Publishing Date: October 2018
Publisher’s Description: Titus Fogg hates magic, and with good reason. Born into a murderous family of cruel and powerful casters in modern Massachusetts, magic has contributed to every bad thing that has happened to him since birth. After finally managing to banish the most likely evil (but definitely dirty-minded) entity called Shade from his body to the sidelines as his shadow, Titus has the chance to have a normal, magic free, high school life.
Review: Definitely a YA fantasy novel with all the teen angst and burgeoning crushes you could hope for. Thankfully the author used a bit of restraint in those arenas and focused mainly on the greater mystery.
The world of Arkham is an expansive and creative place as are the various evil beasties that inhabit….it. Titus’ evil shadow is really quite funny but may be a little too over-the-top for some readers. All said, I had a good time reading this despite the Teen narcissism.