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Shadowshaper - Daniel José Older
Shadowshaper
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Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her... show more
Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world.

Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on.

With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.

Full of a joyful, defiant spirit and writing as luscious as a Brooklyn summer night, Shadowshaper introduces a heroine and magic unlike anything else in fantasy fiction, and marks the YA debut of a bold new voice.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780545591621
ASIN: B00Q5LJFJA
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
2.0 Shadowshaper
Sometimes I read a book and find myself realizing, "This was not made for me." And that is 100% okay! I feel the same way about TV shows and movies. I'm glad that there are things being made that do not appeal to me, but speak to others. Honestly, the world needs a lot more of that. So with that in ...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
5.0 Review: Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper #1) by Daniel Jose Older
Initial reaction: One of my favorite reads this year so far. I loved this book so much. The MC had a strong voice and the overarching storyline was imaginative and exciting. I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel.Full review:I'll admit I saw this book on the shelf at my library and was complet...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.0 "Who gets to study and who gets studied, and why? Who makes the decisions, you know?"
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older Shadowshaper brings richer cadences to a familiar tune. Many aspects are familiar to readers of urban fantasy and young adult: a secret world of magic, a naive heroine who discovers her own unique powers, and burgeoning romance. However, Older describes a fuller, ...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
4.5 Review: Shadowshaper
Lovely. Just lovely. I've read a lot of positive reviews about this, and all the good things are true. So many things to like about this one. My favorite thing is probably how the form of magic is so ill suited to weaponization. So while our heroine does go through a combat training section and...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Mediocre YA.
I'm not really into YA and had meant to skip this one (despite the cool cover), but I keep seeing it everywhere: various bloggers/people I follow on Twitter rave about it, it's on a few "best of/recommended reading" lists, the author shows up in my timeline on Twitter from retweets, etc. I forgot wh...
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