Marcykate Connolly Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (JANUARY) Hardcover $16.99 (320pp), 978-1-4926-4995-3
Connolly’s narrative is full of meaningful moral lessons—on the limits of loyalty, the importance of honesty, and the absolute necessity of trusting others.
In Marcykate Connolly’s enchanting Shadow Weaver, a girl who was touched by the magic of a passing comet is forced to confront her deepest fears and truest self.
People fear Emmeline, the only daughter of a noble family. She is able to form shadows into shapes both useful and magical, but it seems that those around her always get hurt in the process. She lives in terrible isolation on her family’s estate—until an emissary comes to offer her parents a cure.
Emmeline’s shadow companion, Dar, assures her that the emissary is actually offering something darker and promises Emmeline safety in exchange for a bit of questionable magic. When events go awry, both Dar and Emmeline must escape.
In hiding, Emmeline encounters Lucas, whose gifts with light are like hers with shadows. She discovers through his family a whole network of those touched by the comet’s powers. They’re