Kid’s Book Review: Sade and Her Shadow Beasts

Kid’s Book Review: Sade and Her Shadow Beasts

About the Book and Author

Sade and Her Shadow Beasts is a a story about a twelve-year-old girl who has been escaping to an imaginary world ever since her mum passed away. In a fantasy world she goes on endless adventures atop her purple-winged bird, Nix. But soon she discovers that frightening shadow beasts live here too and they are seeping into the real world. This story has a message about resilience and having the courage to get through difficult times in our lives.

We thank Hachette for sending us a copy for Rosemarie to read. Thanks to Rosemarie and her mum for the video review you can watch and listen to below.


Sade and Her Shadow Beasts


Rachel Faturi

Rachel Faturoti is a British-Nigerian author, editor, screenwriter and poet. She believes it’s important for readers to see themselves represented well in stories.

Book Review

The characters felt really real to me

This book is about a girl who is grieving when her Mum dies. She goes to a support group but many strange things start to happen at her home and school.

The characters felt real to me. The book was challenging for me as there were a lot of unfamiliar words.

I think it is geared readers aged 10 year plus as there are elements of grief that I think younger children wouldn’t be able to cope with.

I liked that there is fantasy and some non-fiction. I dislike that it is really sad.

I would rate it 7/10 because I really enjoyed it but there are some aspects I would like to change.


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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Rosemarie
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: cats, woodlands and holidays
  • Dislikes: short books and scary films
  • Favourite Book: The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland series by Catherynne M. Valentine
  • Favourite Song: Waka Waka by Shakira
  • Favourite Film: Glitter Force By Doki Doki