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Dance of Shadows by Yelana Black
  

Dance of Shadows

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Passionate, sinister and thrilling, this captures both the friendship and the pressure on a group of highly talented young dancers whose lives are at risk from the dark mystery that haunts their school. Vanessa is newly arrived at the New York Ballet School. It is a dream for her but it is also an opportunity for her to try to find out why her even more talented older sister mysteriously disappeared from the same school a few years earlier. Vanessa is swiftly attracted to the highly attractive but dangerous Zeppelin Gray; she is willing to follow him anywhere. Will he give her a dancing opportunity of a lifetime or are his intentions far less honourable?

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Dance of Shadows by Yelana Black

Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you're close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner's heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly - and she must be very careful who she trusts ...Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school - the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister's shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances - she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames ...Soon she attracts the attention of three men: gorgeous Zep, mysterious Justin, and the great, enigmatic choreographer Josef Zhalkovsky. When Josef asks Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead - and the burning forces about to be unleashed ...

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Passionate, sinister and thrilling, this captures both the friendship and the pressure on a group of highly talented young dancers whose lives are at risk from the dark mystery that haunts their school -- Julia Eccleshare * Love Reading 4 Kids * A brilliant debut from Yelena Black definitely an author to look out for * Kate's Book Life * An enthralling tale that captivates the reader and leaves them wanting more * BookHi * A dark and compelling book with plenty of crazy scenarios, lots of kick-ass dancing and creepy moments * Falling Books * I really enjoyed this book and I was completely gripped by the story. I read the book in two days as I just had to find out what happened! * Serendipity Reviews *


About the Author

Yelena Black is a recent MFA graduate of Columbia University. She currently resides in New York City and is a full-time writer. She has a keen interest in dance and all things devilish.

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Publication date

12th February 2013

Author

Yelana Black

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www.yelenablackbooks.com

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781408829974

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