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Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey – A YA Dystopian Fantasy


How far would you go to save the one you love? Sixteen-year-old Maia Graystone lives in a world of fear. Trapped inside the hellish pit below Rhine prison with psychopaths and murderers, she spends every second worrying about the brother she left behind, knowing that if the other inmates don’t kill her first, the asteroid hurtling toward the earth definitely will. When a mysterious benefactor rescues her from prison and offers her a spot in the Shadow Trials, she jumps at the chance to receive a coveted place for her and her brother on the space station in the stars. Things get complicated when she’s paired with Riser, a dark soul harboring his own reasons for wanting the Emperor dead. With the asteroid days away, the Trials looming, and her brother’s fate hanging in the balance, she discovers the only thing more dangerous than the Emperor’s court is her conflicted heart.

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Our Summary

Shadow Fall is a YA dystopian fantasy about sixteen-year-old Maia Graystone. Readers follow Maia as she goes through the Shadow Trials and tries to save her brother. Fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games will love this science fiction coming-of-age novel that will keep you reading with bated breath.

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What Readers Are Saying

Now before I begin, I just want to warn people that this book is dark. Much darker than you typically find in YA, which I think is amazing. The characters in this book were able to reach a depth of humanity you don’t typically see, which was so so so refreshing.” – Kay, Amazon user ★★★★★
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This was an amazing read. The more I turned the pages, the more I fell into the rich, intricate world that was so vividly constructed by Audrey Grey. I found myself biting my nails a couple times because the suspense and the action get so thick and it’s all just so immersive… this one stands cleanly on its own and I can’t wait to read the next installment” – Jacob Shirley, Amazon user ★★★★★
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This book was so captivating from the very beginning. The characters are deep and intriguing… I also loved the unique depiction of the social hierarchy. The author writes beautifully descriptive sentences that put you in the middle of the story… I will be anxiously waiting the second book.” – Dayna J. Sebourn, Amazon user ★★★★★
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About the Author

Audrey Grey lives in the charming state of Oklahoma, with her husband, two little people, and four mischievous dogs. You can usually find her hiding out in her office from said little people and dogs, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for her characters to live in. Visit her online at, and on Twitter @AudreyGreyBooks.
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Similar Books

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • An Ember In the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Legend by Marie Lu

Preview the Book

Shadow Fall is a dystopian survival novel that will appeal to fans of science fiction, fantasy, coming-of-age, warring empires, uncertain fates, rebellions, emperors, and a heroine who values family.

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