Map of Shadows: A Mapwalker Novel by J.F. Penn Book Review

I when I first so the book review request in my inbox, I knew that this book was super interesting. I also felt like the idea was fresh and just something I needed to get out of a reading slump. If you like books that take you on an adventure or someone who loves maps, this book review post will be for you. Today I will be talking about Map of Shadows: A Mapwalker Novel by J.F. Penn.

  • Title: Map of Shadows: A Map Walker Novel
  • Author: J.F. Penn
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Author Site: Here
  • Goodreads: Here
  • Buy Book: Amazon


The Map of Shadows starts off with a man who gets murdered by a mysterious man along with his pack of wolves one night. Then fast forward to the chapter one, we focus on the main character Sienna Farren. She is dealing the loss of her estranged grandfather and has to go to his map store to help close shop. Once there she get’s inherited the shop and a lot more than she thought. Sienna finds out her family is part of a secret agency called the Ministry of Maps. The Ministry of Maps is in charge of the protecting the borders of the world and the otherworld.

During the book, Sienna also gets tangled up in the mystery of her grandfather’s death and also the knowledge that her long-lost father may still be alive. Sienna soon joins of a group of mapwalkers in order to the solved mystery but also to help protect the borders from those that want to wreck havoc on the world.


This book sucked me in once I read the book but once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. It was fascinating and just addicting. Throughout the book, I was thrown into the world of maps and also got to explore a world where people can change the landscape of the world. But also people who can travel with just using a map. It was really cool. I also like how each of the characters has cool unique abilities but also exploring an alternate universe. I also enjoyed the main character Sienna and seeing her need to save her father but also the struggle she has with having way too much power. I can’t wait to see if there is a follow to the book and see where the story leads.


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