Parents' Guide to

To Kill a Shadow

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen heroine goes on a mythic quest in violent fantasy.

To Kill a Shadow book cover: Illustration of a huge spray of dark and pale purple flowers

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Despite vividly drawn characters, impressive world building, and an unexpected romance, the story is often overwhelmed by long stretches of horror, blood, and gore. The boldly drawn character of Ki makes To Kill a Shadow an inspiring read for teens who sometimes feel like outsiders and a powerful storyline about friendship explores both the rewards and costs of loyalty. Fantasy horror fans will find what they love here, but this may not be the right pick for more squeamish readers looking for a sweeping fantasy romance.

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