Shimmerspell (The Shimmer Trilogy #1) by Kimberly Spencer (review)

May 3, 2015 All Reviews, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, YA 0 ★★★½

Shimmerspell (The Shimmer Trilogy #1) by Kimberly Spencer (review)Shimmerspell by Kimberly Spencer
Published by Enchanted Apple Publishing on April 8th 2011
Number of Pages: 88
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook
Purchase: At Amazon

When sixteen-year-old Jensen Meadows finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient faerie war, she soon learns that faeries aren't made of sparkly goodness. They're vicious. And worse, they're after her. With the help of Liam Casey, she delves into their world to find her missing sister and begins to suspect that her whole life has been nothing more than a faerie tale.

But what if the truth is worse?

Jensen was strange to me as a female name. But I enjoyed the character herself. I also liked Liam and Fiona, even though we didn’t get to know them well in the book. I’m curious about Lauren, and how the Arthurian mythology will play out in the other books.

It started out a little slow for me, but quickly picked up and I had the ‘I want to know what will happen next!’ feeling for the rest of the book. It was a fun and quick read that left me wanting to read the next book in the series to find out what will happen to Jensen next.

It would have made a better full-length book than it did as a novella. There was a lot I wanted to know about, scenes that could have been fleshed out more, and the characters could have been a little more detailed/more developed. I’m hoping the next book is both longer, and fixes these issues. But even at that, I did enjoy reading the book and want to see what twists are in store in the next book.

I love that the Seelie and Unseelie Courts are major characters in the book, and that species like Nixies and Dryads make appearances. You don’t often get to read about the ‘lesser known’ races, usually it’s all Elves and Fae. So that’s a huge plus as well.

If you like fantasy books, especially ones based around Arthurian legends, and that touch on more than the usual brand of Fae, you should try this book.


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