Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light (Jennifer Scales Series #2)

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light (Jennifer Scales Series #2)

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by MaryJanice Davidson, Anthony Alongi
     
 

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Jennifer Scales is trapped in the middle of tensions between weredragons, beaststalkers, and werachnids. If peace isn't found soon, whole races can be lost and her family-and newfound brother-destroyed.

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Jennifer Scales is trapped in the middle of tensions between weredragons, beaststalkers, and werachnids. If peace isn't found soon, whole races can be lost and her family-and newfound brother-destroyed.

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KLIATT
Davidson, who is also the author of the Undead series, continues the saga of the half weredragon, half Beaststalker girl, Jennifer Scales. While having problems with her training as a Beaststalker (she only seems to be able to call up tiny black-and-gray spotted pygmy owls), Jennifer is also unsure of her feelings for her friend Skip, a werearachnid. Little do either of them suspect that they both have a half sister who was abandoned in another dimension, learning only evil to survive; she now is bent on returning to Earth with paybacks in mind. Reading the first Jennifer Scales story will make this easier to follow, but those who enjoyed it will be ready for this installment and the next to follow. The only implausibility is how Jennifer and her friends can forgive/overcome serious faults (for instance, Jennifer's mother killed Skip's father in the last volume and in this one, Eddie attacks Jennifer with intent to kill). Give this to Buffy fans or the literate Goths. (Sequel to Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace.). KLIATT Codes: JSA--Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2006, Penguin, Berkley, 326p., $9.99.. Ages 12 to adult.
—Sherry Hoy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425210116
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Series:
Jennifer Scales Series, #2
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead novels featuring Betsy Taylor; Derik's Bane, and the new young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi, among other titles.
Anthony Alongi is a fantastically good-looking, talented writer who doesn’t deserve his fantastically good-looking wife, the gifted writer MaryJanice Davidson (Undead and Unwed, Undead and Unemployed, Undead and Unappreciated, Undead and Unreturnable, Undead and Unpopular, Undead and Uneasy, The Royal Treatment, Hello, Gorgeous!, “Wicked” Women Whodunnit). He spends far too much time playing games on the computer and doesn’t appreciate his wife, although he makes a mean bacon dinner and stumbled his way through Carleton College and Harvard University. He is a contract writer for Hasbro, Inc. His interests include annoying his wife, chasing his children around the house, and writing his wife’s bio.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
1969
Place of Birth:
Minot, North Dakota
Website:
http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net

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Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
It's not always easy to find out that you are half-beaststalker, half-weredragon, especially when life is just beginning to get better. Jennifer Scales knows exactly how it feels. If only her parents would have told her sooner, it may have been easier. For one thing, though, her strength is perfect for playing soccer.

With some quick adjustments, Jennifer began to get used to the whole morphing-into-a-dragon thing, especially since she can easily change back into her teenage self.

Quickly getting used to flying around and always wanting to go back to Crescent Valley, a weredragon refuge that most do not know about, Jennifer continues to strengthen her weredragon side. But, of course, since she is half-beaststalker (her mother is one), she also has to take lessons from her mom, even though it isn't easy.

Then Jennifer gets another shock of her life: her father was married once before her mother, to Diana, a werachnid. They had a baby together, although Jennifer's father thought at first the baby was dead. But he soon finds out that the baby, Evangelos, wasn't dead after all. He was just in another dimension, abandoned, and not very happy about it. All Evangelos wants now is revenge, and Jennifer's dad is his target.

Ironically enough, weredragons are beginning to be found dead, and the victims are those close to Jennifer's dad. Could it be Evangelos? Jennifer knows that she has to protect the ones she loves and put an end to all of the murders, before the murderer attacks her parents.

An enjoyable follow up to the first and very unique novel in the series featuring Jennifer Scales (JENNIFER SCALES AND THE ANCIENT FURNACE), JENNIFER SCALES AND THE MESSENGER OF LIGHT has action, mystery, and secrets that will shock and amaze those who have fallen in love with the series. Jennifer's life will not be going back to normal anytime soon, and her adventure is just getting started. MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi create a world different from what most have read about and then go on to satisfy their biggest fans.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book! It was daring, mysterious, witty, and fantastical. This book really keeps you guessing and surprises you at the end. I finished this bookin about 2 days it was so good. The characters are personal and this story really grips you. The authors made sure you felt connected to these people. Fascinating and enjoyable!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole shape-shifting thing, but you would have to read the first one to really understand it and enjoy it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Scales has problems being a half-breed. She knows no one quite like her as her father is a were-dragon and her mother is a beaststalker two natural enemies. She has the skills of both. That unique duality is not very helpful when it comes to school or the boy next door whom she likes, but his parents refuse to allow them to mingle because of her dragon blood. --- Life is tough enough with a mother who wants to kill her father-in-law, but to have both parents compete for your training time is too much for a teen. Worse someone is stalking her and her family she plans to uncover the culprit and prevent him from causing harm though she finds his tricks irritating. Alas what can you do when you are Jennifer Scales, who already has solved the riddle of the Incarnation of the Ancient Furnace? --- The second Jennifer Scales teen fantasy is a delightful story starring an intelligent affable individual with all the teenage angst expected of a high school student plus pressure from her antecedents to choose a side as she is the battleground between two adversarial species. The cast makes the tale fun to read especially when the heroine¿s paternal grandfather and her mother war about Jennifer as if she is not standing next to them. Young adult readers will appreciate Jennifer¿s latest amateur sleuth investigation and her improving skills since she searched for the Ancient Furnace as she uncovers who is trying to harm her family and why the truth is quite a shocker in this sort of Nancy Drew goes fantasy thriller. --- Harriet Klausner