Shadowhouse fall /

by Older, Daniel José [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Older, Daniel José. Shadowshaper cypher: bk. 2.Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545952828; 0545952824.Subject(s): Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Puerto Rican youth -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction | Puerto Rican families -- Juvenile fiction | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Occultism -- Fiction | Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | Novels | Fiction | Juvenile works | Paranormal fiction | Science fiction | Paranormal fiction | Novels | Science fictionSummary: In addition to the ordinary problems of a Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn, Sierra Santiago is working on developing her shadowshaping skills, and she is beginning to think she may need all the skill she can summon because it seems that when she channeled hundreds of spirits through herself in order to defeat Wick she woke up something very powerful and very unfriendly and put her family and friends at risk.
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"A magical revolution on the page." -- Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom <br> <br> Shadowhouse rising <br> <br> Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light -- an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The Deck tracks the players and powers of all the magical houses in the city, and when the real Hound begins to stalk Sierra through the streets, the shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived.<br> <br> Worlds in revolution <br> <br> Sierra and Shadowhouse have been thrust into an ancient struggle with enemies old and new -- a struggle they didn't want, but are determined to win. Revolution is brewing in the real world as well, as the shadowshapers lead the fight against systems that oppress their community. To protect her family and friends in every sphere, Sierra must take down the Hound and master the Deck of Worlds . . . or else she could lose all the things that matter most.<br> <br> In this extraordinary sequel to his New York Times bestselling Shadowshaper , Daniel José Older weaves a fresh, relevant tale of power and protest, while taking us deeper into the magic that has captivated readers everywhere.

In addition to the ordinary problems of a Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn, Sierra Santiago is working on developing her shadowshaping skills, and she is beginning to think she may need all the skill she can summon because it seems that when she channeled hundreds of spirits through herself in order to defeat Wick she woke up something very powerful and very unfriendly and put her family and friends at risk.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From Shadowhouse Fall : A guttural howl shattered the stillness of the night. Sierra froze and looked around. Her friends were still running. They hadn't heard it. The terrible sound trailed off, and in the stillness that followed, Sierra wondered if she'd heard it at all. Then it came again, louder this time, and Sierra dropped to her knees with shock. It was inside her, relentless and mournful. She had to get that card. She was up and running before the second howl finished. She bounded past her friends, the shadow spirits carrying her along like an impossible wind. They lifted her up and elongated each stride until she was fast-floating across the dark park. And then she was back at the small clearing where Mina had been standing just a few hours ago. Sierra's heart went into overdrive as she gaped at the empty spot of soil where the card had been. "Make a circle facing outward," she called when she heard her friends arrive. "Get ready to 'shape. Something's coming." They complied without a sound, and Sierra dropped to her knees and rustled some of the fallen leaves around, trying not to let the tremble she felt inside reach her fingertips. She grazed something stiffer than the crinkly leaves, grabbed it, and then let out a grateful sigh. "Got it!" she yelled. "Good," Tee said. "Cuz whatever it is is here." Excerpted from Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Sierra Santiago, the new Lucera and head of Shadowhouse, returns with the shadowshapers in this punch-packing sequel. Its a few months after the events of Shadowshaper, and Sierra would like nothing better than for things to go back to normal--or as normal as things get when one is the leader of an artistic troupe of spirit-summoning renegades. Sierra just wants her friends and family to be safe, but when a classmate aligned with the power-hungry Sorrows delivers a card from the Deck of Worlds and warns that the deck is in play again, Sierra fears that safety for her loved ones may be beyond her reach. Older intricately ties upheaval in the spirit world to the all-too-familiar dangers for black and brown teens in the day-to-day world hes created. Police brutality is as much a threat on the street and in school as are the House of Light and its minions, and the determination behind Sierras dangerous power plays to save her family of shadowshapers is reflected in her friends risky but unswerving protests against police violence as well as among the growing band of spirits called the Black Hoodies, all killed by police. Moving past origin story, this sequel does its due diligence in filling in gaps and expanding the cast while presenting a more focused and emotionally developed plot, as Sierra pursues a new love interest and explores the many meanings and consequences of family. anastasia m. Collins (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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