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Seven Deadly Shadows

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Kira Fujikawa has always been a girl on the fringe. Bullied by her peers and ignored by her parents, the only place Kira’s ever felt at home is at her grandfather’s Shinto shrine, where she trains to be a priestess.

But Kira’s life is shattered on the night her family’s shrine is attacked by a vicious band of yokai demons. With the help of Shiro—the shrine’s gorgeous half-f
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by HarperCollins
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Tara ☽
Jul 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Umm so the synopsis basically pitches this as an anime in YA book form so you know I'm already a slut for this book
♆Hayley (TheVillainousReader)
Oh my fucking god. This sounds like all my favorite anime wrapped up in one. I NEEEEEDDDD THISSSSS!
nova ryder ☼
Apr 18, 2018 marked it as not-yet-published
um yes I need this right now
Amy Imogene Reads
Aug 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
Are you ready? I'm not.

Thank you to the publisher via Edelweiss for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Well, it appears this one has been pushed back to January 28, 2020. That's so far.
Sounds like anime in book form and I am here for it!
Elyse Manhollan
Oct 25, 2017 marked it as to-read
Kira? Shinigami? Sounds like it kind of took inspiration from Death Note? I’m on board with it, I love novels set in Japan.
Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
The only anime I could stand, tbh.
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
Jul 23, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
Thank you HarperCollins and HarperTeen for the ARC.
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a great read!

“Seven Deadly Shadows” finds Kira at the center of an all out war following the brutal death of someone she loves and with the threat looming over her family’s shrine she must go to unspeakable lengths toeing the lines between life and death in order to ensure her survival.

This book reminded me a bit of Buffy in that way where a young woman is aware of the darker elements of mythology and monsters and has to navigate the sight against that of her normal life and the r
| Maiko-chan |
I don't understand the decision of the synopsis to go from
...Kira enlists the aid of seven ruthless shinigami—or death gods—
with "death gods" as the sidenote to shinigami, and then goes to
...But some of the death gods...
where it suddenly becomes the main usage. That's a really poor choice imo and makes me wary of this book, which I don't want to be since I'm still really looking forward to reading Courtney Alameda's book Shutter.
♠️ TABI ♠️
if this disappoints me I'm gonna be quite devastated
Jenna | Silver Spines
Jun 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
*Sniffs book like it's soup*
Is that a pinch of Kamisama Kiss I smell?

Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for the E-arc copy of this novel. Seven Deadly Shadows is a retelling of the Seven Samurai, tale from Japan. I really enjoyed the novel even though I am not as familiar with Japanese culture. It is a story of family, war, death, and survival. It doesn't have a lot of romance and that is one of the aspects I enjoyed of this novel. The story focuses on retelling of original Japanese movie which pertains to a village needing protection from a group of 40 bandit ...more
Nicole Jacobs
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. I loved the relationship between Kira and Shiro 😍 and I loved all the Japanese mythology. But.... I have questions!

Is this a stand alone?

I have more Ronin questions and theories but that's spoilers.

Infact all questions are spoilers so I'll keep them to myself lol

Please make another book.

Thank you HaperCollins!
Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
We have a release date!! I loved "Shutter" by Courtney Alameda SO much! January can't come soon enough :D
Sally ☾
Aug 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
oh my god this book actually sounds like a mix of all my favorite anime tropes and i desperately need it.
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Apr 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-to-read
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Me: *because I have narcissistic tendencies* Meeeeeee! xD
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A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney Alameda now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels for young people. Her debut novel, SHUTTER, was nominated for a Bram Stoker award and hailed as a "standout in the genre" by School Library Journal. Her forthcoming novel, PITCH DARK (Spring 2017), is a genre-blending science fiction/horror novel in the vein of Ridley Scott's 1979 film ALIEN ...more