Book description: Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn’t see coming.
Review: Into the Shadows is a page turner. Paivi comes from a family that shares special abilities. She is part of a group of people who can do incredible things, and some like Paivi can dream of terrible things. For Paivi, her dreams aren’t just dreams; they are predictions of what’s to happen. Paivi’s world starts turning into a nightmare when she first dream of her best friend’s mom death.
Paivi’s reality becomes her nightmare when things start changing around her. As the country’ politics shift, so does her future and the future of those she loves. The country politics becomes aggressive and the candidates running for the presidency play all sort of nasty tricks to secure their place in power.
Paivi keeps her ability a secret, her reality and those who are also gifted changes drastically once the elected president obtains a list of people who blacklisted as “terrorists”. School is not longer fun, her friends have become her enemies and her life has become a living nightmare.
Paivi’s almost perfect life takes a turn for the worse, her parents are taken away and accused of being terrorist and a threat. She has to run and leave everything she has known behind, to start a new life with her brother Torsten and her friend Christian. I am looking forward to book #2. I am sure there is plenty in store for Paivi, Torsten & Christian. I am hoping Torsten is able to develop some sort of ability, otherwise that will totally ruin it for me.
I hope that book # 2 has a lot more about Christian. I would like to see Paivi and Christian friendship develop more, their relationship feels a little awkward but I assume it is due to his personality and arrogance.
I must say, I was thrown aback at the sudden end, but I still enjoyed the book. Into the Shadows is a good read, a page turner and one that will keep asking for more. Kuddos to author Karly Kirkpatrick, this was a fun read.
Into the Shadows gets 3½ ♥ ♥ ♥ (hearts).