Seven Deadly Shadows
by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani
Release Date: January 28th 2020
His gaze fills my whole soul with dread
Don’t pull the manga villain card with me.
I can’t tell her monsters are attacking our family’s shrine -for one-Mother would never forgive me.
About the Authors
Valynne E. Maetani
Valynne E. Maetani (pronounced Vuh-lin Mah-eh-tah-nee) grew up in Utah and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In a former life, she was a project manager and developed educational software for children with learning disabilities. Currently, she is a full-time writer. She is a member of the We Need Diverse Books team and is dedicated to promoting diversity in children’s literature because every child should grow up believing his or her story deserves to be told. Her debut novel, Ink and Ashes, is the winner of the New Visions Award 2013, a Junior Library Guild 2015 selection, and Best Fiction Book in Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best of Utah Arts Award for 2015. She lives in Salt Lake City.
Review of Seven Deadly Shadows
Review (5 Stars): I loved this story!! Seven Deadly Shadows was rich with folklore, adventure and kept me at the edge of my seat. I love Kira because she was the only that could see the yokai demons and was the only that could bring everyone together to stop the destruction of mankind. This book was so fascinating to me because it was magical and I loved the writer’s storytelling ability. This is one that I’m definitely going to be recommending to everyone.