Shades of the Stars Blog Tour Stop: Book Review

SHADES OF THE STARS largeAuthor: David James

Publisher: CS Publishing

Release date: July 2, 2013

Rating: 5 stars –  I LOVED THIS TO PIECES!


Shades of the Stars: A Legend of the Dreamer anthology. Shades of the Stars includes the novellas The Witch’s Curse, The Warrior’s Code, and an exclusive story called The Enchanter’s Fire. Exclusive playlists. Essays on the world of the Order. Interviews. Deleted scenes from Light of the Moon. And an exclusive look at the sequel, Shadow of the Sun.


David James’s work is absolutely stunning! I love this anthology, having everything consolidated into one book. His writing is absolutely breathtaking; his words brought to life music in an empty auditorium. It’s raw and real and has everything that I love in books.

My favorite feature had to be the deleted scenes from Light of the Moon. Scenes that I wish would have made the finally cut!

In the novella’s The Witch’s Curse and The Warrior’s Code we are given a close glimpse to the characters we know and love from Light of  the Moon. Of course, each novella highlights a different character. In The Witch’s Curse we get the insight of the family curse through Magda. We see all that she has sacrificed in order to keep the curse at bay. In The Warrior’s Code, we are thrust into Kate and Zack’s world and follow them on their journey on how they become Warriors of the Order.

Lastly, in The Enchanter’s Fire, we are introduced to Lily and her struggle to control her fire element. This one was probably my favorite because it had a tinge of forbidden love involving a water/ice elementist. Even though, Lily is volatile when it concerns her gift, Shane doesn’t seem to care. He wants to just be near her and so does she. But it’s dangerous and Lily needs to learn how to control it and let go.

This was a beautiful tie-in edition of all of David James’s work. His writing, like I said before, is absolutely wonderful! I loved all the metaphors like this one:

Her smile lit up her face and I found myself reminded that she was pretty in the same way a hurricane was; dangerous and deadly beautiful.

That was my absolute favorite! !! ^^

All in all, I adored this anthology. Everything about it was nicely done, seamlessly written,  and I could not get enough of it! I’ll have to write my review of Light of the Moon soon just so I can share my full thoughts!


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author photo b&wDavid James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH’S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, will be released in July 2013, and will include the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER’S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Be sure to visit David’s blog and facebook to learn more about his various addictions and novels.


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  1. I don’t know, Emma…all these chic books are going to pollute your brain. I think you need to take a brake and read a James Bond novel or at least an issue of Popular Mechanics. At least when Bond kisses the girl he’s not interested in drawing blood.

  2. I mispelled “break” ….I was thinking cars….guy stuff.

  3. pretty cover and free copy~ ❤

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