December 23, 2017

#BookReview: When I Cast Your Shadow by @SarahPorterBook #NetGalley

About the Book: Dashiell Bohnacker was hell on his family while he was alive. But it’s even worse now that he’s dead…

Ruby. Haunted by her dead brother, unable to let him go, Ruby must figure out whether his nightly appearances in her dreams are the answer to her prayers—or a nightmare come true…

Everett. He’s always been jealous of his dashing older brother. Now Everett must do everything he can to save his twin sister Ruby from Dashiell’s clutches.

Dashiell. Charming, handsome, and manipulative, Dash has run afoul of some very powerful forces in the Land of the Dead. His only bargaining chips are Ruby and Everett. At stake is the very survival of the Bohnacker family, bodies and souls…

Reviewed By: Lauren
Publisher: Tor Teen
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Horror, Paranormal 
How I Acquired this book: NetGalley 
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author: Sarah Porter writes stories that seem to be quite true enough for all practical purposes. Among them are VASSA IN THE NIGHT, THE LOST VOICES TRILOGY, and the forthcoming WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW and TENTACLE AND WING. Realism makes little sense to me and I experience more truth in the fantastic. I always have new novels underway, both Young Adult and Grownup/ Literary/ Speculative. When not writing my own weird stuff, I can often be found leading creative writing workshops with amazing young NYC public-school writers via Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Or I might be drawing, or gardening, or wandering wraithlike through the streets. I live in Brooklyn, land of mystery, with my awesome husband Todd and our two cats, Jub Jub and Delphine. 

Represented by Kent D. Wolf of the Friedrich Agency.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Wonderful blend of horror, paranormal, and contemporary. Couldn't put it down! 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: Sarah Porter brings us another out of this world book!  This one is much darker than your normal young adult and that just made it even better! The plot was very unique, creepy, and very shocking at times and I couldn't put it down! It was like nothing that I have read since and this by far is my favorite book of 2017! I could see this one becoming a movie very easily and be fantastically creepy!! This is another title where all of the characters were fantastic! The main ones and the side ones were out of this world! They each had their own flaws, strengths, and weaknesses and it made them feel real and made you feel for them. Thier relationships really made this book full of emotions.  The writing style was amazing! So many authors try to do multi POVs and fail but Porter did an outstanding job with it.  I was never lost on who's POV I was in and I just couldn't get enough. This horror/paranormal story was out of this world and I can't wait to see what this author has in store for us next!  (Keep up the creepy!!) 

Go Into This One Knowing: Drug Use, Multi POVs

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