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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  12,453 ratings  ·  609 reviews
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
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Steph Sinclair
Mar 10, 2011 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 to accept it, otherwise, stop reading.

On to the review:

We find
Jan 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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
Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fae, 2011, read-in-2011
I am annoyed and really disappointed. Certain things happened in the plot that made me MAD like (view spoiler) ...more
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
Oct 14, 2010 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
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
Sep 18, 2010 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
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really good sequel, although I had a couple of issues with it. It was still a really enjoyable book!
May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing

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
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
Jun 22, 2011 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
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
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
Jun 03, 2014 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
Shera (Book Whispers)
Genre: Urban Fantasy YA


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
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
Feb 02, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who collect covers
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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
J. Lee
Apr 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
I was unpleasantly surprised with this book. Dana is still in the exact same place, doing the exact same things, with the same people as she was in the first book. There is the small edition of the Erlking which brings in the plot for this installment but the air of excitement was minimal.

I appreciate the idea of the Erlking and the danger he presents as an antagonist but, for me, it just didn't flow as smoothly as I would've liked and it certainly wasn't as believable. For example, let’s ponde
May 19, 2011 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
Anna 'Bookbuyer'
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya-novels
Hmm, I liked Glimmerglass better than this...I don't have a lot to say about this one. The Erlking is admittedly interesting (manipulative!) and attractive (<3) and adds a layer to book 2, but otherwise, I felt like not a lot happened. Dana is a little all over the place, and even with her hormones out of whack, she's too wishy washy. Writing this having read all three, I'm glad I persevered to the third book, Sirensong, as the story improved there.
I will admit that I skimmed through some of this book, something I rarely do. I just got 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.
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Full review to come...
Amanda Kratz
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There is something really kind of terrifying about this book and its main motif as presented to the reader. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I get creeped out. Creeped out in a way that makes me nervous. Because the main theme of this book, without a doubt, is patriarchy. And NOT in the subversive way, and not in the demonstrative way which might even be slightly relevant to the plot. No, the theme is patriarchy in the form of being obedient, subservient, and dependent. Also, there’s ...more
Dec 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
**Review** 16 year old Dana Hathaway is known as a Faeriewalker. She's a rare individual who can travel freely between the mortal and Faery worlds. She can bring magic to the mortal world, and technology to the faerie world. The Queens of both the Unseelie and Seelie lands have made it a point of wanting to see her dead because she carries so much power within her. He father, Seamus, has her under 24 hour guard, but, that doesn't stop her from constantly causing trouble for herself and others.

Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Shadowspell picks up right were Glimmerglass ends, and this time Jenna throws in another fantastic, hot plot twist with Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt. Let me just say, he takes bad to a whole new level. As in the kind of guy made of nightmeres, who enjoys a good chase and in the ends enjoys a good kill. I was as drawn to him as Dana was. I don't know if drawn is the right word as he makes Dana want to run away from him, but at the same time she's intrigued by him. He's someone you know is ...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)

Shadowspell picks up right were Glimmerglass ends, and this time Jenna throws in another fantastic, hot plot twist with Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt. Let me just say, he takes bad to a whole new level. As in the kind of guy made of nightmeres, who enjoys a good chase and in the ends enjoys a good kill. I was as drawn to him as Dana was. I don't know if drawn is the right word as he makes Dana want to run away from him, but at the same time she's intrigued by him. He's someone you know is
Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I absolutely loved Glimmerglass, so when Shadowspell showed up on my doorstep I was practically shouting with glee! I liked the cover of the first book, but love the cover of this one. It is even better in person and now that I know what the stag represents I love the stag as well.

We pick up right where we left off with Dana. She has been moved to a pretty secure location underground, which is making her become a little stir crazy. Who wouldn't be though? Stuck underground all day with no windo
Jul 19, 2011 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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