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Shadow by Jenny Moss
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Mar 26, 10

Read in February, 2010

Shadow has always been what her name implies. Seen by no one, following the queen around for her protection. But when the castle is invaded and the queen poisoned, Shadow must run away with Sir Kenway. She does not know where they are going, nor why, nor for what reason. She must trust him and those she meets. That's hard for a shadow with no feelings to do. How will she save her kingdom and those she loves?

Shadow was a good read. While I didn't find it to be unbelievably spectacular, it had a good plot and was a solid read. Older readers may find the writing too simple, but other elements propel the book along.

Shadow, the character, was easy to relate to. I find that I keep my emotions more guarded, as does she. Some may find her a bit too cold, however. Sir Kenway was both good and bad. His inability to see past class ranks was frustrating, but he showed his true kindness at other times. I would have appreciated more character development, as there were many interesting secondary characters. The plot pacing was a little off. There was a lot of traveling and searching, and then suddenly everything was revealed. I would have preferred things to be pieced together. It was, however, still an interesting story line.

I enjoyed the story as a whole, but individual parts were lacking. It was a good solid story, nothing wrong with it, but it wasn't a stunner. This is not a negative review. I enjoyed myself the entire time, but looking back it probably could have been better. I think slightly younger readers would enjoy this story, as it is simple and exciting.

Overall: Exciting plot. Simple writing. Good read.
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