Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review: Shadowspell by Jenna Black

(summary and cover from goodreads)

On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her – and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking’s got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind?

Review: I really liked Glimmerglass so I was happy to to finally read Shadowspell. It was just as good, if not better, than the first.

This one had a lot more action in it. Glimmerglass was mainly just Dana learning about her dad and a lot of faerie political stuff. In Shadowspell Dana seemed a lot more independent and strong willed. I'm still not sure how I feel about Ethan, but by the end of the book I think he found a place on my good side. My favorite father son duo were back! I don't know why but I love Finn and Keane. They are by far my favorite characters in this series. The Earlking was a nice addition to the cast of characters, although I'm not sure how I feel about his bargain with Dana, or how she's going to take care of it for that matter. 

I also love the cover for this one. It has a lot more to do with the actual story, unlike Glimmerglass, and plus it's just really pretty. I'm not really sure about the title though. I didn't see the word "shadowspell" once in the book, so I don't really see how it relates. 

We also get to learn more about Dana's powers in this book, but not much. So I'm really hoping the next (is it the last?) in the series will give some more insight into it.

Overall this was a great continuation of the story and I can't wait for the next to find out more about Dana and her deal with the Earlking, as well as all the other fabulous characters.

Source: My personal library (e-book)

Published: January 4, 2011 by St. Martin's Press 

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