How can you find your place in the world if you don’t know what world you’re from?
Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.
Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in away she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.
As if she were his enemy.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever.
Praise for The Shadow Society
- A Fall 2012 Kids Indie Next List pick
- An Amazon Book of the Month
★ “A gripping and intelligent thriller… Filled with literary and artistic allusions, the action-packed narrative poses thorny ethical questions as Darcy wrestles with bigotry, identity, belonging, and love.” -Starred review, Publishers Weekly
“A sexy, mysterious, and above all, surprising romance between a wonderfully fierce heroine and the last person on earth she should ever love. I devoured this book in one day . . . desperate to finish it, but just as desperate for it never to end.” —Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow
“Nicely drawn Darcy comes across as a fully developed human, however intriguing her paranormal abilities. The author builds an engaging world, similar to the real Chicago but different enough to tantalize and keep interest high. Entertaining and provocative.”-Kirkus Reviews
“You’ll stay up late reading and you can’t skip to the end to know what happens; there is too much you would miss.” -Romantic Times
- Read the first several chapters of The Shadow Society on several devices, including a Nook and Sony Reader. Go here for a kindle. You will also find excerpts from books by Gennifer Albin, Lish McBride, Ann Aguirre, Elizabeth Fama, and Caragh O’Brien.
- Read “Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill,” a short story set in the world of The Shadow Society, for free.