Jan 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Of Dreams and Shadow (Forget Me Not) by D.S. McKnight Review & Giveaway

Of Dreams and Shadow (Forget Me Not) by D.S. McKnight
(Forget Me Not, #1)
Release Date: September 22, 2013
Publisher: Stone Bay Press; 286 pages

We live. We die. Is there anything more? Jenna Barton is about to find out. After moving to the coastal North Carolina town of Parson's Cove, Jenna has unwittingly stepped into the middle of a mystery involving a missing child. Unfortunately, the predator is still on the loose and Jenna has become his new obsession. With a little luck and a bit of paranormal help, Jenna might survive.

I was very intrigued to read this book, just by the blurb. The title intrigued me as well, and I was curious to what this "threat" was about and I wanted to read it and figure it out. This is creepy if you do not like shadows, kind of plays up the fear that the author obviously had when she was younger, but plays on everyone's fear of the dark and things in the dark. The story isn't a horror story at all, but plays on a fear that most of us have or had of the dark/shadows.

The beginning of this story is a bit sad, with what happens to Sarah and all, but gives a good entrance into the book and keeps you wanting to read more to find out what happened to Sarah and what exactly this shadow thing is.

I loved how the author flipped from the past to present time, and the way that she developed Silas was just awesome. She painted a very clear picture of who and why he is the way he is. In a way you almost feel sorry for him, but the way that he handles things make you not feel so bad anymore. He clearly is a person who has lost all control of reality.

Back to present time, I loved Jenna right away and completely understood how she felt being in a new place and trying to settle in. I'm glad the author didn't focus too much on her friends back home because that would have pulled away from the story. Chase was mean from the start, but he has a reason, and throughout the book you find out why and understand why he was/is the way he is. The relationship between Chase and Jenna is very real and I loved every minute of it.

I'm very excited for the next installment of this series, and see what does happen with Silas!

Author Bio:
When I was a little girl, I was afraid of my shadow - seriously afraid - running and screaming afraid. Perhaps I've always been a victim of an over-active imagination and maybe that explains the monsters hiding under my bed, the ghosts lurking in my closet, and the Shadow that inspired my first novel – Of Dreams and Shadow:  Forget Me Not.  I have always loved to write.  While in school, I dreamed of being a reporter, parachuting into war-torn places and getting "the story."  In reality I’m afraid of heights and would never jump out of a perfectly good flying machine.   I have been fortunate enough to have had a varied career - from working as a DJ for a small radio station to serving as the president and part owner of a marina.  I am married, have three sons and live in coastal North Carolina.

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  1. Hi! Just had to say thanks for not only hosting my book but for taking the time to read/review it. 😊 I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I spent a lot of time with Silas and there were moments I felt so sorry for him but ultimately how can you forgive his choices?

  2. Thanks for posting. :)


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