Shadow People by Jo Robinson

cover Shadow People


It has been a while since I’ve read a sci-fi novel which I really enjoyed, mainly because it is hard to create a world and characters believable enough for the book not to become a laughing matter. The author of this one has balanced outlandish creatures, a new, strange, world, and technology which is real enough not to be thrown off by while reading the mind blowing adventures.

She also weaves in metaphysical elements into the story, but in a way that makes sense, because it is in essence about the ongoing battle between good and evil. Each and every action and reaction is neatly connected and leads us deeper into the story.

At first it reminded me of Avatar, but soon enough the author led me away from that thought by the way she gave her characters and worlds a signature of their own.

The only downside I can find is that however we know it all ends well, the author could have worked out the end a bit more. Don’t get me wrong the end is very satisfactory, but seems ‘rushed’.

All in all I am not a real fan of serialised novels, but seeing this is a stand-alone novel and we can either choose to read the next one or not, I will want to read the next one to. Because being honest, I want to know how the main character solves her next task.

(I did not receive any compensation for this review, and bought the book on

12 thoughts on “Shadow People by Jo Robinson

  1. Thank you very much for your review Lucy dearest! I’m really honoured that you read it – I know that you have lots and lots of work to do. I shall send you book two too when it’s ready to go. 😀 xxx Two too – like that.

    • I can’t wait for that one! Jo Dearie, and a writer should always read, no matter how busy we get. Reading takes the mind off other things and relaxes, or in the case of your book excites and urges us on to read more. 🙂

      • Before I started writing I used to read a book every two days or so – miss that a bit. I find that when I read while I’m in full on scribbling mode, I lose my way sometimes, but I’m getting used to the whole thing now, so more reading to come for me. You’re cool to say that about Shadow People! Book two is a lot of fun to write – I’m enjoying it just as much as the first one. Twisty and turny. 😀

      • Then I’ll no doubt enjoy reading it as much as I did the first. 🙂 Must dash, for there is still a ton of things to do before the release of A Menu of Death. 🙂 xoxo

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