Publication Date: April 8, 2011
Date Read: March 31, 2012
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 maybe some truths should never be revealed...
I don't even know where to start with this review. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. This book is definitely not for me and I found I didn't enjoy it at all. I got this book as I had heard good things about and it was free on kindle. The story surrounds around Fae and usually I love books about Fae but for me this book was a disappointment.
Jensen has always believed she was normal, moving from town to town with her con-artist sister but her sister may not be exactly who she thought and she is thrown into the world of the Fae in the middle of a war.
Sounds good right? I was really looking forward to reading this and thought it sounded incredible. It's a novella and I thought it sounded like a great short story about the Fae. It does have a promising storyline and at times I found myself wondering what was going to happen and that did keep me reading but sadly it did not give me enough to enjoy it. I am really disappointed as I really wanted to enjoy this book. I know some people will enjoy this book and I am in no way saying it is bad but I personally couldn't enjoy it.
The main reason I didn't like this book is a felt like nothing really got explained properly through it. It poses all kinds of questions but none of them get answered. Usually I am fine with questions being left unanswered as the chances are they will be answered later on in the series. However with Shimmerspell it just left me confused and frustrated because I didn't understand anything. There are bits of conversations that hint at myths but there is no explanation on how these myths are related to the story it's like the characters just say it for no reason at all.
The writing style was the other reason I didn't like this book at all. I am not a fussy reader at all and if the storyline is good I can totally overlook a flawed writing style. This was not the case, I felt like the writing didn't flow at all and found myself getting confused as to how we have gotten to this scene and having to go back and re-reading as I felt like I'd missed something. I hadn't. It just goes from one scene to the other with no way of connecting them and it just felt very choppy and left me confused.
I think this book has potential and the storyline is promising but I just didn't like it. I did finish the book but afterwards wished I had spent my time reading a different book. I will definitely not be continuing this series.