Shadows of New York by Heather Fraser Brainerd

Shadows of New York

byHeather Fraser Brainerd, David Fraser

Kobo ebook | September 15, 2014

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What do you do when your view of the world gets turned on its head? Eleven-year-old Josh Cooper is surprised when his new nanny ends up being a dude, but that pales in comparison to how he feels when he learns the nanny, Aiden, is also a werewolf. Aiden teaches Josh about the Imaginary World, even introducing him to his friends Larry Fancypants (a suave-yet-goofy vampire) and Steve Lickerman (a tall-yet-meek leprechaun). This fascinating world seems harmless, until Josh learns of the shadowy wraith that’s stalking New York, attacking creatures and stealing their powers. As werewolves are ideally suited for fighting wraiths, Aiden is called upon to help capture the elusive Mr. Midnight, unintentionally drawing Josh even deeper into the strange and mysterious.
Title:Shadows of New YorkFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:MuseItYoungLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771275685

ISBN - 13:9781771275682

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supernatural nanny who sheds Granted, I'm not the target audience for Brainerd and Fraser's new MG suburban fantasy, Shadows of New York, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Funny, imaginative, thoroughly entertaining and charming, I rushed through the book, swept away by the characters and situations. There're werewolf nanny's, cooking oracles, leprechauns, evil shadow creatures, several different queens, Cleopatra as a zombie, more imagination going on here than in a dozen similar books. While I might take the authors to task for tempering the ending somewhat, I can certainly understand why they did it. Blood-baths aren't for MG readers and the feel-good ending brings a nice message about the nature of friendship for young readers. A minor quibble, though. Recommended for young readers and adults who appreciate a funny, rollicking, imaginative ride.
Date published: 2015-10-11