Into the Shadows

Into the Shadows

by Karly Kirkpatrick


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ISBN-13: 9781456341039
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 11/10/2010
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Karly Kirkpatrick lives in Elgin, Illinois with her husband and daughter. INTO THE SHADOWS is the first of many books to come. Find out more at Also check out DarkSide Publishing at to see more quality ebook releases. Coming in 2011, Anathema, a YA fantasy from Megg Jensen and Bloody Little Secrets, a YA paranormal romance from Karly Kirkpatrick.

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Into the Shadows 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BearsReadBR More than 1 year ago
Into the Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick was a deeply moving and emotional book. Set in America during the beginning of a new president’s term, Paivi Anderson having lived with strange powers all her life is now declared an Enemy of the State by the new president along with her family and anyone like them. The segregation and negativity that occurs makes this book almost like the Holocaust although this book is only realistic fiction and fantasy because this could never exactly happen. Almost the entire time I was reading this book I was so moved I was either crying, speechless, or just emotionally stunned because of the prejudice and cold demeanor towards the people who were different. Just like the Jewish people during the Holocaust, the EOS or Enemies of the State, were abused not just emotionally but sometimes physically. Paivi was emotionally bruised when people turned on her but it made it worse as people began bullying her. Also as with the Holocaust, there were people against this treatment of the EOS who were fighting for their rights which gave this book an inspirational quality at the parts of these small uprisings. I would highly recommend this book to most ages even though it is described as a Young Adult novel. This is one of the best books I have read in a while and I have read a lot of books over the summer. Into the Shadows is a great book with interesting characters, plot twists, interesting relations to past events, and a uniqueness that separates it from those events making it an amazing read.
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
Wow! And I do mean, WOW! This was a fabulous novel that sucked me in and made it impossible for me to set down until I'd read every word. Kirkpatrick is a phenomenal writer and she blew me away with her debut novel Into the Shadows! I was on pins and needles throughout most of the book, worried about Paivi and her family-the similarities between this novel and the Red Scare were chilling. Part of the reason I love this novel so much is because it has aspects of our history intermingled within it. As it's a YA novel, it helps remind young people about the atrocities our own country, and many others, have committed when scared-such as stripping people of their human rights, arresting them without providence, ruining careers/lives due to paranoia, and forcing people to wear badges identifying themselves as enemies of the state. This is a very real offence that has happened in many countries, and Kirkpatrick does a phenomenal job showing the reader the errors of our past through this fictitious novel, while also making it very clear that human panic and the mob mentality can easily overtake a nation; it could easily happen again if we aren't careful. What happens to Paivi and her family is atrocious, but so captivating that you will not be able to put the novel down. Instead of looking at communism or ethnicity, this novel looks at the war on terror, rounding up those believed to be aiding terrorists and blacklisting them as the country runs scared-stripping them of all their human rights, though no evidence if available to convict. But, in actuality, it seems those blacklisted by fictional Senator Stevens have been declared enemies of the state solely because they have special abilities, such as being able to see the future, like Paivi and her parents, or being able to read minds, like Christian. This novel drudged up many feelings for me, in terms of the atrocities of the Holocaust, which started off with Jews being forced to wear badges (like Paivi, her family, and everyone else blacklisted as enemies of the state). This made me nervous, and angry, as I read, especially since we all know that the Holocaust rapidly became much worse than only having to wear badges. As the story progresses, Into the Shadows begins to show how much worse it can get, and though it does end abruptly, leaving the reader antsy for more, I can only imagine that the sequel, hopefully releasing late this summer, will go further into its scary similarities of the Holocaust and the Red Scare. It can only get much, much worse for Paivi and her family before it begins to get better. I LOVE this story, and cannot wait for the sequel. I highly suggest picking up this novel! Five stars!
MacJew More than 1 year ago
In her first book, Karly Kirkpatrick creates a character, Paivi Anderson, who has the gift of foresight. Not exactly original. However, the idea that the gift is hereditary is at least a twist. Ms. Kirkpatrick weaves a story that is quick paced and hard to put down. Much like the best Hollywood Action-Adventure films, this book flies by, and you forget about the flaws. After the first fifty pages, then the book folds you in its grasp, never letting go, a non-stop rollercoaster. Although the book is written for the Young Adult audience, this is one that can easily be enjoyed by all age groups. Perhaps the best thing that can be said about this book is that the writing just flows naturally. It's not powdered with unnecessary prose to flower to the story. The book is written to be enjoyed, and that should be good enough for anyone.