Sourcebooks Young Readers
Release Date: 1.2.2018
Hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook
Middle Grade Fantasy

Fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that’s filled with shadows, danger, magic, and has the feel of a new classic.

Emmeline’s gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world, but she’s grown to be content, hidden away in her mansion with Dar, her own shadow, as her only company.

Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic. Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal: Dar will change the noble’s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and all that the witness saw was a long shadow with no one nearby to cast it. Scared to face punishment, Emmeline and Dar run away.

With the noble’s guards on her trail, Emmeline’s only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free. But Emmeline’s not sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it’s hard to keep secrets from someone who can never leave your side.


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"Dark, yet dazzling."


starred review

"An enchanting new juvenile fantasy series.”

Foreword Reviews

"Plenty of action and intrigue to keep the reader turning pages."

School Library Connection

"Everything readers have come to expect from the author of Monstrous."


"Vivid and invigorating.”

School Library Journal

"A fresh take on magic and friendship not to be missed.”

Shelf Awareness

starred review

"Readers will eagerly anticipate learning more in a promised sequel.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Awards & Recognition

Spring 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection

Winter 2018 Kids Indie Next List

Amazon Best Book of the Month

2018 New England Book Award Finalist, Childrens

2018 Cybils Nominee

2020 Sakura Medal Nominee

Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana) 2019-2020 Longlist

2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee

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