Concealed in the Shadows

Concealed in the Shadows

by Gabrielle Arrowsmith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989470100
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 05/17/2013
Series: Concealed in the Shadows Series
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gabrielle Arrowsmith was born to her loving parents on August 16th, 1988. She grew up in the small town of Ham Lake, MN enjoying soccer, school, and adventuresome play with her brother and cousins.

As she grew older, her desire to write led her to fill many diaries and notebooks with her thoughts, poems, stories, and scripts. Her other childhood hobbies included reading, playing soccer, acting, and playing piano.

Gabrielle recalls high school as the time when she first believed in the worth of her writing. Her AP Language and Literature course both challenged and celebrated her craft. She aimed for perfection in this course, but only so much as to allow time for her other college-level courses, soccer, track, NHS, and school plays. She graduated in 2006, earning Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction recognition and the Triple A Award for outstanding performance in academics, athletics, and arts.

In 2009, Gabrielle graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. She played collegiate soccer for the Saints, held work-study positions, acted in theater productions, and volunteered often.

Gabrielle is currently teaching and pursuing her passion for storytelling through writing and acting. She enjoys reading, playing and coaching soccer, and spending time with family, friends, and her adorable pets!

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Concealed in the Shadows 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
GinsBookNotes More than 1 year ago
Original review posted on Gin's Book Notes (GinsBookNotes  .com) Concealed in the Shadows is a young adult dystopian story that begins in the year, 2033; the year that our main character, Sydney Harter, turns 18 and is legally able to petition the court for custody of her 14 year old sister, Evvie. The future world that the author creates is controlled by technology and was established by a 2015 population bill that disunited the United States and split it into counties and sectors. The proposed purpose of this reformation is to save the world from destruction by controlling the population and how they interact with the environment and each other. Terrible restrictions and laws are put into place and very quickly the basic concept of humanity is lost. The beginning of the story was a little slow for me. It is a lot of backstory for Sydney and the world she is living in and it didn’t really grab me until chapter ten. Once I hit that point I was reading every chance I had to see what would happen next. I enjoyed that there were several surprise moments in the story; some big things happened that I didn’t see coming at all.  There were a few moments when my eyes became a little misty and there were several times that I had to stop reading and think about the consequences of the world that Gabrielle Arrowsmith had created. By the end of the book I was fully vested in the lives of Sydney and Evvie Harter and the people they connected with throughout the story. I would have loved a happy ending for them but as with all first books in a series that story is yet to come. Yes, I’m an eternal optimist; I chose to believe that by the end of this series their story will end on a “and they lived happily ever after” note.  So, to summarize. I really liked Concealed in the Shadows and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. There is a lot of action, emotion, and mystery in this book, a tiny hint at a possible future romance. I found the overall message to be one of hope, sacrifice, and perseverance. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
MQuire More than 1 year ago
Concealed in the Shadows is an awesome ride in a dystopian society where the population of the United States has been divided into county communities. It doesn't sound like a big deal until you find out that all rural communities have been disbanded and the residents forced to move to the county community where they are assigned. If you are unfortunate enough to be separated from family at the time of assignment, it is just your loss as you are permitted to move. The citizens are microchipped and the use of computer tablets are the only way to become educated. As far as socializing goes, most citizens could not care less. If they can't do it on their tablet, they don't seem interested to do it. This novel also has a very unique angle on the solution for population control. There are "parenting years" that the government keeps count of and a euthanasia law enforced when a person turns sixty years of age. Concealed in the Shadows is a very riveting tale and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. I stayed up all night reading it. Sydney is a relatable character and her love for her sister, Evvie, is one of the best elements of the story, while action keeps it interesting. I would recommend this book to readers ages 13-16. It contains a lot of action, fighting, injury, and death and has one mile kissing episode.
KendallGirlGeek More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book!!! If you love the hunger games and Divergent this is for you. Great series, fantastic story line and awesome cast. Love the main heroin.
kristys_reviews1 More than 1 year ago
Could you wonder what it would be like to have your every move monitored by a chip and tablet? Or you could wonder what you would do if your life ended at the age of 60 regardless of health because your government decided that anyone over the age of 60 is a drain on the economy? This is the life that Sydney has lived. Having lost both her parents at an early age, Sydney has decided that she wants to be the caretaker for her little sister Evvie when she turns 18. She is eventually granted that request. After gaining guardianship for her sister, Sydney and Evvie's life take a dramatic turn. As she was getting used to having her sister back in her life, Sydney gets taken and told that she has been watched for a long time... Concealed in the Shadows takes a turn in the story that I was not expecting. I could not put the book down! This was an exciting read and I enjoyed every page of it. I can't wait for more books by Gabrielle Arrowsmith!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out with not so sure if this was a good selection. It wad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely written, and I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of drags
RebeccaWF More than 1 year ago
Arrowsmith has a spectacular command of dialogue, making the characters feel *real*. This ebook kept me reading long past my bedtime, and I look forward to reading the sequel. 
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I have always LOVED every dystopian novel, from Fahrenheit 451 to the futuristic book Ender's Game, and it doesn't stop with the new inclusions of The Hunger Games series and now Concealed in the Shadows! When I first heard about this book I knew I was going to like it.  Concealed in the Shadows tells a story of an older sister, Sydney, who lives in a future society of the former United States of America that is overly controlled by the new high-tech government. She was born at the start of the push of technology and yearns for her and her younger sister, Evvie, to live outside of the boundaries they are restricted to. She is loyal to her sister and will do anything to give her a better life, even if it means sacrificing her own freedom!  Gabrielle Arrowsmith does a phenomenal job pulling you in with the intense detail to how the main character feels with every decision that is pressing on her. I felt myself getting nervous and stressed whenever the main character was nervous and stressed, and empathetic with the hardships.  I can NOT wait to read the next book when it is released and will always be looking for books by Gabrielle Arrowsmith in the future given that this was her FIRST one! WOW! I'll just have to read it again while I wait...