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Shadowglass (The Shadowfae Chronicles #2)

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Welcome to secret world hidden behind shadowy fairy glamour, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, big green trolls kick heads at nightclubs and vampire Mafiosi rule the streets. Here a seductive magic mirror lies hidden deep in a demon's lair, with a simple warning: don't stare at the glass…
Ice is a light-fingered fairy
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Susan
Jan 31, 2014 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even the cover tells of a cheapo B category novel that doesn't require much thinking, but whattehell, another flimsy little nothing for night-shifts.

Ok, so ended up better than what I expected, despite the garish cover. The imagery was excellent and at times it was surprisingly funny and fresh.
The POV character is likable enough, despite the slight Mary-Sue thing going on for her - she views herself as a silly little klutz, oh-so-boring, oh-so-random (is it just me, or is this thing really over
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Tez
Jan 09, 2010 Tez rated it liked it
In debt to Melbourne's paranormal mob, waterfae Ice steals jewels and other shinies, then pawns them for cash. She's also screwed-up when it comes to relationships - she's jealous of her friend Azure, who's secretly in love with their other friend Blaze, who has a thing for Ice, and she's kind of into him, too...All very daytime soap opera until the prime-time bitchiness comes out. Ice acquires a magic mirror of sorts, which communicates with those it meets. Squidgy, as Ice affectionately names ...more
gigi pryce
Here is what Amazon.co.uk says about Shadowglass:

Welcome to a secret world hidden behind shadowy fairy glamour, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, big green trolls kick heads at nightclubs and vampire Mafiosi rule the streets. Here a seductive magic mirror lies hidden deep in a demon's lair, with a simple warning: don't stare at the glass...Ice is a light-fingered fairy who can't resist a look at the powerful mirror. The mirror offers her a
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Darcy
Oct 11, 2014 Darcy rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011, pnr, fae
This book was a train wreck, or like a really, really bad reality show, one where you are laying on the couch watching and want to change the channel, but the clicker is across the room and you are too lazy to get and get it.

It seemed like all the people were interested in were screwing, anything that walked, didn't matter the gender or who was around or the place they were, stealing anything that wasn't locked down, and throwing back drinks like water and they had just ran a marathon.

If you enj
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Melissa
Apr 16, 2013 Melissa rated it it was ok
I wasn't as impressed with this book as I was the first one. It's a quick little read that jumps around too much for my liking. I find the main character to be asinine, and she just makes me want to smack some sense into her. The ending to the book was utterly predictable and trite.

On a positive note, I found a few characters that I would have liked to have known more about. There were some like Delilah that I would have liked more of a back story about. The pacing was good, and the split perso
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Stacy
Sep 19, 2010 Stacy rated it it was ok
Couldn't get into it. Not as good as the first book in my opinion
Archer
Jan 03, 2011 Archer rated it it was ok
Plot Summary:

Ice is a water faerie with a predilection for shiny baubles and late nights at the club. She years for a literal man-of-steel, a metal faerie named Indigo who constantly brushes off her advances. After a wild night spent in a demon lord’s bed, Ice filches a magic mirror that poisons everyone it comes into contact with. After behaving even more wildly out of character than usual, Ice realizes that she must get rid of the wicked thing. Indigo is charged upon pain of eternal torment
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Wendy Hines
Jan 16, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
He has to kill her, his life depends upon it. Her life depends upon his choice. Will love complicate everything?

Ice is a waterfae and a petty thief. She and her friend Blaze steal shiny baubles and sell them for cash to pay the Valenti mob for protection. She's also jealous of her beautiful friend Azure, who thinks herself in love with Blaze. Ice has always had a secret crush on the dark and handsome Indigo, but he won't give her the time of day.

Indigo has noticed Ice, and although she capture
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Alejandra
Aug 16, 2010 Alejandra rated it really liked it
Kane, demon lord, has requested Indigo to steal a mirror. When said mirror is stolen by Ice after spending the night at Kane’s, it alters her reality along with her friends’. The mirror brings everyone’s dark side to the light, and in an attempt to get rid of it and its effects– Ice, Blaze and Azure make a huge mistake that brings even more people to the hunt of said mirror and Ice herself. Both good guys, bad ones and good/bad guys join the quest. Love brings along confusion and jealousy; and a ...more
La La
Apr 15, 2011 La La rated it liked it
Ice is a water fairy who along with her friends, a fire fairy, and wind fairy, steal jewels and money from unsuspecting humans to pay off their debt to the vampire crime boss. Indigo, a metal fairy, whose also a professional thief steals the shadowglass for Kane, the demon lord, from Delilah, the wannabe demon queen. After spending the night with Kane Ice can't help but case his house for something worth taking, which is the shadowglass. The shadowglass is a mirror once looked upon brings out yo ...more
Kimberly
Oct 13, 2012 Kimberly rated it did not like it
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

For waterfae Ice, just surviving in Melbourne’s paranormal underworld is a lot of work. Ice is a thief and a con artist, but she can barely make ends meet and she’s overdue on protection payment to the local vampire mafia. So when Ice has a one night stand with the demon lord Kane and spies a magic mirror, she steals it. Unfortunately for Ice, the mirror isn’t just a shiny showpiece; it possesses a powerful ma
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Jamie
Dec 29, 2014 Jamie rated it it was ok
The writing in this book was five stars, creative, interesting, it was amazing but just the strangest journey. I think I ruined this book for myself because I was waiting for something else and built this up in my head and just wasn't in the mood for fairies and strangeness that was presented to me and so it was not very good but if I had been in the mood for fairies, demons, angels etc then this book would have been creatively ingenious.
Barbara ★
I absolutely loved the cover but the book itself is crap. Jade isn't in it and Kane has only a minor role. So no real connection to the first book in the series other than sex and there's plenty of that. As a matter of fact, there's more sex than plot to be honest. It took a long time just to figure out who the main characters where since there were so many people and plots. The story is very disjointed (kinda like this review) and told from multiple points of view. For the most part, I found it ...more
Elizabeth
May 10, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
This book was so annoying to me I almost stopped reading it. I didn’t though because I have the next two in the series. I also loved the first one, so I figured I'd muddle through it. After finishing it though I felt like A.) I wasted valuable days of my life, because it took me forever to read B.) It put me in a book funk and C.) That it was utter crap, and didn't advance the series in any way. It came over like a YA book filled with very adult content (gratuitous sex, booze, and of course drug ...more
Derna
Oct 03, 2011 Derna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampy, demons, fae
The story develops at a frenetic pace, with trippy fairies Ice, Indigo and Blaze reacting to almost any situation in a rather sexual manner. I found myself skimming over the fairy porn bits to get back to the story of hunting down the demon mirror.
As with Shadowfae, none of the characters are perfect or good, they all seem to be victims/survivors of their circumstances. At the moment, Kane, the überdemon in control of Melbourne, is the most consistent (and sexy in a nasty kind of way) and I do
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Bethany
May 15, 2010 Bethany rated it liked it
Okay, this was totally bizarre. I think it's the first book i read that i thought was both horrible and great, lol. It was super raunchy to begin with, sex sex everywhere. Not sexy sex, but really pointless mindless sex. That was just at the club though, When Ice was having sex (with all but Kane) it was sexy. I freaking love Ice, she's flippin adorable. Period. I love Blaze even though he's a cocky little shit. I love Indigo and his alter-self Ebony, even though i hate the name. I think anyone ...more
Jodie
Oct 13, 2010 Jodie rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed this one, I did not like it nearly as much as I did the first one in the series. For me there were way too many characters juggling way too many things in the beginning of the book.I love the main couple and their story. They are two very interesting characters.
I love the world that Erica Hayes has created. I love that you are dropped into that world and the writing style is simply vivid. You can almost smell the clubs and the streets that the characters walk down. Sometimes the
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Kathy
Jan 13, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it
I liked the inventiveness of the world. It's relatable to ppl that have lived that less than ordinary life style. I could see that ppl are giving it harsh reviews, probably ppl that live tht humdrum life. Yes there's sex, but tht doesn't make it erotica...I like the take this author put on things & feel it's a book for twenty something bar crowd
Sherry
Sep 09, 2012 Sherry rated it liked it


I just can't get in to this series, and I don't fully understand why. The writing is good very descriptive paints a picture in my mind. Story was good one fairie stealing an object of power from a demon that quite a few characters are seeking adds lots of action to the book. But I have never been a fan of reading about the people/creatures at the bottom of the food chain I get no pleasure from other peoples misery. I prefer stronger characters who attempt to improve themselves throughout the st
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Hennypenny
Oct 20, 2012 Hennypenny rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-owned
Probably I won't finish this. It looked like Urban Fantasy from the cover, but it reads like erotica crossed with a thriller. I don't like any of the characters, they don't like themselves, the sex is angry or mechanical (not badly written, that is the actual way the characters are feeling about the sex). Three uses of the word juddering. The first use was jarring because I have only seen the word once, but that was fairly recently. The second and third use made me lose track of the book in favo ...more
Carly
May 20, 2010 Carly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
well hot and steamy is how i like em, and this one sure did give me that, but i think the first book was just a little bit better! At first i was really confused by all the characters and what they had to do in the story. it kind of made sence towards the middle and i felt that was just a little too late to explain when i was reading (although i do sometimes take a while to get the point...). But non the less, this book was a good read.
Eleni Konstantine
4.5 stars

Really enjoyed - graphic, descriptive (Hayes has a very descriptive way), and liked the POVs.

What I love about the books is that the characters are very flawed but they make do with what they have. I mean two thieves as the protagonists - not what you call 'white hat' characters but they are both loveable because of their flaws, and you have to take their world into consideration when you hear the word 'thief'.

Donna Siebold
Dec 26, 2012 Donna Siebold rated it did not like it
I convinced myself to give book two of this series a try. My hope was that the characters from the first book would be developed into creatures of interest in the second. But, too few of the characters travel forward into this book and those that did were at least as unlikeable a second time around as they had been in the first one. There may be more titles in this series, but I won't be giving them the good-old college try.
Debi Slaughter
I'm trying...really I am! About 30% done and Cannot find a reason for so much graphic sex! Okay, I love a great sex Scene as much as any red blooded woman, but when it has no direct Correlation to the plot? Uh huh, not my cup of tea. Bordering on tedious and self indulgent, this one is going in the back burner.
Josephine B
May 19, 2010 Josephine B rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book and maybe it would have been better if I had read the first book in the series prior to Shadowglass, but I just couldn’t get into it. The characters were shallow and remote and the story seemed to lack overall structure. The “world” however, was intriguing…
Erin
Aug 13, 2010 Erin rated it really liked it
Another beautiful cover, another interesting plot, and another enjoyable story. Erica Hayes has made another fine addition in the Shadowfae Chronicles, and yes, more hot scenes! Haha. I can't wait to read the third book coming out this year.
Iyanna
Nov 04, 2012 Iyanna rated it it was ok
I thought that this would be a new storyline,but I was mistaking,another tortured soul,another selfless sacrifice, almost the same ending.I wish that she would pick a better ending and not with the women giving up everything
Christine Hayes
Feb 16, 2012 Christine Hayes rated it did not like it
This book sucked.Found the story lacking and uniteresting. The way the characters spoke was annoying. I will not read or buy any more books from this author
Archee
Sep 20, 2010 Archee rated it really liked it
I think the description really got me here - just the way Hayes describes everything from the protagonist's pov so naive, so vulnerable, so loveable.
Andie
Apr 12, 2010 Andie rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Found this at the library this week.

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Started reading this. Slow start, got really graphic and I lost interest. Returned it to the library today.
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Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy writer. She writes dark paranormal romance, urban fantasy and romantic science fiction, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colorful heroes with dark secrets.

She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behin
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