Has anyone heard if the author has said anything about …more Also interested to know this. Yes, but they didn’t fall into each others arms right away. She then takes these items home and waits until they tell her what they want to be used for; sometimes she weaves them into dreamcatchers, other times it may be a basket. There is no excitement. I certainly imagined what their house looked like and how the Island looked like. He had become mean and indifferent and I wish he could have always been the careless Paul he had always been. If you are tired of searching for something unique in the overly saturated dystopian genre, give Shadows Cast By Stars a try.
As her characters grow, both as a community and as individuals, they make hard choices that will have readers questioning what they would do in such pressing situations. The book may test you morally and ethically in regards to the government killing one group of people to sustain the lives of others. There was insta-love but none of the following dramatic love and melodrama that are so characteristic of insta-love. I don’t want to spoil too much but I hope she comes back. The premise promised me all sorts of interesting possibilities, from a black market for blood to exploitation to national testing and IDs. She was also confused a great deal of the time about her insights into the spiritual world, and I found, as a spiritual student, that I could definitely relate to her hesitations and her lack of confidence.
This story crosses the boundaries of fantasy and science fiction, creating a dystopian with an alluring back story that keeps tension high and the pages turning. I’m also not so sure I am sold on the concept that people of the Corrider have to kill “Others” for their blood. There is an ambiguity to her feelings, a mystery to them so that even though she is with him, she goes through all the motions that say she loves him, it doesn’t seem like she does.
I think I’ll take a deeper look into Catherine Knutsson’s books. Shadows is the type of novel that I can see being used in high school classrooms and in colleges because it can prompt so many interesting discussions about discrimination and prejudice, spiritualism, and the pros and cons of technological advancement and what our world might look like in another years.
And she’s feeling the butterflies inside and going all, “oooh. Aug 10, Brianna Kilcrease rated it it was amazing.
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Like waking up in the dark. Some of the characters were not as well developed as the twins, Cass and Paul, and seemed almost superfluous to the point, I didn’t care about them. And he was the one missing?!! stags
A post-apocalyptic debut breathes new life into a quickly flagging genre with its setting among the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The summary promised me an adventure. He’s nice, caring, and strong.
Because it had fresh ideas, I thought the book was highly imaginative. Knutsson wrote about native culture in a way that came off as an outsider perspective, which is not what I was expecting going into this book. A history that is being repeated in their time as they are the only knutsxon of people immune to the mysterious plague that has thrown the rest of the world into chaos.
The book may test you morally and ethically in regards to the government killing one group of people to sustain the lives of others. Long enough for his skin to take on a tinge of yellow. Antigens in stsrs blood offer protection, making it highly sought after.
Dec 11, Jaime Lester rated it it was amazing. Catherine Knutsson does this by giving us characters that can walk in the spirit world, a world where technology has poisoned us and the Old Ways are embraced by few but perhaps is the key to saving the world from self destruction. But even these fierce creatures I came to respect because even they know how threatened their own world and existence has become due to the sickness that technology has spread.
This, Bran needs to figure out on his own, though nothing says I can’t help him along a bit.
There’s obviously Cassie but there are also three mother figures who are as different as can be. To ask other readers questions about Shadows Cast By Starsplease sign up. I could not relate to her, and thought she was quite weak for an heroine. Her connection to the spirit world and her understanding of the world around her will likely be interesting to the reader.
Her father believes that by embracing and remembering the Old Ways, it keeps you honest and helps to remember who you are. She then takes these items home and waits until they tell her what they want to be used for; sometimes she weaves them into dreamcatchers, other times it may be a basket.
Nov 02, Tati rated it did not like it Shelves: I certainly imagined what their house looked like and how the Island looked like. A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review. I’m hoping there’s a sequel written to this because while one part of Cass’s journey is done her acceptance of her powers and becoming the medicine woman there is still so much more that has to happen, especially if Knutsson holds with her Arthurian motif.
I know I mentioned how beautifully written the novel is, but some of her descriptions are so very vivid, especially when she introduces us to some of the ancient creatures that Cass has to contend with, such as the sisiutal and the dzoonokwas.
Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson
I was expecting Cassandra to lose someone to the searches, and to try and save them by leaving the safety of the island, but no. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I certainly expected a lot more excitement from the blurb’s promise, and I was very disappointed by what I read. I could see Cass’s world as clearly as if I were there, smell the cold on the wind, see the shades rippling behind people. And the end of the novel is poignant and though there is no cliff hanger, Knutsson does create a logical bridge to the next novel which means that I will wait anxiously for the sequel because I have a soft spot for Paul.
I was so impressed by this book. Catherine Knutsson caught me by surprise often by throwing in unexpected twists and turns. Want to Read saving….
Shadows Cast by Stars
Jul 18, Nafiza rated it really liked it Shelves: Did no one else get lost? Once Cassandra and her family reach the Island, the Old Ways become more clear, the spirit world calls to her more often, and creatures you only hear about in nighttime stories or in legends come to life.
Yes, it was not perfect.