The shadows that surround us aren’t always as they seem…
Emmeline has grown up with a gift. Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows. And her only friend and companion is her own shadow, Dar.
Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic. Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal: Dar will change the noble’s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and all that the witness saw was a long shadow with no one nearby to cast it. Scared to face punishment, Emmeline and Dar run away.
With the noble’s guards on her trail, Emmeline’s only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free. But Emmeline’s not sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it’s hard to keep secrets from someone who can never leave your side.
The first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology, MarcyKate Connolly weaves a tale filled with shadows, danger, and magic that has the feel of a new classic.
Expected publication: January 1st 2018 by Sourcebooks JabberwockyPre-Order here and here
I'm going to love this book beyond words. I adore MarcyKate. She writes aaamazing middle grade books. Eee. And this one. Oh god. LOOK AT THAT COVER! I am dying. It's perfect. It's stunning. So lovely. And it sounds SO GOOD too :D Eee. I cannot wait to meet Emmeline. <3 This book sounds creepy and so so awesome and I'm going to love it so so much. Need it now. I'm hoping to hunt down the print ARC of it :)
What are you waiting for on this shadowy Wednesday?