Review of Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
Bookbabbler Pamela has reviewed Dance of Shadows for us…
Dance of Shadows was a dark, twisted and beautifully elegant book of passion, danger and mystery.
Fifteen year old Vanessa Adler cares about only two things: what happened to her sister, Margaret, and dance. Margaret was a talented ballerina, and in a desperate bid to find her missing sister, Vanessa travels in Margaret’s footsteps to the acclaimed New York Ballet Academy. The school where her sister disappeared.
The school is nothing like Vanessa thought it would be. The work is harder, the teachers push them farther than the students knew possible and girls keep dropping out. But when a close friend of Vanessa’s leaves with no notice or warning, she and her friends know better than to accept the lies in front of them.
With many of the students struggling to keep up with the demands of their teachers, Vanessa is catching the eye of three prominent men at the academy. And not all of them have her best interests at heart.
Dance of Shadows was like a very tamed down, very PG version of Black Swan coupled with an episode of Buffy. Readers will be hooked by this novel that gently caresses your throat before tightening it’s grip. Oh, and be sure to bring this gorgeous cover alive. It’s a sight you won’t forget!
Thanks Pamela and thank you to Bloomsbury for sending us a copy to review.