*Release Blitz* Fading Into the Shadows by Kelly Hashway
When sixteen-year-old Ella Andrews’s best friend, Avery, goes missing, she’ll do anything to get him back—starting with punching the no-brain cop who couldn’t care less about the disappearance.
Ella’s convinced Avery’s been kidnapped, and she tries everything to find him—even following a strange shadow to another world where the constellations are real-life figures in the sky. But three star groups have fallen and are destroying the world.
The fallen constellations are not the only enemy. Melanie, the princess of Stellaris, is forcing Ella, Avery, and an army of other kids kidnapped from their world to fight the rogue constellations, even as the land is draining away their life. The longer they stay, the more they fade into substanceless shadows—a fate worse than death.
Sixteen year old Ella’s best friend Avery has gone missing and she will stop at nothing to find out what has happened to him, including following a shadow that appears in her bedroom into another world. But Avery isn’t the only thing Ella finds there.
I actually really liked the character of Ella, she was pretty much a no nonsense kind of girl, who didn’t want to take no for an answer. When she is transported to the world of Stellaris, she will do anything to get her best friend Avery back home again. She is quick thinking, even if sometimes her plans get her into trouble. I even started to like Bobson and Melanie a little more by the end of the book though still didn’t agree with what they did.
Overall another outstanding story by Kelly Hashway, like the others of hers I have read in the past. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but that didn’t stop her from jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet one Halloween. Maybe it was growing up reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books that instilled a love of all things scary and a desire to live in a world filled with supernatural creatures, but she spends her days writing speculative fiction. Kelly’s also a sucker for first love, which is why she writes romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she’s not writing, Kelly works as an editor and also as Mom, which she believes is a job title that deserves to be capitalized.