Published: 17th Oct 2011
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Mystery
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When Abby Grace wakes up in the back of a van, she has no idea who she is, how she got there, or why anyone would want to kidnap her. After escaping her masked captors, she hurries home, only to discover that she unknowingly left her younger brother behind in the van. Unable to answer the police’s questions with her memories gone, she retreats to the safety of her bedroom where she tries to reconstruct her life. Just as she is settling into the belief that things will one day return to normal, she looks in the mirror—and sees a stranger’s face. As Abby learns next, she has become a Shadow, sent to inhabit the lives of strangers in trouble. With nothing to go on except the vague hints of her cute but maddening Guardian, a 19th century ghostly teenager named Will, Abby sets out to rescue the missing brother. But she will need all of her intelligence, fearlessness, and wit, because if she fails to find him in time, she will remain trapped in this unfamiliar body forever.
First I just want to thank Kelly and her publishers for contacting me to review this. I would never have found this little series and I am really excited to follow it.
Borrowing Abby Grace is Episode 1 in The Shadow series. It a short story about Abby, who wakes up in a van and has no idea how she got there. After she escapes she discovers Will, a ghost who tell her she a shadow sent to help people solve their problems. Now is a forced to play Brook, the body she is in and go and find Brook's brother before her time runs out or she will be stuck in Brook's body forever.
What a fun, quick read this book was. I think I read it within about 30 minutes. I really liked Abby, she is confused about what is happening but she knows what she has to do and just tackles the problem straight on. She has a lot of courage. I really liked the chemistry between her and Will, I hope something develops there as Will comes across very nice and just wants to help Abby.
As this is only a short story, there isn't really any world building or even that much character development but the plot is very good and this is the perfect starter to the series. It's really fast, never boring and with a great twist at the end when we find out who the kidnappers are.
Overall, if you want a quick and fun read please give this new series a try you won't be disappointed!