Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shadow of Darkness - Rashad Freeman

Pages:  264
Source:  I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Genre:  Young Adult, Thriller

From Goodreads

Anthony Dimair isn't your average teenager. Anthony Dimair doesn't have your average teenage problems. Unfortunately, Anthony dimair doesn't know that yet. By most accounts Anthony's been a pretty normal kid his whole life. When he starts what should be a normal year of high school, he suddenly begins to change. There's something dark buried deep inside him, but it wants to get out. As people start disappearing and unknown assailants start following him, Anthony turns to his Uncle for answers. With only the help of his friends he sets off on a quest to discover the truth. But discovering the truth may very well get him killed. Follow Anthony on an epic adventure as he races against time and the darkness inside him. Will he survive to find out the truth? Or will he get himself and his friends killed in the process?

My Thoughts

This was a fabulous book. From the first chapter where you read what seems to be a lab experiment gone terribly wrong the action never stops.  There is a lot of humor built into the book that will definitely grab middle grade kids.  Anthony Dimair has started high school with his best friends.  However, in addition to the normal teenage angst he suddenly sprouts wings and doesn't know why.  The author has created characters that are very believable in their actions.  You get a feel immediately that they are teens.  He has created a plot that will keep you reading from beginning to end.  I read the whole book in just two hours.  I was surprised by the way the book ended.  I didn't want it to end that way.  However, I have to say that since this is the first book in this series that it definitely had a great ending.  I can't wait until the next book comes out.  I am sure this is a book that my students will definitely love.  I can't wait to introduce them to it tomorrow.

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1 comment:

  1. I stumbled on your blog while trying to find the end of the internet and I'm so glad I did. Thanks for the review of this book because I'm sure I would've never found it without. I loved every minute and was sad and excited when I finished to find that only book 2 was out. I wanted to read it all the way to the end. At the same time I love catching hold of a series that's still developing. I hope this becomes a movie some day.