Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shadowshaper Review...

Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent. 

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra's near-comatose abuelo begins to say "No importa" over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep.... Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order's secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick's supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family's past, present, and future.


This is an interesting book.  It follows Sierra as she finds out her destiny.  Her family and friends have a secret and as they start deteriorating or disappearing she has to follow the few clues she has to save that secret.  Crazy friends, nobody wanting to answer her questions, and a single shadowshaper who doesn't know that much about it.  Can Sierra save the shadowshapers?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It had an amazing plot, with excellent  flow and pacing.  The characters were all fun, dynamic and full of life.  I even loved the dialect of the characters.  As they are all of Puerto Rican or similar decent so the dialect was different.  I found that if I read more than a few chapters at a time I starting slipping into that dialect in my speech and writing.  

So needless to say it took me a while to finish this book.  I loved absolutely every second of this book.  It introduced an interesting secret society of sorts and a unique group of characters.  I would love to hear more about the shadowshapers and these characters.  The author is fantastic and I would love to read more of his books as well.

5 ghostly stars!

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