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#FridayFeature Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe

This week’s book is one i got from Ollie’s. I was driving home and since the rain was too hard to see the road and it was getting dark, i decided to stop off and see which new books they had. I originally pick out about 4, but then narrowed it down to just this one. I’m hoping to read in either around Christmas or in the New Year!
Right now, I’m still reading Wildcat and Moby Dick! I know, so slow!


Every night i tell myself the dream wont come again. Do not dream, i recite like a mantra. Do not dream. But it’s no use. It’s been there ever since we moved from London three weeks ago, but sleep just creeps up my sheets the same as it always does, gobbling me up, swamping me. So i dream. And then, in the darkness, i see it. The Shape.

First Line

Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe
Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe
YA Fantasy | 256 Pages | Pub. 2013

Can she escape the shadows and face the truth before the darkness destroys her?

“If the enemy is a fire, the evil is its shadow, flickering upon the wall.”

“That’s very poetic, Miss Bellini. I just wish I knew what it meant.”

Miranda’s new home is a dull seaside town at the edge of the world, the sort of forgotten place where nothing ever happens. Until something does. Something strange and sinister. With her schoolteacher and her classmates, who might be more clued in than they let on, Miranda sets out to uncover the mystery. Her bravery borders on recklessness. She thinks she’s chasing shadows, tortured spirits from centuries past, but could true darkness lie within? With a mixture of science and magic, Miranda’s got to figure out how to break and banish the evil before it destroys her.

At the same time I’m getting this odd feeling. Kind of like this isn’t really happening. Like I did on the bus. There’s a thudding in my head. I can smell burning, too. Only it’s not burning plastic like you’d expect, but …wood. Like a blazing fire. My eyelids grow heavy and the room seems to shrink around me so there is just me and my computer in the darkness, the screen glowing, the heat blasting out.

Page 56


Do you read classics? If so, what is your favorite?

Yes & (shameless self-plug) I even moderate the The Classics Club with 3 other lovely Ladies. I was just getting into Classics when i joined the club, so i can’t say that i have a good grasp on a wide variety of classic book types, but as for my favorite, it’s pretty much the same regular books: science fiction, fantasy and adventure. My favorite classic book of all time is Moby Dick, of course, but some close seconds include any of the books by H.G. Wells or Jules Verne. I also like Jonathan Swift. Oh, and the old (and outdated) Psychology books by Freud and company.

This post is part of the “Friday Feature” series, which consists of “First Line Friday”, hosted by Hoarding Books, “Books Beginnings”, hosted by Rose City Reader, and “The Friday 56”, hosted by Freda’s Voice. Each week we feature one books and share it’s first line as well as a line from page 56. The “Question of the Week” is hosted over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. To see all my #FLF/#BookBeginnings/#Friday56 posts, check out my archive. I’ve also recently published my Reading Stats from 2018 as well as my Blog Stats from 2018!

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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


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