Shadowzone is almost like a YA mystery thriller mixed with some parallel universes. While there are interesting characters, it’s mostly plot based and proves to be a fast read.
The lightning storms have been showing Ben visions – of a girl and disappearing cars. Thinking they’re just hallucinations of the rain, Ben doesn’t think too deeply about them, until he encounters the mysterious girl, Charlie, who tells him she is from a different version of Earth. And that Earth is watching theirs and desperately trying to fulfill their mission.
I liked the concept and the world building here. I don’t read enough parallel world books, and this was a nice YA one. Shadowzone focuses mostly on action and the world. There are cleverly disguised information sections for us to grab hold of. And I loved the ways in which this book had a subtle Orwellian twist to it.
While there seems to be almost a ‘chosen one’ trope, this book seems almost familiar – not predictable, but reminiscent of some other YA books I’ve read. Ultimately, I am more of a character person, so this book was entertaining and a fast read, but not entirely my style. That being said, if you are searching for a YA novel about parallel worlds and one that has some neat world building touches, this could very well be for you.
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Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.
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3 thoughts on “Review: Shadowzone by Simon Rose”
I suppose whether I’m an action-based reader or a character-based reader all depends on the action and the characters! But it sounds like the action in this one came off pretty good, and the concept is one that I don’t read too often.
Yeah I really love original concepts! 🙂
Thanks a lot. Hope you enjoy the book if you decide to read it 🙂