Five Elements #2: The Shadow City

Five Elements #2: The Shadow City
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
July 25, 2017
ISBN
978-0062411679
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The second book in an epic middle grade series full of awesome elemental powers, nightmarish creatures, and nonstop adventure that will thrill kids who love Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rick Riordan, and Brandon Mull.

Five elements. Two worlds. One city…and one chance to save it.

In the past two weeks, Gabe Conway has fought a six-winged dragon, bound himself to the element of fire, and rescued one of his best friends from the twisted parallel dimension known as Arcadia. Now he has to find a way to do something even more impossible: destroy Arcadia forever—before a sinister cult unleashes its nightmare of death and destruction across San Francisco.

Don’t miss the action-packed series School Library Journal called “extremely entertaining and sure to be popular with fans of Percy Jackson and the 39 Clues series.”

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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.
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