I’m an impatient reader. If a book doesn’t grab me within the first two or three chapters, I’m done. And that’s how it would have been with The Shadow Year had it not been the book of the month at our book club! The reviews for The Shadow Year also had me determined to keep reading. Surely a book with such amazing reviews must be worth the effort! So I continued on, and I’m glad I did. Once it finally hooked me, I found it hard to put down.