Shadow

Shadow

by Jenny Moss

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545036412
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,279,329
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author


Jenny Moss is a former NASA engineer who secretly wrote at night. She earned a master’s degree in literature, a job as an adjunct writing instructor, and is now a full-time writer. SHADOW is her second book. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her family.

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Shadow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
eabNM More than 1 year ago
Shadow's life is unbearable. Shut away from the sky, she spends her days in the chambers of a cruel and petulant young queen. She has no past, and only a small hope for the future. But...don't your favorite fairy tales always start in a place of very little hope? Moss spins her premise beautifully. Her writing is tight, her plot twists worthy of the darkest royal court, and her heroine conflicted and believable. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable escape into adventure, self discovery, and romance! Kersten Hamilton
EllzReadz More than 1 year ago
My thoughts...I adored this story. The story has a fairytale feel, complete with a queen, a knight, beautiful castles, and silk dresses. However, it surprised me with a dark side full of dungeons, dark secrets, betrayals and lies. The heroine Shadow, is just that, a Shadow to the beautiful queen. Queen Audrey treats Shadow very poorly, as do her ladies. Despite her situation, Shadow keeps her head held high and demands respect, even though it usually results in her punishment. Her character grew significantly as the book progressed. She became more bold and determined. Moss did a brilliant job of telling the story from the heroine's point of view, I got a really good sense of her character. The plot of the story flowed very smoothly and I had a very hard time putting it down. Although it is geared to very YA (ages 10 and up), I think readers of any age would find it enjoyable. The plot held mystery, a bit of romance, midieval action complete with swords, and magic. Moss did a very good job capturing that time period. The descriptions of the lands, the dialect and customs displayed by the characters allowed me to be part of their world. It was very well written. The cons...I am very hard-pressed to say anything negative about this book. Some readers may be able to predict the ending of the story, but if you are a fan of this type of fairy tale story, you won't mind a bit.
elnice on LibraryThing 23 days ago
My thoughts...I adored this story. The story has a fairytale feel, complete with a queen, a knight, beautiful castles, and silk dresses. However, it surprised me with a dark side full of dungeons, dark secrets, betrayals and lies. The heroine Shadow, is just that, a Shadow to the beautiful queen. Queen Audrey treats Shadow very poorly, as do her ladies. Despite her situation, Shadow keeps her head held high and demands respect, even though it usually results in her punishment. Her character grew significantly as the book progressed. She became more bold and determined. Moss did a brilliant job of telling the story from the heroine's point of view, I got a really good sense of her character. The plot of the story flowed very smoothly and I had a very hard time putting it down. Although it is geared to very YA (ages 10 and up), I think readers of any age would find it enjoyable. The plot held mystery, a bit of romance, midieval action complete with swords, and magic. Moss did a very good job capturing that time period. The descriptions of the lands, the dialect and customs displayed by the characters allowed me to be part of their world. It was very well written. The cons...I am very hard-pressed to say anything negative about this book. Some readers may be able to predict the ending of the story, but if you are a fan of this type of fairy tale story, you won't mind a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wish she would make a second book to this I think the second book would be as good as the first if she did I belive at the end it left a possibility for a second book to be made I mean isn't anyone else wondering what happened to stillman or to piers' father and what kind of hard ships they are going to go through with the torsans
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This book is very exiting and well written. Five stars from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good i luv it.? O does anyone no how to put ur name where it say anoymus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because of all of the good reviews but i have to say that it didnt live up to my expectations. To me it seemed rushed. One thing just happened after another which left me in the dust trying to figure out what happened. Also it was just too confusing with all of the chataters keeping secerts. However despite my review you may like it but my advice is to actally read the sample before rushing into it like I did or it will be a waste if money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read the book in school then i read it on my nook and i was like wow i can't believe how much i missed the first time i read it
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Not good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It has a twist in the end i was so stunned but i will not give it away. At some points i did nit like Sir Kenway but thought Ingen, Roe, Rowe, and Piers were very goid characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive awlys love books like this if you havent read it you should
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is am amazing book filled with action, adventure, a dash of comedy, and romance. It is a wonderful adventure and i would recommend this book for people 10+ because some parts can be a little scary or gruesome. Other than that i would recommend this to everyone who believes they are mature enough to handle a few parts which are a little scary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I already have the book, but i had to write... i absolutly adore the book!i finished it for the second time. A little predictable at times but definetly a great read. The kind of book you start at night for just a chapter but end up most of the night reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for light reading-interesting and is just a great book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book before. I suggest if you like romance, adventure, and more, I would read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best!!! I could'nt put it down, I can not wait to buy it!
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Taylor High More than 1 year ago
This book is a really good book. It has many different features. This book would be great for people who like suspense,kings,queens, sword fighting,mystery, and romance. This book has it all. I couldnt put this book down. I will definatley read this over and over.
_-_8D-_-_-Julia_-_- More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book but they should change the cover because it looks boring.
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