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"She tried to focus through the darkness but it was only a blur of colour." -Kay Causer, Hummingbird
Naomi has been called as a shadow weaver when there hasn't been need of one for 50 years. And yet dark spirits have started getting through and Naomi is needed. But when a shadow guide named Jesse finds her, will he be able to convince her of the truth that sounds like stories? Or will Naomi find herself in an early grave with no real explanation? Find the official description on Smashwords.
At first we are only given quick glimpses into the spirit world and it seems as everything is slowly coming to the reader, allowing them to soak in the information and yet still keep their attention. It isn't hard to get lost in the world as it's set in a familiar one that any person on Earth would at least know of from books and films. But when we start to get a glimpse into the supernatural world that surrounds Naomi it comes in slowly enough to allow the reader to get a grip on this new world within our own but also it isn't so slow that the reader loses interest. It's easy enough to get the necessary information from the book with very little confusion if any.
Then Naomi is so realistically played especially when she starts experiencing the supernatural world she is a part of. She denies that anything is happening and tries to avoid it and it's so realistic that I found myself empathizing with her while still saying she was stupid for ignoring everything. But to be honest I'd probably do the same thing in her shoes so that helped make a connection with Naomi.
There's also the bad guys of the book which are the dark spirits for the most part. Kay Causer is drawing on the usual fears of humans; that of the dark and shadows. It's hard not to imagine the shadows coming to life in our own world and I felt myself getting some shivers from that possibility. It was great to feel that slight fear, very interesting.
Overall Hummingbird is a great book, one that starts the Shadow Weavers series off well. I look forward to the other books in the series as well! Have you read Hummingbird? What did you think of it? Are you looking forward to the next book?