I read about this book through a "25 Books/Series to read if you love The Hunger Games" list. It sounded fascinating, so I thought I'd give it a try.It's... troubling. A lot darker than I had expected from a childrens book. A quick read and actually a rather thought-provoking one. In some ways it reminded me of Nancy Kress' Beggars in Spain - in atmosphere more than in plot though. I liked it very much, though I'm not sure I'll be reading the rest of the series. As far as I could tell they're more a series of companion novels than actual sequels, and I'm more interested in reading about a resolution than about other Shadow Children.I might very well change my mind if this book ends up haunting my mind though.Very well written and atmospheric.