Title: Shadow Blessed Series: The Shadow Accords #1
Author: D.K. Holmberg
The A'ras of Nyaesh have a terrifying reputation: skilled swordsmen, owners of powerful magic, and ruthless killers. When they kill her parents, Carth discovers her parents had trained her for magic she never knew she possessed.
She must use the skills they taught to stay alive, discover a way to find answers, and avenge them if she can. Only the discovery of a greater threat than the A'ras forces her to risk herself for new friends, and a home she never wanted.
Shadow Blessed begins with something happening to Carth's parents. She doesn't understand what's going on and why, but she will have to live with some strange people in order to survive so she can get revenge. However, along the way she encounters a lot of twists and things about herself that her parents never spoke about, now she must figure out who to trust before it is too late. This book was really interesting. I loved the Shadow ability that Carth had, and how brave she was. I felt like this book lacked something, I just wasn't sure what it was. And Carth was pretty awesome for having lost both her parents so soon, and having to go through all she did. Overall, I liked this one, but it wasn't great and it wasn't bad either. It was an nice story to get into while passing the time with.