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Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

35553692A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series.
Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.
As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging in the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark.
So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group. Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.
Love, spies, and adventure abound as Sora and Daemon unravel a complex web of magic and secrets that might tear them—and the entire kingdom—apart forever.


Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye is a lot of fun. I really enjoyed these characters are their personal stories. Sora is an 18 year old Taiga apprentice and she is on her last year of schooling. Kind of like Cassandra Clare's parabatai, this society has a best friend connection called gemina. Sora's gemina is named Deamon.

Deamon has been Sora's best friend forever and he is another apprentice. Sora has a tendency to get herself and her friend in all sorts of trouble. Due to their latest stunt, they get sent on a low level mission to a sleepy town. While they are there, they witness one incredible things, so they rush off to warn the Empress.

This story takes you on an incredible journey. I loved the conflict that the characters had to deal with. Especially because at ties, they had to figure out if they would trust their own friendships or not. the bonds and ties in this book are so incredible because you never know what to expect  from each other. When a group of teenagers training to protect the Empress attempt to save life as the know it is quite incredible.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a lot of fun and the characters are quite amazing. I really like all the thought out details. Waiting for book two is going to take forever because I want to read it right now! Definitely check out this book. If you like Manga, I think you should try this book because even though it doesn't have art in it, it is a story you could picture being a Manga. 

About the Author:

Evelyn Skye is the NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author of THE CROWN'S GAME and its sequel, THE CROWN'S FATE. New series--CIRCLE OF SHADOWS--is out now!.

Evelyn was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. She can be found online at, on Instagram @evelyn_skye and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

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