Sunday, May 18, 2014

In the Shadows by Kiersten White

In the Shadows

In the Shadows by Kiersten White is a breath of fresh air this year.  Told in both text and illustrations it is a story of untold evil, mixed with a little Faust and Dorian Gray.  The lives of 5 young people merge when the curse that their family has been involved in finally catches up to them.  You see there is a blood debt owed by each of their families and until they can figure it out none of them are safe.  With an eerie boarder who won’t keep is distance, a witch that lives next door who seems oddly nice to be one of the bad guys, and odd connections this story is sure to keep readers in suspense.  The illustrations tend to be confusing at first until you realize that they tell the story of one particular character and that it does not run linear to everything that is being told through the text.  

*Illustrated by: Jim Di Bartolo

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