Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori #1)

Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori #1)

Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart. Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior?s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah isn?t a shapeshifter. In truth, he doesn't know what he is. Zacriah joins forces with new fr Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart...

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Title:Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori #1)
Author:Ben Alderson
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1999706862
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:350 pages pages

Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori #1) Reviews

  • Vicky (tangledpages)
    Dec 07, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

  • Laurie
    May 14, 2018

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

  • Ben Alderson
    Jan 24, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

  • Gabrielle  (busy lil' fox)
    Jan 24, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    Dec 05, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

  • ☙ percy ❧
    May 15, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

  • Anali
    Nov 13, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

  • Sinéad Elizabeth
    Jan 24, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

  • Shauna
    Dec 09, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

  • Rachel E. Carter
    Sep 26, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

  • Peyton Reads
    Dec 27, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

    3.5 Stars This book definitely captured my attention and was a fun ride all the way through. No single page was boring in my eyes. Cloaked in Shadow being Alderson's debut has left me feeling quite impressed. The writing was pretty good though there was an awkward sentence here and th...

  • Jackson
    Jan 25, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

    3.5 Stars This book definitely captured my attention and was a fun ride all the way through. No single page was boring in my eyes. Cloaked in Shadow being Alderson's debut has left me feeling quite impressed. The writing was pretty good though there was an awkward sentence here and th...

    So much suspense, shocking twists and sexual tension makes cloaked in shadow a must read for the YA book fans. Every chapter includes stunning imagery and characters which take you to far away lands and it feels as if you can see, touch and smell everything right there in front of yo...

    I AM LITERALLY SO DOWN FOR THIS I CANT WAIT TO READ A GIANT BOOK ABOUT DRAGONS AND GAY PEOPLE THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD ...

  • ancientbookbride
    Aug 04, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

  • Christine Spoors
    Nov 02, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

  • Olivia
    Aug 24, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

  • Natasha
    Jan 25, 2018

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

  • V (lady⚔️crow)
    Oct 01, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

  • Ana
    Jan 24, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

  • Kirsty Bonnick
    Oct 25, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

    3.5 Stars This book definitely captured my attention and was a fun ride all the way through. No single page was boring in my eyes. Cloaked in Shadow being Alderson's debut has left me feeling quite impressed. The writing was pretty good though there was an awkward sentence here and th...

    So much suspense, shocking twists and sexual tension makes cloaked in shadow a must read for the YA book fans. Every chapter includes stunning imagery and characters which take you to far away lands and it feels as if you can see, touch and smell everything right there in front of yo...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jan 04, 2018

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

  • Kristofer Pidgeon
    Dec 09, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

  • Hannah Lynch
    Dec 12, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

    3.5 Stars This book definitely captured my attention and was a fun ride all the way through. No single page was boring in my eyes. Cloaked in Shadow being Alderson's debut has left me feeling quite impressed. The writing was pretty good though there was an awkward sentence here and th...

    So much suspense, shocking twists and sexual tension makes cloaked in shadow a must read for the YA book fans. Every chapter includes stunning imagery and characters which take you to far away lands and it feels as if you can see, touch and smell everything right there in front of yo...

    I AM LITERALLY SO DOWN FOR THIS I CANT WAIT TO READ A GIANT BOOK ABOUT DRAGONS AND GAY PEOPLE THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD ...

    4.5 Stars I loved this book! So much action and magic and romance, exactly what I needed. This book was absolutely brilliant. Perfect for fans for the Grisha trilogy and Throne of Glass. Twists and turns at every page makes it impossible to put this book down. Such a cliffhanger en...

  • Elizabeth Sagan
    Oct 01, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

  • Nox
    Jan 24, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

    3.5 Stars This book definitely captured my attention and was a fun ride all the way through. No single page was boring in my eyes. Cloaked in Shadow being Alderson's debut has left me feeling quite impressed. The writing was pretty good though there was an awkward sentence here and th...

    So much suspense, shocking twists and sexual tension makes cloaked in shadow a must read for the YA book fans. Every chapter includes stunning imagery and characters which take you to far away lands and it feels as if you can see, touch and smell everything right there in front of yo...

    I AM LITERALLY SO DOWN FOR THIS I CANT WAIT TO READ A GIANT BOOK ABOUT DRAGONS AND GAY PEOPLE THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD ...

    4.5 Stars I loved this book! So much action and magic and romance, exactly what I needed. This book was absolutely brilliant. Perfect for fans for the Grisha trilogy and Throne of Glass. Twists and turns at every page makes it impossible to put this book down. Such a cliffhanger en...

    To put it lightly, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS!!! So, January 2018...*starts counting down the days* ...

    Oh, i want to read that so bad ...

  • Jo Painter
    Nov 01, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

  • Gabrielė▪Jan
    Apr 28, 2018

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

  • BookishBoy
    Oct 12, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

  • JD
    Oct 02, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

  • Kylie Holiday
    Dec 12, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

  • Naruto4Hokage(Jessica)
    Jan 25, 2017

    MY BOOK IS OUT IN THE WORLD IM CRYING Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I hope you enjoy my book. It is out now and I am literally crying into my Iced Latte! Thank you all so so so so so so so much. IM CRYING. again. ALL DAY. This story means the world to me and I hope...

    I am so impressed right now - Ben has such a talent for storytelling! He created a detailed, creative world here that any fantasy fan will love. There were different types of elves, magic, a prince, pretty forests, lots of action scenes... basically everything you'd want to see. So...

    Quoting Ben's not-official description "Beauty and the Beast inspired fantasy with Dragons, Gay Romance and Elemental Control" ... Shut up and take my money. I'm so sold. I need this. ...

    BLATANT SEXISM. The female characters are portrayed horribly!!! Saw this book in the Goodreads newsletter and noticed the impressive ratings, and I LOVE LGBTQ fiction. But please do NOT believe the hype!!! This story is sexist in the worst way, delegating most of its female charact...

    Cloaked in Shadow made me think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR and a lot of set-up books that put things in place before the shit hits the fan. It felt like setting up a chessboard, which makes me so much more curious about the sequel. * I had high expectations when I started reading ...

    Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy :D) over in young adult fantasy. Okay, so I have to say First Year fans will love this one -I sent countless messages to Ben as I was reading saying thing...

    An Elf nicknamed "Zac". That's enough to DNR for me right there. Let's break down the synopsis now: the author puts "feeding his family" and avoiding a love interest into the same priority category. Seriously? Wtf is with the cover art? It looks like something that would belong to...

    RETELLINGS?????? DRAGONS?????? GAY ROMANCE??????? ELEMENTAL MAGIC????????? I NEED IT NOW THESE ARE LITERALLY MY FOUR FAVOURITE THINGS EVER update: idek where i got the dragons from because there's no dragons in the blurb but uh, anyways, ...

    Beauty and the Beast inspired? Gay romance? DRAGONS? *is here for this* ...

    A few disclaimers before I get into what is probably going to be a very lengthy (and spoiler-filled) review: One of the main things I think is important in a book review, or in any review, is honesty. So I?m going to be honest, I was a little bit sceptical when I started reading t...

    I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created. I really liked the main character Zacriah, it's always interesting to rea...

    4.5/5 ...

    actual rating: 2.7 Disappointing. I've been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced but no. I'm not going to write a review on it, not going to say any more. I hope others enjoy it but I honestly didn't and won't pick up the sequel. (I should add though that desp...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic Elf fantasy - a real treat to read. The romantic leads, Zacriah and Hadrian are well-drawn and really sparkle on the page together, to the point where I couldn't wait until the next scene with both of them in it. I also enjoyed author Alderson's obvio...

    ?1.5/5? ?Plot 2/5 ?Details 2/5 ?Characters 2/5 ?Romance 1/5 ?World building 2/5 ?Magic system 1/5 ?Logic 2/5 ?Writing style 1/5 ?Enjoyment 2/5 1. Almost all female characters are portrayed horrible. 2. It feels like author was trying to write down a...

    4.5 ???? ?They say that fire is nothing without the air that fuels it. You are my air, without you I would just stop. I need you, I want you and I will get better and be there for you.? Cloaked in Shadow es la novela debut de Ben Alderson. Había leído un poco...

    Gay elves are yay elves, y'all. I'm SO PUMPED. ...

    This was astonishingly beautiful!! Zacriah Trovirn has got a lot in his hands: a kingdom reigned by an elfin King who's got skeletons hiding in his closet. a prince in love with a Niraen shifter, only he isn't really a shifter at all. A friend turns into a foe and a best-friend in t...

    First of all, I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Ben! 'Cloaked in Shadow' is being officially released on the 18th Dec, ( get your pre-orders in now, guys), but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy to read early and let me tell you, this will fill all the Elven v...

    That was awesome! I?m sad I found it so soon because now I?ll have to wait for the next book. I rarely find an authors debut book to be so good, but this one was stellar. ? ...

    5/5 STARS ***** A beautiful fantasy story from the first person perspective of a gay, male, mysterious and magical elf! Our main character, Zacriah, is so original and complex, I have never gotten so attached to a MC so quickly. As a reader, we discover his story right along with hi...

    I loved this book! A fabulous debut from Ben and such a unique story. I loved that the main character was a male as I haven?t read as many books with a male lead, plus the main character, Zac, was also gay! I really loved seeing his relationships emerge and how they changed and devel...

    Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ? Gay romance? check ? Elemental magic? check ? Dragons? check ? There?s only one thing I can say... Gimme. Beauty And The Beast retelling? check ?? Gay romance? check ?? Elemental magic? check ?? Dragons? check ?...

    I CANNOT WAIT. ...

    3.5 Stars This book definitely captured my attention and was a fun ride all the way through. No single page was boring in my eyes. Cloaked in Shadow being Alderson's debut has left me feeling quite impressed. The writing was pretty good though there was an awkward sentence here and th...

    So much suspense, shocking twists and sexual tension makes cloaked in shadow a must read for the YA book fans. Every chapter includes stunning imagery and characters which take you to far away lands and it feels as if you can see, touch and smell everything right there in front of yo...

    I AM LITERALLY SO DOWN FOR THIS I CANT WAIT TO READ A GIANT BOOK ABOUT DRAGONS AND GAY PEOPLE THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD ...

    4.5 Stars I loved this book! So much action and magic and romance, exactly what I needed. This book was absolutely brilliant. Perfect for fans for the Grisha trilogy and Throne of Glass. Twists and turns at every page makes it impossible to put this book down. Such a cliffhanger en...

    To put it lightly, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS!!! So, January 2018...*starts counting down the days* ...