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Peek Inside Shadow of a Girl

After I ran away from home, scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed: traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year. West makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love...

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After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight.  But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of hisspotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.


West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.


The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love…

Praise

"Shannon Greenland balances the tigh trope between romanceand suspense in SHADOW OF A GIRL. Gritty and intense, the tension sizzles off  the pages!" -Kimberly Derting, author of The Taking

5 stars: "I love this book. The plot was interesting and the characters were realistic, raw andhonest. The whole book was so intriguing I read it in one sitting; Icouldn't put it down." -KittyKat,Goodreads Reviewer

5 stars: "Absolutely stunning read, I completely flew through it!" -Leah, Goodreads Reviewer

5 stars: "I was really blown away with the story we get. Uncovering why Eve has run away had me hooked from the get-go. And watching her grow-up and develop as a character was amazing. I love stories that let the lead grow through her experiences and its clearly visible to the reader. Plus, her story was one I have never come acrossin a young adult or new adult contemporary--which is fantastic!" -SERIESous Book Reviews

5 stars: "This is a must read for any age. <3 Love Love Love!" -K.P. Knupp, Goodreads Reviewer

5 stars: "This book was amazing! Most authors have trouble writing about abuse...an when it is abuse ona child it is even more difficult. But this author did it with class." -Shawna Cramer,Seashells and Puppy Tails

"The way Eve and West fall in love is just how it should be. Slow and almost perfect in its awkwardness. The slow gain of trust and understanding." -Kristi, Goodreads Reviewer

"If there is one word I could use to describe the book, it would be"empowering." -Natshane,Goodreads Reviewer

"Shadow of a Girl is a well-written,engaging read that explores some important and relevant issues. I will definitely be checking out more of Greenland's work in YA fiction." -MB, Goodreads Reviewer

"Shadow of a Girl is exactly the teen dramaI expected it to be, but the nature of this story takes readers to a differentlevel. Shannon Greenland creates strong female leads who appear innocent, ornaive, yet take the story by storm with fierce determination. Eve is no exception as she fights against the currents of a miserable life to emergehappy and whole." -Lovey DoveyBooks

"A little dark and heartbreaking at points, but with a fantastic romance!" -Alisha Tarran,Reality's A Bore

"This is a story that will grip you from the first page sucking you into thestory until the very end. You will fall in love with the characters and their struggle of overcoming your past by finding the strength to change your future this is a story you won't want to miss." -Books in Brogan

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757318
Release Date: Sep 19, 2016
Page Count: 238
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues, road romance

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By Ben September 29, 2016

4.5

YES YES YES.
Everything i NEEDED and more.

Suspense, dark themes, music, romance and TRUST!

Brilliant

Shannon Greenland has done it again. This YA author is one to watch. ...more

By Alice (marriedtobooks) November 15, 2016

Shadow of a Girl follows the story of a sixteen year old girl Eve who runs away from her abusive household in a bid to discover freedom. She changes her appearance and travels across the US to look for work and covering up the secrets of her past so that they don’t spoil her life whilst she is li... ...more

By Shannon September 01, 2016

I’ve heard authors talk about the “book of their heart” and I used to think that was such a hokey thing to say until I wrote Shadow of a Girl. Normally I write very quickly but this book took me years to complete. I wrote scenes, I deleted scenes, and I went round-and-round until it all finally c... ...more

By Melissa (YA Book Shelf) August 01, 2016

Shadow of a Girl is one of the most powerful and empowering books I've read in a long time, and I know it will stay with me for a long time to come. Eve is such a brave and strong character, even when she's really afraid.

While there are some dark moments, there's also a very swoony relationship... ...more

By Kaitlin September 18, 2016

FULL REVIEW HERE: http://kaitbooktopia.blogspot.com/201...

I thought this was a really great coming of age story with amazing characters and an amazing plot. I really enjoyed it and definitely, recommend it to anyone.

***Interview with the author, Shannon Greenland, coming to my blog later this we... ...more

By Natshane September 11, 2016

I received a free copy of this book from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity!

"Fear is an interesting thing. It makes weak people strong, strong people weak, frail people into just a shell of themselves" - Author's note

This probably is my favou... ...more

By Tijuana [TJ Loves Books Blog] September 28, 2016

Spoilers…Sheer YA perfection! I can sum this book up in just a few words: Heart-wrenching, empowering, and beautiful.

Shadow of a Girl is a gripping coming of age tale that chronicles Eve and West’s path to love, acceptance, and healing. Eve harbors a heart-breaking secret. West carries guilt for... ...more

By KittyKat September 09, 2016

*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I love this book. The plot was interesting and the characters were realistic, raw and honest. The whole book was so intriguing I read it in one sitting; I couldn't put it down. There isn't much else I can say without revealing... ...more

By Jay February 03, 2017

Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...

VIDEO REVIEW TO COME FEB 14th:

*I received this book as part of a tour in exchange for my honest review*

For her entire life, Eve has lived in constant fear. Forced to be "the perfect gi... ...more

By Stephanie September 20, 2016

'Shadow of a Girl' is a sweet and heartfelt novel about the power love can have to change your whole life. I don't normally read contemporary romance, but I'm so glad I gave this one a chance. The plot wasn't wholly original - it seems like a lot of books are revolving around a big musician guy f... ...more

By Leah September 26, 2016

It’s been a while that a book has kept me up until past 11pm (yes, I am very rock n roll, I will have you know) but Shadow of a Girl is one of those books that you just have to keep reading, no matter what. It just grips you completely, and while saying I enjoyed the book sounds incredibly wrong,... ...more

By MB September 12, 2016

Concept: Through an escape plot in a bid to get away from life-long abuse, sixteen-year-old runaway Eve becomes a roadie travelling with the band Bus Stop in the hopes that she can finally have the freedom she has always sought. Along the way, she meets West, lead singer and guitarist of Bus Stop... ...more

By Jennifer September 28, 2016

My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

*I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

An emotional, but also romantic story, the various emotions that Shadow of a Girl made me experience was a pleasant surprise. Joy, sadness, anger, hope, fear, I felt them all and more.

After escaping an... ...more

By ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ February 06, 2017



“Shadow of a Girl” was my first book by Shannon Greenland. The story was not complicated and pretty much obvious to the reader from the beginning – except for some details that reveal themselves as the story goes along. But it was still an intriguing plot with enough depth to keep me as a reader... ...more

By Lauren - SERIESous Books September 11, 2016

--Read my full review of the book at seriesousbookreviews.com! Spoiler Free!

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

This book was AWESOME!

I was really blown away with the story we get. Uncovering why Eve has run... ...more

By Shawna September 13, 2016

This book was amazing! Most authors have trouble writing about abuse...an when it is abuse on a child it is even more difficult. But this author did it with class.

It starts off about this girl who is running away an honestly you start thinking if there is more going on than what there actually i... ...more

By Kristi September 08, 2016

I received a copy of this from netgalley for review.

I went back and forth on the rating and would probably give it 4.5 stars.

Shadow of a Girl was a great book. If you take away Eve's hurt and past, the love story is pretty amazing. The way she and West fall in love is just how it should be. Slow... ...more

By Nicole February 08, 2017

Review will be up on my YouTube channel, February 13th!! ...more

By Kathleen March 08, 2017

Rating: 4.5

I went into this book not sure what to expect. The cover didn't exactly instill good expectations of this book for me, but the plot was interesting so I decided to give this book a shot. And boy, am I glad that I did.

This book follows a girl named Eve who runs away from home due some b... ...more

By Cassie C November 12, 2016

Review to come!

Update 11/12/16:

See more reviews on my blog Novels and Necklaces

Shadow of a Girl is an incredibly powerful book about overcoming your fears and being a brave person in the face of many dark moments. This book truly is a great read that I would recommend everyone checking out, as th... ...more

By Jennifer September 19, 2016

Shadow of a Girl by Shannon Greenland (Ebook) An abused 16 year old girl runs away from home, lies about her age, and takes a job as a roadie for a rock tour. Enter hot rock star. I passed on this book several times because, really, can you get any more cliché?

I’m not sorry I picked it up, thoug... ...more

By Brittney October 02, 2016

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***
Do you ever read a book and are surprised by how much you enjoyed it? That was my exact reaction after I read this book. I requested this book on a whim because the description intrigued me and I thought it would be a nice chan... ...more

By T. September 19, 2016



4.5-5 STARS!

A childhood mired in emotional and physical abuse, Eve runs away to escape her imprisoned life. Changing her name and her look, she begins her life as a roadie and ends up on a year long indie music tour. Now, living a lie perpetuated by the need to stay hidden, she find friends and l... ...more

By Rachel's Book Reviews September 19, 2016

Forgot to add this one the other day!

Review on the 22nd ...more

By KPKnupp September 09, 2016

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book and I'm so thankful! This book grabs your heart and refuses to let go even after the book is finished. It taps into a fear that I think all of us have buried deep inside. It may not be as terrible as what this MC endures, but it's still ther... ...more

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Shannon Greenland

About the author

Shannon Greenland

Shannon Greenland, or S. E. Green, is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader’s Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Shadow of a Girl is her latest novel and due out 9.19.16. Shannon has participated in and served as a guest speaker at festivals and conferences around the country to include but not limited to the LA Times Book Festival, American Library Association, Book Expo of America, Bouchercon, Romance Writers of America, RT Book Convention, Young Adult Keller Book Festival, Southern Festival of Books, and many more. Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she’s not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her online everywhere @segreenauthor.

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