Shadow Girl

Shadow Girl


The house on Arrow Island is full of mystery.

Yet when Mei arrives, she can’t help feeling relieved. She’s happy to spend the summer in an actual mansion tutoring a rich man’s daughter if it means a break from her normal life—her needy mother, her delinquent brother, their tiny apartment in the city. And Ella Morison seems like an easy charge, sweet and well behaved.

What Mei doesn’t know is that something is very wrong in the Morison household.

Though she tries to focus on her duties, Mei becomes increasingly distracted by the family’s problems and her own complicated feelings for Ella’s brother, Henry. But most disturbing of all are the unexplained noises she hears at night—the howling and thumping and cries.

Mei is a sensible girl. She isn’t superstitious; she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Yet she can’t shake her fear that there is danger lurking in the shadows of this beautiful house, a darkness that could destroy the family inside and out… and Mei along with them.

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  • Rebecca McNutt

    Shadow Girl is an interesting book, but a little cliche. It's a very generic haunted house tale that boasts a lot of mystery but really doesn't have much of anything mysterious or suspenseful at all i...

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a contemporary story about a girl staying in a haunted house. Mei was a nice girl, and she worked so ...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...Mei is an academic tutor saving for college. She takes the job helping Ella as she gets to meet her father, Mr. Morison a powerful man in the financi...

  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)

    --Initial Post Reading ThoughtsWhile Shadow Girl has an intriguing premise, it sadly fell a little short for me. I was really excited about the fusion of contemporary and mystery/suspense, but unfortu...

  • Hollis

    DNF at 49%It's been a long time since I DNF'd a book but unfortunately SHADOW GIRL wasn't something I could force myself to push through. Sure, I only had an hour and twenty minutes remaining but I ju...

  • rachel ? typed truths

    Shadow Girl was a poorly paced borefest. I do not understand why this is being pitched as a paranormal mystery when it was so clearly not. The supposed ghost lore is mentioned only a handful of times,...

  • Amy

    If you are looking for a suspenseful, paranormal mystery, this isn't the book for you. If you are looking for an interesting, broken, (Asian!) heroine in a YA novel that is light on the romance and an...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)

    I liked this a lot better than I thought I would. It falls in a weird mix of YA contemporary with ghost story so I think that's why it doesn't get more buzz. I liked the main character and the side ch...

  • Lissa {rabidreadings}

    The mystery was the driving force for me as I wasn’t a fan of any of the characters. I needed to know what was happening, why it was happening, was there actually something happening?! I’m like a ...

  • Llinos Cathryn

    This was a heck of a page-turner – I was totally hooked by the gothic creepiness and the increasingly oppressive atmosphere of the Morisons’ island. I loved how that atmosphere echoed the way Mei ...