Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca Hahn


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Heed this warning, mortal: stay far away from the three sister Fates. For if they come to love you, they might bring about the end of the world…

Chloe is the youngest. Hers are the fingers that choose the wool, that shape the thread, that begin it. The sun smiles upon her. Men love her without knowing who she is. She has lived forever and will live forever more. She and her sisters have been on their isolated Greek island for centuries, longer than any mortal can remember. They spin, measure, and slice the countless golden threads of human life. They are the three Fates, and they have stayed separate for good reason: it is dangerous for them to become involved with the humans whose lives they shape.

So when a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on their doorstep, Chloe tries to make sure her sisters don’t become attached. But in seeking to protect them, Chloe discovers the dark power of Aglaia’s destiny. As her path unwinds, the three Fates find themselves pulled inextricably along—toward mortal pain, and mortal love, and a fate that could unravel the world.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

Three sisters are in control of mortal lives, but they are separate from the mortals. Xinot, Serena and Chloe are their names and they make the threads for people's lives, they measure the lives of people and shape the end of their lives. 

When a mortal girl finds them, Chloe is determined to protect her sisters from the mortal. Chloe might be the youngest, but she is the strongest. When Chloe starts spending too much time with the mortal girl, she not only is protecting her sisters, but is also falling in love with the girl like a daughter. 

My favorite part is when we find out the story of the sisters' cat, named Monster. 

This book is heartbreaking and breathtaking. In my opinion, this book is a real award winning book. I really enjoyed it because it was like a movie and I could visualize everything. 

My favorite character is Chloe because she has the same personality I do, in that she gets angry a lot and she is the strongest of her sisters. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up. 

This book was published on September 1, 2015.