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Shadow Weaver

Free Read Shadow Weaver - by MarcyKate Connolly - Shadow Weaver, Shadow Weaver For the hardback see ISBN The shadows that surround us aren t always as they seem Emmeline has grown up with a gift Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows

  • Title: Shadow Weaver
  • Author: MarcyKate Connolly
  • ISBN: 9781492649960
  • Page: 117
  • Format: ebook

Free Read Shadow Weaver - by MarcyKate Connolly, Shadow Weaver, MarcyKate Connolly, Shadow Weaver For the hardback see ISBN The shadows that surround us aren t always as they seem Emmeline has grown up with a gift Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows And her only friend and companion is her own shadow Dar Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic DespFor the hardbac Free Read Shadow Weaver - by MarcyKate Connolly - Shadow Weaver, Shadow Weaver For the hardback see ISBN The shadows that surround us aren t always as they seem Emmeline has grown up with a gift Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows

  • Free Read Shadow Weaver - by MarcyKate Connolly
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Shadow Weaver

About "MarcyKate Connolly"

  1. MarcyKate Connolly

    I m an author and nonprofit administrator living in New England with my husband and pugs I m also a coffee addict, voracious reader, and recurring commuter Represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary photo credit Cheryl Colombo 2012

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  1. Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly is a fantasy kids book that is absolutely thrilling Emmeline can control her shadows and she has a companion, her own shadow, Dar She talks to Dar and Dar talks to her Dar plays tricks on people which gets Emmeline in trouble and shunned People are afraid of Emmeline Then some people want to take Emmeline away, she and Dar run awayI can t spoil it but there is to her life then she knew, and she just made it worst for everyone on her trip Very exciting, myster [...]


  2. Mini review DNF I received this E ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I saw this book on Netgalley one day and decided to request it I enjoy Middle Grade and thought it would be right up my alley Unfortunately it wasn t for me Something about this read very shallow The writing style wasn t any good And the main character was really annoying me As this was a personal thing I still recommend Others might enjoy this.


  3. I received this as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewAll I have to say is that this was an awesome fantasy book Also it s a pretty light read so I m sure everyone would enjoy this even if you don t read any fantasy.


  4. 06 07 17 Pre Read More thanks to Netgalley for the ARC The existing reviews have already gotten me super excited for this First impression Only a few chapters in, and I m already enraptured by the authors lyrical prose quality, as well as being invested in both Emmeline Dar already 06 08 17 Full disclosure first Thanks to Netgalley, as always, for the ARC, it s most appreciated, but this in no way impacted my review in anyway.As with most bibliophiles, I read A LOT of books, with my acknowledged [...]


  5. Shadow Weaver is an atmospheric, haunting story that immediately ensnares the reader This may be written for a middle grade audience, but it begs for adult readership as well MarcyKate Connolly weaves a tale that keeps you trapped in her world until the very end.Emmeline is a child that s easy to like and want to protect Also, like most children she s also easy to manipulate and scare Throughout the story I continually wanted to step into the pages and mother her To whisper in her ear the truths [...]


  6. When I first saw this book cover on NetGalley several months ago, I knew I simply had to get it Much like the cover, Shadow Weaver is creepy, and eerie, and dark Sadly, it was not enough to keep me hooked or make me love it.While the story itself is interesting, I the writing style didn t fully do it for me It seemed too simplistic at times, even for a middle grade novel There was something about it that never fully got me fall into the world of the story It s a tale of magic and shadows and yet [...]


  7. Enchanting A play of shadow and light Children have always been fascinated by their own shadows When I was young I made shadow puppets on the walls of my bedroom My teenage friend, Paulette, invited me to spend the night at her house once, and the full moon came streaming into her bedroom window, lighting the wall opposite it Paulette positioned herself in front of the window and began to mimic Peter Pam s climbing into a bedroom through the window Like Peter Pam her body cast a shadow on the li [...]


  8. I received this as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review I have to say I was really surprised with this book I though it was going to be an okay read, but I loved it The last half of the book is amazing Plus a plot twist I didn t even see coming We have the main character Emmeline who has special powers to manipulate the shadows Her parents are afraid of her and want her cured , from there everything spirals out I really enjoyed this book and I m excited for the next one


  9. Ohhh, this book is so wonderful Vivid yet spare, with children s story creepiness abound.Hold your breath for 2018, folks But like Figuratively.


  10. I have been so excited to read this book for ages now I adored the other books by MarcyKate, and couldn t wait to read books by her So happy to have been able to read an eARC of this book early It s so stunning I wish I could say that I loved this book like I wanted to, but oh, I sadly had some issues too.There are parts of this book that I loved a lot Found the story pretty incredible But because of some issues that I had with some things, I couldn t fully love it all Which makes me a little s [...]


  11. Sadly, Shadow Weaver didn t live up to my expectations I was bored to the point where it took me nearly a week to read this 300 page Middle Grade novel Half the time I just didn t care to pick up the book While the world and magical abilities were intriguing, the characters weren t all that memorable and I don t feel invested enough to check out the sequel.For the full review and , head over to The Pretty Good Gatsby


  12. I just finished Shadow Weaver by Marcykate Connolly and it was such a quick, cute book The twists and turns in this book have me wanting I can and will easily recommend it to anyone of any age looking for a short yet wonderful read MarcyKate weaves a wonderful tale in just 163 pages, her writing strong and characters realistic, The book leaves on a cliffhanger and I hope the publisher picks up the next book The charactersEmmeline is a really nice character and her voice, like the other characte [...]


  13. I quite enjoyed this book It was a little juvenile at times, and some of the main plot points are quite obvious, and when the big turnaround comes about at the end, it is no shock because it was quite predictable However, despite those flaws, the book was a lot of fun to read The basic premise is that there are people in the world who have been blessed with special powers by a magical comet that only flies by once every generation One of these people is a young girl who was blessed with the powe [...]


  14. I took one look at this book and instantly wanted to grab it Whoever worked on the cover art did a marvelous job Shadow Weaver made me curious from start to finish Emmeline s life and her story had me hooked and invested I m glad that this is a series because I really do want to know what is going to happen next This book would be very suitable for a book club It s interesting and filled with elements that speak to its target audience I know for a fact, that if I were to read this at a younger a [...]


  15. I cannot wait to share this one with the 4th and 5th graders at various elementary schools we visit each month They are absolutely going to go wild for this one I thought the plot was well thought out I had wished there had been some world building, since the characters seem to live in a totally different time I also loved how spooky and creepy Emmaline s voice was at the beginning of the story, but that ghoulishness seemed to diminish throughout Overall, I was very captivated and thought this [...]


  16. I received a free copy from NetGalley Every 25 years a comet passes over and grants select unborn children incredible powers Emmeline is one such child, able to weave shadows into any shape possible Emmeline s shadow, Dar, is also alive, an Dar is Emmeline s best friend Em s powers cause fear and distrust to bloom in all of her friends and family, and her parents eventually seek a cure Emmeline and Dar run away from home, but Dar begins to grow secretive and Emmeline must wonder if she can truly [...]


  17. Shadow Weaver, by MarcyKate Connolly, a fantasy for middle grade readers that reads like a deliciously dark fairytale Spinning a web around her readers just as protagonist Emmeline crafts her shadows, Connolly has created a world where darkness shines and light is hidden, along with secrets that make the truth hard to distinguish from lies At the heart of this tale is Emmeline s ever evolving sense of self and her connections, both good and bad, with others Emmeline lives in a castle that is rem [...]


  18. Middle grade is a genre I ve found myself drifting away from But some of my all time favorites fall in this category, and since I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from MarcyKate Connolly, I decided to revisit First of all, I ve got to say, SHADOW WEAVER has one of the most stunning covers I ve seen in a while The plot sounded fantastically creepy, and the first paragraph gave me shivers I meanI did not reach for my mother like instinct should have instructed me Instead, I held out my tiny arms [...]


  19. I was lucky enough to recieve an arc from Netgalley to read and review and I cannot begin to tell you how I loved this book.I ve always enjoyed middle grade novels because the reader can fully throw themselves into a fantastical world without adult problems getting in the way of the magic of the story It really enjoyed how Emmeline was not afraid of the shadows This would really be a great book for kids who are afraid of the dark in my opinion I also lived how the author used light and dark magi [...]


  20. Thank you, Netgalley, for an eARC in exchange for my honest review.This is a good read overall, and I know several of the kids that frequent my library that will enjoy the spooky edge this story has But I also had some small issues with it, too, hence the three star rating I don t want to go into details because I don t want to give away spoilers, but I just have issues with most of the adults in this story But I also understand some of why they do what they do come across the way that they do S [...]


  21. I received and ARC of this story and loved it from start to finish Connolly has done it again with this story Emmeline is a great character that really demonstrates what it is like for kids that grow up different and struggle to make friends While set in a world of fantasy and Magic like Connolly s past books which I highly recommend, and my students love Shadow Weaver establishes new lore and and world with infinite potential for stories I would highly recommend this book to any classroom libr [...]



  22. The first time my shadow spoke to me I was a mere infant in the cradle They say on the night I was born that even the stars fled the sky and the moon hid under a dark cloak That I was a quiet thing, with a shock of black hair and eyes like glittering onyx I did not scream like other newborn children And I did not reach for my mother like instinct should have instructed me.Instead, I held out my tiny arms and smiled at the shadow in the corner of the room.And it smiled back Didn t know what to ex [...]


  23. 3.5 stars Emmeline was born with the gift of shadow weaving in her blood she can exert her power of shadows, going so far as to even turn them into tangible things To top it off, her own shadow, nicknamed Dar, speaks to her and happens to be her best friend Emmeline loves Dar, but no one else even believes she exists It s unheard of for a shadow weaver to be able to talk to shadows as if they are living things, and this supposed power of her is seen as impossible by many and insane by most Even [...]


  24. Emmeline has grown up with a gift Since the time she was a baby she has been able to control shadows And her only friend and companion is her own shadow, Dar Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal Dar will change the noble s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and [...]


  25. Disclaimer reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalleyThis story had some really interesting ideas but didn t hold my attention as well as I d have liked The relationship between the main character and her shadow invisible friend is interesting, unique, and offers some unusual opportunities to show a story from a very interior perspective I really liked the setup and premise Adult readers will very quickly pick up on the fact that the shadow is a rather suspicious character, but if kids ta [...]


  26. I was offered this ARC for an honest review from Netgalley and SOURCEBOOKS JabberwockyI was not sure that I was going to like this book I ended up loving it and I bought it to read to my niece when she comes over I was surprised how rich the imagery was and Lordy mercy that plot twist had me waging my mouth open like a buffoon I even could relate to the main character Emmeline and thought that it was a great coming of age storyline I believe that Dar is my favorite character and I adore his misc [...]


  27. I regret not reading this sooner It s everything I personally love, and I finished it within hours Emmeline was a young character whose innocence made it refreshing to experience the fantasy world she lived in Her naivety but genuine need to trust in the only person who was there for her made this book a rather heartbreaking read that I enjoyed It was quick but well paced, consistent and sweet The only issue I had was the frustration I was forced to deal with when she made naive choices that see [...]


  28. Once upon a time, children with talents were admired and cherished, as their gifts were bestowed on them every twenty five years from a magical comet Now they are hunted by the nefarious Lady Aisling, but twelve year old shadow weaver Emmaline knows nothing of this Isolated and alone save for her shadow companion who no one believes exists after a series of mysterious accidents injure her childhood friends, Emmaline has nothing to do but play with Dar and practice her shadow weaving When a child [...]


  29. I loved this book a great first book to a duology I am looking forward to that next book I loved how the story was told and all of the characters were very interesting I loved Emmeline and was suspicious of Dar from the beginning I liked the other characters like Lucas and his parents I loved how the story was told it was written so well So overall I really enjoyed this book looking forward to the next one.


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