April 09, 2013

Review: Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer

The Shadow GirlShadow Girl by Jennifer Archer
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Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication:
April 9th 2013 by HarperTeen

Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she's with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I'm crazy.

For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily's movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily's secret.

But when Lily's father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily's mother have been keeping secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily's own identity.

          My Review:

     When Harper sent Shadow Girl to us to review, I was completely stoked. The blurb sounded so intriguing. I have always loved to get my hands on a good suspense book. And once I grabbed Shadow Girl, tragedy opened the book. It was the Lily's birthday and in a freak accident her father dies. That's where everything begins. Where the mystery starts. I started immediately thinking "Was that 'accident' really an accident"?

     From the beginning of the book, you know there's a big secret and I couldn't wait to get to the revelation. But then the accident happened and the revelation came to a halt. And that's where I got a bit frustrated. There was a lot of build up before the whole climax. Which is good, but I wanted to find out what's the big secret her mom and dad was keeping. But it took entirely too long to find out for my liking.

     Since I am impatient, the only thing that kept me from throwing this book at the wall was Ty. I felt from the beginning there was something he was not saying. That he's up to something and everything that happened was linked to him somehow. So when the revelation came into play, so many more questions came to my mind. And I'm left wondering if there's going to be a sequel. I really enjoyed this novel. It kept me intrigued throughout the whole book, the characters were well written and the author gave us a well invested story line. I give Shadow Girl a 4 stars and a Good Choice for Reading!

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