- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2040 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Rogue House; 1 edition (20 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B3Y92S8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #526,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
All of this above is just one reason why you should read "Black Diamond".
This book is both a clever and intricate paranormal-thriller, which blends the best of the genre with mystery and occult elements to create a super-slick action packed plot which twists and turns leaving the reader always wanting more.
Normally this would gain 4* from me, and I probably wouldn't leave a review. However, the extra star is because of the wonderful subtext. Too many genre authors merely have the bad guys as being bad because they are bad and that is what they do. Not so here. The author perfectly understands the the role of the villain is an expression of our own inner beast, who would do things we may occasionally think about, but never enact.
The balance of innocence with the ideas of memory, identity, and where our real place in the world is is perfect as we follow Shannon McLean into a murky world of intrigue and peril, and all aspects of human nature are presented in such a way that humanity is truly reflected, including its darkness.
A gripping read from the first page, and guaranteed to keep you reading until the small.
Fans of Anne Rice and JK Rowling will love this.
Jennifer Loiske's "Black Diamond" is a great read and there are some passages in it so skillfully written that they can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Scary witches and demons aside, this is a book that also speaks powerfully to the meaning of love within a family and the treasure that is hope.
Shannon is a young girl on the verge of becoming a woman. That's a transition that should take years but in her case the process is hurried along by the fact that her life, and the life of her twin brother, are in serious danger. She must learn what she is and do it quickly or forfeit not only her life but also the life of that brother she has only just discovered. She makes the transition because of the love she shares with her newly found brother and her hope that life can be better. She is courageous, innocent and - yeah - sometimes a little stubborn and those attributes blend nicely together in her character making her an appealing heroine.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I think that you will too.
Forced to move from the States to England, to live with her father after her mother's death, Shannon finds that shortly after arriving at her new home strange things start to happen and mysteries deepen. Amidst revelations of secrets and lies, Shannon finds that as time passes by more questions need to be answered, and more fights need to be fought in order to triumph over evil.
A great read for young adults, I'd highly recommend Black Diamond to teens looking for something a bit different; mysteries, secrets, lies and discoveries make for a thrilling adventure in the perfect setting. I hope to read more from the McLean Twins soon!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
“Black Diamond” was a great paranormal/supernatural novel, which tells a story of a young girl, Shannon, who, after losing her mother, has to fly across the ocean to meet her... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Shannon McLean never knew her father until her mother dies and Shannon is now almost a teenager. As she discovers her father for the first time, she also learns much more about her... Read morePublished 18 months ago by DragonOne
Black diamond by Jennifer Loiske
When Shannon's mother dies early and she is sent to live with her estranged father she thinks that life cannot get any worse. Read more
"Black Diamonds" is a fast-paced book with plenty of action and magic. Two siblings meet for the first time after twelve years. They join forces to defeat demons. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R3
A riveting story right from the beginning when teenager Shannon McLean moves from the US to Britain to stay with her father. Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2014 by Sibyl Mory
Black Diamond by Jennifer Loiske and Eveliina Tommola is a YA fantasy about Shannon McLean, a 12-year-old girl who moves in with her magician father and is immersed in a... Read morePublished on 13 Dec. 2014 by Lita Burke
After her mother dies, Shannon McLean is a twelve-year-old girl who moves to her estranged father's manor house. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2014 by Kelly Pinella
Shannon's motherless at the age of 12 in Boston. She's summoned to her father's manor home in England. He's cold-hearted but wealthy. Read morePublished on 12 Nov. 2014 by Reading Maven
Black Diamond (McLean Twins, #1) by Jennifer Loiske is a YA Paranormal mystery that is a must read for all fans of the genre. Read morePublished on 12 Oct. 2014 by tassy
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