Mother of Shadows – Review

Mother of Shadows by Meg Anne
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Mother of Shadows
The Chosen Book # 1
By Meg Anne
Aug 1st, 2017
Authors Friends with Benefits



Helena’s life had always been quiet. In fact, she liked it that way. When her childhood friend returns home and tells her that she is the prophesied ruler of the Chosen, those blessed with the gift of magic, her quiet life goes up in flames. Suddenly Helena finds herself surrounded by a circle of protectors, each having sworn their loyalty to her since her birth. All except for one: her Mate. It’s not enough that she learn how to use her magic and undergo a trial to prove her worthiness; in order to claim her title, Helena must also find the man who carries the other half of her soul. Exiled due to a past he had no part in, Von is the last man the Chosen expect Helena to select. Despite their protests, his soul calls to hers and there’s no denying that he was made for her. But the prophecy stands and all isn’t as it seems. There’s an enemy lurking within plain sight who will stop at nothing to destroy her.





Amount of sex 2.5 / 5
How explicit 2.5 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5


Mother of Shadows is a thrilling paranormal romance full of love, drama and angst.  It is Meg Anne’s debut novel and the first in a series called The Chosen.  I was fully engrossed in the story and had a hard time putting my Kindle down. Even though I knew it contained a cliffhanger… I still got to the last page and went… AHH!

In this story, Helena has had a normal childhood in a world full of magic.  She’s looking forward to seeing her best friend Darrin come home for a visit.  Although, this was no normal trip home. Darrin came home to tell Helena a secret.  A secret of who she really is!

As we get more into the story, we find out that Helena has chosen Von as her mate. I was at war with myself as both Darrin and Helena expressed feeling for each other in the beginning of the story. Although, as her shield… they are not allowed to date.  I did come to like Von, but of course… he and Darrin don’t get along!

An exciting and suspenseful story and I can’t wait for the next!


Meg Anne has always had stories running on a loop in her head. They started off as daydreams about how the evil queen (aka Mom) had her slaving away doing chores; and more recently shifted into creating backgrounds about the people stuck beside her during rush hour. The stories have been there, they were just waiting for her to tell them.

Like any true SoCal native, Meg enjoys staying inside curled up with a good book and her cat Henry… or maybe that’s just her; sunburns hurt! You can convince Meg to buy just about anything if it’s covered in glitter or rhinestones, or make her laugh by sharing your favorite bad joke. She also accepts bribes in the form of baked goods and Mexican food.

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Rating Report
Amount of sex
2.5 / 5
How explicit
2.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5