I always feel lucky when I discover hidden gems like ‘The Shadows’. This is a story well written, in a smooth and mellifluous style, and with an interesting plot that makes you read as fast as you can to find out what happens next. I liked the Harry-Potter-style world the author created. I loved the idea of the old fashioned British boarding school placed in the middle of nowhere, full of mysteries and hidden secrets, as I loved Alyne De Winter’s writing style. That was the prefect Halloween read for me.