Micah Grey almost died when he fled the circus with Drystan—now he and the ex-clown seek to outrun disaster. Drystan persuades his old friend Jasper Maske, a once-renowned magician, to take them in. But when he agrees to teach them his trade, Maske is challenged to the ultimate high-stakes duel by his embittered arch-nemesis. Micah must perfect his skills of illusion, while navigating a tender new love. An investigator is also hunting the person he once seemed to be—a noble family's runaway daughter. As the duel draws near, Micah increasingly suffers from visions showing him real magic and future terrors. Events that broke the ancient world are being replayed. But can Micah's latent powers influence this deadly pattern?
About the Author
Laura Lam was raised near San Francisco. She is the author of the award-winning Micah Grey series.
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Shadowplay based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I fell in love with Pantomime because Laura Lam had created this beautiful world with fantastic characters. So of course I was excited to read Shadowplay, and I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed. Pantomime holds a special place in my heart, but Shadowplay is just as wonderful. Shadowplay picks up where Pantomime left off, with Micah and Drystan on the run. Drystan brings them to an old acquaintance, Jasper Maske. Jasper lets them stay with him as Drystan and Micah have to deal with what happened at the circus- what happened to them and the things they had to do to get out and survive. This was wonderfully handled and it led to some fantastic scenes between Drystan and Micah. They're both dealing with their pain in their own ways, but they come together for each other as well. I love the relationship between Drystan and Micah. The way it grows naturally. From a friendship in the first book, to surviving and being on the run together, to something more romantic, and sweet. Don't get me wrong, I loved the relationship between Micah and Aenea, but I was always hoping Micah and Drystan would happen. And the relationship between Drystan and Micah is just so sweet. The world and the characters develop more in Shadowplay. We learn more about the world and about the past. We find out more about Drystan and even more about Micah. The addition of Jasper and Cyan is enjoyable instead of frustrating. We learn more about the mysteries surrounding Micah, which leads to that evil and heartbreaking ending. Micah feels more comfortable with himself now and I love how Laura Lam handles gender identity. It's nice to see Micah start to really come into himself enough that while he enjoys dressing as a boy, he does, at one point, choose to dress as and be a girl. It's nice to see Micah so comfortable with himself. It's so easy to get lost in the world that Laura Lam has created. The atmosphere of the book is magical. I love these books. I love these characters. I love this world. Laura Lam has created something special and something different from the YA that's out there now. I look forward to the next book and with I could follow Micah and Drystan's story for a long time to come.