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Chasing the Shadows

(Sentinels of the Galaxy #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,221 ratings  ·  199 reviews
Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead.

Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows.

While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my wormi
Paperback, 439 pages
Published November 18th 2019 by HarperCollins
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Maria V. Snyder
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Of course I'm giving my book 5 stars :) This series has been so much fun to write! ...more
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yes, the MC is sometimes childish. Yes, the romance often gets annoying. Yes, the book is a bit too long for my taste. Yes, we get almost no answers until the very end. But you know what? This book is still so much fun. I mean, the Q-net is fascinating by itself but in combination with the Warriors and mysterious shadow creatures + ordinary human evil, this book is really really fun. There were a couple of slower chapters but 90% of the book is action packed.

I don't even know where to start? The
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Finally finished! That was such a hard slog and I still don’t really understand why 😫

Firstly, thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-ARC copy of the book - I got totally overexcited as I always do when I'm on Netgalley, and had forgotten I had pre-ordered a copy of the book too. Which was fine, because I had the hard copy for home and the e-version on my Kindle, phone and iPad, so I was set 😊

So basically, this is the second book in a sci fi series set in space, with a family of archae
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think it was possible, but I loved this even more than book one in the series! Fabulous storytelling here. The mix of action, humor, and romance is just perfect. ...more
3.5 stars

This book is at a disadvantage by being a middle book. There is a beginning and an end, but they’re soft stopping points in the overall arc.

Lyra gets a new job as a junior security officer and is eager to help out the base in any way she can. She comes up with lots of ideas and theories; the other characters don’t get to do much. She does a lot more with the Q-net, has a new boyfriend, tries to fight Shadow-blobs, and still do archaeology research.

(Lyra happens to be the same age as my
Sylvs (NOVELty Reads)
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it

Huh, what, when, wait–hang on, huh?

Those were literally all my thoughts while reading Chasing The Shadows. I have no clue how to describe the experience of reading this book because it honestly was very unique. It just left you with more questions than answers and now, having just finished the book, my head is left reeling and with an urgent need to read the finale. I can't get over the plot twist which messed with my head nor can I get over the p
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, 4-star
Irene Sim

The story is getting better and better and the Terra Cotta warrior's mystery is still unsolved.

Lots of action in this second book and new relationships are formed. Finally some bander between friends, in which MVS is a master, and I can't wait to get some answers....
Madison Secoy
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this book, it was as amazing as the first book. I need the third book immediately.
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: I received a complimentary eARC of this book from Harlequin Australia through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

I’ve read several of Maria V. Snyder’s fantasy books and really enjoy her writing, but I can honestly say… she should write more sci-fi!! They say you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but in this case, I’m very glad I did! I didn’t know this series even existed until I stumbled upon the first book in my local store and bought it becau
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-2019-books
I think that Chasing the Shadows was perhaps my most anticipated book of the year. But even when it arrived, I was hesitant to start the book, because this is the follow up to what has so far, been a perfect story, which started with Navigating the Stars... And, seriously, how can you maintain that kind of creative momentum?!?? Welllll... Maria V Snyder did exactly that, and wrote the 'Perfect' sequel!
The world building with the fantastic back drop of Terracotta Warriors, the archaeology, the al
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library.

Chasing the Shadows is Book #2 in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series by Maria V Snyder.

I'll be honest, the first part of the novel was kind of hard for me to get in to. There was an overhanging threat over everyone's heads, but it wasn't immediate enough to be particularly concerned for Lyra - or Ara, as she is called in this book. She spent most of the early part of the novel running between her various duties and training, which I didn
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review is spoiler-free.

I absolutely ADORED this book and highly recommend it! The first thing you need to know is that it’s a sequel to the equally amazing Navigating the Stars. While you can still catch up on what happened in book one by reading Chasing the Shadows (CTS), I would recommend reading Navigating the Stars first. I’ve recommended that book to a number of people and they’ve all enjoyed it. If you were already a fan of the first book, you will love this one too.

CTS is a combinati
Catherine Stein
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was pure fun. The world is interesting, the characters are fun, and it was so well written that I didn't mind the first person present tense POV. Great book and I can't wait for the 3rd installment! ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Maria V. Snyder returns to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series with Chasing the Shadows that picks up right where we left off in Navigating the Stars. Lyra has a new identity now in order to protect her from her long ago friend, Jarren who believes her dead. She goes by Ara now and has been training to be ready for the day when Jarren finds out she’s alive, because, it’s bound to happen eventually.

Ara is a security member now and still works with her parents every now and then with the statues an
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chasing the Shadows is the exciting second book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. As a huge Maria V. Snyder fan, I was thrilled to be able to continue this story that is one part archaeology-action and the other technology-hacking, space science-fiction.

Chasing the Shadows picks up right where the first book left off, and continues Lyra’s investigation into the Terracotta Warriors that grace planets across the galaxy, the looters who are destroying the Warriors, the invisible creatures who
Bingeworthy Book Blog
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
The Details:
- YA
- 2nd in a series
- Sci-Fi/Fantasy

When I saw that Chasing the Shadows by Maria V. Snyder was up for review on Netgalley, I jumped at the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book and was utterly thrilled when I was granted a copy.
I fell in love with the world that Maria V. Snyder had created when I read the first book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series, Navigating the Stars (which I, of course, re-read before diving into the advanced copy that I'd been given.)
This series
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical, arc-s-read

Chasing the Shadows begins where Navigating the Stars left off. Lyra Daniels is now known as Ara Yinhexi Lawrence aka Junior Officer Lawrence aka Mouse, following her sixty-six seconds of death at the hands of ex-friend/looter/all-around-asshole Jarren. For her own protection she is now sharing a Unit with Chief of Security, Officer Tace Radcliff aka the father of her incredible boyfriend Niall Radcliff aka Toad. Keeping her identity a secret is of utmost
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
As much as I adore Maria V Snyder and will happily tell anyone and everyone that she is my favourite author and Poison Study is my favourite book ever, this series isn't quite up to that standard for me unfortunately. I just find the main character a little bit immature and young, whereas I'm used to reading very mature and more adult main characters from Maria. I found myself cringing a little with some of what the protagonist says which never happens with books from this author. Whilst it's no ...more
Snarky narrative voice. Longer review now available at my blog, Trish Talks Texts. ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review to come
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it
Jelaina Jones
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Stars.
Tasha Leigh
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Claire Di Lorenzo
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! Amazing plot with an even better cliffhanger!

- the pacing was slow to start but sped up and created tension that made it impossible to put down
- the writing style is great, it’s got a lot of moments in which the fourth wall is broken, giving the story a more personalised feel for the readers
- I’m enjoying Ara’s development, she is becoming more sure of herself and her actions, hardheaded but confident, and she is honest and pure at heart, a very easy character to love
- the romance is lovel
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Part two of a futuristic adventure and romance series set on an extraterrestrial planetary base, featuring a teen hacker and her archaeologist parents. She lives with and works for the base chief of security, and dates his son. Her fellow hacker and former friend is now the enemy.
It was so exciting that I skimmed liberally to get to the action. The series features an intelligent computer network, invisible hostile life forms, guardian warrior statues, wormholes, interstellar travel, and possibly
Mar 25, 2020 rated it liked it
good 3/5
"You're dead," Elese says as she presses her forearm against my neck, cutting off my air.

Lyra died at the end of the first book, and Ara was born. She discovers, though, that her brush with death has left her with brand-new and potentially life-threatening hacking skills. Her new skills come in handy to keep Jarren and his group of bad guys away from the planet. But will it be enough to ensure survival for everyone on the base until the next ship arrives in 2 years?

I didn't find this one qu
Morgan | Mashleas Reads
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chasing the Shadows was an excellent continuation of the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. The first book, Navigating the Stars, was a 5-star read for me last year so I was very excited to be reading an early copy of this book. If you haven't read the first book I would HIGHLY recommend it. Its like Indiana Jones in space - who can beat that?

Whilst I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first, it was a fantastic read! It was the same awesome mix of sci-fi, fantasy and lots of action. Everything I
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed book 2 of this series, it had a good pace too it and had me enthralled right up until the end. When I finished I stared at the page willing the next book to appear, I have so many questions 😅 it was again told from the point of view of the main character, Lyra. We remain on the same planet, Yulin but we start to learn more about how things work with the Q-net and why the terracotta warriors are on the planets in the galaxy. Not 100% sure how accurate the science is, being as spa ...more
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When Maria V. Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser in the American Midwest so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn’t in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not all. Bored at work and needing a creative out ...more

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