Shadows of Things to Come by: Mishael Austin Witty



SHADOWS OF THINGS TO COME, is a YA/NA Christian suspense/thriller (re-released May 5, 2013).

Starting a new relationship is always hard, but it’s not usually dangerous.

College first year Megan McCleod feels bad about breaking up with her boyfriend, Keith. After all, they’ve been together for years. But now they’re going in two different directions, and she just doesn’t see how things can work out between them. Too bad the day she picked to break up with him was the same day he’d picked to ask her to marry him.

Sophomore Tony Driscoll is all for the break-up, however, because he wants Megan all to himself. He’s convinced, from the first moment he sees her in that coffee shop when she’s breaking up with Keith, that they belong together. Now all he has to do is make her feel the same way about him.

Megan is charmed by him from the very first moment their eyes meet. Then she starts hearing things – about how Tony killed his mother and kidnapped one of his ex-girlfriends. But Tony seems so nice. She just can’t believe he would hurt a fly. …Until he asks her to marry him on their third date, and then he storms out in a rage when she refuses him. And it’s doubly suspicious that Megan gets attacked on the street as she’s trying to get back to the dorm that night.

Is Tony trying to hurt her? Has his love for her taken an obsessive, psychopathic turn? Can she discover the truth before it’s too late?

Review by my YA reader:

This book was very intriguing!  I loved how it kept me guessing until the very last word.  If there had to be something that I was confused about while I was reading the book, it would be how the story ended.  However, this book was one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

From Mom’s perspective:

I gladly gave this book to my daughter to read.  She loves to read books like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.  I am always a little hesitant to look into the books she is reading due to the content of them.  The Hunger Games is not personally my choice as I think the entire concept is disturbing but she is allowed to read them.  When Shadows of Things to Come came across my radar, I gladly accepted.  This is a YA Christian book and as you can see from my daughter’s review of it, she didn’t mention that at all.  When I asked her about it, she said that yes she could see that it talked about God but that didn’t sway her opinion one way or another about the book.  She thoroughly enjoyed it!

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