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Seven deadly shadows / Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y ALA (Text) 33500013191135 New Checked out 02/27/2020
McIntosh Public Library Y ALA (Text) 33500013191143 New Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062570819
  • ISBN: 0062570811
  • Physical Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Seventeen-year-old Kira Fujikawa has never had it easy. She’s bullied by the popular girls in school. Her parents ignore her. And she’s also plagued with a secret: She can see yokai, the ghosts and demons that haunt the streets of Kyoto. But things accelerate from bad to worse when she learns that Shuten-doji, the demon king, will rise at the next blood moon to hunt down an ancient relic and bring the world to a catastrophic end. Not exactly skilled at fighting anything, much less the dead, Kira enlists the aid of seven powerful death gods to help her slay Shuten-doji. They include Shiro, a kitsune with boy-band looks who is more flirtatious than helpful, and O-bei, a regal demon courtier with reasons of her own for getting involved. As the confrontation with Shuten-doji draws nearer, the fate of Japan hangs in the balance. Can Kira save humankind? Or will the demon king succeed in bringing eternal darkness upon the world?" -- Amazon.com
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    Akira Kurosawa's timeless Japanese film Seven Samurai is resurrected in this captivating retelling with a female lead. When Kira Fujikawa is not being bullied by mean girls at her high school, she's working as a miko (shrine maiden–priestess) at her family's Shinto shrine and keeping an eye on the yokai—often malevolent demons and other supernatural beings—few can see littering the streets of Japan. After her shrine is attacked in search of a relic needed by ogre-king Shuten-doji to bring forth eternal night, Kira and enticing half-fox, half-human kitsune Shiro must assemble seven death gods to defeat him when he rises on the next blood moon. Alameda (Pitch Dark, 2018) and Maetani (Ink and Ashes, 2015) clearly did their homework in binding this story together, depicting Japanese culture as accurately as possible while explaining deviations in the author's note and providing a glossary in the back. Although occasionally heavy on exposition, the arresting action and imagery are engrossing. Perfect for fans of Japanese folklore and manga similar to Death Note. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Yōkai (Japanese folklore) > Fiction.
Shinto shrines > Fiction.
Demonology > Fiction.
Gods, Japanese > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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