Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1)

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Scholastic Inc., Jun 30, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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The joyful, bold New York Times bestseller. Look for the sequel, Shadowhouse Fall, out 9/12! "Magnificent." --Holly Black, New York Times Book Review "A must." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Exceptional." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging with her friends. But then a corpse crashes their first party. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing non-stop. And when the murals in her neighborhood start to weep tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one. Now Sierra must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.

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User Review  - Jessiqa - LibraryThing

Sierra paints murals on the sides of buildings and has noticed that a few other murals are fading lately. And she thought she saw one cry the other day. She learns that she comes from a line of ... Read full review

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User Review  - krazykiwi - LibraryThing

This is one hell of a series starter. Sierra discovers a family heritage she didn't know she had, and along with a motley crew of friends and relatives, explores a new world of magic and spirits. Oh ... Read full review


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Daniel José Older is an American. He writes fantasy and young adult fiction. His debut novel was Half-Resurrection Blues which is the first book in his urban fantasy series, Bone Street Rumba. His other books include Salsa Nocturna and Shadowshaper. His short stories and essays have appeared in various print and online media. He is co-editor of the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. He also facilitates workshops on storytelling. Formerly he worked as an emergency medical technician in New York City. He is a musician and member of the soul quartet Ghost Star.

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