The Shadow Prince (Into The Dark #1) - YA Review by Claire W

Reader: Claire W.
Age: 12
Title: The Shadow Prince (Into The Dark #1)
Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub Date: 03/11/2014
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book:  First off, the the plot was very good since all of the mythology was correct and followed the same sort of story most myths do. And the plot moved along at a very nice pace. The dialogue was quite amusing since Haden was unaware of the new trends. The character development was really good since Daphne and Haden both came out of their skins throughout the book
Memorable or Forgettable: Well, currently books that tie realistic fiction and mythology are pretty common so that didn't make it very original, but the way it was written did make it memorable.
Cover: Not really. The cover was two dark and very hard to make out.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Haden Lord lives in the underworld. Every year a group of people are sent into the mortal world to fetch a girl. This year Haden is chosen to go alone - except for his two companions - to get a girl named Daphne. Daphne has lived her whole life in a little town called Ellis Fields until her not involved dad shows up to ask her if she wants to go live with him in his glamorous life. She says yes to start off her singing career but her plan sorta backfires. In Olympus Hills she meets a mysterious guy named Haden Lord.

tags:  fantasy / mythology / romance / ya lit

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