Student Book Review - Shadow by Jenny Moss

Wednesday June 2, 2010

by Jenny Moss
April 1, 2010
Scholastic Press
Goodreads Summary: In a time of kings, queens, and conspiracy, it's impossible to know whom one can trust. . . .
In a kingdom far away and long ago, it was prophesied at her birth that the queen would die before her sixteenth birthday. So Shadow, an orphan girl the same age as the young queen, was given the duty to watch her every move. And as prophesies do tend to come true, the queen is poisoned days before her birthday. When the castle is thrown into chaos, Shadow escapes with a young knight, whom she believes was betrothed to the queen. 

Unsure of why she is following Sir Kenway, but determined to escape as far as possible from the castle, her long-time prison, Shadow sets off on an adventure with the handsome knight who has been charged with protecting her. As mystery builds, and romantic tension does, too, Shadow begins to wonder what her role in the kingdom truly is. Soon, she learns, it is up to her to save her land. 

Student Review: Shadow by Jenny Moss is a definite page-turner! With either action or romance at every turn, I can see anybody who picks this book up speeding right through it!

The story starts off with Shadow a fifteen-year-old girl guarding the queen (who will supposedly die by the age of sixteen right when she is supposed to take the throne.) Shadow doesn't exactly know what she is supposed to do other than do just like her name says and always be at queen Audrey's side. 

After tragedy strikes Shadow flees the castle with Sir Kenway, a knight and during their travels they discover a shocking secret. As the plot thickens this book asks "Who is Shadaw really?" What is her destiny and how does it relate to the kingdom?

This book is full of action, intrigue and secrets! I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great fantasy and/or historical fiction!

Appropriate for grades 5 and up!

Review by
Leanne, 7th grade


SariJ said...

Thanks Leanne for the review. The book sounds good. I love historical fiction too.