Sunday, December 16, 2012

Book Review: The Shadow Society

TITLE: The Shadow Society
AUTHOR: Marie Rutkoski
PUBLISHED: October 2012
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
PREMISE: Darcy doesn't remember anything about her past. Then she meets Conn and realizes perhaps it's good thing she didn't know...
MY REVIEW: This was a interesting first novel. Not ground breaking. There are the usual YA tropes and a certain predictability if you read a lot of these YA UF books like I do. But the world was definitely interesting.
Also I have to give Rutkoski props on the interesting concept of the book: alternate realities. Not something that's written about in YA often so that and the fact that this didn't involve vampires, werewolves, faeries or mermaids made this a slightly interesting read. Romance was about average, characters were average (with the main characters friends being more fun for me personally), and a few plotholes aside the story moved and wrapped up neatly.
So it's a decent book. Makes for a good library read. It's just not oh my god, you must read this now worthy.
WHO SHOULD READ: Urban fantasy fans, alternate reality fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five conspiracy plots

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