Review Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delaney

Secrets and Shadows (13 to Life, #2)

Goodreads Blurb:

Nothing's simple when you run with werewolves. Jess Gillmansen thinks she's seen it all but her eyes are about to be opened to even more danger and a reality far more paranormal than she's suspected. With Jess' realization that the Rusakovas' mother is still alive and imprisoned, the group's choices become harder and trust more important. Lines are drawn and relationships change as the broken Rusakova family struggles to reunite to free their mother - and those who Jess thought to be normal people show themselves to be much, much more...

My Thoughts:

The amazing story of the Rusakova's and Jessie continue with the sequel to 13 to Life. If we thought there were complications and trouble in the first book we haven't seen anything yet. The high school drama, CIA drama and friendship drama continue. 

Pietr starts to push Jessie away and closer to Sarah and Jessie cannot figure out why. She know's Pietr's secret and has sworn to protect the family secret but it doesn't seem to be enough because Pietr has cut himself off from Jessie completely. 
As Jessie comes to grips with Pietrs sudden actions towards her she pushes herself towards Derek, the high school golden boy. Jessie has always had a crush on Derek but when Pietr entered her life, Derek didn't have the same appeal that he used to.

As Jessie and Derek get closer, Pietr gets more aggressive and Jessie doesn't understand why. He cut her off why would he care? But Derek has a secret of his own and he is more connected to the Rusakova's then even they realize.

Shannon is the master of twisting the plot and keeping her readers on their toes. I never know what to expect and I love every minute of it. I love the struggles that Pietr and his family have to go through as they try to come to grips with their destiny and who they are.

The relationship between Jessie and Pietr is an amazing one. More Romeo and Juliet then they realize. They are meant to be together more than they know and no matter how hard Pietr tries to protect Jessie by staying away it doesn't keep her out of danger. It takes him a while to figure this out. But no matter how hard either of them try they can't stay away from one another.

Amazing! I loved this book as much as I loved the first one. I cannot wait for the 3rd book. I need more of the Rusakova boys and Jessie!

I Give this read 5/5 Hearts!

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  1. So glad you liked it! I can't wait to read this series! *sigh* Maybe next month. Great review Kristen. :)

  2. I really enjoyed this book too. I can't wait for the next book. Great Review

  3. Great talking with you via Twitter about Secrets and Shadows and the third book Bargains and Betrayals.

    I like your review, and I particularly love how different it is from mine. We both liked it, but we emphasized very different things. Interesting to think about imo.