I Become Shadow

I Become Shadow

4.02 (1,004 ratings by Goodreads)
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With a headstrong heroine on par with Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior (Kirkus) this debut thriller combines a pulse-pounding scifi thriller with a new adult coming-of-age story set at Texas A&M University.

When Ren Sharpe was fourteen, she was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called FATE and trained to be a human weapon. Now, four years later, she receives her assignment: protect Gareth Young at all costs. Currently a student at Texas A&M, Gareth will someday change the world. FATE calls people like Gareth "FIPs"--future important people--and they're everywhere, each with a FATE-trained shadow. But when disaster strikes, Ren will have to turn on her maker. Together with Junie, a fellow abductee and the one person she trusts, Ren takes Gareth on the run. Because whatever else happens, failure is not an option.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 20mm | 269g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1616955376
  • 9781616955373
  • 1,020,667

Review quote

Praise for I Become Shadow "The greatest strength is Ren's jokey, snark-a-minute narration; that alone puts it in the same ballpark as Michelle Gagnon's Persefone trilogy or Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider thrillers."
--VOYA A fast, funny, sharp debut.
--Kiersten White, New York Times best selling author of Paranormalcy "With a love triangle, vivid training sessions, and ample action, Shine's debut introduces a new kick-butt, funny heroine who could hold her own in a ring full of tough, independent girls like Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, and Lela Santos."
--Booklist

"In his debut, Shine delivers a thrilling plot and a headstrong heroine on par with Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior."
--Kirkus Reviews "Brimming with wisecracks and jokes, which turn an interesting concept into a very light read . . . plenty of excitement and humor."
--School Library Journal
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About Joe Shine

Joe Shine grew up in Austin, TX (the greatest city ever), and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He has an MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, and after brief stints in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Joe returned home to Austin (repeat: the greatest city ever). Joe has a normal human job like most everyone else but hopes to become a full-time writer one day, and this is where you, the reader, must do him a really big solid and love I Become Shadow, his first novel.
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Rating details

1,004 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 38% (381)
4 35% (356)
3 19% (187)
2 6% (64)
1 2% (16)
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