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Shadows - Robin McKinley
Shadows
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A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning author of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, as well as the classic titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindle’s End, Pegasus and Sunshine   Maggie knows something’s off about... show more
A compelling and inventive novel set in a world where science and magic are at odds, by Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning author of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, as well as the classic titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindle’s End, Pegasus and Sunshine   Maggie knows something’s off about Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggie’s great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.   Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. He’s from Oldworld too—and he’s heard of Maggie’s stepfather, and has a guess about Val’s shadows. Maggie doesn’t want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.   In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie’s discovering the world will need both to survive.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399165795 (0399165797)
ASIN: 399165797
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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Tammie's Reading Reviews
Tammie's Reading Reviews rated it
2.0 Shadows
I don't like giving up on books, but after getting well over a third of the way through Shadows I'm still not feeling it. It's not what I was expecting. Someone compared it to McKinley's book Sunshine, which I really liked, so I guess I was expecting something like that. My mind keeps wandering and ...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 It's that time again...
Prenna is a teenager who chafes at the rules. Not the normal rules: the 12 rules instituted by the Community to hide the fact that she, her mother, and everyone she loves are from the future; a place in which a blood plague kills, the climate is out of control, and food is scarce. Her brilliant and ...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it
2.0 Disappointing
In my youth, I have read and loved all of Robin McKinley's fantasies. Therefore, it is with a considerable amount of disappointment that I have to admit that I wish she had stuck to that genre after reading this book. Shadows provided me with little enjoyment. This could be considered fantasy, but i...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
1.0 Shadows
I had not read any of McKinley's books prior to picking up Shadows, but I heard great things about her writing so I was genuinely looking forward to this book. Unfortunately I was left unimpressed and bored. I do not know whether all of McKinley's books feature a MC with a stream of consciousness (a...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 Shadows
Shadows is Robin McKinley’s latest entry into the fantasy genre she’s worked in for over 20 years. For those familiar only with her earliest work—Beauty and The Hero and the Crown—this is something of a departure. Shadows moves far more quickly than the earlier work, probably to meet the demands of ...
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