Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger

Zach lives with his grandparents on a remote island in Puget Sound in Washington State. With only his little brother, Gilbert, to keep him company, Zach feels cut off from the world. But when Gilbert is kidnapped, Zach tries the only thing he can think of to find him: astral projection. Soon, his spirit is soaring through the strange and boundless astral realm—a shadow place. While searching for his brother, Zach meets a boy named Emory, another astral traveler who's intriguing (and cute).

As Zach and Emory track the kidnappers from the astral realm, their bond grows—but each moment could be Gilbert's last. Even worse, there's a menacing, centuries-old creature in their midst that devours souls and possesses physical bodies. And it's hungry for Zach.

Shadow Walkers was a short, mysterious novel with just a hint of paranormal activity. Though this story didn’t grab be right away, I quickly became addicted to the story. I loved how Brent took a bunch of different topics and mashed them together to form Shadow Walkers. I always find it refreshing to read about a boy character, and reading about Zach was no exception. I’ve always found that young adult books have been lacking in the mystery category, but I’m happy to report that Shadow Walkers is one of the good mystery books in the young adult genre.
Shadow Walkers was fast-paced, original, and addicting. I really enjoyed reading it!

FTC- Blog tour, received from author.

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