Everyone carries a shadow ... Carl Jung
Moon Shadow by Erin Downing
"This whole night is karmic kismet"
Let’s start with a shopping cart containing an unusual assortment of items.
I headed to my local market to recreate the opening scene in Erin Downing’s Moon Shadow. Can you figure out the connection between the items pictured in my basket?
Read the first chapter of the book to discover how they are related. Or you can cheat and see the answers posted below. * We're on the honor system here.
Can we discuss the cover? It is gorgeous. The graphic design element is powerful. Two figures under the spell of a glowing full moon. I love the moon’s subtle color shifts from red to gold to palest yellow. The overlapping O’s echo the lunar shape and mirrors the closeness of the two silhouettes. A striking introduction to the story.
I opened this book expecting a sweet tale of middle grade romance. Lucia and her friends are preparing to celebrate both her thirteenth birthday and the lunar eclipse. Her former best friend Velvet is throwing an eclipse party and they are invited. So we’re moving along here, checking off all the middle grade tropes: quiet misunderstood protagonist, divorced parents, boy-next-door who may be more than a friend, mean girl out for revenge. When...
WHOA! Things quickly take a turn that I was not expecting. I should have paid more attention to the word “shadow” in the title.
"I'm pretty sure everything shifted the night of the eclipse."
Magic, shadows, dreams, and desires all come together in this spell-binding middle grade novel.