Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review: The Shadow: Borrowing Abby Grace by Kelly Green

Title: The Shadow
Author: Kelly Green
Series: Borrowing Abby Grace #1
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Backlit Fiction
Release Date: October 16, 2011
Source: Author
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Smart and sassy Abby Grace is a seventeen-year-old with a talent for getting out of trouble. Sent to repair the lives and loves of teenagers on the edge of disaster, Abby is the perfect girl for the job. She has everything going for her… except one thing: a body. 

This fast-paced and exciting episode is the first installment in an ongoing mystery series with a supernatural twist. 

Episode 1: The Shadow 

When Abby Grace wakes up in the back of a van, she has no idea who she is, how she got there, or why anyone would want to kidnap her. After escaping her masked captors, she hurries home, only to discover that she unknowingly left her younger brother behind in the van. Unable to answer the police’s questions with her memories gone, she retreats to the safety of her bedroom where she tries to reconstruct her life. Just as she is settling into the belief that things will one day return to normal, she looks in the mirror—and sees a stranger’s face. 
As Abby learns next, she has become a Shadow, sent to inhabit the lives of strangers in trouble. With nothing to go on except the vague hints of her cute but maddening Guardian, a 19th century ghostly teenager named Will, Abby sets out to rescue the missing brother. But she will need all of her intelligence, fearlessness, and wit, because if she fails to find him in time, she will remain trapped in this unfamiliar body forever.

The Shadow is the first episode of Borrowing Abby Grace series. The story starts with a girl, who wakes up in the back of a van.  She doesn't know why she is there or who she is. Now she will need to find out, with the help of an estrange but good looking guy, Will,  the reason of why she is there and what she needs to do. The answer will surprise more than one. Abby Grace has a mission, and she needs to complete it in order to move forward. Where? She even doesn't know it yet.  

I don't want to talk too much about the plot because I think it's awesome with capital A, and I consider everybody should read the book and discover the story by themselves. Lovers of YA books, that enjoy stories full of suspense, action and supernatural elements, will love this book, specially because I think it has everything a book needs. 

First, like I said before, an amazing plot.The book is full of mystery that makes you read and read and read until you finish it and go running to buy the next one, because you need to know what is going to happen next! What is going to happen to Abby? Will she go home? Will she remember? Is she d…? There are so many questions that need to be solved!

Second, long story short.  Sometimes you read a story that has more than 400 hundreds pages, and you get bored with so many descriptions and so many details and so many things that most of the time, are not necessary! But in the case of Abby Grace, the story is short, is an episode of only 47 pages, but with a really well developed idea. You don't feel rush, or a brusque ending. Of course, you want to read more, but you get a felling that the book ended in the way it was supposed to finish.

And last but not least, lovely characters. I love Abby. Abby Grace is a really smart girl, and even though she is not in her best moment she has time to make you smile and laugh with some of her ideas or when she is mad at Will, or when she does something a little bit crazy or risky. She is strong and brave, and she doesn't stop until she discovers the truth, she has the gift to make everything go well again. That's why she was selected…because she is perfect for the job!

Ah! And I almost forget! The covers are amazing! They tell you a lot about the story! : )

Happy Reading!

Loved it! :) 

Book of the Month, November, 2011!

Kelly Green: Writer. Reader. I also enjoy jumping in piles of leaves. I am launching a new eBook series called Borrowing Abby Grace, a super-fun supernatural Nancy Drew. 

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