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The Shadow Weave

(Spell Weaver #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  2,430 ratings  ·  179 reviews
Clio might be a nymph living in exile among humans. And she might possess the rare ability to mimic any magic she sees. And she might have just seriously ticked off the most powerful family of spell weavers in the Underworld.

But she is not in love with an incubus.

Lyre is the rebellious black sheep of said weaver family, and he's the only reason she survived her recent Unde
Paperback, 314 pages
Published January 12th 2018 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

*Spoilers for The Night Realm, you can read my review for the previous book here.*

The Shadow Weave was a thrill of a ride and peril filled the pages. It made this book impossible to put down and I kept hoping that Lyre and Clio would catch a break. While that rarely seemed to happen, I still found lightness in so many different moments. Friendship, loyalty, love and laughter could be found within the pages and I absolutely loved that. So if you adore Urban Fantasy stories that k
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, 2018, arc, paranormal
4.5 stars

***I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review***

Annette Marie has done it again

Even in the middle of major slump, I utterly DEVOURED this book. And believe me, when I'm slumping so hard that I'm watching 20 episodes of anime a day (I LOVE YOU NATSU)...that's saying something.

The Shadow Weave is a direct sequel to the first book, The Night Realm. I didn't reread The Night Realm before starting The Shadow Weave, but there was a brief overview at the beginning of the book so I di
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
August 19 2019 - My Full Review:

Originally posted at:

This trilogy and I have a rocky past. I'm, now, ashamed to admit that I DNFed this book in August 2018. I'm a mood reader, so the only justification I have for that act is that I probably just wasn't in the mood for a book like this and ended up taking it out on said book instead of figuring out what the actual problem was. Anywho, here we are at the finish line and I'm SO glad to say this was an amazing book the second time around!

Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)
4.5 Stars

*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*

This book was so good. I loved it. So I'm just gonna jump right into all the things I loved about it!

I loved Clio. She was focused on their goal and smart and always trying to figure out what to do. She understood that they were in a life-or-death situation and therefore she would have to be ok with things she might not be ok with otherwise. But she was still that relatable, somewhat awkward, fu
Cheryl La Pa
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely riveting! RTC...
Fatima Nauman
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-series
I love Annette like seriously I'd marry her if I could!!! ...more
This book is extraordinarily addictive. It can cause failure to participate in many real life events and apathy towards anything outside of the book's world.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my opinion or review in any way

If ever there was an under hyped and under celebrated author, it's Annette Marie. Her books are ALWAYS a win for me - not a single one in publication has let me down to this date (for the record that's the publication date of t
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
10/23/2020: Reread! (Read to my son, Maddox.)
08/03/2020: Reread!
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
3.5 stars

The Shadow Weave picks up right where The Night Realm left off. We follows Clio and Lyre after they’ve escaped from Asphodel and are determined to get back Lyre’s KLOC spell before it can be used to destroy all of their worlds. I just have such a love for urban fantasy and this world that Annette Marie has crafted. I really liked that we got more of Clio’s background, learning more about her pre-Earth life. It really added some depth to her character. Like her other books, The Shadow We
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

I don't think I could ever not like the books in this series because any chance to revisit Lyre and his enigmatic backstory makes me all ecstatic. Ecstatic, but also feeling ominous... Clio's noticeable absence in the Steel & Stone series suggests that something terrible will inevitably befall her, and I can't imagine how Lyre will feel when he's in denial about his feelings.

It was only in the last 100 pages or so that the plot actually started to progress. Hence, the rating. In saying
you can find my review here as well! & my review for book one here!
Give it up for my final book of 2017! What a way to end--the anticipated sequel from one of my favourite authors.

The Shadow Weave proved to be more than a promising sequel. It loved up to all of Marie's other work and included her signature action-packed fight scenes and swoony kisses. It's a sequel that will not disappoint you, especially if you adored The Night Realm.

It picks up a little ways after the first book's ending a
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gah! I know I say this in every review for this author but I LOVE her books!

The world building is brilliant and drags me in every time! I was especially glad to see some of the characters from the Steel & Stone series.

One thing that’s been in the back of my head whilst reading both The Night Realm and The Shadow Weave is what happens? If you’ve read the Steel & Stone series, you know that’s it’s set 5 years after this series takes place.. and we know Lyre is a main character in those books, so
Wow, that was a roller coaster of emotions.
Before I start with this wonder of a book can I just say how ABSOLUTELY STOKED I am about ahving PIPER and ASH appear???? Granted, Ash has more of a role, which is completely understandable and I am totally in for because I want to know his backstory too. But having Piper just appear, at least for a couple of pages like ??? *be still my beating heart or you will burst out of my damn chest* (view spoiler)
Amethyst Stone
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It. Was. So. Good. Seriously! I'm not a huge fan of books going backwards. This series takes place before Steel and Stone and I've already read S&S. Book 1 was good but there was a lot of story building. This book, however, was steady action and character building. I fell in love with Lyre and Clio. Can't wait to see what happens next!!!!! A must read! ...more
Cali Teer
What a great way to kick off this new decade! I have yet to find a book of Annette Marie's that isn't completely amazing and thrilling and i don't think i ever will.

Lyre and Ashtaroth for EVER!!!

Clio is pretty cool too i guess.. but man, i will never get over the love i have for these men.
By Annette Marie
Narrated by Greg Templay and Melissa Moran

This was a great sequel. It's action packed and doesnt focus so much on the romance. Some interesting new characters are brought into the story with a 50/50 chance of being there to help or hinder the outlaws.

The fast pace of the story allows for a lot of ground to be covered. Clio seems halt in her mental development. She was betrayed in the first book and multiple times in this book. However, when they realize who is actually the "bad
Petra Špirhanzlová
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This was so good, I am speachless. It is an addictive read, the book kept me awake until 2 am, because I just couldnt stop reading. What I love on books from this author is the action. The fight sequences are excellent and make my heart beat faster than running a marathon. And the romance... I was swooning like and idiot. But don't get me wrong, it's not a stupid romance full of smut, it's a clever story with just the right amount of (forbidden) romance.
Next book is out in 3 months luckily, so I
Katherine Paschal
Book 2 in the Spell Weaver series picks up a few days after the events of book 1, with Clio completely betrayed and Lyre sacrificing his family to help her, making them both on the run from the powerful Daemon rulers. On top of that, the most dangerous invention that Lyre created has been stolen for a war in the overworld, but it must be retrieved before anyone can learn what it is really capable of. Time is running out quickly for the strange duo, and so many lived will be on the line.

Eeeek, ba
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jewel by: Di
Shelves: fantasy-h-to-m
Actual rating: 4.25 stars

I'M SO GLAD I DIDN'T GIVE UP ON YOU, CLIO! She was so much more badass and mature in this book. I think that's a big part of the reason why I enjoyed "The Shadow Weave" more than "The Night Realm". Instead of being frustrated with Clio most of the time, I was cheering her on. She's still a flawed heroine, but her flaws in this book were easier for me to understand.

Lyre's still awesome and endearing, but I was relieved to see that even though he's powerful and clever, he
Jan 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
10 more days. I repeat, 10 more days. I am so extremely excited to read more about Clio and especially Lyre and all his secrets we've yet to discover ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. God. I finished The Shadow Weave in only a day. A DAY?! Responsibilities, what's that? Oh, man, this was another page-turning masterpiece. Lyre is my favorite male character ever (sorry Rhys). And Clio, just wow. In the Night Realm it was hinted she was badass, but we mostly saw her clumsy and somewhat naive side. In the Shadow Weave however, we see her as this insanely badass, smart and loyal girl. I love her.

AND THE WORLD BUILDING. I MEAN YAAAAAAS. In S&S we learn a little about the Ry
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m just loving this series. Annette Marie’s writing is as ever thoughtful and engaging. I really liked the settings in this particular book. Along with the new daemons introduced, they felt particularly bustling, exotic and exciting. Without question though the stars of the show are Clio and Lyre. They’re fast becoming some of my favourite characters. All too often in books of this genre you find the feisty heroine with kick ass moves paired with the brooding/moody hero who has almost invincibl ...more
Marika Muzsla
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finished the book in 1 day. All I can say is WOW.
Seriously, I'm pretty speechless. (I'm never speechless.) She's definitely done it again. Annette Marie is most definitely a genius. Lyre and Clio are so bittersweet in such dire situations it's endearing. Lyre came SO close to becoming my favourite, but then our very favourite Draconian assassin swooped in and reminded me of my REAL love. 😂
But seriously, would recommend these books to everyone, which I do A LOT.
It took me 3 days to think of som
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’d forgotten how addictive this series was! Right from the start, I was pulled into the action, with Lyre and Clio on the run from Hades reapers. It was fast-paced, there were lots of awesome fight scenes, and even more cute scenes between Lyre and Clio. Clio’s history was revealed more, like I’d hoped. Plus, some slightly younger Steel and Stone characters popped in, which made me very, very happy.

The ending left me hungry for more. It wasn’t very conclusive, so I’m sitting here nervously stew
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the first page. It was action packed and just enough romance that had me glued to my kindle. Both Clio and Lyre are going through major character changes in this book and they are starting to figure out that they are stronger than their families led them to believe. And Ash. I know he isn't a main character in this series but I'm just stinking happy that he randomly pops up. I can't wait to see how Lyre, Clio, and Ash's stories will weave together. Very enjoyable boo ...more
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, must-read-2018
*I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!*

Just stick a fork in me, I'm done!
This book obliterated my every sense. I am now a disperse mass of molecules floating in the ether. And I'm not even exaggerating.
I can't even find the words to express how good this book was. I keep trying to make my brain work and all I get is mush.
The complexity of Lyre's personality is out of this world. When I first met him in the Steel and Stone series I didn't give him much t
4.5, but I’m rounding up because I like this series so much!

While traveling to the Overworld to recover Lyre’s KLOC, Clio and Lyre fight reapers, assassins, and their attraction to each other.

In the first book, I liked Clio, but now I like her even more. She’s still a little naïve, especially when it comes to Bastian, but she’s smart and resourceful and incredibly brave. Lyre’s probably one of my favorite young adult characters of all-time; in fact, I’m starting to like him eve
Sarah Leenart
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always Annette Marie delivers a nail biting, action packed, heart thumping adventure of massive scope and vivid imagination. How on earth does she manage to put out some of the best stories in existence? Yes, I mean in existence in my opinion. As ever in my top favourites. Lyre and Clio continue their journey right where we left off after their dramatic escape from The Chysalis and Ashpodel, and for those of you that have read the Steel and Stone series there is a squeal of excitement moment ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-romance
Entertaining except during Lyre and Clio's journey to the Overworld. That part was a little too long (really really little) but overall The Shadow Weave did not fail me : ) Especially Ash's part (sigh) ...more
Sara Grossaint
I was a little afraid this would suffer from the same sophomore slump Bind the Soul did, but instead this just got better than the first book. Fingers crossed that can hold up for book three, which is, unfortunately the final stop on the fun train that is Annette Marie's daemon world books...for now.

But for now? Holy shit this was a great ride. Even though this is one of the few prequel series I've read that has a lot of things spoiled for it in its sister series (such as the fact that Lyre and
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, while fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has inquired as to whether she intends to include th

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