- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: HQ Young Adult - AU (18 November 2019)
- ISBN-10: 1489252762
- ISBN-13: 978-1489252760
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.4 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ FREE Delivery
+ FREE Delivery
Chasing The Shadows Paperback – 18 Nov 2019
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
When Maria V. Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser in the American Midwest so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn't in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not exciting…at all. Bored at work and needing a creative outlet, she started writing fantasy and science fiction stories. Over a dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her Masters of Arts degree in Writing from Seton Hill University, where she is now a faculty member.
Her favorite color is red. She loves dogs, but is allergic, instead she has a big black tom cat named…Kitty (apparently naming cats isn't in her skill set either). Maria also has a husband and two children who are an inspiration for her writing when they aren't being a distraction. Note that she mentions her cat before her family. When she's not writing she's either playing volleyball, traveling, or taking pictures. Being a writer, though, is a ton of fun. Where else can you take fencing lessons, learn how to ride a horse, study martial arts, learn how to pick a lock, take glass blowing classes and attend Astronomy Camp and call it research? Maria will be the first one to tell you it's not working as a meteorologist.
Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at MariaVSnyder.com.
You can also follow Maria on Facebook and Goodreads.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Review this product
5 customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
There are definitely Mary-Sue elements in Lyra/Ara's character. What am I saying? Elements? She's a Mary Sue. Everyone loves her. You even got hints that her enemy, Jarren, was at least sympathetic towards her. Her boss "loves her like a daughter" and threatens to "tear [Jarren's] arms off" should any harm come to her. Her parents love her and support her, Niall is "in love" with her, she even manages to win over the rest of the security team with her awesomeness, despite the fact that they apparently hate her at the beginning of the novel because she's getting too big for her boots. And the Q-Net chose to communicate with her because she "shines" and she "helps."
That being said, this is a solid story and I am looking forward to the conclusion.