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Title: In the Shadows by Kiersten White
Illustrated by: Jim Di Bartolo
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: April 29th 2014 (soon, yay!)



From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures.

Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Their mother runs the local boarding house. Their father is gone. The woman up the hill may or may not be a witch.

Thomas and Charles are brothers who've been exiled to the boarding house so Thomas can tame his ways and Charles can fight an illness that is killing him with increasing speed. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it . . . but they can't.

Arthur is also new to the boarding house. His fate is tied to that of Cora, Minnie, Thomas, and Charles. He knows what darkness circles them, but can't say why, and doesn't even know if they can be saved.

Sinister forces are working in the shadows, manipulating fates and crafting conspiracies. The closer Cora, Minnie, Arthur, Thomas, and Charles get to the truth, the closer they get to harm. But the threat is much bigger than they can see. It is strangling the world.

Until one of the boys decides he wants to save it.

Told in an astonishing mix of art and words, IN THE SHADOWS collides past against future, love against evil, and hope against fear. The result is both a mystery and a masterpiece.
Why am I waiting on this?!
  • Sounds very promising
  • I have not yet read a book that has a mixture of writing and illustrations
  • and my goodness, look at that cover!


4 comments

April 9, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Boarding house, sinister forces, sounds very intriguing :D

April 9, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I really like books that include illustrations. It can really add a lot.

April 15, 2014 at 4:35 AM

This sounds really unique & i'm a big Kiersten White fan so I'm looking forward to reading this.

A nice WoW Haley :-)

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