Daniel José Older
Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent.
Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra's near-comatose abuelo begins to say "No importa" over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep.... Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.
Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order's secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick's supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family's past, present, and future.
I know that we are not suppose to judge books by their covers, but this cover is FABULOUS!! It really fits with the story and it actually got my attention from the shelf. It actually screamed at me and to pick it up and read it!! So, I had no choice but give it a try
I have a whole new prospective on art. This book was phenomenally refreshing and one that has never been replicated before. It's full of adventure and surprises beyond my wildest dreams. This book made me actually turn each and every page in it. I had a lot of trouble putting this book down and I even found myself daydreaming about this book. I loved how this author brought forth an amazingly strange, yet enjoyable Paranormal world that I did not expect. I loved all the ethnic backgrounds in this story and how each one were friends and loved each other, even with the prejudices in the book. I borrowed this book from my local library and I highly suggest that you see if your library has it and if not have them order it. You will not regret it!!