Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher Series #2)

Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher Series #2)

by Daniel José Older


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Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher Series #2) by Daniel José Older

The stunning sequel to the New York Times bestseller Shadowshaper is daring, dazzling, defiant.

"A magical revolution on the page." -- Leigh Bardugo

"[Older] leaves us openmouthed and speechless, asking "What just happened to me?!" -- Jacqueline Woodson

Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light -- an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived.

Thrust into an ancient struggle with enemies old and new, Sierra and Shadowhouse are determined to win. Revolution is brewing in the real world as well, as the shadowshapers lead the fight against systems that oppress their community. To protect her family and friends in every sphere, Sierra must take down the Hound and master the Deck of Worlds . . . or risk losing them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545952828
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Series: Shadowshaper Cypher Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 144,606
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Daniel José Older has always loved monsters, whether historical, prehistorical, or imaginary. His debut series for young adults, the Shadowshaper Cypher, has earned starred reviews, the International Latino Book Award, and New York Times Notable Book and NPR Best Books of the Year picks, among other accolades. He has worked as a bike messenger, a waiter, a teacher, and was a New York City paramedic for ten years. Daniel splits his time between Brooklyn and New Orleans.

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From Shadowhouse Fall:

A guttural howl shattered the stillness of the night. Sierra froze and looked around. Her friends were still running. They hadn't heard it. The terrible sound trailed off, and in the stillness that followed, Sierra wondered if she'd heard it at all. Then it came again, louder this time, and Sierra dropped to her knees with shock. It was inside her, relentless and mournful.

She had to get that card.

She was up and running before the second howl finished. She bounded past her friends, the shadow spirits carrying her along like an impossible wind. They lifted her up and elongated each stride until she was fast-floating across the dark park. And then she was back at the small clearing where Mina had been standing just a few hours ago. Sierra's heart went into overdrive as she gaped at the empty spot of soil where the card had been.

"Make a circle facing outward," she called when she heard her friends arrive. "Get ready to 'shape. Something's coming."

They complied without a sound, and Sierra dropped to her knees and rustled some of the fallen leaves around, trying not to let the tremble she felt inside reach her fingertips. She grazed something stiffer than the crinkly leaves, grabbed it, and then let out a grateful sigh. "Got it!" she yelled.

"Good," Tee said. "Cuz whatever it is is here."

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