Book Review: Shadowbridge

ShadowbridgeShadowbridge by Gregory Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadowbridge is about Leodora, a girl with a gift for storytelling via puppetry and for talking to the gods. I picked this book up because Frost will be teaching one of the workshops at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, and I wanted to get an idea about his writing. I’m glad I did.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit hard to get through in places because of how much terrible stuff the characters go through, but it was definitely worth it. The characters and the world that Frost creates are fascinating. The one thing I found slightly annoying was that Frost seems to like showing off his vocabulary in places, and there are certain unusual words that he’s rather fond of. (Or perhaps it’s that my vocabulary just isn’t big enough?)

Shadowbridge is the first part of a two part story, and the book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger.

Book Source: Free Library of Philadelphia

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