Monday, June 10, 2013

Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe

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Shadow Breakers 
(Shadow Runners #1)
by Daniel Blythe 
256 pages
NetGalley- Chicken House
January 1st 2013

Book Jacket Summary
Can she escape the shadows and face the truth before the darkness destroys her?
"If the enemy is a fire, the evil is its shadow, flickering upon the wall."
"That's very poetic, Miss Bellini. I just wish I knew what it meant."
Miranda's new home is a dull seaside town at the edge of the world, the sort of forgotten place where nothing ever happens. Until something does. Something strange and sinister. With her schoolteacher and her classmates, who might be more clued in than they let on, Miranda sets out to uncover the mystery. Her bravery borders on recklessness. She thinks she's chasing shadows, tortured spirits from centuries past, but could true darkness lie within? With a mixture of science and magic, Miranda's got to figure out how to break and banish the evil before it destroys her.

An electrifying paranormal thriller that will have readers guessing till the end!

My Thoughts
Miranda, Jade, Josh, Cal, Miss Bellini. Ollie, Lyssa, Firecroft Bay
  This tween fantasy is a fast read and a fun ride. Miranda is the new girl in Firecroft Bay and seems to be on the wrong side of a group of supernatural hunters. Her new friend Jade calls them freaks and Miranda tends to agree until her own dreams of an evil shadow seems to be haunting her real life. When she sneaks into the supernatural club's base Miranda finds that she may have more in common with the group than she original thought.
I really liked Miranda and Jade plus the other side characters. Jade is not well liked because of her gypsy background and her set apart ways. I also really liked Ollie, even though he is not in the story a lot. His sense of calm and ability to just let Miranda talk to him without judgement really made a connection.
I enjoyed this one and will be checking out the next book in the Shadow Runner's series. Especially because it is set in an English town. The setting of the town really made it another character.

Book Pairings
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet 
The Mapmaker and the Ghost by Sarvenaz Tash


1 comment:

  1. Well, KAREN
    the first thing i noticed is that I LOVE the cover
    it is so pretty and so detailed LOVEEEE it!
    And the idea is pretty awesome too
    GREAT review
    Your reader,


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