BEYOND THE SHADOWS
Fans of Beyond the Rain will be satisfied to learn Beyond the Shadows features Cyani's delicious brother, Cyn -- yep, as in sinfully sexy. Granger continues her futuristic worldbuilding with this fantastically tight and active story about power, deception and love. This does feel a bit less lush and descriptive than its predecessor, and instead more active. Fans of vivid prose may feel disappointed; however the nonstop action will keep them turning the pages.
Yara is on her way home to take the throne and prevent a war. When she's intentionally waylaid she learns more about herself than she bargained for. Cyn's betrayal and her destiny as queen collide and Yara must decide her path -- is it in a world she no longer has faith in, or is it with Cyn, the man she loves? (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 320 pp., $15.00)