Final Shadows by Kay Hooper

Final Shadows

Kay Hooper

Tasha Solomon has abilities not even she is aware of, abilities that the other side would give virtually all they possess to destroy.

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A desperate underground war with the survival of millions at stake looms in the electrifying conclusion of the New York Times bestselling Bishop Files Trilogy.

Tasha Solomon's world turned upside-down when the psychic abilities she had tried so hard to live with in secret suddenly made her a target stalked by unseen enemies.

John Brodie is by nature, by training, and by instinct a Guardian. He is a member of an intricate and secretive network of individuals who have devoted their lives to the deadly struggle of saving psychics in danger of being taken or being killed. It is a war very few other people even know exists, and yet its tentacles stretch deeply and dangerously into every aspect of society.

Tasha has abilities not even she is aware of, abilities that the other side would give virtually all they possess to destroy. And if being hunted like an animal were not bad enough she has to learn how to become a warrior in a battle she did not choose, to save people she does not know, and possibly even the very world around her.

If John Brodie can keep her alive long enough.

Advance Galley Reviews

There was a lot going on in this story and a lot of past characters making an appearance despite this being Tasha Solomon and John Brodie’s story. There seemed to be a lot of moving back and forth between couples and what they were experiencing. It really isn’t a stand-alone story and could be very confusing for those not familiar with the previous books. While this is the third book in the Bishop Files, it is part of a larger series. This series has changed so much since the first book Bishop book, Stealing Shadows. What started out as psychics vs. psychos no longer seems to resemble its origins. Interesting though.e

Seriously, who doesn’t love a good Kay Hooper book? Especially a Bishop Series book? I love her writing, but my issue with her book Final Shadows is that it was far to mired in the history of the series, so it wasn’t a welcoming book as a standalone novel. If you are binge-reading the entire series, this would be a fabulous addition and way less confusing. Thank you, First to Read, for the free galley in exchange for my honest review.

I love Kay Hooper's work and really enjoyed the opportunity to read this next installment in the Bishop Files Trilogy. The book is dark and chilling and suspenseful. I think that this is one of the books that you really have to read the first two books in order to understand it. Otherwise, I think that a lot of the story would be lost. I would definitely recommend if you are a fan of the series.

I have been a long time fan of the Noah Bishop books, so was very pleased to be able to review this book. An edge of the seat book where NO ONE is safe. Kay does a wonderful job of storytelling and adding great dimension to her characters.

It was really hard for me to keep track of everything that was going on. It felt like I missed the beginning of everything being explained. After reading I found out that it was a trilogy, so this explains things. All in all it was ok, but I don't find myself wanting to run and read the first two books.

There should have been more about Tasha and John. However, it was still a very good book although at times it was very hard to keep all the characters straight. Kay Hooper is a great author and I will have to go and read more from her.

Thank you First to Read for the ARC of Final Shadows by Kay Hooper that I read and reviewed. I really don't know how I felt about this book. I really felt lost while I was reading it. I had the feeling I was in the middle of a movie and somehow I managed to wander into the middle of a movie I really wanted to see but I somehow missed the beginning and I was never able to catch up. This book had all my beloved characters from the Bishop books but I was lost. It was almost like I was suppose to remember the earlier Bishop File books maybe but when you read hundreds of books between them that is not going to happen. Maybe a little backstory would have helped. I don't know. This book was just okay for me. I am giving Final Shadows three out of five stars.

I've read the entire series, including the first two books of this 3-book arc, and I don't understand why anyone would request the last book of a long series, without having read at least some of the earlier books, and expect it to make sense. I have to agree with many of the other reviewers that this book was not only different in feel from the others but also a bit confusing at times. Even so, I enjoyed learning more about the characters and seeing more of Bishop and MIranda, as well as the conclusion and having the plot lines from earlier books tied up relatively neatly. Recommended to those who've read the series but note that it does not work as a stand-alone novel.

I did not like this book and did not finish reading it. It just seemed very convoluted. I have not previously read any of the author's books and won't in the future.

I've read many of Kay Hooper's books but felt this one was a harder book to read. While enjoyable it had too many characters to keep straight, didn't quite hold my attention. And the write-up on the book didn't really describe correctly what the book was about. Not so much about Tasha and John but also about so many others. This book definitely does not read as a stand alone novel but would probably be a satisfying conclusion if you've read the first two books in the trilogy.

I love the Bishop series! I've read them all. Some of the little things early on in the series pop up again later in this book and turn into big things. This was a really dark, deep, and intense way to end the trilogy. This author often carries characters over to new trilogies so I'm hoping I'll get to see some of them again soon!

This book, as all of Kate Hooper's books, is full of chills and suspense. I have read everything with Bishop, and this book had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. Anything written by this author is nothing but enjoyable and is chocked full of thrills and suspense that keeps you up at night.

I was so excited to see a Kay Hooper book available as an offer. I have been a fan of Kay's for many years and have yet to find a book by her I didn't like. While this one was a little more confusing, since it was the last in a series that I have yet to read, I still found it interesting. A few names in the book I recognized from previous books but some others were new to me. I do plan on reading the first two in this series and think that will help this one make a little more sense but all in all, I loved it.

Having been a fan of Kay Hooper’s books for years, I was looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately this book didn’t hold my attention or compel me to read. The storyline was ok but I never really became invested in the characters. An ok book but not up to her usual standards.

I did not enjoy Final Shadows as much as the others in this series . I had trouble keeping all of the characters straight. Even though I recognized most of the characters, it didn't seem to help much. For me, this book was a let down.

The description made it appear as if this story is about Tasha and John but it that is not nearly the case. The book is more about bringing peace between two species and stopping the breeding of psychic babies. It was a fast read. I feel like I've read other books similar to this by another author but can't remember their name. If you like fantasy/science fiction, I would recommend this book but not for the description above.

I did not like this book at all. I have never read any of the authors books and after reading this I don't think I will. I like the aspect of the psychics but it was just too much. Too much dialogue, too much going back and forth, too many characters. I was having a hard time remembering who was who. I think the description of the book made it sound great but the actual story was horrible.

The book description makes it sound like it's Tasha and John's story but it's not. In fact, it's like a completely different book. Every chapter feels like it's about somebody else (characters from previous books) and I had a challenging time remembering who was who. I kind of enjoyed the psychic aspects of the book, but the alien war didn't come across as believable. Way too much dialogue, very little action. Every conversation was trying to educate me on what had come before and it felt like way too much. I think this book was trying to wrap up a very long series (maybe too long?). I had a hard time suspending disbelief so often. I think it would have been a far better story if it had been as described.

I love all of Kay Hooper's books. I have been a big fan for a very long time. After reading Final Shadows I had mixed feelings about it. I did like it, it's just that it felt off from her other books. The writing style was the same as always. But the story line just felt different to me. I would still recommend Final Shadows to new readers though. I liked that the conflict in the story was resolved. I would have liked a little more story on the couple though. All in all Final Shadows is still a very good book by Kay Hooper.

I enjoyed this book as part of the on going series. I don't think it could be read if you hadn't read the others..While the synopsis make this book seem like it's about Tasha and Brodie, they weren't really the main characters, it was sort of a combination of a lot of characters from other stories, and some new. I don't know if i missed a book somewhere or just forgot what i read in the last of this series. But i did have the feeling while reading that i was missing something along the way..Also they did introduce a sort of new story line that sort of surprised me, because i don't remember it ever being brought up in any of the other books. So I plan to do a massive re-read. While i did have that feeling it was still a good book, and im hoping that there will be more in the team bishop/haven series..

I was interested in having an opportunity to pick up a Kay Hooper book even though it was part of an ongoing series. Hooper has high ratings across several of the series and the copy looked intriguing.. psychics & secrets? However, I found that Final Shadows doesn't work well as a standalone book. Lots of characters and vague references to past events, but yet? Slightly repetitive in ways that weren't helpful. I've put the book aside and perhaps when I have time in my reading life will pick up the series from the start *thank you to Penguin Random House First To Read program for an opportunity to read an advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review*


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