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Shadow of a Girl

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Use cash and keep moving.

After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire ye
Published September 19th 2016 by Entangled: TEEN
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Ben Alderson
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it

Everything i NEEDED and more.

Suspense, dark themes, music, romance and TRUST!


Shannon Greenland has done it again. This YA author is one to watch.
Alice (MTB/Alice Tied The Bookish Knot)
Shadow of a Girl follows the story of a sixteen year old girl Eve who runs away from her abusive household in a bid to discover freedom. She changes her appearance and travels across the US to look for work and covering up the secrets of her past so that they don’t spoil her life whilst she is living on the road with roadies. Her world changes when she meets West, a hot and attractive frontman of the band Bus Stop. Both of them have secrets they’re keeping but one wrong move could spoil any chan ...more
Susan's Reviews
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Shadow of a Girl, Eve is living a lie, but she has to in order to survive. With the help of a friend, she escapes, eventually dyes her hair blue, pretends to be eighteen (she is actually only 16), gets on a bus, and gets hired on as a roadie for a traveling teen rock band.
Eve leaves behind a life of physical and mental abuse at the hands of the one person who should have protected her from all of life's evils. I won't go into any more details, to avoid any further spoilers, but this excerpt
Shannon Greenland
Sep 01, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I’ve heard authors talk about the “book of their heart” and I used to think that was such a hokey thing to say until I wrote Shadow of a Girl. Normally I write very quickly but this book took me years to complete. I wrote scenes, I deleted scenes, and I went round-and-round until it all finally came together.

I wrote this under my real name, Shannon Greenland, versus my pen, S. E. Green, because of the personal connection I feel to this story. Fear is an interesting thing. It makes weak people st
T. Rosado

4.75 STARS!

A childhood mired in emotional and physical abuse, Eve runs away to escape her imprisoned life. Changing her name and her look, she begins her life as a roadie and ends up on a year long indie music tour. Now, living a lie perpetuated by the need to stay hidden, she finds friends and love built on the tenuous strings of deceit. Living everyday in a different city, Eve hopes to stay one step ahead of the one person who seeks to again imprison her.

Wow! What a ride this book was. Romanti
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shadow of a Girl is one of the most powerful and empowering books I've read in a long time, and I know it will stay with me for a long time to come. Eve is such a brave and strong character, even when she's really afraid.

While there are some dark moments, there's also a very swoony relationship to look out for in this YA romantic suspense story. I also loved the friendship that Eve forges with the only other female roadie, Anne, who is a lesbian. Anne is so open, but she also doesn't mind that
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it

I thought this was a really great coming of age story with amazing characters and an amazing plot. I really enjoyed it and definitely, recommend it to anyone.

***Interview with the author, Shannon Greenland, coming to my blog later this week Stay tuned!***
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a free copy of this book from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity!

"Fear is an interesting thing. It makes weak people strong, strong people weak, frail people into just a shell of themselves" - Author's note

This probably is my favourite quote in the book, and also the best one to describe the theme of the story.

All her life Eve has lived in fear, she was forced into perfection and defying Gideon would only mean one thing - punishm
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Spoilers…Sheer YA perfection! I can sum this book up in just a few words: Heart-wrenching, empowering, and beautiful.

Shadow of a Girl is a gripping coming of age tale that chronicles Eve and West’s path to love, acceptance, and healing. Eve harbors a heart-breaking secret. West carries guilt for a situation that was beyond his control. They meet after Eve interviews for a job as a roadie for “Indie Fest”. The two of them quickly develop a friendship despite Eve’s initial hesitance.

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Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I love this book. The plot was interesting and the characters were realistic, raw and honest. The whole book was so intriguing I read it in one sitting; I couldn't put it down. There isn't much else I can say without revealing too much of the plot and spoilers, however, this is a worthwhile read for those who love cute romances, real characters with troubled pasts and happy endings.
Stephanie Ward
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Shadow of a Girl' is a sweet and heartfelt novel about the power love can have to change your whole life. I don't normally read contemporary romance, but I'm so glad I gave this one a chance. The plot wasn't wholly original - it seems like a lot of books are revolving around a big musician guy falling for an ordinary girl. Which is exactly what this story is - but it's also so much more. Eve is a wonderful main character and her story broke my heart. She's strong, brave, and determined not to l ...more
Jay G
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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*I received this book as part of a tour in exchange for my honest review*

For her entire life, Eve has lived in constant fear. Forced to be "the perfect girl" Eve is constantly on guard and wanting to please Gideon to avoid punishment. Given the chance to flee, Eve becomes a roadie for a band called Bus Stop where she meets West Wolf, lead guitarist. As sh
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, favorites
First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

I hate that this book was on my kindle app for so long and I didn't get to read this earlier, cause this book is just so freaking amazing. Damn, I did not expect that at all.

Summary: Use cash and keep moving.

After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead sing
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while that a book has kept me up until past 11pm (yes, I am very rock n roll, I will have you know) but Shadow of a Girl is one of those books that you just have to keep reading, no matter what. It just grips you completely, and while saying I enjoyed the book sounds incredibly wrong, I did enjoy it, because once Eve gets away, runs away, and meets West it’s lovely to see her breaking down her walls, letting people in, proving that there can be happiness and light, even when it seems ...more
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
4/5 Stars!!

Spoiler free review

Shadow of a Girl is an emotional read with secrets, danger and young love.

Eve has run away from home, changed her hair color and her identity in an effort to get away from a bad guy in her life. With the help of her childhood friend, she gets a job as a roadie. While on the job, she meets West, the lead singer of a popular band. There is an immediate connection, but Eve has so much to lose if she let's herself get lost.

Poor Eve. She grew up with so much bad and it h
Concept: Through an escape plot in a bid to get away from life-long abuse, sixteen-year-old runaway Eve becomes a roadie travelling with the band Bus Stop in the hopes that she can finally have the freedom she has always sought. Along the way, she meets West, lead singer and guitarist of Bus Stop and the two fall in love, only to have Eve’s past come in the way between the two.

I think the way abuse was handled in this book was done well and the effects of it not only on the person in question bu
Jennifer Y.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

*I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

An emotional, but also romantic story, the various emotions that Shadow of a Girl made me experience was a pleasant surprise. Joy, sadness, anger, hope, fear, I felt them all and more.

After escaping an abusive situation with the help of a friend, Eve is now touring the country as a roadie for a music festival. Always looking over her shoulder, afraid that her past will catch up to her, Eve has built w
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5

I went into this book not sure what to expect. The cover didn't exactly instill good expectations of this book for me, but the plot was interesting so I decided to give this book a shot. And boy, am I glad that I did.

This book follows a girl named Eve who runs away from home due some bad circumstances. She assumes a whole new identity, changes her appearance and eventually becomes a roadie for this music festival that tours to different cities. While as a roadie, she becomes good frie
Lauren - SERIESous Books
--Read my full review of the book at! Spoiler Free!

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

This book was AWESOME!

I was really blown away with the story we get. Uncovering why Eve has run away had me hooked from the get-go. And watching her grow-up and develop as a character was amazing. I love stories that let the lead grow through her experiences and its clearly visible to the reader. P
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

“Shadow of a Girl” was my first book by Shannon Greenland. The story was not complicated and pretty much obvious to the reader from the beginning – except for some details that reveal themselves as the story goes along. But it was still an intriguing plot with enough depth to keep me as a reader engaged. The characters are well and deeply developed.

I liked the writing style of the author and I am sure I will come across her again on my reading journeys. There was basically only one issue that k
Shawna Cramer
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! Most authors have trouble writing about when it is abuse on a child it is even more difficult. But this author did it with class.

It starts off about this girl who is running away an honestly you start thinking if there is more going on than what there actually is... I loved how it showed the main character "Eve" growing an learning to trust...while also being on the me it showed not only her bravery but the friend that helped her escape. At first you d
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
I received a copy of this from netgalley for review.

I went back and forth on the rating and would probably give it 4.5 stars.

Shadow of a Girl was a great book. If you take away Eve's hurt and past, the love story is pretty amazing. The way she and West fall in love is just how it should be. Slow and almost perfect in its awkwardness. The slow gain of trust and understanding. But Eve's past is destined to catch up to her and ruin things. You can't keep secrets from the one you love forever. It w
Cassie C
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review to come!

Update 11/12/16:

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Shadow of a Girl is an incredibly powerful book about overcoming your fears and being a brave person in the face of many dark moments. This book truly is a great read that I would recommend everyone checking out, as the story stays with you for a long time after reading. Even now, I find myself thinking about these characters and what they have gone through. There are many outstanding moments in this book where our ch
Jennifer Eaton
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***
Do you ever read a book and are surprised by how much you enjoyed it? That was my exact reaction after I read this book. I requested this book on a whim because the description intrigued me and I thought it would be a nice change from my obsession with fantasy to read a romance novel that had elements of suspense in it. I absolutely fell in love with Eve and her strength in the face of such horrible circumstances. The care tha
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"5 out of 5 stars!!!! Eve (Nesiah) has spent her life as a shadow of her true self in hopes of staving off the emotional and physical abuse she dealt with daily from her "father." Therefore, after confessing to her longtime friend about the abuse she received they device a plan to get Eve to escape. Once Eve ran away, she hides behind a false identity as a roadie and ends up meeting West (a famous lead singer). Over time, West breaks through Eve's defenses and their friendship turns into somethi ...more
Nicole (Let's Talk Books)
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review will be up on my YouTube channel, February 13th!!
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book and I'm so thankful! This book grabs your heart and refuses to let go even after the book is finished. It taps into a fear that I think all of us have buried deep inside. It may not be as terrible as what this MC endures, but it's still there. This book shows that it's possible to over come fear, as you journey with Eve through her experiences and facing her own fears. It has important messages that every one should hear, even if they think ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I could give 10 stars to this book I would. I absolutely love this book. I really hope the story continues.
Eve is such a great character. The things she goes through to stay hidden. Wow. Basically we learn a little more about Eve as the story truly unfolds. We get an idea of how she lived her life and it's so horrible. Then we meet rock star West, whom I loved right away. West has his demons he has to deal with. And from the moment he meets Eve everything changes for him. West opens up his li
Rachel's Book Reviews
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Forgot to add this one the other day!

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