I’ve been a long-time fan of Robin McKinley, so I requested this new one through my Online Library and was excited when it became available days later. It is nice to know that the library requests can work and I wasn’t disappointed by the effort.
I hadn’t even heard about Shadows and since McKinley doesn’t often do sequels, you never really know what you are going to get. Unlike many of her books, Shadows doesn’t have a fairy-tale land setting. It is more like our present-day world, but after the invasion of magic and the resulting technology to deal with that magic.
Maggie is a 17 year old, in Newworld, where magic is now illegal. Her widowed mother meets and marries a new man, who creeps Maggie out. There is something wrong when she looks at him – extra shadows that seem to have a life of their own. Maggie’s world is soon turned on end as the truth of things is slowly revealed to her.
Read the rest of my review at Loopy Ker’s Life.