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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  13 reviews
It's not uncommon for people to go missing in a vast and wild place like Alaska. But in a rainy forest just south of Juneau, it seems to happen more often than usual.

The dense woods around Shadow Creek are beautiful and tempting, but there's also something menacing about them. Everyone in the nearby town knows the story of the Witch of Shadow Creek, although few suspect it
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Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published March 17th 2016
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Lost in the Shadows is a story that dances on the edge of a knife. Jack and his father are spending a season or two in Alaska reopening a guest lodge for Jack's dad's boss, and taking the time away from home to begin healing from the death of Jack's mom.

Expected sources of tensions include Jack's frustration from being away from friends and needing to get comfortable in a new setting, which is tough for any teen. And then a body is found, and the undercurrent of unease strengthens.

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OutlawPoet
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lost in the Shadows by J.S. Green has shades of horror and the paranormal, all wrapped up in a delightfully creepy mystery.

Green transports the reader to a small Alaskan lodge – a lodge located on the edge of a forest where people have been known to disappear.

The story is a grim one, yet slightly mystical as a mysterious figure begins to show itself at the lodge. And Jack, our main character, is drawn into the mystery despite his own sorrows.

I was captivated by the Alaskan setting and the bits
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Mandy
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Young adult fans of mystery will enjoy this novel. The beginning lags a bit as the author portrays the setting, but then things take a turn with Jack's first step into the forest. When the series of unfortunate events begin to occur as Jack begins exploring the woods, you become engrossed in the mystery of who or what did it. The story moves quickly making it an easy and quick read. I would recommend this to teens and adults.
Cheryal
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't like Mysteries. I didn't know this was a mystery.

The first 24% was hard because it didn't catch my attention at all. I almost didn't finish THEN
it started to pick up pace THEN I was too scared to read at night in the dark THEN I came to a perfect closure that left me peaceful and thinking "I wonder if that could happen?"

Very well done for a first novel.

Entrada Book Review
This book has the boon all readers search for: the marriage of excellent writing and impressive story telling.

This book has the typical coming of age story, starting with a tragic turn that sends the teen from the sunny California coast to the perpetually rainy and droll Alaska woods and into the middle of multiple murders with a mystical Native American twist. It also weaves in the typical teenage angst of trying to understand the new world of romance and the powerlessness of adults ordering yo
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Teghan
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the one my uncle made and it's called lost in the shadows by j.s.green. In this book it's filled with mystery, adventure and a little bit of romance. In this book a 16 year old Jack strader had tragedy when he and his dad were going to meet jacks mom at a family's house for a party when his mom got into a car crash and died. Jacks dad decided to go somewhere fresh and start somewhere new for the summer. They both go to Alaska to run a lodge when many costumer we're missing or some h ...more
James Berghout
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lost in the Shadows is a very fun read! The twists and turns the story took were as interesting and enjoyable as they were unforeseen. I was continually wondering what was going to happen next and was pleasantly surprised when the predictable didn't happen. Lost in the Shadows defies categorization, with the exception that it is appropriate for all ages. J.S. Green has done a first-rate job with his first novel. I can't wait to read more. I give it five stars due to the story, the writing and th ...more
CorrieGM
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written. Not only the main plot is thrilling, but some other threads are woven well into the story: losing your mum, having to move from your hometown, falling in love. I am very glad I won this book at LibraryThing. I learned more about Alaska as well.
Chrissy Busick
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has an intriguing mystery to it. I enjoyed trying to figure out what was going on. With hints of paranormal, no real violence, no erotic scenes, or foul language this is a great mystery for anyone who enjoys a young adult story.
Kerri
Jun 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won-t-read-again, meh
I wasn't a particular fan of this book. I enjoy a good mystery, but for whatever reason the mystery didn't grab me here. I know that the remote Alaskan town Jack and his father moved to was small, but it was made to feel even smaller by the lack of meaningful interaction between the characters. Conversations rarely dip beyond the surface, and there are pages and pages with no dialog to speak of. I think Mr. Green tried to alleviate this by introducing new guests to the lodge, but when those char ...more
Sahana.kargi
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With rumors of a witch running around will jack survive the real thing? "Lost in the Shadows" by J.S. Green is a book filled with mystery, romance, and adventure. Mystery is a big theme in this book. She incorporates the element of mystery by putting jack in situations where he never knows what will happen next. Another huge theme is Romance. Jack is put to the test when he falls in love with a girl named Kate but is scared to tell her. Also there is a lot of adventure in this book. He is consta ...more
Eunice
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really think that this was a great story! I enjoyed the pacing of the book and the concept of it as well. For me the highlights were more when the witch was involved or when things were written from her perspective. Overall the book was pretty solid for me. The only reason that it didn’t get 5 stars was because it didn’t keep me in suspense or leave me dying to read the next page. BUT with that said it was still a very enjoyable book and I absolutely plan on reading more things written by this ...more
Tina Derby
Lost in the Shadows in a quick read. It was mildly interesting but could have used more insight to the why's behind the witch's story. It was too vague.
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J. S. Green grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with his nose in a book. In the back of his childhood mind, he always imagined himself as a writer when he had grown up – either that or playing baseball or beach volleyball. (Unfortunately, he never had much talent for sports and didn't live near the beach.) Instead, he earned an MBA, spent some time living in Brazil, and once kept a large collection of ...more
“Jack watched him drive away.  He shook his head.  The old woman might be weird, maybe even crazy, but there was no such thing as a witch. *” 0 likes
“She stared at him with those hard black eyes. But it wasn’t her eyes this time that caught his attention.
It was the sharp point of her spear, only inches away from his chest.
It was the last thing he would ever see.”
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