Saturday, October 26, 2013
In the Shadow of Blackbirds (YA)
Book #86 Read in 2013
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (YA)
Mary Shelley Black goes to live with her aunt after her father is imprisoned. The flu is working its deadly way through the country and Aunt Eva is petrified of it. Mary Shelley seems to have some sort of supernatural power that allows the spirits of the dead to connect with her. A photographer she knows would like to capitalize on that talent. Her childhood love Stephen, the photographer's brother, is on his way to war and Mary Shelley is afraid she will never see him again...but she should know she will, even if he is not alive when she next sees him.
This book was a great, creepy read for Halloween time. There were good twists and turns to keep readers engaged. Mary Shelley was a great character; she was intelligent, brave and tough. I enjoyed this book.