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Publisher's Summary

From the moment I saw the shadows come to life, I knew my world would never be the same.

Yesterday I was a teenager waiting tables in Manhattan, and today, monsters exist and I can see them. 

Overnight I’m thrown into the realm of the Watchers, a society of earthbound angels split into two factions: the Shades, whose powerful dark magic is given to them by the fallen angels, and the Lumens, whose abilities are bestowed on them by the archangels of Avalon. 

They’re on opposite sides of a brutal war, and I only have a few days to pick which side I want to join. 

I’m ready to choose when the Shades force my hand by cursing someone I love. 

The only hope I have of saving them rests on the broad shoulders of the prickliest Shade alive, Gage Alston. He’s cold, arrogant, and quite possibly the most attractive guy I’ve ever laid eyes on. 

Do I trust him? No. 

Do I need him? Yes. 

Do I want to kiss him? Maybe. 

Perhaps I’ll choose darkness after all.

©2021 Leia Stone and Julie Hall (P)2022 Leia Stone and Julie Hall

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Amazingness!

With Julie and Leia being coauthors for this, I already knew I would love it! Angels and demons, weapons tattoos, a wonderfully diverse cast of brilliant characters- what's not to love? Tatum finds out 2 weeks before her 18th birthday that she is descended from angels and must choose whether to be a Lumen or a Shade. An angel of light or shadows. All the while, demons are hunting her and she's trying to save her Gran from a wicked curse. And that ending 😐 I can't wait for the next book!

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Amazing!!

This gave me all the vibes!! If you are a fan of Leia Stone’s Fallen Academy you will absolutely love this… heck if you are fan of anything Leia Stone and Julie Hall you will love this series!!! This is a amazing read and cannot wait for the next one in this series!!! I love reading and only use audio books when I’m traveling I but couldn’t wait for this and hopped on as soon as I saw the audio was released before the book!! Vanessa Moyen is an amazing narrator!! I definitely see why Leia has her narrate all of her books…

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So good

Loved it! such a great beginning. I cannot wait for book two! Loved the audio got released prior to the book! I wasn't behind with my FB groups lol.

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Perfect for young teens

This was a fast, fun read. Aspects of the world and some plot points were really similar to the Mortal Instruments series, but it was different enough to keep me interested. If you’re looking for clean Urban Fantasy for young teens, I’d definitely recommend this.

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Omg!

Two of my favorite authors come together and write an amazing story!! I couldn’t put it down and now I’m so sad that it’s over!! such a good story, amazing characters, perfect narrator! It was perfect and I need the next one RIGHT NOW!!

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Loved it!!

Absolutely loved the storyline and can not wait for the next one. Narration was perfect also!

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I love this series!

Book 1 didn't disappoint, so much action and great characters. This series is worth listening to several times.

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Ok so when I found out that Leia and Julie were going to be cowrite together, I got so excited that I couldn't wait for it to come out on Audible. Let's just say I was not disappointed either. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, so I recommend listening to it. Vanessa Moyen who is one of my favorite Narrators killed it with Shadow Angel!

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A Nonstop Thrill Ride

It takes a certain something special to get me to binge a book in a weekend. This book definitely qualifies. I couldn't put it down. The narration is fantastic as always. The world building is great. The emotions are real. The suspense is spellbinding. And all the characters have great personality.

I CANNOT wait for more!

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Shadow Angel: Book 1

OMG! I love this book! Tatum has been trying to take care of her grandma by herself for the last few years. Just a few weeks before her 18th birthday strange this start happening to her. She starts seeing weird creatures. She finds out that she is not exactly human. She has to chose to become a Lumos or a Shade by her 18th birthday. She meets Gage and he is not your average Shade. He keeps helping her every time she runs into trouble with demons. At the end of the book she finally makes her choice and Gage is dying. This book ends on one heck of a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to start listening to book 2! Vanessa Moyen did and absolutely phenomenal job narrating this book.

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  • sylvia pacheco
  • 04-17-22

great story

I have to say Leia and Julie told a good story! I love this book it keep me engaged from start to finish! I love the fact that Tatum handled it well when her world fell apart! Any story line that has Angels and demons and Vanessa tells the story great is hard to to be great. I can't wait to get the next book to see what happens next

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-22

SHADOW ANGEL 😇

Okay this is a great start to a series, both authors are great at writing books, I love reading about angels and Demon 😈, and Vanessa Moyen is one of my all time favorite narrator's. I can't wait to get started on the next book.

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  • kate grogan
  • 04-13-22

Love this world

This book gave me Fallen Academy slash Mortal Instruments Vibes.

The world-building and plot flowed great.. its full of action.

Tatums world is turned upside down when she finds herself in the middle of Lumens and Shades. What side is she destined for.....

Vanessa did a great Job, her voice was perfect and pulls you in...

Looking forward to book 2, that cliffhanger?? I need to know.......

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  • Kat
  • 04-05-22

I knew this one would be fantastic!

Wow, it's been a while since I've found a young adult book that kept me up at night. I knew it was going to fantastic because ive read Life After and Angel Academy so putting the ideas of the two authors together was definitely going to be amazing and they didn't disappoint. I love the way they capture the typical teenage attitude and responses which brings Tatum to life on the page. She's a young girl trying to make ends meat and look after her sick gran when suddenly she is thrown into another world - one she thought never existed - of Angels and Demons and the fight to save humanity. I also loved the bad boy character of Gage, the English shade who isn't all bad after all. Can't wait to start book 2 as this one ends on a bit of a cliff hanger and I want to know if a certain someone is alive or dead and what will happen next?
I read this book before buying the audiobook and love the way Vanessa reads this story, her voice is very soothing and she has the ability to give each character a different tone to help keep up with who's speaking. I've heard her read Life After and loved her telling that story too, she always does a great job!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 03-24-22

Shadow Angel: Book One

The is a fun entry into the shadow world, with demons, watchers and Angels. With fights and new friends along the way. Took awhile to get used to the strong American accent as a British listener, but Vanessa Moyen voice grows on you along with the story.

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  • MummysVampire
  • 03-15-22

What an amazing start to this series!

My first audiobook in ages and I loved it! This is book one in the Shadow Angel series by Julie Hall and Leia Stone. What a great start to this series.

Tatum is struggling to make ends meet. She lives with her grandmother who needs a lot of help, but Tatum has a huge heart and would do anything to keep her safe, and out of a psychiatric ward, which seems possible giving all the episodes her gran has been having.

Lately she has been seeing some strange happenings herself, and before she knows it she is thrust into the supernatural world of angels and fallen angels. She finds out, that due to her bloodline, she is what is called a Watcher and upon her 18th birthday, she must choose between joining the Lumens who battle demons or the Shades who defend demons.

She meets Gage one of the shades, when he rescues her, and there is an instant connection. He may be attractive but his arrogance and attitude knows no bounds. Yet, she still can’t seem to stay away, even though he is pushing her away with everything he has got.

She knows what side she must choose, but Gages father has something up his sleeve that will force her hand to the dark side.

Who will she choose? You just need to read to find out as there is a lot more to this story I can’t tell you about or I fall into spoiler zones.

This is a fast paced, enemies to lovers, good and evil, angels and demons, paranormal romance that can’t be missed.

I was lucky enough to be gifted with the audiobook which was narrated wonderfully by Vanessa Moyen. So I highly recommend listening to this version of the story.

Top marks and can’t wait for book 2 - 5/5

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  • Maria
  • 03-08-22

Great start to the series

I really enjoyed this book. You are immediately thrown into the story, but the world building and character development is really well done as the story progresses. Tatum is a great character. And Gage's appeal is definitely there. A shout out to Dash whose character I quite enjoyed as well. Looking forward to listening to book two.

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  • Pris
  • 02-28-22

Mind blown

Mind blown. Seriously, that's the only word in my mind after having finished Shadow Angel. The world-building was off the charts and I loved getting to know the history behind both the Lumens and Shades and how Tatum has to make a choice between the two. I loved her and I was pretty much rooting for her from the get-go. Her inner monologue is hilarious and there were parts where I definitely related with her. Gage, the green-eyed, morally gray hero, was a surprise in that he definitely felt refreshingly different from any other heroes I've read about in the YA Urban Fantasy genre, (from his protecting Tatum to, in a way, even rooting for her, while at the same time being a Shade, he's a complex puzzle readers will enjoy figuring out). Of course, their chemistry is there from the start, but this is a slow burn that pays off towards the end. The cast of side characters was definitely great, and I loved getting to know all of them. I loved the banter between them, and how fiercely loyal and protective they are of their own (in this case, making Tatum part of their group). They definitely made me wish I could hang out with them, and I look forward to getting to know them more as the series progresses.

Now, I've listened to Vanessa Moyen as the narrator to some of Julie's books before, but this is the first time that it all clicked from the very start, and I loved every single aspect of her narration. She definitely pulled off Tatum's nearly eighteen-year-old voice, as well as Gage's slight British accent, and I definitely enjoyed all the different voices she used to bring Drea, Jacob, Dash, and the rest of the gang to life. Her performance of all the different nuances, from vulnerability to being mad, as well as worried, and everything in between was really great, and her pace was perfect for all the action going on in this story. :)

Overall, I'm certainly glad I got to experience this story as an audiobook, since it's truly the best of both worlds, immersing the reader into this new world. I haven't read anything by Leia Stone, whereas I've read everything by Julie Hall, but I know this is perfect for both their fans, as well as those of the YA Urban Fantasy genre, or even those who wanted more Academy series after Julie's Fallen Legacies. I'd especially recommend it for people who love reading about angels and demons, the fight between good and evil, fast-paced action, newfound friends that feel like family, and a slow-burn sweet romance. After that kinda cliffhanger ending, I definitely can't wait to dive into the next! ~ 5 stars

Content: PG-13 (mild spoilers below)
Sex: none, only one super explosive kiss with tongues mentioned. However, there's also talk of "shagging" as part of a fake relationship.
Language: yes. I didn't count them, but there's a mix of d*mns, cr*p, and sh*t.
Violence: yes, as part of the fight with demons, and this being a world where they roam freely on earth (influencing people while feeding from them).

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  • Clairey
  • 02-14-22

When angels and otherworldly is turned on it’s head.

I have always loved a love story. An instant attraction, love to hate. Whatever!! And this meets my every requirement. A good v evil. That you are your own person and make your own decisions.
I love Tate, and that she sees grey but loves the light and is true to her heart. That she stands up for others. A real female character that knows her mind. And she eats.
Gage, he had my heart from the beginning and something always had me turning to him. I was desperate to know more about him and what he really wants behind his guarded exterior.

Angels and demons, strange parents and a slow burn love story. The book that gives you a book hangover and your gutted it ends. (Off I go to find our about book two).

The writing is beautiful and descriptive while building a world that you believe in so much you know that you just need to keep reading to know more. Characters you care about and want to win.


But what a cliffhanger!!!

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 02-09-22

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This is one you just keep wanting to listen to!! You have mystery, friendship, a dash of romance and a cliffhanger which has you wanting to listen to what happens next!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-22

Good read

I really enjoyed the book. The story was interesting. The performance was really good and kept me engaged.

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  • Imee-B
  • 04-23-22

***Awesome***

I loved it and i can't wait to dive straight to book 2, it's fast paced plenty of angel demon fights and h is a bad ass even without knowing who she was to begin with. H is a typical broody dark alpha who falls for the h. Vanessa Moyen is brilliant as always im a huge fan thank you.

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  • Susanne Galea
  • 02-14-22

Book 1 - Shadow Angel

Fantastic start to series. Loved it, couldn’t put in down.
Can’t wait for the next book in the series. 5 stars

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  • moozy
  • 01-23-22

Loved it can't wait for book 2

My first audio book wow could not stop listening to it can't wait for book 2. and Vanessa Moyen voice wow um speechless.

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  • Christine
  • 01-12-22

Shadow Angel

OMG I loved this book. Can’t wait for book 2 awesome. Definitely a must read