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Sierra and her friends are trying to master their shadowshaping abilities when she receives a magical card. The cards in this special deck corresponds with a person. Sierra must try to take control of this deck in order to save the lives of everyone she loves.
I loved this first book so much and when I read the synopsis of the second book I got major Cardcaptors vibes.
This book takes place a few months after the events of the first book, Sierra and her friends are trying to get a better grasp on shadowshaping. This magic system is being exploring further through such a practical way. The author isn’t so much telling us how this works but allowing the characters to struggle with trying to understand how their art controls this magic.
Sierra continues to grow as a protagonist. She is finding her self worth and pursuing different relationships. I am loving the direction the author is taking her and this story. The author isn’t shying away from tough issues that so many kids are dealing with. We are seeing cases of police brutality and inexperienced and understaffed schools.
Sierra’s friends experience so many harsh reality that so many of America’s black youths are experiencing as well. It is so empowering and uplifting being able to relate to these character because even though we don’t share the same experiences, I have been in similar situations.
I think this is such an underrated series. I wish more people were talking about this one.
I give this book an B+/A-. I can’t wait until the next installment.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.