Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book Review: Shadowspell by Jenna Black

Title: Shadowspell

Author: Jenna Black

Series: Faeriewalker #2

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

How obtained: Library

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?


I should seriously write a review to Glimmerglass the first book in the Faeriewalker series but I read it so long ago and the details are muddy. But that didn't stop me from jumping back into Avalon with Dana. There were some parts my jaw literally dropped open. Like seriously, I love Jenna Black's writing. In the first chapter, the hottest thing happens. And I'm not going to say anything about it, you have to pick up the book and read it. (zips her lips shut)

Ethan is definitely a play boy name, my friend and I were discussing this over text message when she asked me to suggest names for a baby boy cousin she was soon going to have. Just the way he is described seems, hottie and playboy. Well technically you have to be hot to be a playboy. I DIGRESS. So Dana and Ethan's relationship seems to get somewhere, but then it doesn't. Its like walking slowly up a steep hill. The suspense is killer and so is the cliff hanger at the end of the book. Okay I know I didn't ruin it because there already news of the third book, SirenSong. And the title sounds so awesome already. Can't wait to get my hands on it when it comes out.

My first impression when I heard Erlking, was a very scary man, but seriously? Jenna takes him and turns him into the hottest gothic bad ass semi villian in her book. I was excited for a minute there and then I realized he was a jerk. Oh yippee de doo da. He's too old for Dana anyway, literally.

So I'm shaking my head at a lot of things that are happening, gasping, some jaw dropping, laughing and I could go on, but I ran out of things. :]

If what I said doesn't make you go scrambling out the door to get Glimmerglass and/or Shadowspell, please do so now.

Haha, I love reading good books and I always recommend the ones I read. I hope that means I have a good idea for good YA books :] and who doesn't love paranormal YA books?

I give Shadowspell a 9/10. Its a bit short and I know, I know we can't always have Harry Potter sized books but seriously I wish we did, especially when the book is gooood and yes thats four o's.

Read up a storm! <3 PEACe