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Out of the Shadows

(Blade #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  192 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Bleeding and dizzy, Blade wakes up to find himself in the hospital. But how did he get there? With enemies coming at him from all sides, it?s hard to know who attacked him. But he knows that whoever it was will be back to finish him off. And quick. So he?s gotta go. He?s gotta break outta there. Not only to save his own life, but there?s kindly old Mary and little Jaz to t ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 24th 2010 by Philomel Books (first published June 2010)
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Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Overall i mostly liked the book Blade out of the shadows, But i it was hard to keep up with and understand,I think the writer tried to keep the reader guessing. In the book the writer changed the topic a lot, By the time i would understand one of the topics the author would start talking about something else and never talk about that topic again that ruined the book for me. I would not recommend this book to a friend just because it was so hard to understand. I think people who enjoy fantasy boo ...more
Out of the Shadows is a combination of books three and four, Breaking Free and Running Scared, of Tim Bowler’s Blade series that was first released in the UK.

The story follows fourteen year old Blade, a young man that the world has thrown away to the streets. Left wounded and vulnerable by his enemies, Blade awakens in the hospital and is almost instantly forced once again to run and fight for his life. We accompany Blade (while he affectionately refers to the reader as BigEyes) as our hero mane
Morgan Duplechin
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
OMG I love Blade!!! He is definitly one of my favorite fictional characters I've ever invented! He is quick as a whip, a genius, and he has a special talent with throwing knives. He uses his talents purely for survival and let me just say he rocks it. As for the book, well..... Lets just say I have a few complaints. First off, I'm not a big fan of Tim Bowler's way of writing. It just doesn't seem to click for me, it almost seems kind of rough, you know? Second, I thought there was almost TO much ...more
Gustavo Macias
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
A. I feel that the second book has the same type of audience as the first. That would be people who like suspense and thriller. Gender does not matter, but it does lean in the boy's direction.

B. 3 Stars

C. I feel that I could tell what was going to happen, but it still hit me hard.I wish with all that skill he has that he could do more. But I am pleased to hear that he doesn't care if he killed people again.

D.I feel that he could have learned two lessons.
- You never know where you can find all
Sue Murdoch
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I get more absorbed into Blade's mysterious back story as I read the books; he's a complex character - dangerous, but for a reason and that's what keeps me reading. At times the short, punchy sentence structure makes it hard to keep up, but that conveys the way Blade needs to live his life. People like Mary understand there's more to him. I like the way Blade talks to us as if he understands we have no idea of what it's like to be him, and we don't. This is a story of insight and shows the dark ...more
Isaac Lerma
Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it
The book "Blade: Out of the Shadows" By: Tim Bowler is a very good looking book when you first look at it, the shiny cover really catches the human eye. But i will say it is a very confusing book. Right after i read the first few pages i was beyond lost. I had to go back and read it a second time. It was all over the place. At one moment it was talking about one thing, and the the next sentence it was talking about something totally opposite. I was in space. If i had to give a recommendation on ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book was very good, I love stories with an English/British setting. I really enjoyed the main protagonist Blade, interacting with the reader like you are actually a part in the story. I love the suspense, and intensity the story has. It was one of my favorites I've ever read.
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Tim Bowler fan in my class brought this to school 3 years ago.
Some of us were just crazy about it. It was really a Thrilling page turner.
It's not a perfect novel, but still it's such a interesting book to read.
And shows the story of a strong but fragile boy, well.
Seth Madsen
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Blade finally meets his enemies, but he also meets his allies. He must run from his foes and stay alive at all costs. He contemplates leaving the city and going somewhere far away. He must make friends with enemies and make enemies from friends. He will do anything to stay on the run.
Garrett Clemons
Feb 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book is boring to me. The begining is very slow and it doesnt start getting good till about page 40. i recommend to not read this book. thats only if you dont't like slow books. All in all i would never read this book again.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Blade: Out of the Shadows, by Tim Bowler is an action packed book that you won't be able to put down.
The Pyromaniac00
Oct 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Just as good as the first. One book everyone should read.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Blade series. It was better than the first. It had a lot of action and, once again, ended on a cliffhanger.
Claire Berslow
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Not as good as Frozen Fire was, but it still gets five out of five stars from me!
Jerry Comprendre
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book i enjoyed every page of it.
Christian White
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was a very good book.
Sydney Robinson
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was amazing. It had so much action in it, and I really enjoyed the book throughout the whole time I was reading it!
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Tim Bowler is one of the UK’s most compelling and original writers for teenagers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in a small village in Devon and his workroom is an old stone outhouse known to friends as ‘Tim’s Bolthole’.

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