Review: Book: The Shrike and The Shadows- Chantal Gadoury and A. M. Wright


Title: The Shrike and  The Shadows

Series: The Witch of Krume Book 1

Author’s Name: Chantal Gadoury and A. M. Wright

Publisher: The Parliament House

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

Page Count: 386 Pages

ISBN: 978-1697906301

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Shrike and the Shadows

Link to Goodreads: The Shrike and the Shadows

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Men have gone missing before.

The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has.

When men start to disappear once again in the cover of night – their bloody hearts turning up on doorsteps – the village falls into frenzied madness.

Hans and Greta, two outcast orphans, find themselves facing accusations of witchcraft and are met with an ultimatum: burn at the stake, or leave the village forever.

With nowhere else to go, they abandon their only home.

As they venture into the strange forest, their path is fraught with horrific creatures, wild and vivid hallucinations, and a mysterious man tied to the witch’s past.

The Shrike is watching, just beyond the deep darkness of the woods.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was pulled in by the cover of this book and that was before that I knew that is was a retelling. I have read a lot of them in the last couple of years. I like new twists on stories I am already familiar with. Hans and Greta are forced from the one home they have ever known to go into exile after the were give a dark choice. It is know that men have been going missing and that the legend saying that there is a witch in the woods that is hungry and eating them. It was kind of gross that hearts would turn up in the village. It was a very different version of the story I know, but it is a dark version like many of the tales were at their time.

My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars

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