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  1. says:

    375 one very strict rating this timeI feel like writing a review for this book is going to be a bit challenging for me because things I feel like are worth of discussion are spoilersSo I will try to write a spoiler free review the best I can and touch those spoilers in the spoiler sectionsI'm not going to lie It took me several chapters to get into this bookForgive me for my metaphorical explanation but I feel like that's the best way I could put into words how it was For the first 40% of the book I felt like i was not in the story but I was looking the story trough some bubbleIt's like you go to movie teather to watch 3D movie but instead you end up in the real teather watching the play if that makes any senseBut don't get me wrong although I wasn't feeling it the way i wanted to it was still goodAfter those 40% and the legend about the town was revealed I started to really enjoy the storyI like horror movies and from that point on I felt like I was watching one and although it had some predictable parts I didn't mindThe writing style was simple and you can read the whole piece pretty uicklyIt is written in two POVS Teaghan's and Harley'sI found chapters written in Teaghan's POV enjoyable to read because I liked her tone but I'll have to admit that Harley's were interestingMy absolutely favorite character was Teaghan I felt for her and I liked her I could relate to her and understand her and I totally understand why she acted the way she did view spoiler I know why she used that magic box so many times and if I was her i would do the same thing too When she said that people are killing themselves with their behaviour I could agree with her all the way I also totally agree with her opinion that their parents are responsible ones for raising those people to act like monsters hide spoiler


  2. says:

    I recieved this for free from the publisher through netgalleyI really enjoyed this story I enjoyed the characters who were all uniue in their own way My favourite character was Harley I enjoyed the mystery surrounding this story and it kept me wanting to read I was sad when it ended but I hope to continue with the series You should Read This Dont take my word for it read it


  3. says:

    SHADOW SHADOW is a dark and foreboding book which combines the mythology of the Shadowmen with Death Note or properly the Twilight Zone episode Button Button Harley Fox is a young woman who receives a magical box on her sixteenth birthday that has a single uniue ability it can banish a person from the universe at her will so they'll never trouble her again It's or less a murder machine and she's horrified by it than intrigued but bluntly Harley's life sucksHarley has a disinterested father who always thinks the worst of her since he has a new wife and baby who aren't tied to the disapearance of Harley's mother Her stepmother is passively aggressively poisoning her father against her with both wanting her drugged out of her mind so she's less weird Harley has had regular visions of dying when she's thirty but it's clear her biggst problem is she's just a cool loser Oh and she has an aggressive increasingly unstable boyfriend too I can't see ANY reason why she'd want to use the box Except she's also been said she can get her mother back if she sacrifices specific peopleYikesThis is a book without vampires werewolves or witches but has plenty of magic Harley is entirely believable as a teenage girl who has been stuck with an unwanted but terrifying power We get it explored from all angles and understand why she might feel trapped by it I never lost my sympathy for her though and I actually really just wanted her to get out of the suburban hellhole that is Shadow PinesIf the story were restricted to Harley's it would be enjoyable by itself but we also follow two of her friends with their own boxes and temptations How their stories end ties to Harley's own and leads to a very good climax that bodes well for seuels I picked up the second volume of the trilogy as soon as I finished the first so that tells you what I thinkIt's not flawless and wears its indie self published roots on its sleeve but it was definitely worth reading


  4. says:

    Shadow Shadow by VB Marlowe is a young adult novel that builds momentum as it moves along When I started reading it I wasn't sure I was going to like it but as I went along I began to get caught up in the story and the characters and before I realized it I had finished it in one sitting This is book one of The Shadow Pines Trilogy and Shadow Shadow leaves many loose ends to uncover yetHarley is a troubled teenager Rebellious and angry her view on life is wrapped around her own pain and emotions Her mother is gone and in her stead she has a stepmother she hates and a baby brother everyone loves Her boyfriend is a drug addict and criminal and becoming borderline abusive She is only just turning sixteenAs she turns sixteen an invitation comes to her door A birthday invite to receive a free gift from a uniue shop that just opened up As she goes to receive her gift she finds that she shares her birth date with three of her classmates and they are each given a shadow boxThe four of you have been blessed with a great gift Well it's a gift for you but a curse for someone else The town of Shadow Pines has a secret People disappear People are killed Much often for a town so small then should be happening Everyone thinks it is the old man who lives in the woods Shadow Pines very own serial killer But the truth is something far different and difficult to believeThe store clerk explains that the shadow boxes are very special Harley and the other three can use them to trade with the shadows They offer up sacrifices to the shadows or the shadows will come for some one they love They must make the decision who to give to the shadows because the shadows must be fedIn all honesty I could have put the book down in the first 90 pages and just not finished The beginning is that much of a chore to get through and Harley is that dis likable as a character But what we learn as the story goes on is that there are layers upon layers of secrets that hold this small town together and as we make it through the first part of this book; we are only seeing it through Harley's limited vision Other characters step in and the book begins to flesh out and the story begins to give up its secrets And here is what VB Marlowe does so well with this book The secrets Marlowe tells open up even mysteries to unravel Who are the shadows? Why is the store clerk involved and who does she really work for? What connection between the four chosen? Is it just their birthdays? Or does it have to do that each one has lost a family member? Why does Harley and her friend need to go to the doctor and be kept on medication? Some are told and even are kept hiddenBut at the crux of this story is the morale dilemma It is very much a Sophie's Choice scenario If you use the box you condemn a human being to the shadows If you don't use the box you condemn someone you love to the shadows Either way someone will die only it is up to you to choose Shadow Shadow moves slowly in an age where we want everything to be fast and now But the payoff is there and it is very much worth the journeyA terrific readBook One of The Shadow Pines Trilogy312 pages I received a free kindle version of this book from NetGalley for a honest review


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    I enjoyed this book a lot despite disliking both of the main characters This book is told from two points of views which both annoyed me a lot Both girls are whiny and feel like the world is out to get them Which with the conspiracies surounding their town might actually be true but not in the way they think At least one of the main characters Harley grew up a bit throughout the book In fact both of the main characters changed a lot Harley for the better and Taeghan for the worse I might actually read the next volume as well just because the overall plot and the conspiracylegend surrounding the town sound super interesting I did not think I would end up kind of liking this at the beginning of the book but in the end I did despite the annoying leads and the predictable plot


  6. says:

    Kept my interest but not enough for me to continue on to the second book A lot of uestions left to be answered


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    What would you do if you were told that the shadows needed to be fed and it was up to you to do so? What would you do if you were told you had to choose someone to disappear forever or lose someone close to you? Could you do it? That is what happens to four classmates in the small town of Shadow Pines This book chronicles the first 9 months of their possession of the shadow boxesAn interesting and uniue tale the story line is uite unlike any that I've ever read before Yes we've all read stories that dealt with conseuences of our behavior but this is truly out of their hands and the story reaches into each characters life and they are bared to you in ways that strips their armor away and lets you see the real them with their strengths and weaknesses Four people who before it all would have barely acknowledged each others existence now relying on one another for guidanceThe author really took her time to craft each one of the characters persona's As I read and got to know each one I could feel the characters coming to life I could see them feel them understand them and it soon started to feel like it wasn't a group of four but of five adding the reader to the mix I didn't feel like a fly on the wall seeing and hearing everything but I felt like I was standing right there with them Having said that I do feel that the author slacked off on a few people in the book that needed a bit polishing ie Gianna and Ava KayaThe book seemed a bit rough in the last few pages Not just uestions left unanswered which is going to happen since this is designated as not a standalone but the first with to come but it seemed that the author was trying to feed a bit info that just didn't feel right at the time I'm sure it was meant to gear the reader up for the next book but it wasn't really needed and didn't need to be added and instead took away from the satisfied and curious feelings that I was havingAny reader who is interested in mystery and the paranormal will find themselves enjoying this book Age wise it's good for teens and adults alike There are some shady characters in it but nothing the parent of a teen would find inappropriate The mystery really grabs at the reader throughout the book There's so many layers of cover ups and lies going on that I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what comes to light and see exactly what's going on with certain characters and what is driving them to do what they are doingCan this curse be broken? Will people come back? If they come back will they know what happened to them? Will they be normal? Is it all a lie? Are they trapped in this town? What do the towns adults know? So many uestions   


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    First of all the cover is absolutely gorgeous It really reminded me of Alice in Wonderland or something similar and that grabbed my attention instantlyThis book was really strange and kind of dark and ominous The writing style is very simple and straight forward This book could be read very uicklyThere are a couple of things I would like to say about this book but I think that would give away too much and lead to not being spoiler free and I don’t want to do that This book was very slow to start for me it took at least four or five chapters for me to get into itThe book makes a lot of connections to horror movies which makes this story very believable as a horror story There is something really creepy and chilling about a horror book that deals with shadows and nothing that is overly gruesome or psychotic For the most part a lot of the issues going on with the families mentioned are everyday challenges that people face and then Marlowe throws in a paranormal element that just pushes it over the edge from normal into creepy which isn’t a bad thingThe book is told from two different point of views one being Teaghan’s and the other is Harley’s I loved Harley’s point of view because I thought she was interesting and funny I didn’t like a lot of the decision she made but they really didn’t bother me too much I wasn’t a fan of Teaghan but that was because of situations in the bookAs much as I wasn’t a fan of Teaghan I did understand all of the actions that she took and why she did them I can’t really even dislike her because of those decisionsSome characters I just felt like were included to just be included I didn’t really see the point of themThe last chapter brought in a character that had not been mentioned in the book previously and that completely threw me off i had no clue where that was even goingEven though I’m giving this 3 stars I probably would read the seuelThis book review can also be found on my book review blog Come check it out ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you NetGalley


  9. says:

    Harley lives in the small town of Shadow Pines where the town lives up to its name; Harley sees detached shadows roaming around the town from time to time After Harley’s mom disappears and her dad brings home Amy her new step mother Harley begins slipping Harley is getting in trouble at school and can’t seem to shake her abusive boyfriend Nash On her 16th birthday Harley receives an invitation from the new Curiosity shop in town offering her a free gift Three other students that Harley goes to school with receive the same invitation Teaghan a loner Gianna an active smart student and Brock Mr Perfect Everyone receives a strange Shadow Box they are told that they must trade someone to the Shadows rendering them non existent or a loved one will be taken in their place The teens must decide what to do with their new power will they use it responsibly or will it go to their heads?This YA urban fantasy had a really interesting concept What teen wouldn’t want the power to get rid of their worst enemy? The story is told through two of the teen’s point of views Harley and Teaghan Each of these girls has their issues Harley has a step mom who clearly doesn’t understand teenagers and has plenty of issues with her boyfriend Teaghan has extreme social anxieties stutters when she speaks to anyone and has no friends until she and Harley are brought together I could identify with some of the issues that each of the teens was going through and it was engaging to see how each of them dealt with the decision they had to make with the Shadow Box I was intrigued by the Shadows themselves and the concept of them needing to be kept fed to keep and disappearances from happening I do wish a little was explained about some of the other weird things in the town such as the forced medication drivers permits only given to those deemed worthy and the fact that no one seems to move out of town Also the prologue and epilogue seemed a little disjointed from the bulk of the story and I wonder if it will be explained in the next book This book was received for free in return for an honest review


  10. says:

    ARC copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis book managed to tip the scales into four stars because it was wonderfully atmospheric and showed some interesting dynamics between the teen protagonists and their new but terrifying power The plot was engaging and the pacing was good I would have read it in one sitting if I hadn't had to work I also liked Harley and Teaghan I felt they were fairly well developed without the author hanging specific labels like 'good' or 'bad' over them However the plot was also a bit lopsided We are brought in on an incident that happens long after Harley is given the shadow box and then we zip back to nine months earlier Fair enough but this is not delivered on at the end of the book We are just left hanging There were a few oddities with the story too that aren't explained well enough; why does everyone just accept that people just disappear in Shadow Pines? Exactly why were the four boxes given to the people who were chosen? When you start pulling threads like that the plot does start to unravel somewhat Aside from Harley Teaghan and Brock I felt the other characters could have done with a bit development Harley's stepmother in particular could have been a cut out from Grimm's fairy tales uite a shallow treatment No doubt these issues and further answers are coming in books two and three but it was very annoying to reach the end without any resolution as suchWhat I did like was the idea of taking four essentially unhappy people and giving them an essentially evil power at a time in their lives when they are already experimenting wit the dynamics of power and trying to assert agency over their own destinies The book had a genuinely creepy feel to it and the myriad injustices toward Harley and the others will keep you reading An interesting concept and an author with page turning voice I will definitely read the next one


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There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN hereBook One of The Shadow Pines Trilogy312 pages The four of you have been blessed with a great gift Well it's a gift for you but a curse for someone else Harley receives. SHADOW SHADOW is a dark and foreboding book which combines the mythology of the Shadowmen with Death Note or properly the Twilight Zone episode Button Button Harley Fox is a young woman who receives a magical box on her sixteenth birthday that has a single uniue ability it can banish a person from the universe at her will so they'll never trouble her again It's or less a murder machine and she's horrified by it than intrigued but bluntly Harley's life sucksHarley has a disinterested father who always thinks the worst of her since he has a new wife and baby who aren't tied to the disapearance of Harley's mother Her stepmother is passively aggressively poisoning her father against her with both wanting her drugged out of her mind so she's less weird Harley has had regular visions of dying when she's thirty but it's clear her biggst problem is she's just a cool loser Oh and she has an aggressive increasingly unstable boyfriend too I can't see ANY reason why she'd want to use the box Except she's also been said she can get her mother back if she sacrifices specific peopleYikesThis is a book without vampires werewolves or witches but has plenty of magic Harley is entirely believable as a teenage girl who has been stuck with an unwanted but terrifying power We get it explored from all angles and understand why she might feel trapped by it I never lost my sympathy for her though and I actually really just wanted her to get out of the suburban hellhole that is Shadow PinesIf the story were restricted to Harley's it would be enjoyable by itself but we also follow two of her friends with their own boxes and temptations How their stories end ties to Harley's own and leads to a very good climax that bodes well for seuels I picked up the second volume of the trilogy as soon as I finished the first so that tells you what I thinkIt's not flawless and wears its indie self published roots on its sleeve but it was definitely worth reading Embarquement immédiat: Se lancer dans l'écriture receives. SHADOW SHADOW is a dark and foreboding book which combines the mythology of the Shadowmen with Death Note or properly the Twilight Zone episode Button Button Harley Fox is a young woman who L'écriture et la différence receives a magical box on her sixteenth birthday that has a single uniue ability it can banish a person from the universe at her will so they'll never trouble her again It's or less a murder machine and she's horrified by it than intrigued but bluntly Harley's life sucksHarley has a disinterested father who always thinks the worst of her since he has a new wife and baby who aren't tied to the disapearance of Harley's mother Her stepmother is passively aggressively poisoning her father against her with both wanting her drugged out of her mind so she's less weird Harley has had De lune à l'autre: Écrire avec l'imaginaire regular visions of dying when she's thirty but it's clear her biggst problem is she's just a cool loser Oh and she has an aggressive increasingly unstable boyfriend too I can't see ANY Manuel pratique pour écrire un scénario de film : Films vidéo, films courts et longs métrages, films professionnels, films publicitaires reason why she'd want to use the box Except she's also been said she can get her mother back if she sacrifices specific peopleYikesThis is a book without vampires werewolves or witches but has plenty of magic Harley is entirely believable as a teenage girl who has been stuck with an unwanted but terrifying power We get it explored from all angles and understand why she might feel trapped by it I never lost my sympathy for her though and I actually Catalogue de timbres-poste : Tome 1, France really just wanted her to get out of the suburban hellhole that is Shadow PinesIf the story were Barbie The Icon restricted to Harley's it would be enjoyable by itself but we also follow two of her friends with their own boxes and temptations How their stories end ties to Harley's own and leads to a very good climax that bodes well for seuels I picked up the second volume of the trilogy as soon as I finished the first so that tells you what I thinkIt's not flawless and wears its indie self published Sociologues roots on its sleeve but it was definitely worth Petit Livre de - L'Art de la repartie (LE PETIT LIVRE) reading

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Rned that using the box comes at a price Unfortunately not using the box can be even costly Harley must make this life altering decision as she discovers frightening revelations about the town she calls home Ages 13 and up. Harley lives in the small town of Shadow Pines where the town lives up to its name; Harley sees detached shadows roaming around the town from time to time After Harley’s mom disappears and her dad brings home Amy her new step mother Harley begins slipping Harley is getting in trouble at school and can’t seem to shake her abusive boyfriend Nash On her 16th birthday Harley receives an invitation from the new Curiosity shop in town offering her a free gift Three other students that Harley goes to school with receive the same invitation Teaghan a loner Gianna an active smart student and Brock Mr Perfect Everyone receives a strange Shadow Box they are told that they must trade someone to the Shadows rendering them non existent or a loved one will be taken in their place The teens must decide what to do with their new power will they use it responsibly or will it go to their headsThis YA urban fantasy had a really interesting concept What teen wouldn’t want the power to get rid of their worst enemy The story is told through two of the teen’s point of views Harley and Teaghan Each of these girls has their issues Harley has a step mom who clearly doesn’t understand teenagers and has plenty of issues with her boyfriend Teaghan has extreme social anxieties stutters when she speaks to anyone and has no friends until she and Harley are brought together I could identify with some of the issues that each of the teens was going through and it was engaging to see how each of them dealt with the decision they had to make with the Shadow Box I was intrigued by the Shadows themselves and the concept of them needing to be kept fed to keep and disappearances from happening I do wish a little was explained about some of the other weird things in the town such as the forced medication drivers permits only given to those deemed worthy and the fact that no one seems to move out of town Also the prologue and epilogue seemed a little disjointed from the bulk of the story and I wonder if it will be explained in the next book This book was received for free in return for an honest review Embarquement immédiat: Se lancer dans l'écriture revelations about the town she calls home Ages 13 and up. 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A mysterious gift on her sixteenth birthday a shadow box The box gives her the power to trade someone to the shadows meaning they will disappear and cease to exist Harley can't imagine doing such a horrible thing and is wa. I enjoyed this book a lot despite disliking both of the main characters This book is told from two points of views which both annoyed me a lot Both girls are whiny and feel like the world is out to get them Which with the conspiracies surounding their town might actually be true but not in the way they think At least one of the main characters Harley grew up a bit throughout the book In fact both of the main characters changed a lot Harley for the better and Taeghan for the worse I might actually read the next volume as well just because the overall plot and the conspiracylegend surrounding the town sound super interesting I did not think I would end up kind of liking this at the beginning of the book but in the end I did despite the annoying leads and the predictable plot