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Jen Minkman (1978) was born in the Netherlands and lived in Austria, Belgium and the UK during her studies. She learned how to read at the age of three and has never stopped reading since. Her favourite books to read are (YA) paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and romance, and this is reflected in the stories she writes. In her home country, she is a trade-published author of paranormal romance and chicklit. Across the border, she is a self-published author of poetry, paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. So far, her books are available in English, Dutch, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Afrikaans.
She currently resides in The Hague where she works and lives with her husband and two noisy zebra finches.
on March 17, 2013 :
All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation, so she joins her brother Ben for the summer in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben's childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. Josh turns out to suddenly be a hot guy, and Hannah starts feeling more for him than just friendship. But then. a few nights after meeting Josh, Hannah has strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows who are after her. Not just that, but Josh is also in these weird dreams.
I read a lot of books in this genre, but this has got to be one of the most original stories I've come across in a long time. It starts out a bit generic, but then things start to get interesting. The author has clearly done SO much research in order to make the world of the Navajo believable in this book, it is amazing. I loved the romance in this book, but also the rich history and sense of spirituality in the story. Shadow of Time has interesting and relatable characters, a gripping mystery, and a wealth of information about the Navajos and Native Americans. Don't miss this book if you like paranormal romance, get it NOW!
(reviewed the day of purchase)