The Shadow Society

Marie Rutkoski

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she were his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .

In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won’t soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense. 

 

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My first day back at Lakebrook High seemed innocent enough. I walked toward the beginning of my junior year in a fine spirit, scuffing my combat boots along the hot pavement. I was happy for a simple reason. For once, I wouldn’t be the new girl, and I had friends. Sometimes being able to scrape a hard red chair up to a lunch table with the handful of people who accepted me was all I wanted. It was my second year at the same school. It was a personal record.
Little did I know that someone would try to take this and so much else away from me.

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“A sexy, mysterious, and above all, surprising romance between a wonderfully fierce heroine and the last person on earth she should ever love. I devoured this book in one day . . . desperate to finish it, but just as desperate for it never to end.”  —Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow
 
"A gripping and intelligent thriller . . . Filled with literary and artistic allusions, the action-packed narrative poses thorny ethical questions as Darcy wrestles with bigotry, identity, belonging, and love." --Starred review, Publishers Weekly
 
"The author builds an engaging world, similar to the real Chicago but different enough to tantalize and keep interest high. Entertaining and provocative." —Kirkus Reviews
 
"Containing a fantastic plot, realistic characters and two vivid but fundamentally different worlds, Rutkoski’s novel is ultimately about family — what it is and who defines it. You’ll stay up late reading, and you can’t skip to the end to know what happens: There is too much you would miss." --RT Book Reviews
 
“Just when they thought there was nothing original left in the paranormal romance genre, readers meet Darcy Jones. The fantasy is neatly tied up with the science fiction and an impossible romance, making this an excellent choice for readers of multiple genres.” – School Library Journal
 
"An interesting premise." -- VOYA
 
"Fans of supernatural romances will be pleased to find one that is both appropriately steamy and well written. " -- BCCB

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Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders, The Celestial Globe, and The Jewel of the Kalderash. She is a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature, and creative writing. She lives in New York City.

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374349059
ISBN10: 0374349053
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
September 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250034243
ISBN10: 1250034248
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780374367572
ISBN10: 0374367574
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.12
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