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 M The house on Arrow Island is full of mystery. Yet when Mei arrives, she can?t help feeling relieved....

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Title:Shadow Girl
Author:Liana Liu
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062306677
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Shadow Girl Reviews

  • Amy
    Dec 24, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

    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 just couldn't do it. For a book that was pitched as a paranormal mystery thriller, t...

    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, and even then, it is not a focus of the story. It was not remotely spooky. There are ...

    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 angst, yet emotionally tumultuous, this is probably for you. My recommendation: go i...

  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    Oct 01, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

  • Llinos Cathryn
    Aug 28, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

    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 just couldn't do it. For a book that was pitched as a paranormal mystery thriller, t...

    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, and even then, it is not a focus of the story. It was not remotely spooky. There are ...

    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 angst, yet emotionally tumultuous, this is probably for you. My recommendation: go i...

    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 dog with a bone when it comes to unanswered questions so Shadow Girl hit all the right...

    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 felt trapped in her family life, and the way the ghost story paralleled and linked tog...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Dec 02, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

  • Sarah
    Oct 21, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

  • Lissa {rabidreadings}
    Oct 18, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

    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 just couldn't do it. For a book that was pitched as a paranormal mystery thriller, t...

    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, and even then, it is not a focus of the story. It was not remotely spooky. There are ...

    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 angst, yet emotionally tumultuous, this is probably for you. My recommendation: go i...

    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 dog with a bone when it comes to unanswered questions so Shadow Girl hit all the right...

  • Hollis
    Dec 05, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

    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 just couldn't do it. For a book that was pitched as a paranormal mystery thriller, t...

  • rachel • typed truths
    Oct 30, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

    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 just couldn't do it. For a book that was pitched as a paranormal mystery thriller, t...

    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, and even then, it is not a focus of the story. It was not remotely spooky. There are ...

  • Jay G
    Dec 22, 2017

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...

    (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 hard to try and get somewhere in life. She also really cared for her family, a...

    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 financial industry and as a bonus she gets to spend the summer out at their vacation ho...

    -- Initial Post Reading Thoughts While 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 unfortunately it didn?t work very well in this case. There was a lot that was l...

    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 just couldn't do it. For a book that was pitched as a paranormal mystery thriller, t...

    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, and even then, it is not a focus of the story. It was not remotely spooky. There are ...

    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 angst, yet emotionally tumultuous, this is probably for you. My recommendation: go i...

    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 dog with a bone when it comes to unanswered questions so Shadow Girl hit all the right...

    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 felt trapped in her family life, and the way the ghost story paralleled and linked tog...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... *I was sent a copy of this by the publisher in exchange for my honest review* One summer, Mei is hired by a wealthy business man and is required to stay on Arrow Islan...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jan 12, 2018

    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 in its plot. Some of the characters were very obnoxious too, making it a book that I ju...