The Beckoning Shadow

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Product Details

Price
$11.99
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.8 X 1.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062657626

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About the Author

Katharyn Blair is a novelist and screenwriter. She graduated with her MFA in 2015 and is finishing her MA in literature. She's been a social media coordinator for several films at 20th Century Fox, an intern at her city's Parks and Recreation Department, a gymnastics coach, and, most recently, a writing professor at Azusa Pacific University. She lives outside of Los Angeles with her family. The Beckoning Shadow is her debut novel.

Reviews

★"An extraordinary debut packed with richly drawn characters in a sure-to-entertain storyline." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★"Interweaving excellent worldbuilding with the uncertainties of discipline, friendship, and taking ownership of one's decisions, Blair's debut will entrance and delight in equal measure." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This story of magic, hope, death, friendship, and family...offer[s] a taste of the mystical, a great voice and dialogue, and well-written questions that address teen angst." -- School Library Journal

"Blair provides plenty of action, twists, and duplicity as the story unfolds, incorporating a complicated romance and even discussion of religion along the way." -- ALA Booklist

"Part fantasy, part battle royale, this gripping novel builds on the well-loved trope of mutant outcasts with unexplained powers but adds a worthy gladiatorial spin." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The Beckoning Shadow is a fast-paced, exciting debut with an awesome girl protagonist! I rooted for Vesper as she smashed her way through this vividly imagined story, and was left hoping for more!" -- S.J. Kincaid, New York Times bestselling author of The Diabolic

"An absolutely riveting, supercharged story set against a world of secretive and thoroughly badass magic-wielders. I adored Vesper for her toughness and vulnerable heart--I dare you not to fall for her, too." -- Lana Popoviç, author of Fierce like a Firestorm