Books from the Backlog #214

Posted May 19, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 12 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #214Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto
Published by Skyskape on February 24, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Pages: 291
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong. Now only the sentinel—a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts—stands between them and their human prey.

When the latest sentinel is killed, Kate Mercer is destined to take his place. But Kate has enough going on in her life—like a skyrocketing film career, a delusional ex-boyfriend, and a crazed stalker who will stop at nothing to get to her. But the powers that be have decided, and Kate is transported to Shadow Wood, a mysterious castle that serves as a sanctuary for the supernatural. Although beautiful, Shadow Wood is no safe place for a mere mortal. Yet Kate is drawn not only to the gargoyles but also to Ian McGuire, a charming novelist who might be in the greatest danger of all.

As Kate decides whether to accept the most perilous role of her life, she discovers there are more secrets than answers within the castle's walls. Her survival and Ian's depend on her ability to master the gargoyles before time runs out. Is fate really cast in stone?

Why did I add Of Shadow and Stone to my bookshelf?

I have to admit that I kind of forgot that I had this one. I downloaded this book from NetGalley back in 2015 and never got around to it. You have probably noticed by now that that happened a lot in 2015. The story sounds promising but the reviews on Goodreads are pretty mixed. It is about time that I give it a try and see what I think.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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12 responses to “Books from the Backlog #214

  1. I haven’t read this one, but it looks good. And I like the sound of Kate. Plus, gargoyles are always a draw. 🙂

  2. Carole, what was going on in your life in 2015? HA! Books like this were very popular back then. I am not familiar with it, but I hope it works out when you read it.

    • Obviously, I spent all of my time downloading books instead of reading. lol.

      Actually, teenagers are what happened. I probably thought that I would have time to read and instead got stuck driving carpool and other fun things like that.