From Author’s Website:

Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a Supernatural Specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she was always ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a Supernatural Specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her. 

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

My Review:

What can I say about this awesome debut novel?  Shadow of the Sun is a brilliantly crafted story that takes the reader on a whirlwind of a ride and leaves them wanting more. Laura Kreitzer has done an amazing job in creating believable characters and supernatural beings. It is very rare for a debut author to write a stunning book, but Laura Kreitzer has managed it.

During the entire book, I was completely immersed in the story. I went through all the same emotions that Gabriella did. I cried when tragedy struck, felt anger when she and her loved ones were harmed, and felt peace every time her kindred spirit took her hand. Only a very well told story is ever able to make me feel the same emotions of the characters.

I highly recommend this book and this author to anyone. I’m even going to give it to my husband to read.

I’m off to go find my copy of the next book in the series, Soul Stalker!

I give Shadow of the Sun a 5 Horseshoe rating!!

Publication Details:


Laura Kreitzer

Shadow of the Sun
Number of Pages 510
Publication Date February 22, 2010
Publisher iUniverse
ISBN 978-1-4502-0689-1