Rarely do i ever read sequels like this;however with their tight friendships and use of their various creative talents to battle heinous, power hungry demons, well, who could resist?
Recently finished the audio version to this beautiful book sequel that I think perhaps tops the first as my favorite čśŹ Now to hunt down a copy of the physical to ownÔÇŽ. love Love LOVE ÔŁĄ´ŞĆÔŁĄ´ŞĆÔŁĄ´ŞĆÔŁĄ´ŞĆ Definitely one of the best audio books I've listened to. #audiobooks #shadowhousefall #shadowshapercypher #YA #IReadYA
I'm usually not one for the fantasy/sci-fi YA series but I'm loving this one. I'm actually frustrated because I can't find any information about the eventually forthcoming third book. I also highly recommend the audio version; returning narrator Anika Noni Rose puts her theater experience to good use and is absolutely wonderful. Every character voice is individualized and the few lines she gets to sing are a bonus.
I‘m not sure I ever properly thanked you @kamoorephoto for sending this to me!!! I have recently finished Shadowshaper AND this weekend I get to meet Daniel Jose Older at the Tucson Book Festival!! I can‘t wait! #tfob2018
I finished this one about two weeks ago and have been trying to digest. The audiobook was fantastic, read by the wonderful Anika Noni Rose, who also read Shadowshaper. Overall, I liked it and how it built on the world set up in the first novel. I didn‘t like the change in relationship between Sierra and Robbie and her new love interest in this book. Looking forward to the next installment!
No real #activist books in my collection - but I do love the Shadowshaper series, and the second book has a pretty strong #blacklivesmatter plot line. I geeked out so hard over these at TLA last year that I‘m pretty sure Daniel José Older was weirded out while signing, but that‘s pretty much the story of my life when it comes to meeting authors. #readingresolutions
My name is Arabic for precious and my last name means freedom so I am precious freedom? Hah. One thing that still irritates me though is that I was named by a distant relative and I don‘t know why? My parents aren't too sure either.
Seriously, if you're not reading Daniel Jos├ę Older you are doing yourself an absolute disservice. We go back to his vibrant, DIVERSE Brooklyn for another action-packed journey. This is a Brooklyn where I want to be! And this cover!
#shadowhousefall #danieljos├ęolder #shadowshaper #shadowandlight #urbanfantasy #brooklyn #getlit #diversereads #wndb #kvnreads17
Daniel José Older‘s first book in this series, Shadowshaper, was terrific, and I think I like the sequel even more. The Brooklyn of Sierra and her friends, who use magical abilities to channel the spirits of the dead and, is richer and funnier and fuller and more challenging. Awesome YA book that folks of any age can dig into.
[fan art by Emily B. Martin]
I didn't get a lot of reading done last month. čśó I finished 2 graphic novels and made a little more progress on Hill's book. So, no collage of last month's reading. Instead here's my potential TBR for November! Also, I have a couple #audiobooks lined up and some titles on my #kindle What are you looking forward to reading this month?
Brooklyn teen Sierra Santiago and her team of shadowshapers, who fight injustice by channeling their ancestors‘ spirits through art, discover their magic has stirred up supernatural forces intent on taking control over them through an enchanted deck of cards. Shadowhouse Fall shimmers with mystery, suspense, and humor and also packs a message of empowerment for anyone who‘s been the target of racial profiling and police brutality.
Celebrating Teen Read Week 2017! Turns out my current read is already perfect for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Sunday. Not that I‘ve picked it up today. Swept away by re-watching NCIS on Netflix. #TRW2017.
So......... I was a little disappointed with this one, but I can't really put into words exactly why. The story is still super fun and unique and I really love Sierra. But the pacing was maybe a little off for me, and at times it kind of felt more like a graphic novel than a regular novel. Which I know a lot of people probably love, but is not really my thing. Even so, I still liked it, just not as much as the first. 3/5 ÔşÉ´ŞĆ
I loooooooved Shadowshaper so I am super excited for this sequel! And damn do I love the cover art for these books. So glad the publisher (or whoever designs covers) didn't try to hide or downplay the character's identity. #nowreading #currentlyreading
P.S.: get the kind of friends who give you a signed ARC of your ABSOLUTE FAVORITE author's newest book for your birthday.
I almost forgot the new photo challenges start today! These are three of my #SeptemberMostAnticipated...I almost never preorder books on Audible but suddenly I have three preorders all coming out this month!! It's a good thing school has started back so I have lots of time in the car to listen. #FallIntoBooks
The first book has an amazing cover and so does the sequel. These are so on my TBR. Plus, FYI,book one is going to be a FREE audiobook the last week of AudiobookSync (8/10 -8/17). #coverlove #YAedition
So I reread SHADOWSHAPER before I did this one, and no second book syndrome here. Part two is excellent, and tremendously better than part one. DJO has NO chill. Excellently crafted plot with very relevant real-life issues woven in. AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A PART THREE. God I love Sierra. Get your hands on this when it's out in the fall!
I was lucky to receive a copy of SHADOWHOUSE FALL at this year's BookExpo... and devoured it (and the novella that precedes it) in nine days. I didn't know it was possible to fall more in love with Sierra and her family and friends, but it was. The way Older weaves magic into the real life beauty and horrors of present day NYC is incredible. Read, read, read this series. #ya #bookexpo #ownvoices #latinxreads #nycreads #shadowshapercypher