Friday, September 22, 2017

{Blog Tour} A Veil of Shadows - Michael W. Garza (Review)

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: A Veil of Shadows (The Shadow Gate Chronicles #2) by Michael W. Garza. This tour will run from September 18th to 22nd. Check out the tour schedule below.

A Veil of Shadows (The Shadow Gate Chronicles #2)
by Michael W. Garza
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: September 22nd 2017
NeverHaven Press


A desperate search leads to a new world

Naomi and Gavin are on the run. Having narrowly escaped Azzmon’s clutches, they find themselves hunted by Malick, another Shade Lord. He has amassed an army of foul creatures, and the city-state of Tarravale stands on the brink of chaos. Naomi’s ability to open Shadow Gates makes her an alluring target, and the Shade Lord will stop at nothing to possess her. The children must find a way to escape before their new world is buried in an unwinnable war.


We are back with Naomi and Gavin as they are exploring a new world.  The author does a great job with all the descriptions and creating the world.  It was very easy to fall back into the authors writing style in this second book. 

The author does an amazing job with the dynamic between Naomi and Gavin.  Both characters have their own personalities, but they are able to work together.  I enjoyed seeing the expansion of both characters. 

I highly recommend reading the first book in the series and then reading this book.  The author does a great job expanding the world and more character development, but it was great to know what happened in the previous book while reading this one. 

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I enjoyed the first book in the series and this book jumps right it.  I had a hard time putting this book down when I was reading. 

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Tour to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book. 

My Rating: 4/5

Book One: 
The Last Shadow Gate (The Last Shadow Gate Chronicles #1)
Release Date: March 3rd 2017


Summer vacation was never supposed to be like this.

It was bad enough Naomi had to be shipped off to her dad's home for the summer and deal with her half-brother Gavin, but when the siblings are forced to spend their break with their great-grandmother in upstate New York, everything changes. An investigation into the strange disappearance of their great-grandfather forces them to retrace his footsteps. They discover a gateway between worlds and encounter extraordinary creatures in a land where the people are desperate to escape the coming of a shade lord. To survive their adventure, Naomi and Gavin must settle their differences and find the elusive shadow gate that will take them home again.
Book 1: The Last Shadow Gate
Book 2: A Veil of Shadows (Coming 2017)
Book 3: The Shadow of War (Coming 2018)

About the Author
Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.

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  1. I didn't really know much about this series but it sounds interesting! I love love love the covers of the books. I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Kristyn!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. It is a cute fun series with a good mystery! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

  2. Glad this was a good follow up to the series! Great review!

  3. The covers are very colorful! I'm glad you enjoyed the books and that's great that you point out to read the first book before reading the second. There are some series where some books can still be read as a standalone :-) That's very helpful in your review.

    1. Thank you for stopping by!! Yes I always like to know ahead of time if you can read it as a standalone so I figured I would let people know.


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