Book Review: Shimmer by: John Passarella

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Dark Quest Books

Publish Date: November 30, 2009

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Trade Paperback

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Synopsis: Logan Walker has a gift. He senses supernatural trouble before it happens. But when his special talent predicts hell on earth, he knows his gift has become a nightmare for him and his unusual family. Possessing various paranormal abilities, the Walkers have, through generations spanning thousands of years, protected the human race from supernatural predators. These creatures enter our world through dimensional rifts and must be defeated or returned to their world before wreaking havoc in our own. But the Walkers have suffered a long war of attrition and their numbers have dwindled. They are at their weakest when our world faces its greatest threat. And time is running out.

Review: When I was offered ‘Shimmer’ for review, I jumped at the chance because I had enjoyed Mr. Passarella’s “Wendy Ward/Wither” novels. Overall, I liked ‘Shimmer’ but it felt as if there should have been more information about the Walker family included. ‘Shimmer’ felt more like a second book in the series than the first or a stand-alone. I liked the characters, their odd abilities, and their battle against the darkness. Yet again, while the Walkers have always been shadow walkers closing rifts, there isn’t much said about how this particular evil had interacted with the family before, etc. I hope the author is planning a ‘prequel’ to ‘Shimmer’ which I think will help this book flow a lot better. 


  1. This looks interesting to read over the weekend. I love reading fantasy-based books.

    1. Excellent! You'll have to let me know what you think.


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