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An Absence of Light

by Meradeth Houston

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I liked this book. Did you ever wonder about the shadows in the corners of your room? Did you ever think for a split second that you saw them move? This book will make you think very differently about them! You might even end up with a large electric bill due to the amount of lights burning in your house. Leah, Adam and Manuel are the main characters in this book. They have to figure out how to help save the ones they love and possibly the rest of the world from the lurking shadows. Grab your blanket, teddy bear and a flashlight to read this book. Hopefully teddy will help keep the "shadows" from sending shivers down your spine. ( )
  kat32969 | Apr 20, 2015 |
If Shakespeare had written paranormal YA (well, he almost did – what about the ghost in Macbeth?), he might have written ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Meradeth Houston. Why Shakespeare? Because he had the gift of drawing characters that were multifaceted – there were no villains in his plays who were evil, through and through, with no redeeming characteristics. Houston is up to her usual artistry here, creating characters that you empathize with in one moment, and then, in the next moment, you question your earlier assessment. The hinge of the plot depends on the evil (or so we think), black, oily Shadows, who have killed the feisty protagonist Leah's family. But, (no spoilers, here) there is more to the Shadows that we see at first glance. Be prepared to be surprised – and to enjoy Houston's trademark sassy/savvy protagonist's voice and her command of vivid place and action descriptors. If you like paranormal with smarts, snap this one up! ( )
  MargoMargo | Nov 11, 2014 |
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