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Shadows Cast By Stars - Catherine Knutsson
Shadows Cast By Stars
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Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect... show more
Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world.     Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe—government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors—and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader’s son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument....     Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781442401914 (1442401915)
Publisher: Atheneum
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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The Indigo Shelf
The Indigo Shelf rated it
4.0 Review of Shadow Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson
Shadows Cast by Stars was a brilliant young adult book. Knutsson’s writing was captivating; you could tell her original story came from her heart. I believed it was going to be my favorite book until I got to the final quarter of the book. The world building and feelings were going along so great an...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 Shadows Cast by Stars
In places this book reminded me both of Ash by Malinda Lo and The Diviners by Libba Bray. It's slow going at times, and gets a little repetitive occasionally, but overall the plot wasn't terrible. Debbie Reese took the time to write a post pointing out issues with the portrayal of the Metis in the b...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it
2.0 Shadows Cast by Stars
I expected an action-packed, fast-paced adventure, with incorporated elements of Native American mythology...I got a book filled with uninteresting introspection and a whole lot of boredom.Shadows Cast By Stars is more of a self-exploration book, a rite-of-passage for the main character than it is a...
Bibliophilic Monologues
Bibliophilic Monologues rated it
4.0 Shadows Cast by Stars
This will be an interesting review to write simply because I have such conflicting feelings about this novel. I gave it four stars but really, that is no reflection at all on how I actually really feel about it so read on and I might be able to articulate myself. I read the ARC version of the novel ...
Boxes of Paper
Boxes of Paper rated it
4.0 Shadows Cast by Stars
N.B.: The author and I were once in a critique group together. This means that while I was predisposed to like her book, I'm also likely to hold her writing to high standards. Advanced Reader Copy provided by Simon & Schuster. One of my favourite young adult genres is the dystopian novel, from Lo...
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