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While I’m not the target audience for this book, I did letter the previous series it’s somewhat based on, and therefore interested to see where it goes. This Shade has the Madness Vest from the last series, but is otherwise mostly new territory, and the birdlike creature who has come to Earth with the vest has taken over the body and life of a schoolgirl, Megan. Megan, as it turns out, was rather a mean girl, and Shade, as she’d rather be called, isn’t much better, just confused by her new life and environment. Megan’s thoughts and memories are also intruding on Shade’s reality, adding to her confusion. Despite that, Shade manages to find at least one ally at school even though most of her former “friends” are anything but. Meanwhile, back on Shade’s home world (home dimension?) an investigation is going on into how and why she stole the vest and where she might be. Trouble is bound to follow.

Interesting story and characters, even if Shade herself is not very likeable. I’ll stick with it for a while.

Mildly recommended.

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