Posted in Fantasy/ Paranormal, Romance, YA Fiction

Review: Minutes Before Sunset

This is huge!  A couple weeks ago, the author (Shannon A. Thompson) contacted me and asked if I could review her book. I’m still very excited when I think of it. Keep coming back because soon I will post an interview that I will have with Ms.Thompson herself. A shout out thanks to her for giving me this opportunity! 🙂

~ Tori

Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy, #1)
Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy, #1)

Paperback, 247 pages

Published May 1st 2013 by AEC Stellar Publishing (first published April 28th 2013)
Original Title Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy, #1)
ISBN13 9780615788128
Edition Language English


iterary Awards

Goodreads Book of the Month


Two destinies. One death.

Eric has less than a year left before his fated battle when he meets her. She’s a shade like him, but separated from the Dark – and with more power than she should have. And he can’t stay away.

Jessica is new to town and desperate to figure out who, or what, her birth parents were. But she can’t find them without overcoming Eric, and she won’t let him stop her.

‘Minutes Before Sunset’ happens through the minds of two young adults as they struggle to survive their paranormal realities and find balance in their human lives.


The summary alone had me hooked. Once I started reading it, I just couldn’t put it down. It has a unique storyline with plot twists and it beats a few stereotypes. For example, the good side is ‘dark’ and the bad side is ‘light’. The characters were fun to read about and fairly easy to relate to at some points.Eric’s relationship with his step brother, for example, reminds me of the one between my sister and I. I loved how the book was in both Eric’s and Jessica’s point of view. I must say, the beginning was confusing, but it just made me want to read it more. Throughout the whole book, it kept me guessing and kept me on my toes. My favorite character is probably Eric. From a young age, he was told he had to save his people from the light, and later finds out that he’d been lied to, or at least not told the whole truth. Not only that, he had to go through normal teenage insecurities and confusion from his own feelings. All in all, I loved the book, I really want to read the rest of the series now and I highly recommend it.

Only disappointment, is that I don’t have the next book in the series yet. 😉

Favorite Quote:

“I ignored the reality of impending danger and replaced it with the comforting notion of significance.”



Hi, my name is Victoria. Follow this blog, as I write about book reviews, ramblings and musings. Looking forward to connecting and getting to know you.

4 thoughts on “Review: Minutes Before Sunset

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s