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Shadowspell: A Faeriewalker Novel Paperback – January 4, 2011
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Black follows her well-plotted Glimmerglass (2010) with another riveting episode of Dana�s new life as a Faeriewalker in Avalon. Relegated to a safe house to keep her hidden from her father�s and her own enemies, Dana�s days at first are filled with boredom, outside of fighting lessons and visits through the city�s tunnel system with her new best friend, Kimber. But when Kimber�s hunky brother falls victim to a motorcycle gang�like posse, Dana dares to rescue him. Black�s fantasy world is finely honed and filled with realistic concerns as well as creative responses to them. Grades 9-12. --Francisca Goldsmith
About the Author
Jenna Black graduated from Duke University with degrees in anthropology and French. A full time writer of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, she lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
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After discovering the faery- nature of her father and her dear "evil" aunt,she finds out she's a Faeriewalker (someone who can bring something from the the Faerie to the human world and viceversa) and is forced to face many dangers.
We also get to meet Finn, Dana's bodyguard, Ethan,a young faerie with amazing powers,who is pretty hot and seems to have some kind of interest in Dana, Kimberly ,or better known to Dana as " the ice queen" who is Ethan's sister and soon becomes Dana's friend, Kaene,Dana's defence teacher and Finn's son and many others.
In this book we see Dana face the Erkling who enters the scene when he chases a faerie-pray into Avalon wearing a big black mask with horns; creepy yeah, but nothing more. Until Dana's father starts getting nervous and forces Dana into seclusion in her.. "underground cave".
But for who has read the first book, we know how Dana is, right? somehow she always manages to keep head to her father and to get what she wants.
But the Erkling starts showing interest in Dana for no apparent reason and things get tough.
He did nothing wrong to get on Dana's black book,he even helped her expose someone who was only apperently harmless, but then he takes someone. Someone who she can never can never see and talk to again if not from distance and covered from head to toe in black.
But not only does the Erkling take someone, he also seems to have a blond boy to who her father can't help but feel distraught.
The first part of the book does not have much action, only from the middle part to the end we finally see Dana working her way out of trouble, but somehow everytime she resolves a problem a new one pops out.
But even if the first part isn't action packed, i was not annoyed by Dana who was an entertenig character and some times could come out with some witty response.
I liked the father- daughter relation ship they had, even if he was cold as ice; but it was his few heart warming gestures that made me appreciate him, even if it was only a smile or a pat on the shoulder.
Dana's mom just annoyed me.
There wasn't much character development exept maybe for Ethan, but who could blame him after all that happened?
The relationship between Dana and Ethan becames more intense, but also her friendship with Kimberly and strangely even Kaene, who openly admitted it at the end of the book.
Not that i would have doubted his friendship, but i always thought that neither were going to admit openly that they cared for each other.
Anyways i liked the book and can't wait to purchase the next one to see how it all turns out.
We all know the Erkling is the bad guy but just like Dana I find myself very intrigued with him. Also we all know Ethan is a bit of a player but just like Dana I would put my guards down. I find her character very easy to relate too as she does a lot of things I would see myself doing in the situation.
I love the world Jenna as created for us. And these books are just so much more then I ever expected!! I am thinking its one of my favorite YA fairy books out there. I love reading both adult and YA books, but I am sometimes sad when YA books gloss over our "romantic" scenes and this one sure doesn't. Call me crazy but I love that!! I like getting all the details.lol.
If you haven't read Glimmerglass, then I suggest you get on it!!
If you're a fan of the Faeriewalker series, don't wait as long as I did to continue with the second book! It's fantastic, and I can't wait to read Sirensong and see how Dana gets out of the mess she got into in Shadowspell.
I also want to try hot posset at some point :)
This book was better than the first, mostly because I was always wondering what was going to happen next. It also seemed to become a bit more mature and fit in the Young Adult category much better than Glimmerglass. I look forward to the next book!