As someone who grew up with dyslexia, I take literature for children seriously. So I was super pleased when I got a message asking if I would be interested in reviewing a book written by a young lady. (Yes, I know I sound like an old lady as I type that.) How could someone who grew up wanting to write pass on such an idea? So I looked at the information and almost instantly signed up. They sent the Last Shimmer to me rather quickly, and I inhaled the tale.
Tiger Lilly Dander wakes up one day to find everyone she knows seems to be gone! Soon she finds out shadows are responsible. They have stolen the Shimmers of the world and seek hers as well! How she gets through this horrific scenario is both entertaining and heartwarming.
The Last Shimmer is an amazingly creative story. Not only is this story original but the way they executed the writing is fantastic. The way the story’s viewpoint moves from the main character to her shadow comfortably is fantastically done. It can be hard to fit different points of view in to one book, particularly shorter ones, but it is done very well in The Last Shimmer.
Beyond the creativeness of the storytelling, this tale is a tad spooky. Could you imagine if your shadow took over your body? Really, the idea spooks me a bit.
The Last Shimmer is an excellent piece of Middle Grade fiction and if you like a spooky adventure, I would suggest picking it up. And perhaps take a look at Sage Hyatt’s other work. I know I will be keeping an eye on her writing career.
You can pick up The Last Shimmer here! https://bookgoodies.com/a/B093T23L3F