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Happy Book Birthday to THE SHADOW CABINET!

Thumb_ShadowCabinet3Slightly belated, but I’m delighted that the third Shades of London novel, The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson is now out in the world and available for purchase at your favorite local retailer! Have you been dying to know what happened to Rory, the Ghost Police, and especially Stephen since the end of The Madness Underneath? This book may just have all the answers! (Saying more would be spoilers, darling.)

Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rory’s classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte’s in danger, and it seems that something much bigger and much more terrible is coming.

Time is running out as Rory fights to find her friends and the ghost squad struggles to stop Jane from unleashing her spectral nightmare on the entire city. In the process, they’ll discover the existence of an organization that underpins London itself—and Rory will learn that someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret.

And from the starred Kirkus review:

Rory’s London is one where death is but tenuously separated from life, and she must use her abilities to save not only her own friends, but now the city at large. This deftly plotted and richly developed third installment skillfully weaves together the plotlines from its predecessors, creating a carefully and engrossingly built world. Moving away from what could have easily been a predictable, cookie-cutter ghost-busting template in every book, the series has gracefully evolved into a heady mix of ghost story, myth, conspiracies and history.

Creepy, tense and wonderful: Don’t expect to put this down once it’s begun—but be sure to begin with The Name of the Star (2011)

Thanks also to Kirkus for calling TSC a Top Teen Title of the Month!

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