3.5 stars. The Shadow Society
was much better than I expected. The plot and idea behind the book reminded me a lot of [b:The Gathering Dark|11040554|The Gathering Dark|Christine Johnson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1340051843s/11040554.jpg|15961061] and [b:Unraveling|12157365|Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)|Elizabeth Norris|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1337474732s/12157365.jpg|17128227], so it wasn't necessarily "refreshing," but I still enjoyed it. Short, nice heroine, nice hero, nothing very memorable — what else can you ask for? So basically, a one-time-read-and-never-look-back type of book.