Thursday, April 30
Book Review: Shadow
Author: Amanda Sun
Pages: Ebook 77
Summary: Meet two teens whose worlds are about to change forever in this paranormal Young Adult novella, a prequel to Ink by debut author Amanda Sun…
Katie Greene’s worst nightmare comes true when her mother dies, and she’s devastated to learn that she will have to leave the only home she’s ever known. Desperate to find where she belongs, she must decide if she has what it takes to start a new life across the ocean. For Yuu Tomohiro, every day is a nightmare. He struggles to control his strange ability, and keeps everyone at a distance so they won’t get hurt—even his girlfriend, Myu. At night, a shadow haunts his dreams, and a mysterious woman torments him with omens of death and destruction. But these haunting premonitions are only the beginning…
My Rating: 7/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed the short story, it was a very good lead into the first book and helped build some character development around Tomohiro and Katie.
It's a quick read, and while I don't think it's necessary to read this one before Ink, it does help bridge a few plot points together and gives you a better understanding on who the characters are and opens up the book on what's to come - basically it gives the first book added depth. Overall, a good short story.
Would I recommend it to read: I would. I'm not sure if it's best to read the first book first and go back to this prequel like I did, or read this then the series in the proper order. But, it does help add some development to the characters in the story.
What to read next: Ink, Rain (Books one and two in the series)
Challenges: 100+ Books challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 8th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, EBook Challenge, Ultimate Canadian Book Challenge