In classic McKinley style, Shadows is a mysterious, absorbing book with multiple plot layers and an inviting world much like our own, but with fascinating differences. Maggie tells her story in a very personable, conspiratorial tone, not holding back on her sarcasm, vulnerabilities, and fears as she recounts how she first met Val and as she deals with the shadows that drape her once-mundane life. McKinley’s world-building is slow and steady, punctuated by humorous accounts of Maggie’s friends and her beloved dog Mongo’s antics. Shadows is the sort of book that readers will want to take their time with, wading through Maggie’s richly-drawn world, getting to know her family, friends, and community, and following along on her high-stakes journey to uncover the truth about her world and her own capabilities.
Cover Comments: I really like this cover. I love the use of color and the way the title fades into the water. The outdoor image is really great, and I think it;s a unique look that will appeal to a wide range of readers.
ARC provided by publisher.