The Watcher in the Shadows
It was an unforgettable summer....When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in... show more
It was an unforgettable summer....When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty of the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.As strange lights shine through the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's younger brother dreams of a dark creature hidden deep in the forest. And when a young girl is found murdered, her body at the end of a path torn through the woods by a monstrous, inhuman force, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed on the inhabitants of Cape House? Together, they'll have to survive the most terrifying summer of their lives, as they try to piece together the many mysteries and secrets hidden in a town torn apart by tragedy, amidst a labyrinth of lights and shadows.
Publish date: June 18th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spanish Literature
Series: Niebla (#3)
Book Review A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created... A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room... An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands... A shado...
The Watcher in the Shadows, Carlos Ruiz ZafonAlthough the book was designed for an age group of 8 and up, I am not sure what makes it only part of the youth genre. Except for a few parts of the narrative, which felt a bit immature or inane, this could easily have passed for a crossover book, at leas...
I'm usually I huge fan of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The Shadow of the Wind is one of my absolutely favourite books and I love to loose myself in the labyrinth of the Cemetery of Forgotten books.Las Luces de Septiembre is one of his early works written for young adults. I enjoyed the very creepy atmosphere ...
Two new Zafons in one year? I think I can give up sex for 2012 and be completely satisfied. Though apparently it's been pushed back to 2013 for US publication. Good thing I met a nice fella.
Hmm uvijek pokusam da napisem review, ali onda ne znam sta da napisem pa kazem nakon sledece cu. I tako sam dosla i do ove. I dok sam pokusala da smislim sta da napisem shvatila sam da sta god da napisem nije dovoljno i samo bih svojim rijecima pokvarila ono sto je napisao Safon. Mada sam shvatila j...