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On top of spending most of her time in a bunker-like 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 have long been the nightmare of the ...more
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Published January 4th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published December 22nd 2010)
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Steph Sinclair
May 10, 2011 Steph Sinclair rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Bored people who need a good laugh
Ok, so let me start by saying this series to me is a bit strange. And because of that, you often have to just accept what Jenna Black tells you about this world, no matter how weird or odd it is. Kinda like how Stephenie Meyer told us all to accept the fact that Bella did not want to marry Edward, but she still was willing to give up immortality and be with him forever. Makes zero sense, right? But you, the reader, are just supposed toaccept it, otherwise, stop reading.

On to the review:

We find D
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Grace
Jan 30, 2011 Grace rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This entire series is too weird for me: there's some sort of sexual dynamic going on that completely freaks me out. Dana's constantly fixated on the closest breathing male (and possibly non-breathing, she's not been alone with a corpse yet). The men in these books control her every move, whether they're family or friends or enemies. Go ahead and take a look at the examples of female characters here: an insane/hysterical aunt, two unseen but homicidal queens, the obligatory best friend (solely fo ...more
Nic
Jan 31, 2011 Nic rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, fae, read-in-2011
I am annoyed and really disappointed. Certain things happened in the plot that made me MAD like (view spoiler) ...more
The Holy Terror
I have a love-hate relationship with Jenna Black's books. I've read the entirety of her Morgan Kingsley series and I was left feeling frustrated and angry. I chose to give her a second chance though, and I started reading this teen series of hers. I ... actually like it. If you look at the reviews you'll see the evidence of this love-hate relationship that Black garners, but at least in this case, I don't hate this series. In fact, I'm enjoying it.

Dana is dealing with the aftermath of her action
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Jessica
Mar 17, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok
Shelves: 14-faeries
Rating clarification: 2.5 stars

This book reminded me of two other books.

1. House of Night
2. Evermore

Which is a really, really bad thing.

If you haven’t read book 1 and are planning on doing so sometime, I’d strongly suggest you don’t read any further.

So, why did it remind me of HON?

Because Dana seems to be suffering from the Zoey-Redbird-Syndrome. I mean, love triangles are one thing, if they are well done I can even enjoy them but more than two love interests? Ugh, that’s pretty much a no-go fo
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex! Did I get your attention? It is a pretty powerful attention grabber right? Sooooo let's just say "sex" was a bargining tool, or a way to grab someone's power, it would make a book pretty damn interesting, right? Now, don't worry, I'm not giving away any spoilers. YOu don't know who is giving what or why. Now, what the hell was my point about all this sex (or lack thereof)? Oh yes, sex becomes like a magic wand (no giggles from the peanut gallery) in this book. ...more
~Tina~
Jan 31, 2011 ~Tina~ rated it it was amazing
(4.5stars)

Dana Hathaway doesn't have your typical teenage problems, see both Queens of the Seelie and Unseelie courts want her dead, but a new threat arrives in Avalon. Murderous men who are called The Wild Hunt and there leader Erlking has his eyes on Dana. He wants her Faeriewalker powers since she as the ability to travel from Faerie to the mortal world and also being able to bring magic into the world and technology into Faerie. But it's not just her powers he wants, he's also after somethin
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Krystle
Mar 08, 2011 Krystle rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Okay, I'm going to give up reading this. I don't want to persevere. I have no patience and little enough time as it is. This books is not fun and light-hearted like its predecessor. It's ten times as annoying and unbearable. Everything that I disliked in the first book is amped up a thousand fold.

First of all, what is wrong with this Dana girl?! Why does she have to get a female hard on every time she meets a young hot faerie!? Like seriously! If I have to hear how hot, sexy, or whatever another
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Anne
Jul 04, 2011 Anne rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars
I might read Sirensong just to see what happens next, but I'm not in any hurry. I usually don't mind when the main character (in YA, especially) does something stupid or juvenile. After all, if the characters never made any mistakes, then there probably wouldn't be much of a plot. It makes sense if they are tricked by someone older or more clever than they are into doing something that goes against their best interest. However, the heroine of this series, Dana, seems to border on retard
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Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)
I really liked this second installment in the Faeriewalker series, and sequel to Glimmerglass. Jenna Black continues to deliver a great story that had me turning the pages as quickly as I could.

Dana is an endearing protagonist. I absolutely adore her inner dialogue. I love how she doesn't always take herself too seriously. I know many frown on the proverbial "I'm not that pretty... so why is he interested in me" character flaw... but it works with Dana. She's got major trust issues... stemming f
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Shera (Book Whispers)
Genre: Urban Fantasy YA

Thoughts:

With this latest entry into the world of the Faeriewalker series, I can say Black is making a solid come back from the slightly disappointing 3/5 rating I gave her. Her YA books are such a treat because there are some teen issues to deal with, but it’s not all about saving the world and then finding a date for prom. That’s way I’ve been practically bouncing for joy for this series to continue. The plot has the depth that most adult Urban Fantasy books have, which
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Kinga
Jun 07, 2014 Kinga rated it liked it
Well, let's face it. We have gorgeous handsome sexy alluring Fae. So what's the problem? The problem is a very naive prude main character. Her life wasn't easy and it can't be easy with all the pressure on her. But she still hates her father for protecting her. Still thinks she can do better than a few thousand years old fae when it comes to protection against a few thousand years old evil. Like Keane said, Dana is quite the drama queen. I understand her reaction about her mother, but my underst ...more
Paradoxical
Sigh. Just once I would like to have a heroine who isn't all "he is so hot, I wonder why he's into me". In any case, if you ignore the first several pages of the book, Shadowspell actually gets off to a fairly decent beginning. Well, only if you ignore the date/not-date thing with Ethan, who I still do not like. Not to mention I thought that pseudo-date was fairly pointless all around and should have been cut. Still, the beginning of the book was somewhat promising, especially with the arrival o ...more
Winter.
Feb 02, 2011 Winter. rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who collect covers
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Khanh (the Grinch)
I don't know if it's hindsight being 20/20, but I'm pretty sure I was never that stupid when I was a teenager. Sure, I was never a fairywalker as a teenager, but I like to think that if I were, I wouldn't have done anything so outrageously stupid as to make a deal with an immortal being involving giving up my virginity. I have an ancient fae father who can't possibly know what I'm going through. I mean, sure, he lost a son to the Erlking, but I LOST THE GUY I'M CRUSHING ON. WAH!

And then slut-sha
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Mary (BookHounds)
May 28, 2011 Mary (BookHounds) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, young-adult
Shadowspell continues the story started in Glimmerglass and follows Dana as she gets deeper involved with the world of the fae. Her aunt Grace and both Queens want her dead while Ethan seems to be playing games with her. She now lives in a bunker like safe house deep inside the mountain where Finn is defending her full time and his son, Keane, is now giving her more lessons in self defense. Dana can only go out supervised by Finn and another body guard. The Erlking has now discovered Dana and wa ...more
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
I read this book right after Glimmerglass which I gave 3 stars to. The more I think about this one the less I like it. Dana just irritated me even more in this book than in the previous one. Right in the beginning she agrees to go to a movie with Ethan, the brother of her friend Kimber who has constantly warned her about him being "a player". The book is in the first person and Dana refers to him as a hottie and as a player what seems like a dozen times throughout the book. By the 6th page of th ...more
Tammie
I will admit that I skimmed through some of this book, something I rarely do. I just tired of the same old plot as a lot of other fairy type books I guess, or maybe I wasn't in the mood to get into it. My main issue with this series is that I don't like Ethan, and so far he's the main love interest. I also thought that Dana did a lot of really spectacularly stupid things. Not sure if I'll bother reading the next one.
Bekah AwesomeBookNut
Jun 26, 2015 Bekah AwesomeBookNut rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Full review to come...
Adele
Dec 24, 2015 Adele rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
**Trigger warning: Attempted Rape**

I didn’t expect to be swept up in this story so quickly. I opened the first page to this book, and I was just immersed in the characters, the setting, everything. It was crazy. …In both how fast I read the book, and how the story evolved.

Right off the bat I was drawn into this world. There’s a glimpse of the Dana from book one in the beginning, but quickly Dana has to grow up and realize what is really happening. And soon a new Dana emerges. She’s a tough, mean
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Sabrina
Jul 15, 2015 Sabrina rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Jeg kan ret godt lide denne serie. Det er ikke en fantastisk serier der blæser mig omkuld, men den er hyggelig og let at læse. Skrivestilen er ligetil og jeg blev hurtigt grebet af den. Shadowspell levede helt klart op til mine forventninger efter at have læst den første bog. Der er stadig enkelte ting jeg ikke er helt så vild med, tilgengæld var der ting jeg elskede. Jenna Black har bygget en rigtig spændende verden op, og så elsker jeg simpelthen de covers i denne trilogi.

Dana har ikke ændret
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Dec 31, 2010 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

SHADOWSPELL is YA on the cusp of adulthood. The plotting is more like what you’d expect in urban fantasy, the characters deal with issues more pressing then finding a date to prom (not that that can’t be fun), and the romance significantly pushes the limit for what we usually find with YA.

I said the romance is steamy, and boy is it. In addition to the two romantic interests introduced in GLIMMERGLASS (a bad boy Unseelie fae whose intentions are less the
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Carina
Jul 16, 2011 Carina rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-copy
My Rating: 4.0 / 5

What I thought about it:
Shadowspell is just as wonderful as the first novel of this series Glimmerglass and pulls you into a cute story about first love, faerie politics and how everybody craves a little bit of normalcy. After a certain point it was hard for me to stop reading and I am really looking forward to the third novel.

Dana is still a great voice to listen to and despite her stubborn attitude it's fun to see her deal with the problems she has. Being locked up isn't easy
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Kristy
Jan 20, 2011 Kristy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone how love YA and faeries
Recommended to Kristy by: michelle
I loved this book!!!...the reason: IT DIDNT SUFFER FROM 2nd BOOK SYNDROME!!! i really hate when the 2nd book is just sort of a fill in with no excitement because the author is holding it all out for book 3, and thankfully Jenna Black DID NOT do that!!! *bows to Jenna* :D......

I really love the sparring sessions between keane and dana. they're always interesting and funny, and now with a touch of "what if"....im was really hoping something would happen between keane and dana but unfortunately not
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Mar 02, 2011 Kathy (Kindle-aholic) rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Very good book 2.

With the arrival of the Wild Hunt in Avalon, life has gotten even more complicated for Dana, a rare Faeriewalker (half-human, half-fae and can bring magic into the mortal world or tech into fae). The Erlking wants something from her and that has her Fae father even more protective than usual. Dana was living in an underground safehouse and guarded 24/7 BEFORE, now it's getting worse.

Some angsty romantic bits, but I thought they were done well (in other books, it can be like scr
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Darlene
Jul 26, 2011 Darlene rated it really liked it
After reading Glimmerglass, I was really looking forward to it's second installment. And though there were several little things that made me like Shadowspell less than the first book, it doesn't disappoint.
The book starts with Dana on her not-date with Ethan to the movies. Ethan "forgets" the napkins and things get pretty awkward from there. The fact that she's still attracted to him after the unforgotten, politically driven, magic-induced kiss from the first book really frustrated me and I h
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Skye
Sep 05, 2013 Skye rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
This review is also posted on my blog, In The Good Books.

I read Glimmerglass a few months ago, not long after its release. I liked the world Jenna Black created to set it in: a unique twist on the Fae world. The plot was captivating, and so I picked up the next book in the series not long after it came out. The following review will contain Glimmerglass spoilers.

Shadowspell continues to follow Dana, new resident of Avalon (the place between the mortal and fae worlds where humans and fae live tog
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Heather Mcginn
Jul 21, 2011 Heather Mcginn rated it it was ok

Unfortunately, “Shadowspell” was a disappointment to me and that is really a feat seeing as I rated “Glimmerglass” with just three stars. I knew exactly what I was getting into with “Shadowspell”, or so I thought. If any book ever suffered from “middle book syndrome” I believe this one is definitely diseased with it.

The interesting content that filled the first novel was just not present in this second book to keep me from overlooking the poor and immature writing style. The narrator, Dana, i
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Lily (WhoLockian)
Jan 28, 2011 Lily (WhoLockian) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-books
Shadowspell by Jenna Black
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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
...more
Michelle  novelsontherun
Jan 16, 2011 Michelle novelsontherun rated it it was amazing
Jenna Black has certainly turned up the smexi in 'Shadowspell', at one stage I thought we may have crossed over the border from YA land into uber smexi land, but no complaints from me, just saying it did get a tad OMG at one stage, or two...lol!!!

Jenna has got me bouncing up and down for book # 3 to hit the shelves in July 2011 titled 'Sirensong'. I enjoyed , 'Glimmerglass', but it was written for a younger audience, but 'Shadowspell' I think kept me entertained quite nicely and I would think it
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Jenna Black is your typical writer. Which means she's an "experience junkie." She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.

Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery
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