Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Source: Purchased the paperback on Amazon
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 with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her – and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking’s got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind?
Shadowspell was such an awesome read!! I read the first book in this series, Glimmerglass, a little less than a year ago. I'm not sure why it took me so long to read the second book! The adventure and mystery in this story led me needing to know what was going to happen next. Faerie deals are made, but anyone who likes reading about faeries knows that means there are sure to be tricks involved. I liked Dana a whole lot more in this book than I did in the first book of the series; I think she was a lot more developed in this book. And I LOVE the conflict that the introduction of the Erlking brought into the story! I definitely didn't see his big trick coming until it was revealed. I also love how the romance between Ethan and Dana has evolved through these two books. Their love is growing at a pretty natural rate, which is refreshing in YA. Also, the friendship Dana has with Kimber is awesome! Kimber is super cool, and I would want to be friends with her if I lived in Avalon, too.
If you're a fan of the Faeriewalker series, don't wait as long as I did to continue with the second book! It's fantastic, and I can't wait to read Sirensong and see how Dana gets out of the mess she got into in Shadowspell.
I also want to try hot posset at some point :)