by Meradeth Houston
Published by: Evernight Teen
Publication date: October 31st 2014
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Leah’s always seen the shadow creatures. She thought she was immune to their evil—until now.
She’s walked into a massacre, stolen a BMW, and is running from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. Nineteen-year-old Leah’s life just went from mildly abnormal to totally crazy at lightning speed. But no one will believe that the shadow creatures are framing her for the murder, because she’s the only one that can see them. At least that’s what she thought.
When Leah stumbled across a group who share her ability, she discovers they have something she doesn’t: a way to fight back. When the group offers to teach her how to kill the shadow creatures, Leah jumps at the chance. But something is brewing with the creatures. They’re tracking down the hunters like there’s no tomorrow. Leah suspects that maybe there won’t be, and it’s up to her to make sure tomorrow comes. Because she’ll do anything to stop the shadows, including risking her life—and the life of the one she loves—to keep the world from being lost to darkness forever.
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First of all, I need to tell you what a wonderful author Meradeth Houston is. Every time I am contacted to read one of her books I jump at it and I have NEVER been disappointed. AN ABSENCE OF LIGHT was no different.
Leah, the main character, had been harassed by shadow creatures her entire life. Then one day she came home to her family massacred and she knew it was the creatures. She ran for her life and ended up in a town where fate brings her to meet other people who can see the same creatures and they were called Shadow Hunters. They would seek out the shadows and kill or capture them. The more they hunted the worse the situation with the shadow creatures became.
Meradeth got my attention from the first page. The shadow creatures were very intriguing and I couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to find out what they were. And by the way they were not at all what I thought they were. This paranormal book was unlike any I have read at all. I totally enjoyed this book and maybe?, hopefully?, we will see more about these shadow creatures.
for AN ABSENCE OF LIGHT and for Meradeth!!
Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:
>She’s a Northern California girl. And now is braving the cold winters in Montana.
>When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
>She’s also an anthropology professor and loves getting people interested in studying humans.
>If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.
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