Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.
It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did I found I enjoyed it. The story of chime children and the Shadowing is a new one to me, and I found it a refreshing break to read a paranormal book that isn’t about vampires or werewolves. Chime children are those who are born in the chime hours – the hours between midnight on Friday and dawn on Saturday under a full moon. Callum Scott is a chime child and can see ghosts and has visions of future evils. The Shadowing is a time that comes only once a century and is when the boundaries between the mortal world and the Netherworld are weakened. It is the duty of the chime children to protect this boundary. It is Callum’s duty to protect this boundary.
My only serious quarrel with the book is that it was so short! It’s the first installment of a new series, and I will be impatiently awaiting the next.