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Shadow of a Girl by Shannon Greenland

 
 

December 11, 2016

 

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Title :              Shadow of a Girl

Author :           Shannon Greenland

Series :            n/a

Release date :   September 19th 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

 

Blurb : Use cash and keep moving.After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love…

 

Review : “Shadow of a Girl” was my first book by Shannon Greenland. The story was not complicated and pretty much obvious to the reader from the beginning – except for some details that reveal themselves as the story goes along.

 

But it was still an intriguing plot with enough depth to keep me as a reader engaged. The characters are well and deeply developed. I liked the writing style of the author and I am sure I will come across her again on my reading journeys.

 

There was basically only one issue that kept me from giving 5 Stars to this YA novel (be careful because of spoilers) -> I had a problem with the age of the female lead it might be only a minor detail but I think it would have suited the story better if she had been 17 instead of 16.

 

It would have felt more believable and real to me also I felt with the end was rushed. The author took such great care of the main part of the story but suddenly at the end everything was brought together at lightning speed when I felt that the story would have gained from a slower pace.

 

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