Excerpt from I Become Shadow

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

This week I read I Become Shadow, the debut novel of Joe Shine. Be warned that it is book one of a series, and book two is not out yet! But it was a very satisfying read with a full plot arc, not just a teaser. I Become Shadow is a bit of a thriller and a bit of sci-fi. Young adult. Young girl trained to be a lethal weapon. Good relationships and character development. Cheeky, fun voice.

I zoned out. Zoning out is something I could do really well. Easily a top five skill. You know what? Scratch that, it’s number one by a mile. I’m really good at zoning out.

Joe Shine, I Become Shadow

shadowtwitI’ve copied less than the full Amazon description, because I think it was too much of a spoiler. Here is the shortened version:

When Ren Sharpe was fourteen, she was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called FATE and trained to be a human weapon.

Now, four years later, she receives her assignment: protect Gareth Young at all costs. Currently a student at Texas A&M, Gareth will someday change the world. FATE calls people like Gareth “FIPs”—future important people—and they’re everywhere, each with a FATE-trained shadow.



  1. Such an interesting teaser! I’m definitely intrigued to know more. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  2. A sci-fi thriller sounds like fun. I like the author’s voice in your Teaser.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  3. Sounds like me when I was young. No wait! Sounds like me now too. LOL I think I’d like this one but will probably wait until the next book is released. I’m not crazy about being left waiting.

    Here’s my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/04/teaser-tuesdays-124-my-life-as-a-white-trash-zombie/

  4. I’m pretty good at zoning out too. I’m not sure that’s always a good thing. 🙂 This does sound like an interesting book.

    Here’s mine: http://www.literaryfeline.com/2015/08/where-is-your-bookmark-08042015.html

  5. Sounds like a good story. I like science fiction. This one also sounds like it could have a romance plot too. Happy reading!

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