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In a Nutshell: Time-travel, tyranny and tension

This suspenseful sequel to Movers takes readers on an exhilarating time-travel trip as Patrick tries to return to his own time to save his family’s fate.

In 2083, overcrowded and ailing planet Earth is home to two types of people, Movers and Non-Movers, and Movers like Pat possess the ability to bring their Shadow – a person from the future to whom they’re connected – to their own time. But Pat has been has been lurched forward 300 years into an unfamiliar future by Bo, his own Shadow. On finding himself in 2383, Pat is tormented by fears for his family: “anything could have happened to the people I love. It’s the not-knowing that’s driving me crazy”. Now he and Bo are occupying the same time “neither of us can move the other”, yet Pat must return to his family, and so they set off on a terrifying quest through a dangerous and dynamically-depicted dystopian world. While the concept is pretty complex, the writing is clear and thrillingly fast-paced, and this comes recommended for younger teen fans of sci-fi and dystopian fiction. ~ Joanne Owen

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Olivia Arnold, age 13 - 'This is a tale of time-travelling, telepathy and trust. Full of mysterious characters with long kept secrets; Shadows is a book, that just like Patrick, is destined for greatness.'
  • Holly Wilkins, age 14 - 'This is a great sci-fi book which is a real page turner.'
    Humaira Kauser, age 19 - 'It's so original and unique and it's one of those books that you will always recommend to other people because of that.'
  • Finn, age 14 - 'I liked this story and I would recommend it but advise that it would be best to read the series in order.'
  • Megan Chambers, age 17 - 'This book was really enjoyable.'
  • Thomas age 13 - Benfield School - 'A great dystopian Sci-Fi action adventure.'
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 15 - 'I thought this concept is very unique.'
  • Alice East, age 13 - 'Shadows is an exciting book about time travel and a adventurous boy, trying to save his friend, whilst attempting to save the race of time travellers from a perilous fate.'


Shadows by Meaghan McIsaac

Patrick is a boy out of his time. He has been thrown forward 300 years into the future, and he must find a way home to save his family from a frightening fate. Leaving shelter with his Shadow, the man who Moved him to this future, Patrick starts out on a terrifying quest to the very heart of danger. Amongst scavengers, thieves and a crack team of soldiers dedicated to destroying a despotic regime, Patrick will have to fight every step of the way to find his way back to where he belongs.

About the Author

Meaghan McIsaac grew up as a scifi and fantasy nerd in Canada. Having spent her childhood writing stories and performing in her high school's musicals, she shipped off to the UK to complete an MA in Writing for Children. She returned to Toronto, where she lives now with her family and dogs, and writes books in her favourite genre.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2018


Meaghan McIsaac

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Andersen Press Ltd


336 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years


NewGen - YA Fiction

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Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)
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