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Monday, July 21, 2014

Run To You Part 4: Fourth Shadow by Clara Kensie, Book Review

By: Clara Kensie
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Released on: July 7th, 2014
Series: Run To You #4
Rating: 4 stars- I Enjoyed It
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Part Four in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…

With no more secrets keeping them apart, Tessa and Tristan explore Tessa's developing psychic powers and embark upon a desperate search to find her missing brother and sister. But not even Tristan can keep Tessa safe from the hostile classmates at her new school, or from the nightmare that haunts her even while she's awake.

RUN TO YOU is Tessa and Tristan's saga—two books about psychic gifts, secret lives and dangerous loves. Each book is told in three parts: a total of six shattering reads that will stay with you long after the last page. Book One is First Sight, Second Glance, and Third Charm. Book Two is Fourth Shadow, Fifth Touch, and Sixth Sense.

Love Tessa and Tristan? Want to know what happens next? Order part 5, FIFTH TOUCH now!

The suspense continues with the 4th installment of Clara Kenise's riveting action packed, romance laced Run To You series. 

Picking up where the third installment left off, Fourth Shadow has more complications for Tessa. She's more determined than ever to find her brother and sister who are still on the run. In the midst of trying to find them, Tessa is also trying to find balance with her new home life with Tristan's loving family. It's hard for her to grasp being taken in by a loving family, who will do what they can to protect & support her, when for most of her life Tessa has been raised and fed lies to fear Tristan's father. 

To make matters worse, fitting into a school with Tristan & his sister Ember's friends is harder than it sounds. Especially when some of their friends view Tessa as the enemy. Tessa struggles with trying to find normalcy, her siblings, and how to settle into a routine that is anything but normal for her. Luckily she has Tristan. Tristan is the strength, support, comfort and love that she needs. Even though he is Tessa's immovable rock, he's plagued with his own guilt. Tessa is constantly plagued with nightmares. Though Tristan couldn't be there to stop the actual cause of them, he's there to wake her up and comfort her through them. 

Kenise does a great job at creating realistic, emotional stumbling blocks for Tessa. She's got a lot to deal with in this installment, as does Tristan. I completely understood the things that Tessa over analyzes in theist part of the story. From relationships to the family dynamics, the differences between how she was raised, and what she's got to deal with now. It's a lot to emotionally take in, and Tessa does the best of her ability to adjust. Instead of finding Tessa wining as she does over think all that happens during this part of the story, I found her strong. I understood her thought process and why she felt the way she did, and what she was struggling with. 

There are a lot of revelations in this fourth installment that continues to add to the excitement of this series. Along side the danger that's escalated  so has romance between Tristan and Tessa, and the love Tristan's family has shown Tessa. I liked getting to know more about Tristan and his family. Like Tessa, when the series first started I didn't even like his family, because of the things Tessa's parents told her about them, which we know now were totally fabricated. I loved how Kenise has taking the time to introduce Tessa and her readers to Tristan's family. 

There are a lot of surprises that are revealed in this part of the story, and some secrets that are still not uncovered. Like Tessa, I feel like I should be able to figure out what they are. I love that Kenise has still kept me in the dark on a few elements with this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment.  If you've read the first three parts of this series, I highly recommend reading this one as well! 

Whether you're just starting to read this series, or you've been faithfully reading each new released installment, be sure to join the RUN TO YOU read along, which kicked off today! Get all the info here! Trust me, you don't want to miss this!

Mundane Monday #219 - Tessa & Jem

Happy Mundane Monday!
Hopefully today's quote will get your morning's off to a great start. This is for all the Jem and Tessa fans...... I know Sophie will enjoy it. *coughs* 

“I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain” 
- Clockwork Prince, Jem & Tessa