May 27, 2013

Review: The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.
Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.
As if she were his enemy.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .
In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won’t soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense. 
 This was a very good story! Most stories of displaced children lack the imagination that this story contains. Being a High School Junior is hard enough, add foster care & other realities and you have a really good storyline. The characters are dark and definitely different. This storyline has a lot of thought provoking elements tied together to form a dark alternate world. The Author really knows how to pull you in and keep the story engaging. I flew right through this one. The main character is an interesting young lady. I felt a certain connection with her adventurous personality. She is shy on the surface but likable & intriguing none the less. Her tight-nit group of friends are drawn to her and very protective. All in all I really liked this fantasy tale. It's unique storyline sets it apart from the others. Hope you like it too!
Publisher-Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the Publiher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!

1 comment:

  1. I like shy characters, because I can really connect with them :) And unique storylines are always great!



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