Great for fans of Avatar
THE SHADOW CITY starts off where I expected it to. The elementals are trying to decide on their next move. There's Gabe, Lily, Brett, Kaz, and Jackson and the fate of the world is in their hands.
There's a cult trying to combine the alternate universe of Arcadia and Earth into one, starting with San Francisco. They're trying to do so by bring back Gabe's ancestor Jonathan Thorne and they need Gabe in their clutches for it to be possible. But the elementals have an agenda of their own and it's stopping the cult by any means.
I loved how things didn't always go as expected. Instead, there were many twists and turns that kept you in the dark about what would happen next. It kept things interesting and there was plenty of action to keep you reading. In THE SHADOW CITY friendships will be tested, trouble is hiding within the shadows, and one decision will change everything.
Final Verdict: THE SHADOW CITY is perfect for fans of middle grade fantasy/adventure and those who love the incredible things elements can do. I also recommend it to fans of Percy Jackson and Avatar: The Last Airbender.