In the Shadows
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545561440 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.8" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545561457 Ebook
384 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
If you could live forever, what price would you pay?
Two sisters living in a sleepy Maine town hope for very different things. Sixteen-year-old Cora wants nothing more than to move past the wild emotions of her youth, while fifteen-year-old Minnie wishes everything in her life felt as magical as the Gothic novels she devours. Both girls are intrigued by Arthur, the boy with no past but an abundance of mysteries, living in their boarding house.
When two new boarders, brothers the girls' own age, arrive unexpectedly, the beckoning night pulls the teens out of the house and into a mystery. But as the new friends grow closer, their adventure takes a turn for the worse. Something sinister is happening in their sleepy town, and the teens must uncover the truth about its shadowy history — before the menacing past of one of their own catches up to them.
Raves & reviews:
* "An enthralling, page-turning Gothic mystery infused with hair-raising horror. The well-written text harmonizes perfectly with the lushly executed, haunting images that, at first, seem to have nothing to do with the textual story but are gradually revealed to be an integral part that, ultimately, brings light to the darkest of shadows." —Booklist, starred review
* Booklist, starred review, May 2014 "[T]he tantalizing mystery...unfolds in two twinned stories: one told in the intriguing text by author White and the second, told in artist Di Bartolo's wordless, enigmatic images that are interspersed throughout the text. The result is an enthralling, page-turning Gothic mystery infused with hair-raising horror." —Booklist, starred review