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The Shade Between Shadows by E.C. Hibbs - New release, review and blog tour


"I didn't think myself truly silent. I possessed a voice, as sure as any other. It was simply not the same as any other I had met."

The year is 1838. Queen Victoria has ascended the throne. And within the United Kingdom lies Nightland: a sprawling forest filled with darkness and danger.

Beatrice has always been different. She has not spoken since childhood, communicates through drawings, and hates to be touched. And she is a grey: half-English and half-Nightlander.

When she is forced into servitude across the border, she hatches a plan to escape with siblings Anselm and Gretchen. But gaining her freedom will be no simple task, for first, she must unravel the secrets of her master, Prince Edward. A man rumoured to have murdered his wife - and who shares Beatrice's ability to see people's souls.

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My review:

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this gorgeous book! And it is gorgeous indeed! Filled with hand drawn illustrations by Emma herself, they depict how the main character Beatrice gets by day to day as a mute. She draws and writes to communicate with others.

In this unique world of half-fae characters, called Greys, and set in the victorian era. Hibbs paints a vivid picture filled with prose and beautiful imagery of what life would have been like for Beatrice and her friends, growing up as an orphan and 'sold' on indentures to work for wealthy households.

I'd love to buy a physical edition of this beautiful book. I loved it and feel it's one for the bookshelf. 4/5 stars.

Read E.C. Hibbs' guest post: Grimm and Gothic: The Romantic Darkness of Classic Fiction


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