My latest review for the San Francisco Review of Books is Allison Morse’s YA Fantasy novel Dragon’s Shadow.
When a deeply experienced author like Allison Morse turns her attention to Young Adult fantasy, readers know there’s a steady hand at the helm. In Dragon’s Shadow, Morse is able to flesh out her characters almost effortlessly, leaving readers with a sure sense of who these people think they are, who they really are, and who they may be. In this case, we enter a paranormal world alongside Kylie, a teen struggling to find her place, who has found refuge in science because she can only trust her own experiences. Yet suddenly, Kylie is ripped from her real world and whisked to a magical one where everything she knows about herself is turned inside out.