Magdalenea's Shadow reaches into the depths of what it is like to live in the shadow of a famous mother. There is tenderness as well as complete determination to weave the main character Coco into a strong person who can overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Very well written!
In this poor-little-rich-girl YA story, a supermodel’s daughter suffers, loves, and dazzles.
Magdalena’s Shadow is billed as a romance, but it doesn’t read quite like any romance I’ve encountered before. Anyone looking for a typical (some would say formulaic) romance will be surprised–though for me the surprise was a pleasant one. Orme does away with the typical formula and conventions of a romance as most readers know it; though Coco’s love for Rob is a strong theme throughout the book, the story itself focuses more on her attempts to find herself and define herself as her own woman. Orme does a fantastic job of bringing Coco to life and showing her growth and strength through the course of the book, and I utterly loved every chapter.