Okay, so, first, my confession. You may notice this is my second post marked book #30. ( Read more...Collapse )Shadowshaper
is an amazing book, one of the best I've read for this project. The protagonist, Sierra, is a teenage Carribbean-American girl. It's so lyrical, and really different than anything else I'd read so far. (It does remind me of a great book I read before I started the project, Gabi: A Girl In Pieces
by Isabel Quintero.) I had read 20-30 pages of Half-Resurrection Blues
by the same author but it didn't really grab me. This book, however, was amazing from page 1. So amazing that I'm considering giving Older another try with Salsa Nocturne
, which is a collection of short pieces.
This book is short, partly due to its status as a YA novel. It's just come out this year. It does include some fantasy elements and there is some violence. I enjoyed everything about it. For the full review, look here