Wren’s world has changed. The thing that she fought for - escaping the dome - has come to fruition, but it’s not the paradise she thought it would be. Most of the shiners have died, and according to James she is to blame for many of the deaths, a burden which sits heavy on her shoulders. Still some have survived and Wren is determined to keep them safe as they fight to establish a home outside while hiding from the rovers who have weapons that can kill from far away. But as long as she has Pace she knows everything will be fine. Still Wren wonders, as she sees the smoke that continually pours forth from the dome, how did her friends inside fare? Will they ever find out if Lucy, David, Jill, and Harry, along with Pace’s mother survive the explosions?
Meanwhile, someone else has also seen the smoke. A band of explorers from across the sea arrive in an airship, curious about the dome, and offer help to those who survive. When Wren meets the handsome Levi Addison, she suddenly questions her love for Pace as Levi offers to show her the world from his airship. Does she really love Pace? Or was it just thecircumstances that made her think she did? Meanwhile, word arrives from inside via Pip, and Wren is forced to go back inside the dome, a thing that terrifies her more than anything else, to save her friends. Once she’s back inside will she be able to escape again?
©2013 Kassy Tayler (P)2013 AudioGO
I wouldn't listen to Shadows again, but I did enjoy listening to it the first time, and was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.
In my heart, I believe that all fiction authors are gods. They create worlds and give life to people who only live in them.
I don't know what it is about this trilogy that captivates me. The story is very inventive, and the interactions between the characters is charming, but I think maybe it is the world they inhabit that really enchants me. The arrival of the airship and the Americans, and the way in which they helped everyone, was so kind and lovely.
Perhaps it's just the escape it offers from the usual types of books that I read, that I really appreciate.
I'm waiting for the third book, due out next week, and I can't wait to read it. I also can't wait to pass it along to my niece when she is old enough.
The story was pretty good and kept me entertained for the most part. Still lacking some depth though. Again, Wren blaming herself for everything over and over really got old. Narrator was great again until she started doing the American accents. All the Americans sounded like peppy robots. It was pretty funny.
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