Casting Shadows Everywhere



[KINDLE] ❃ Casting Shadows Everywhere By L.T. Vargus – E17streets4all.co.uk In his own words, year old Jake is a huge pussy He flinches Always He s too timid to make a move on Beth, the buxom girl of his dreams, and too busy getting face slammed into lockers by bullies to do In his own words,year old Jake is a huge pussy He flinches Always He s too timid to make a move on Beth, the buxom girl of his dreams, and too busy getting face slammed into lockers by bullies to do much else He seeks the guidance of the biggest badass he knows, his cousin NickNick is a professional burglar and makes Jake his apprentice They stalk suburban neighborhoods night after night, Casting Shadows ePUB Æ ransacking houses for jewelry and sweet valuables Nick teaches Jake the finer points of breaking and entering along with his dark philosophy that there is no right or wrong in the world, just a series of events that happen without meaningAt first, adopting Nick s callous worldview helps Jake get over his fears and confront his tormentors, but he also unleashes an aggression in himself he never thought possible And as he learns about his cousin, he realizes that Nick s crimes go way beyond burglaryIn the end, Jake must face not only the monster in his cousin but also the one in his own heart.Casting Shadows Everywhere

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader his cousin NickNick is a professional burglar and makes Jake his apprentice They stalk suburban neighborhoods night after night, Casting Shadows ePUB Æ ransacking houses for jewelry and sweet valuables Nick teaches Jake the finer points of breaking and entering along with his dark philosophy that there is no right or wrong in the world, just a series of events that happen without meaningAt first, adopting Nick s callous worldview helps Jake get over his fears and confront his tormentors, but he also unleashes an aggression in himself he never thought possible And as he learns about his cousin, he realizes that Nick s crimes go way beyond burglaryIn the end, Jake must face not only the monster in his cousin but also the one in his own heart."/>
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Casting Shadows Everywhere
  • L.T. Vargus
  • English
  • 14 September 2019
  • 1490329951

10 thoughts on “Casting Shadows Everywhere

  1. says:

    Casting Shadows Everywhere L.T Vargus Fifteen year old Jake is an outcast Picked on by his peers and lacking in self esteem He has a major crush on a beautiful girl named Beth, she is his dream girl, the one that boys like him can never have.Jake s older cousin Nick is the opposite He is a professional burglar with a bad attitude and the theory that there is no right or wrong in the world, things just happen Nick is quick to take Jake under his wing and teach him his criminal trade.Jake Casting Shadows Everywhere L.T Vargus Fifteen year old Jake is an outcast Picked on by his peers and lacking in self esteem He has a major crush on a beautiful girl named Beth, she is his dream girl, the one that boys like him can never have.Jake s older cousin Nick is the opposite He is a professional burglar with a bad attitude and the theory that there is no right or wrong in the world, things just happen Nick is quick to take Jake under his wing and teach him his criminal trade.Jake eagerly wants the acceptance and his new role in Nicks life does help boost Jakes self esteem But soon he starts to question himself and his cousin, and he wonders if there is something sinister that motivates Nick to do what he does, and as Jake gets closer to the truth he may not like what he finds out.A fast paced read, with some laugh out loud moments, a lot of teen age reality and criminal intents I would recommend to YA readers as well as adults I would love to readby L.T Vargus

  2. says:

    Great story Both surprising and clever.Casting Shadows Everywhere is a story that takes the form of a journal The narrator is a 15 year old boy called Jake The opening scene captures an early memory Jake has of his Cousin Nick rescuing him from a bully by nearly choking his attacker to death, a frightening start to a story I entered into without having read the description or any reviews or ratings Yes, I went into this one blindly, didn t even know what genre the book was I do remember jum Great story Both surprising and clever.Casting Shadows Everywhere is a story that takes the form of a journal The narrator is a 15 year old boy called Jake The opening scene captures an early memory Jake has of his Cousin Nick rescuing him from a bully by nearly choking his attacker to death, a frightening start to a story I entered into without having read the description or any reviews or ratings Yes, I went into this one blindly, didn t even know what genre the book was I do remember jumping over to Smashwords to pick up a copy when the author posted a free coupon on a message board, months ago I m always up for a freebee, after all Anyway, I blindly got my copy, forgot about getting it for a few months and then, coming off a slew of YA fiction, vampires, and romance, came across this one again The catchy red and black cover, featuring a long shadow, stood out, though the title gave me few clues to what I was in for So, all that being said, my verdict is this wow I love this story It combines psychology, thrills, coming of age, and humor into a package that just works Random asides, musings, wonderings, and sometimes even nonsense pepper the work, as someone would do in a personal journal I loved every one The parting entry, in particular, left me in tears from laughing so hard, but humor is only one element of the package Jake, the perpetual victim, wants to stand up for himself, but always finds himself backing down He likes a girl called Beth, but lacks the confidence to connect with her Overall, he s a pushover, and he knows it He hates it Then one day his Cousin Nick offers to give him lessons in confidence Dangerous lessons Despite misgivings, Jake keeps coming back, enraptured by the thrill of life and confidence they inspire He finally stands up for himself, becomes friends with Beth, and learns to believe in himself Watching Jake gain confidence, I found myself both cheering him on and worrying about the direction he was taking His cousin, despite being his rescuer and role model, is amoral, violent and downright scary Jake s outlook continues to darken and draws you in deeper and deeper into the shadows with him, all building up to one of the most memorable climactic moments I ve ever read I was utterly in shock, mouth hanging open, literally as in the correct usage of that word I couldn t believe what I was reading, and I couldn t stop I had to know what happened, even though I dreaded what seemed the inevitable conclusion.Overall, I d say this is a must read for anyone who loves a good psychological thriller with an edge of humor, all delivered in a realistic package It s not the type of book I normally read, but I loved it It s been several days since I finished it, and I still find myself musing over it

  3. says:

    I couldn t put this book down I mean, I couldn t put my phone down while I was reading it on the Kindle for Android I found out about L.T Vargus by chance on Twitter, tried the free sample and was immediately hooked I see that some reviewers think this book has a slow start AU CONTRAIRE I was addicted instantly I mean, come on This is a fantastic opening paragraph, catnip for thriller lovers Killing someone is a lot harder than you d imagine Physically harder, I mean On TV a guy s I couldn t put this book down I mean, I couldn t put my phone down while I was reading it on the Kindle for Android I found out about L.T Vargus by chance on Twitter, tried the free sample and was immediately hooked I see that some reviewers think this book has a slow start AU CONTRAIRE I was addicted instantly I mean, come on This is a fantastic opening paragraph, catnip for thriller lovers Killing someone is a lot harder than you d imagine Physically harder, I mean On TV a guy strangles someone for like 5 seconds and the body slumps to the ground in a heap of dead just like that In real life, it takes so long you wouldn t believe it See, I saw someone get strangled when I was 9 How could you NOT keep reading L.T Vargus makes you root for the relatively passive main character of Jake who gets sucked into crime and nastiness by his sociopathic cousin even when he s at his worst and least admirable Her language is vivid tight pants on a man are described as smuggling plums , her voice is unique and FUNNY, despite the dark content and I m a new fan

  4. says:

    Young Adult , the author labels it But I m not going to be buying Casting Shadows Everywhere for any 14 year old I know this Christmas The story creeps and tiptoes into dark, scary places where there ain t no right or wrong and reality is the only true nightmare It s a dead eyed view of morality No role models here No happy endings.But what a beginning for L.T Vargus For me, this is the debut novel of the year.Jake is a gangling, angst ridden 15 year old who knows he s a pussy, one Young Adult , the author labels it But I m not going to be buying Casting Shadows Everywhere for any 14 year old I know this Christmas The story creeps and tiptoes into dark, scary places where there ain t no right or wrong and reality is the only true nightmare It s a dead eyed view of morality No role models here No happy endings.But what a beginning for L.T Vargus For me, this is the debut novel of the year.Jake is a gangling, angst ridden 15 year old who knows he s a pussy, one of life s victims If there s a bully on the scene, it s Jake that gets picked on He knows he ll never have any luck with girls, not even Beth, who doesn t tune out when he starts talking about video games What Jake needs is someone to help him stand up for himself What he gets is big cousin Nick.Under Nick s expert tutelage, Jake gets practical lessons in street crime Starting with shoplifting Gelly Roll Stardust Bold Galaxy pens , moving onto house breaking and beyond.But Nick s a philosophical hoodlum each lesson reinforces his nihilistic beliefsNone of it means nothin There is just things that happen When we drop bombs on people, that is good When other people drop bombs on us or blow shit up, that is evil It s all a joke It ain t real Does it work Hell yes The act of crime shows Jake that anything really is possible, makes him feel alive as a man can feel He starts beating up on the bullies He gets to date Beth even though he still agonizes about whether to sit next to her or across the table at Pasta Pasta Things are looking up.The whole story s told through Jake s journal, and Vargus does an outstanding job of capturing the authentic tone, style, nuances of a smart, streetwise 15 year old Never once does she falter or step out of character Sometimes there s inspired imagery, but the words are always Jake s not some third party author sWe were silent for a moment, the sky blackening around us like burnt chicken skin Impressive too was the story construction No formula narrative, this Vargus is happy to let the diary meander through apparently unrelated episodes and experiences lessons from Jake s psychology class, hanging out with the semi autistic kid, descriptions of dreams and it s only as the story ends that we realize every little patch has been expertly quilted together.What I ll remember most, though, was the challenge to my comfortable moral assumptions Like Jake, I know it s all wrong, but Vargus gets me to sense the thrill of living on the dark side I found myself nodding along with some of Nick s perverse logic Can I agree with Jake s summary towards the end modified to comply with review guidelinesLife is way too f short, so leap straight for the goddamn jugular while you ve got the chance, I say I don t know

  5. says:

    This book felt to me as if it had shades of both Fight Club, and the Basketball Diaries.The story, while divided into chapters, is written as if it were diary entries, but without the dates As you read the book, it starts of slow, with the main character, Jake wanting to change his life and be less of a pussy.As I read through the beginning, I becameandenraptured with Jake s life wanting to know what odd lesson he was going to learn next Towards the end there were three big plot This book felt to me as if it had shades of both Fight Club, and the Basketball Diaries.The story, while divided into chapters, is written as if it were diary entries, but without the dates As you read the book, it starts of slow, with the main character, Jake wanting to change his life and be less of a pussy.As I read through the beginning, I becameandenraptured with Jake s life wanting to know what odd lesson he was going to learn next Towards the end there were three big plot twists that left me with my mouth hanging open, not really believing what I had read Each one topped the one before it.I was impressed with the author at conveying the journal Boys keep journals, not diaries, right of an articulate fifteen year old boy The thoughts and writings seemed age appropriate I could easy believe that I was reading something from a fifteen year old s point of view Something that some writers aren t able to capture I wouldn t necessarily consider this a young adult book, due to some of the language and content though.My main genres of reading tend toward science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal I am glad I made this diversion though, as I enjoyed the read

  6. says:

    Amazing novel in the form of a teenage boy s diary I don t know whether the author is very young, but she succeeded to give to Jake, her MC, a very realistic teenage voice The diary too feels real This is full of this kind of things a teenager would write in his her diary with a mix of questions about the meaning of life And this is not dull at all Since Jake is trained to become a thief by his cousin Nick, there is a little suspense too His thinking about life or people often made me smil Amazing novel in the form of a teenage boy s diary I don t know whether the author is very young, but she succeeded to give to Jake, her MC, a very realistic teenage voice The diary too feels real This is full of this kind of things a teenager would write in his her diary with a mix of questions about the meaning of life And this is not dull at all Since Jake is trained to become a thief by his cousin Nick, there is a little suspense too His thinking about life or people often made me smile or laugh.Sometimes, it s as if Jake is chatting with us He stops writing because he gets a phone call from his mother And when he gets back on writing, he comments the call in his diary Or he has to take a leak When he continues his story, he types Back Then he goes on with the account of his adventures of the day or with his reflections on life He tells us his dreams and nightmares too and what he finds interesting in his psychology courses It could have been like a patchwork of petty events and thoughts, but everything is linked together by these philosophical or sociological thoughts I loved it

  7. says:

    15 year old Jake is searching for meaning, control, and a role model in his life He doesn t have much to choose from In his rambling, slang filled journal entries he considers how he s always been a victim and begins to learn from his sociopathic older cousin, Nick, how to be less of a pussy As he s drawn into Nick s criminal enterprise, he learns confidence but also loses empathy Jake s a pretty smart kid It s interesting how he goes from a profanity laden rant to philosophic musings in 15 year old Jake is searching for meaning, control, and a role model in his life He doesn t have much to choose from In his rambling, slang filled journal entries he considers how he s always been a victim and begins to learn from his sociopathic older cousin, Nick, how to be less of a pussy As he s drawn into Nick s criminal enterprise, he learns confidence but also loses empathy Jake s a pretty smart kid It s interesting how he goes from a profanity laden rant to philosophic musings in the space of a paragraph The author has really captured the stream of consciousness, nearly conversational way of speaking and thinking of this lower class teenager Jake s a character study and an exploration on socio economics and personal growth, but this isn t your average coming of age tale I wouldn t recommend it for teen readers for fear they d over identify with Jake and emulate his behavior The story builds with suspense, and a maternal reader really begins to fear for the protagonist A fake out near the end is almost too much, but it s reigned back in satisfactorily Overall, this is not my usual genre, but I enjoyed the peek into a different kind of story

  8. says:

    That was a quick read and weird as hell I might have skipped about 15 pages in total There was so many different things yet none to the story I don t know So, your man Jake, has been bullied all his life His dad is gone, his older cousin Nick becomes his role model well. a role model in stealing but he s also a bit of an enigma, because he only reads non fiction and I think, in the end, the reality of what the world really is just turned him into who he was Smart, but brut That was a quick read and weird as hell I might have skipped about 15 pages in total There was so many different things yet none to the story I don t know So, your man Jake, has been bullied all his life His dad is gone, his older cousin Nick becomes his role model well. a role model in stealing but he s also a bit of an enigma, because he only reads non fiction and I think, in the end, the reality of what the world really is just turned him into who he was Smart, but brutal Then there s Beth Yeah, there s always a girl We stop on some school drama, popular girl hierarchy.There s snippets of psychology Got properly schooled even though I knew most of that stuff it seemed like the writer wanted to seem smart and put those snippets in there To use their intelligence and knowledge No bad in that It s all good knowledge Parts where I read about Jake s dreams I read it, but I pushed myself to finish Yet it was kind of interesting, too Confused

  9. says:

    Surprisingly decent for what it was, that is a Portrait of Sociopath as a Young Man sort of thing Only not quite, because either for personal reasons or in keeping with a YA line of books with morals the authors actually do a 180 toward the end with the always lameand then he woke up Up until that point the story is consistent and consistently good, even after that point the morality is handed down pretty reasonably, it s just the pivot point is so terribly trite and unoriginal Still thoug Surprisingly decent for what it was, that is a Portrait of Sociopath as a Young Man sort of thing Only not quite, because either for personal reasons or in keeping with a YA line of books with morals the authors actually do a 180 toward the end with the always lameand then he woke up Up until that point the story is consistent and consistently good, even after that point the morality is handed down pretty reasonably, it s just the pivot point is so terribly trite and unoriginal Still though this story of a smart teen loner getting mentored into a sociopathic nihilistic way of life was well written and entertaining The moral obviously being that sociopathic nihilism isn t the way to go Pretty fun read and a good introduction to new authors who, excitingly enough, have moved on to adult geared literature

  10. says:

    Holy crap The main character s voice hooked me right away with a weird blend of funny, detached and dark I laughed out loud a few times and got creeped out at others Early on the action was pretty light and amusing, but by the end there were some really intense, suspenseful scenes that had me teetering on the edge of my toilet seat So yeah, it was rad.

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