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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan (5 reviews)

Robert, 17
Joshua Khan
Shadow Magic
Disney Hyperion 2016

Shadow magic is a book not to miss. Every aspect in it will give you an exciting chill as a new view on a necromancy society takes place in a fight to keep their lands and traditions as those with light magic try to change and convert the land. I loved every second of this book and hope that I see a sequel on this book for sure.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Erin, 13
Joshua Khan
Shadow Magic
Hyperion 2016

This book was amazing! It was dark, humorous, and a definite page-turner. The characters were one of the best part, with all of them different, mysterious, and funny. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy!

Rating 5: Hard to imagine a better book

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Molly, 13
Joshua Khan
Shadow Magic
Hyperion 2016

"I defy you not to love this story." -Rick Riordan I couldn't agree more. This story was very exciding and mysterious, and the ending had  few twists you couldn't see coming. Throughout the whole thing it was clean and well written. One of my favorite things about this book is  that each chapter has a different view of one of the characters: Lily, Queen of Gehenna, the land of the Dead; Thorn, a squire to an executor; and K'leef, the prince of the  Sultanate of Fire, along with additional characters.

I don't want the cover art to change.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Tim  J., 15
Joshua  Khan
Shadow  Magic
Disney  Book  Group 2016

 This  is  a  good  and  well  written  book  but  it  is  definitely  a  book  written  for  younger  kids  so  it was  hard  to  get  through  and  I  eventually  decided  not  to  bother.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Sophie, 15
Joshua Khan
Shadow Magic
Disney 2016

Shadow Magic was an interesting book. The overall feel of the story is very similar to Rick Riordan's books. It's character's, while not being particularly developed or relatable, were engaging. A recommended read for young teens who enjoyed the Percy Jackson series.

Being from a religious background, I was slightly bothered be the portrayal of "black" magic being good and "light" magic being bad. However, modern American culture has become so saturated with this, "bad is good, and good is bad." mentality, that I don't think it will really effect anything.

Rating: 3 Readable

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