Mount Foraker, Reviews

Book 29 Review: Lost in the shadows

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. As you know, I have been getting a few books every once in a while in exchange or reviews and have been lucky that they have been pretty good! I did have one that was only a 3.5 star book, but that still isn’t bad at all!

lost 2.jpgAuthor: J.S Green    Page #: 346

Star Rating: 4 out of 5

The book is about a boy who had to  move to Alaska for a while so that his father could help reopen a lodge for one of his dad’s friends.  His father left before he did and was able to get the lodge ready by the time Jack arrived. Jack made friends with one of the local girls and started to meet some of the local kids. Everything seemed fine at first until he started to hear them all saying that there was a witch in the woods behind the resort. It would not have bothered him as much if he wouldn’t have seen a strange looking woman on the outskirts of the woods by the lodge. And worse still, bodies started to turn up behind the lodge! I don’t want to give anything else away, but let’s just say that there might be more to these rumors than one would think.

 

Pros:

  • The story had a very solid progression. I have seen that some people complained that the book started off a little slow, but I think it progressed organically.
  • I enjoyed how Jack was written. He was not an arrogant kid trying to take on a witch…the book is not like that at all. He is just a kid trying to deal with what life has thrown at him.
  • There were times that the book was written in the witches perspective and that was pretty interesting. It was actually my favorite parts.

Cons:

  • I honestly wish there were more interactions with the witch. I feel like there were parts where her story were hinted at, but it seemed super rushed in the last interaction.

Overall: 

I really think that this was a great story! I enjoyed the pacing of the book and the concept of it as well. For me the highlights were more when the witch was involved or when things were written from her perspective. Overall the book was pretty solid for me. The only reason that it didn’t get 5 stars was because it didn’t keep me in suspense or leave me dying to read the next page. BUT with that said it was still a very enjoyable book and I absolutely plan on reading more things written by this author!

 

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