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Shadow People by Jo Cavell

Shadow People (The Finding) - Jo   Robinson

It has been a while since I’ve read a sci-fi novel which I really enjoyed, mainly because it is hard to create a world and characters believable enough for the book not to become a laughing matter. The author of this one has balanced outlandish creatures, a new, strange, world, and technology which is real enough not to be thrown off by while reading the mind blowing adventures.

She also weaves in metaphysical elements into the story, but in a way that makes sense, because it is in essence about the ongoing battle between good and evil. Each and every action and reaction is neatly connected and leads us deeper into the story.

At first it reminded me of Avatar, but soon enough the author led me away from that thought by the way she gave her characters and worlds a signature of their own. 

The only downside I can find is that however we know it all ends well, the author could have worked out the end a bit more. Don’t get me wrong the end is very satisfactory, but seems ‘rushed’.

All in all I am not a real fan of serialised novels, but seeing this is a stand-alone novel and we can either choose to read the next one or not, I will want to read the next one to. Because being honest, I want to know how the main character solves her next task.


(I have not received any compensation for this review, and bought the book on Amazon.co.uk)