusty has a nice writing style. Her description of the characters, places and events makes it easy for the reader to picture what is going on in the story and become captivated by the mystery.So, to the tale… When Iris Kohl was fourteen, something tragic occurred in her life which allows her to see shadows - dark forms which cling to the living and inspire evil thoughts and [...]

    15. To read this review and others like it check out my site at ufreviews So this book is a pretty good read, mostly because the author did a really good job with build up. They author did a good job from very early on in the book to make sure the reader was emotionally involved in the book, as well as keeping the suspense pretty high. It's one of those books where you really want to keep reading so you can find out what is going to happen to next, while the whole time trying to piece everything tog [...]

    16. What a fabulous debut novel for Dusty! She is a promising up and coming author and her writing flows wonderfully. Shadow Eyes is a captivating and exciting story fit for any reader.This book kept me up! The plot and characters were so compelling, I just had to find out what was going to happen. You know a book is well written and all around great if you can't stop reading until you reach the end.Shadow Eyes is full of mystery and constant guessing. I had a million and one questions buzzing throu [...]

    17. This book really caught me off guard a number of times. Just when I thought I had gotten a handle on what was going to happen or what was going on I was thrown a curve ball. Once I started reading this one I couldn't put it down because I just had to find out what the deal was and how everything was going to turn out.I think the summary is pretty detailed and accurate, so I am going to jump right into my thoughts on this one. I really like every single on of the characters (good and bad). The bo [...]

    18. I was asked by the author to read this book in exchange for an honest review.Shadow Eyes by Dusty Crabtree introduces an interesting premise: Iris Kohl, a teenager, has a creepy secret-- she can see shadows around people, particularly when they are tempted to do something evil. She has not told anyone this secret because people would think she was crazy, right? The rest of the book is about figuring out what all of this means.What I liked: the premise is good and the protagonist is overall engag [...]

    19. Shadow Eyes reminded me of books like this present darkness and piercing the darkness. There's angels and demons and they are intimately involved in the day to day struggles of human morals. Everyone struggles with right and wrong, but Iris Kohl understands that struggle more than most. When characters in her world consider making unwise decisions she sees shadows appear around them. Sometimes she sees light figures giving guidance and driving the shadows away. When a new teacher and two mysteri [...]

    20. Well written, thought provoking and inspirational. I thought it was an excellent read for a brand new author! Although, it is written for teens it is a book most anyone would enjoy.

    21. Shadow Eyes (Shadow Eyes Series 1) by Dusty Crabtree, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2nd Edition, 328 pages, June 27th, 2016, Genre: Paranormal and Urban, Young Adult. Warning: May Contain Spoilers. Review by Leigh Holland. “Shadow Eyes” is a story about good versus evil. It’s also a story about feeling imprisoned by false feelings of helplessness and inadequacy, feelings each of us has had at some point in our lives, particularly during our teenage years. It has been said, [...]

    22. Iris has seen shadows for the past three years of her life and since then, her life has been one dramatic train-wreck after another. The story starts off in a mysterious way, having the reader question why Iris hates her own birthday. What could possibly be that bad?The presence of light figures as well as shadows gives the reader a sense of good vs evil. While it made for an intriguing concept, I have read several books very similar to this one.What was refreshing about Iris' character was her [...]

    23. I'd been cursed with seeing the shadows and bright figures ever since my fourteenth birthday. I never liked to talk about what happened that fateful day to bring about the sudden visual awareness but since then, I'd been forced to view the world as a much darker place than anyone else could possibly imagine.Ever since an incident on her fourteenth birthday, Iris Kohl has been able to see the evilness of the shadows that lurk around and whisper in people's ears encouraging and manipulating their [...]

    24. I ordered the paperback version of the second edition of Shadow Eyes, copyright 2016, as soon as it was available. I found it to be a very well-written book, professionally, edited, and cleverly presented. I can’t wait for the sequel! Dusty Crabtree has a great future ahead of her as an author of young adult fiction! “Needless to say, my eyes were my favorite feature. Ironically, they were also the source of my unique curse that brought so much anxiety and isolation.” This is Iris Kohl’s [...]

    25. 4.5 StarsShadow Eyes is a paranormal story with an emotional twist. We follow the life of Iris, who is doing her best to be a normal teenager. She goes to school, has friends and even flirts with boys. But there is one thing that she has that most teens don't have - the ability to see shadows. The way that the author describes it is similar to the movie “Ghost” (Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze) how the ghosts can attach to people and influence how they think. The dark shadows are evil, and tho [...]

    26. 2 1/2 birdies as rated on readinglarkOne of the secrets of writing YA is being able to connect with the teen inside enough to believably sound like a teen is speaking. My chief complaint about this book is that the narrator sounded too much like an adult to be believable as a high school student.Now that that's out of the way, Let me introduce you to Iris Kohl. Iris has an aversion to hospitals and a knack for seeing "shadows" that no one else sees. These shadows are menacing and obviously bent [...]

    27. Excellent story for the YA crowd, junior-high age and up, who love the slightly weird, fantastical stories that are all the rage right now.Ever since Iris’s tragic event on her fourteenth birthday, something alluded to brilliantly by the way, she’s lived with creatures lurking over her shoulder, around the corner, nameless and hazy terrors that it seems only she can see. Weirder yet is an eerie glow that sometimes surrounds people. She hasn’t told her mom and sister or her best friend in f [...]

    28. 3.5 Stars from Between the Bind.Iris Kohl, with her beautiful violet eyes, experienced a horror at age 14 that changed her forever. She now knows that shadows existd leech off of all of us. They whisper, coerce and encourage our darkness, manipulating our choices and feeding off of our negativity.Starting over at a new high school was difficult before Lexi and Nicole took Iris under their wing, ignoring her bizarre moods and lame excuses to stay away from crowds, they quickly became the closest [...]

    29. We're in the life of a regular teenager, Iris. Although she has violet eyes, she's living the average teen life with normal friends Nicole and Lexi. She's also got a love interest named Josh and things start to move forward with him. However, new people enter the school, and they seem to be paying special attention to Iris. Kyra, the best friend we all wished we had in high school, helps Iris deal with some difficult situations. And Patrick, a green-eyed beauty, just makes Iris question who she [...]

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