Empire of Shadows

Empire of Shadows

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Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her; an Order where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire's capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could've imagined. More shocking still, Mara finds the boy she thought she'd lost forever outside the gates of her new home.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062121332
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Forster Miriam 10/2014
Characteristics: 490 pages ;,22 cm


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MelifluousView Jun 01, 2018

Mara was such an intriguing character. I enjoyed her struggles with her past and search for a future that made up for her mistakes. Emil was compelling because of his loyalty to his brother and his relationship with Esmer. I wish Mara and Emil's connection had more meat, but I liked their connection. This prequel to City of a Thousand Dolls was a lot of fun to read after City, but I wouldn't suggest reading this one first.

Nov 30, 2016

This book actually had a very nice idea behind it. It was only afterwards that the idea was replaced and I got a bit bored reading through certain parts. The romance actually felt real to me, and not narrated and invented irrationally. It reminds me now a lot (title) of the Empire of Storms, which is a much nicer book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I, like City of A Thousand Dolls, think I would have enjoyed this a bit more if I was younger, like 12 or 13. At least, for the reading level I was at, at that age. The story flowed somewhat nicely. 5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 03, 2014



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