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All the truths of her life were born from the promise of a lie. A lie that could change everything. Gabrian Shadwell studied hard and kept her nose to the grindstone in order to live the successful full-life most humans strive for. The problem is, she isn't exactly human; she can see auras...and she yearns to devour them-she is comprised of the things nightmares are made oAll the truths of her life were born from the promise of a lie. A lie that could change everything. Gabrian Shadwell studied hard and kept her nose to the grindstone in order to live the successful full-life most humans strive for. The problem is, she isn't exactly human; she can see auras...and she yearns to devour them-she is comprised of the things nightmares are made of. With her eyes opened to the truth of her Borrower heritage, her chaotic journey of self-discovery takes her down a dangerous road when the tainted eyes of the self-righteous Elders in the Realm turn against her. With good and evil before her, she must choose which path she will walk upon and learn the biggest truth of her life. The only difference between a Borrower and a Vampire is hope....

Title : Grey
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ISBN : 31162967
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 489 Pages
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Grey Reviews

  • John Winston
    2018-11-30 22:02

    Kade Cook has what I like to call a beautiful mind. Where does she come up with all this stuff: A story out of thin air that feels real, true, and authentic? And the characters … well-developed characters, main and secondary that live, breath, and rise from the pages. I’ve never been a fan of vampires or the stories they populate, but I’ll forever be a fan of Kade Cook if she can continue to cook up tales like Grey. She wields a flawless, third-person, omniscient narrator that feels surprisingly close to all the characters.Cook takes us straightway into the action with a purposeful prologue that sets the tone for things to come. And come they do. It’s a supernatural smorgasbord. We are introduced to our protagonist, accomplished professional, Dr. Gabrian Shadwell. We are unknowingly drawn into her volatile world, and her gradual growth and transformation by the novel’s end are both significant and profound.Cook doesn’t bore us with brooding backstory and tedious exposition but places this necessary information strategically throughout the narrative, wrapped in elegant prose, vivid descriptions and authentic, engaging dialogue. It’s somewhat cinematic in its approach and would make a great film. Cook also does a good job of keeping the tension up chapter after chapter, and the reader in suspense as to the outcome of our story and its dynamic heroine's fate. Sample some of Cook’s exquisite words. “A foreboding sense of fear sweeps over her [Gabrian], sending a shiver down her spine and wiping her face clean of expression except for the dew forming in the edges of her eyes—sadly revealing to her an understanding that she has somehow managed to lose all control of her life.” These last words are telling to the story’s direction, but you have to read it to get more. Ha!I’m not a fan of instalove at first sight, but Cook has found the right combination of words to make the concept more than believable. I was swept away when Shane and Gabrian first crossed paths, drawn into their blaze. But it’s Cook’s words that kept me there, unwilling to blink. Witness a bit of the magic. “He stands above her, smelling an arousing scent of cinnamon in her hair. He looks down at her and feels his pulse begin to race just from being close to her. She is unlike any girl he has ever met before—she ignites him. She pulls his attention to its knees, making him want to take in everything she does—cling to every word she says. He wants to kiss her so badly it hurts. He can feel his need for her painfully twist in his chest.” And “He thought she was beautiful before but now he is convinced she has to be a descendant of the goddess Aphrodite herself, sent here to wreak havoc on his senses. Everything about her makes him weak, and he knows he is now and forever more irrevocably lost in her.” One more. “He [Shane] observes her transform from the shy wall flower he had met at the coffee shop only hours ago into the wind.”Adrinn as villain is terrifying, intriguing, and formidable. The scene where he takes Gabrian to a bar to wield his dark magik is intoxicating (no pun). I read the chapter twice. Cook keeps the story grounded in the here and now with perfectly placed references to current pop culture. All in all, the Realm is an exciting and provocative place to be, and I’m looking forward to a return trip there. 5 stars plus for Kade Cook’s debut effort, Grey: The Covenant of Shadows.

  • Kade Cook
    2018-11-10 20:59

    This is my favorite book on Earth because I wrote it and I wrote it because I was looking for a book that could capture my whole existence and it was a story that I wanted to read. It is about life, about sorrow, about new love and adventure. It allows you to experience what change is about when you have no choice other than to move forward and adapt, or be destroyed.It is real life dusted with just a hint of magic.

  • J.B. Richards
    2018-11-10 17:04

    What would you do if everything you knew about yourself—including the fact that you are human—wasn’t really the truth? Worse, how would you feel if, just by accident, a group of innocent people was nearly slaughtered because you didn’t know that you were … special? That’s the premise behind Author Kade Cook’s absorbing paranormal thriller, “Grey (The Covenant of Shadows Book 1)”, and it’s a premise that is beautifully executed by her main character, Gabrian. You can almost tell from the beginning of “Grey” that things are probably not going to bode well for poor Gabrian as she begins to experience strange visions and demonstrates uncontrolled abilities that are well beyond all logic and reason—at least for an everyday normal human being. But Gabrian isn’t your normal everyday human—at least that’s what everyone around her is suddenly trying to convey to this straight-thinking, conservative psychologist with the practical and analytical mind. What Gabrian learns about her true identity, however, not only causes her to react blindly … The whole proposition absolutely scares her to death.Incredibly descriptive and totally absorbing from one scene to the next, Cook’s “Grey” provides an intriguing look into what it would be like for a normal young woman to—suddenly and without warning—manifest strange powers, causing a horrific incident that begs she be placed under severe restrictions and—at all times—controlled. Readers will feel a great deal of empathy for Gabrian as she tries to accept her newfound identity and piece together the puzzle of her own twisted past—which seems quite foreign and unacceptable to her. As we walk her road, we feel her horror, her loneliness, her abandonment, her revulsion, her grief, and her pain. And as Cook adeptly guides the reader through the mind and heart of her protagonist, she opens Gabrian’s eyes to an alternative world, forcing her to deal with a multitude of issues resulting from her mysterious past, and leading her to the discovery of her true self … whether she likes it or not. Over and over again, the reader sinks and soars as Gabrian wavers in her acceptance of what she is told to believe and what truth she learns about her past. But our screams cannot be muffled when our protagonist finally begins to test the full force of her powers and places her life and the lives of those she loves in severe jeopardy.“Grey” is artfully told, with mind-boggling twists and turns that tear at your heart. There are more than a few standout scenes that you will never see coming—and never forget—as Gabrian takes steps to forge her own future within the new paranormal norm. By the end of this tale, you’ll be asking yourself if you are who you think you are. Trust me, this is one book you’ll want to read all in one sitting ... The highs and lows hit you at a moment’s notice, and waiting any longer to find out the ultimate truth might just put your own life at risk!

  • Jenna McLean
    2018-11-14 22:56

    The most amazing book I have ever had the privilege of reading! Kade captures your attention like no other and sends you on a wild adventure with magical twists and turns! 5/5 stars! my favorite novel in existence!

  • Michelle Williams-King
    2018-11-29 19:39

    Kade gives an amazing unique twist on the vampire theme. There were quite a few surprises and there were constant moments where I'd be chewing my fingers and turning the pages as fast as I could, anxious to see what was going to happen. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!

  • Yves Robichaud
    2018-11-14 20:03

    Book Review Grey (Covenant of Shadows, Book 1)By Kade CookReview: 4.6 out of 5 starsGrey is Canadian author Kade Cook's first novel. It is the first book in the The Covenant of Shadows young adult fantasy series. Gabrian Shadwell is young professional psychologist who has every aspect of her life under control…. until one day, she doesn’t. In a manner of hours, her whole world is turned upside down as she discovers that her family and close friends have been guarding important secrets from her. She learns of the existence of a whole new world, full of magic and wonder. She develops powers beyond her imagination. Powers that she cannot seem to control. As she comes to grips with all of this, she realizes that there are people out for her head. She must figure out who her allies and enemies are… before it’s too late.I enjoyed the book so much that I read it twice. The characters are well developed, the writing is superb, the pace is engaging, and the plot keeps you always on edge, wondering what will happen next. I was delightfully surprised by this novel and I think that anyone who takes the time to read it will too.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the young adult fantasy genre. To give you an idea, it reminded me a lot of the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare except that I thought it was better. Kade Cook's blog: from RobichaudAuthor of Kaylen’s Rising (Tomes of Taria, Book 1)

  • K.J. Chapman
    2018-11-29 20:02

    This review is featured on my blog: Writerly Bookish Stuff.Gabrian was living an ordinary working life with a loyal best friend, loving parents, and a good job, but things change for Gabrian in the blink of an eye. People in her life are not who she thought they were, the world is not as it seems, and she is not the human she believed she was.I am not usually a fan of prologues, but this one really piqued my interest. The story didn't live up to the prologue for the first few chapters, but it did gather momentum and delve into a unique story line of Vampires, Shadow Walkers, and Mages.I felt the pace was a little off throughout the book. As soon as I thought something was happening, and everything was stepping up a notch, it was followed by slower chapters full of info dumps. The descriptions of the realms and the different types of people and abilities were detailed and well thought through, and the concept and imaginative aspects involved were impressive, however, I would have preferred to have it shown to me in snippets rather than lengthy dialogue.I am a fan of large character casts with distinct personalities, and this book certainly had a vast array of characters with their own back stories that interweave into Gabrian's story arc. I can not fault Cook's character development, or her ability to narrate well rounded relationships, considering the complex world building that takes place within the narrative. However, the book felt considerably lengthy.

  • Fiona Padmore
    2018-11-10 17:46

    EXCELLENT, IMAGINATIVE & CAPTIVATING!!!, November 11, 2016Why did I choose 5 stars? You read it & see if you give it fewer stars.Gabrian is about to embark on a journey that is about to shatter all that she believes to be reality as she knows. She is thrown into a world where she feels the contempt others have toward her and those like her. She worries that she won't be able to keep things under control which is why she agrees to training with Ethan.What exactly is a Borrower!!!Some of the Elders have little faith that she can keep it together and they worry about setting her free on an unsuspecting world. Gabrian finds the Elders quite frightening in their own right.I love the way the author has used the various elements including the shadows throughout the book, I found it quite different and refreshing as well as intriguing and well written. The characters have been well thought out and prepared. I adore Gabrian and have a loathing for Ayden.I urge you to purchase the book and read it as you will not be disappointed in the least. I cannot wait for book two please Kate Cook.

  • Kayla Krantz
    2018-12-07 00:00

    What should a psychiatrist do if she fears she’s going insane?That’s a problem Gabrian Shadwell must answer. She’s based her life on the logical, so when she learns things aren’t as black and white as she once believed, it’s hard to cope. Her entire life is a lie, and one by one, her eyes are opened to the truth of her situation. She’s not just a human—she has gifts. A Borrower, she’s known as, which in the Realm of her people can be considered both a blessing and a curse.Gabrian must decide which she will become.I personally loved this story! It was so creative and spunky that it was deeply engrossing throughout. Gabrian’s character was very strong and believable. She was a capable protagonist from start to finish. I also thought the villain of the story, Adrinn, was quite humorous with all of his quirks.

  • Sushant Sawant
    2018-11-24 17:09

    This book has great story plot and good character narration, however with better transitioning between the chapters and better beginning, this book could have been a really great read.For more detail insights into the book visit:

  • KL Cook
    2018-11-27 20:40

    What a surprise! Great book! Hard to put down once I started. It was easy to read and understand. I am looking forward to the sequels.”