Review: The Shadow Girl

Apr •  3 •  2013
Title: The Shadow Girl

Series: Stand-Alone
Genre: Young Adult-Supernatural/Mystery
Author: Jennifer Archer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher

“Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she’s with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I’m crazy.
For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily’s movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily’s secret.
But when Lily’s father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily’s mother have been keeping secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily’s own identity.”

Mysterious and moving, I got sucked into this book REAL fast. I can’t pinpoint it, but this book had me really thinking…

The plot of the book is really gripping. Lily has never been along. Hidden away from the world, Lily lives in secluded place knowing very few trusted people. But why??? That is question. When her fathers dies, Lily is asking questions about his last statement to her. I have to admit that when her dad muttered those words, hook…line…sinker… I sat down, devour the book page and page and finding myself anxious just to KNOW! What was the secrets? What is so different about Lily? And why??? The plot is good and moved at a pace the is torturing  That is good! I love that the author didn’t spill the beans right away but let the reader slowly come to the knowledge with the character.

There are two love interest but it never really gets into this whole complicated love triangle. Thank God. Love triangles that get so complicated raise my blood pressure and that folks is bad. I like that even though there are potentially two guys, you know where she stands. She does leans into both mostly cause they each have a part of her. Her past and her future. Still, I like how it ended.

Let me put it this way. Read it. It’s awesome and amazing. It leads you so deep into the story that the ending is just mind blowing. The Shadow Girl is a deeply mysterious read that keep you on the edge of your seat.

I give it 5 BITES!

 Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Apr 3, 2013

    Well I’m thrilled to hear that a love triangle doesn’t fully develop even though there are two boys, I’m really glad we know where she stands and there’s not much of a question:) I wasn’t all that excited for this one to be honest, but now that I know there’s no triangle and the ending is mind blowing I’m starting to think I need to add this to the list! Thanks Savy:)

  2. Giselle
    Apr 3, 2013

    Lol yay for no love triangle I feel the same way towards them. This book sounds really good I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  3. Oh I do hate love triangles, but am so glad that this one doesn’t go completely that way. I do think I can handle it then. 🙂

  4. Candace
    Apr 3, 2013

    Oh yay! I have this one but haven’t heard much yet so I didn’t really get all excited about it. Until now cause I’m SUPER eager to pick this one up now! I love a book that is really suspenseful!

  5. I’m glad that you said there is no love triangle because I am almost half done and I was concerned that there might end up being one. So far I am really enjoying the book and will be finished reading it today! Great review.