Review: The Shadow of Fate (Touched Saga 0,5) by Elisa S. Amore

The Shadow of FateTitle: The Shadow of Fate
Author: Elisa S. Amore
Series: Touched Saga #0.5
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Paranormal Romance

Peter and Gemma have been friends since childhood. Peter has always been the one Gemma has turned to. It is his shoulder she cries on, and it is he who knows her better than anyone else. And, for as long as he can remember, Peter has seen Gemma as more than just a friend. She is the only girl he has ever loved, the only one he would be willing to sacrifice everything for. But how can he confess his feelings without ruining what they have? Perhaps the right moment is a trip to Split Rock Falls, the spectacular waterfalls not too far from town. There, surrounded by the beauty of unspoiled woods and crystal waters, Peter will finally be able to reveal what is in his heart, and Gemma will understand that the two of them are meant for each other. But Peter does not realize that Gemmaโ€™s destiny has already been writtenโ€ฆ

We meet several characters from Touched in this prequel, where the threads of love, friendship and suspense intertwine in a storyline that is direct and at the same time full of twists and turns, simple yet unexpected.

My Review:
This was a really short, cute, fun read and a great addition to the series. It follows Gemma and Peter and their friends on a day out. It was full of witty banter and laugh out loud moments. Poor Peter. He has it bad for Gemma but she is completely oblivious. I really felt for the guy. The paranormal revelation at the end was intriguing, and having read Touched, it adds to the mystery of who or what Gemma actually is, or what gifts or powers she has. Definitely worth reading if you have read Touched. Though the author recommended reading this short after Touched, I think it can equally be read beforehand without giving anything away.

It was very well-written and I’m really enjoying this author’s writing style.

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