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Shimmerspell: The Shimmer Trilogy, #1 [NOOK Book]

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When sixteen-year-old Jensen Meadows gets caught in the middle of an ancient faerie war, she soon learns that faeries aren't made of sparkly goodness. With Liam Casey's help, she delves into their world and begins to suspect that her whole life has been nothing more than a faerie tale. But what if the truth is worse?
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Shimmerspell: The Shimmer Trilogy, #1

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Overview

When sixteen-year-old Jensen Meadows gets caught in the middle of an ancient faerie war, she soon learns that faeries aren't made of sparkly goodness. With Liam Casey's help, she delves into their world and begins to suspect that her whole life has been nothing more than a faerie tale. But what if the truth is worse?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011446672
  • Publisher: Kimberly Spencer
  • Publication date: 4/13/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 108,679
  • File size: 248 KB

Meet the Author

Kimberly Spencer is an avid reader, writer and non-arithmeticer. Seriously, don’t ask her to count anything. If she’s not working on the next book in The Faerie Tale Girl Series, she’s probably fighting with her three-year-old shih tzu Macho. Her favorite authors are Rachel Vincent, Cassandra Clare, and Gena Showalter.
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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    Great book!

    When I started this book I was immediately blown away. I really loved getting into the feel of the story and seeing Jensen's character. One thing I enjoy in a book is where a character is lost. That is Jensen. When Jensen figures out that there is more to her, she has no idea who she is. I loved that she demanded answers and sometimes thought that she is crazy. She made me laugh and her sarcasticness made me snicker!

    I also very much adored the story line. While Jensen has been lied to her entire life, there is a war brewing. Jensen has come to some untimely problems that all seemed to be brewing around her. The way the story flowed, impacted a whole lot of the story. Every thing was set at a right pace that made the story so much more. The writing is easily flowed and nicely written. In the smallest sentences, you find so much happening that you the reader are devouring this book quickly.

    My only gripe is course it's small. I was so hooked onto the story that I wanted to read more on the happenings of Jensen. The love interest for me, just didn't cut it. I realize it was short story but still I wanted more between the characters.

    This is great novella that has a great impact while reading. Your heart is racing and your eyes fly across the pages as you read Jensen's story. Will there be more? I hope so! This is a great short, summer read that you don't want to miss!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Pretty Good

    Thee story started out a little confusing, but once the exposition was cleared, it was a great story. However, I would not recommend it to anyone who is not familiar with the world of faerie. The editing and formattimg was awful and rather distracting, though if ignored the story was enthralling.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Great book!

    I throughly enjoyed this book. I found the main character very likable and her sense of humor was extremely cute. This book was a pleasant change from your typical fantasy with a very original idea. On another note like the others have said, it seemed as though a few things weren't explained that needed explanation and a few parts were a little confusing. That said I think all in all this was a fantastic book and great for young audiences. I will be reading her next book Limerick with great expectations. I think this author did a great job on her first novel and am looking forward to reading her second. I feel this author will only impress us more with each book she writes. Keep up the great work Ms. Spencer you have a winner on your hands.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    A Satisfying Twist On Faeries

    A beautifully violent merging of the mundane Earth we know and the at-first harmless by color world of Lisa Frank...with a touch of faerie....10/10! This was my first taste of the world known as faerie and I look forward to reading the sequel, Limerick. The author did an excellent job creating a strong heroine without making her too dependent on others, which is what I like best about Jensen. She is the kind of teenager I wish I was.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

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    Shimmerspell by Kimberly Spencer This review was originally pos

    Shimmerspell by Kimberly Spencer

    This review was originally posted on Big Al's Books and Pals review blog on July 12, 2012

    Sixteen-year-old high school student Jenson Meadows has no idea who she really is, her whole life she believed her mother had died and she was being raised by her sister Lauren. When events happen that cause Jenson to start seeing past faerie glamour Lauren abandons her saying “… Seek the order of the high wizard if need be and whatever you do, don’t take off your ring.”

    Jensen finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient faerie war of Arthurian proportions. She soon learns that faeries aren't made of sparkly goodness, some can be vicious. With the help of Liam Casey and his sister Fiona, 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.

    This novella has a very original story line that is tied into Arthurian legend in a very unique way. The author does a nice job introducing us to Jensen and a few friends. I loved the dialogue between the teenagers; it was witty and typical for that age. When Jensen breaks into her friend’s twin sister’s locker, she starts seeing the world differently. She becomes Two-Sighted, which means she can see through faerie glamour and can ignore their compulsion.

    Then things start happening too fast and furious, the story gets rushed and at times confusing. Some descriptions of the faerie world are colorful and well done, other parts needed a lot more definition or explanation. Many new faerie characters are introduced and not well defined. Perhaps certain aspects are picked up in the rest of the trilogy; but time should have been taken in this story to define Sidhe, Seelie and Unseelie courts as they pertained to her faerie world and not just assume the readers know, because this is a YA story. There is a lot of potential for a great story here that the author just lost by rushing the story along.

    Format/Typo Issues:

    A small number of errors.

    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Hard to follow

    Overall I think the storyline is unique and definately full of surprizes. Only problem being, it wasn't written very well. There were moments of greatness, but most of the time as a reader, I found myself questioning the transitions throughout the story. I had to check previous paragraphs to understand the next scene . I would think that I must have skipped a page, ie: Jensen would be doing one thing and without any warning, something completly differt would be going on the very next page...without any explanation. This was very frustrating for me. I wished that the writter had taken the time to be more discriptive and more smooth about the transitions within this story. Simple justification sentencing would have made all the difference. It just felt a little too bypolar most of the time.

    Do take the time and read this book, if you can get past the storytelling flaws...you will get into this books and fine a great adventure! Good Luck !

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Loss

    Incredibly boring. Incredibly short. Lack of information and imagination.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Question

    Does this have good romance?

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Awesome!

    I was hesitant to buy this book at first because it seemed like the same story line that most YA books have. But the author really blew me away. It was a really quick but exciting read. I finished it in about 3-4 hours because I couldn't stop. I'm excited to start reading the 2nd book in the series. I'm hoping to see more development in the romance department

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    Great

    A fun quick read, with an interesting plot and tons of twists to the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    cant wait to read the next novel tomorrow

    I enjoyed this story and tomorrow I will read the next book in the series. Jensen is in a new school in high school living with her sister Lauren. Jensen in math class with mr. Tanner and he can always tell when she lies and picks on her. Her friend Zoe's twin sister hates her and Jensen has no idea why. To get even with her Jensen plans to break into her locker and take somthing and gets caught by Liam. All of a sudden she see Liam is wearing wings. Then she see's two more kids with wings and thinks they killed the princaple. Calls her sister on the phone for help and her sister says that she cant come home she is leaving her. Jensen has no idea whats happening all of a sudden. Liam saves her and trys to help her figure out why she can see through glamours all of a sudden. Learns about a fairy war she is in the middle of. No one trusts her and she finds it all hard to trust them.
    It is a story that makes sense and I want to know more about thier world.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Great always moving! Couldn't put it down! Great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Love it

    It was soooooo good, there should be a sequal

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

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    Absolutely LOVED this!

    When Kimberly contacted me to review this for her I was all up for it. Faeries?? Heck yes! As soon as I received the book I decided to read a couple of pages to see what it was like. Those couple of pages turned into reading the whole thing in one sitting. I realize that this is only a novella, but I could not get enough!

    Spencer created these amazing characters. Jensen, the main character, is absolutely fantastic. She was the kind of girl you could totally see yourself being friends with. She was written so realistically. I loved Jensen's best friend Zoe. She had the most funny and sarcastic dialogue. Some of the things she said literally had me laughing out loud.

    Jensen is a 16 year old high schooler and, as if being a 16 year old is awkward enough, she has to deal with a con artist sister who has them constantly moving from one place to the next. She also finds it strange that she is always being singled out by her teacher, Mr Tanner, who somehow always knows when she is lying. She is also busy trying to discover why Zoe's sister hates her so much and figuring out the mysterious boy who is suddenly interested in her.

    After a number of events take place, which I won't elaborate on since I don't want to give anything away, Jensen's sister Lauren disappears. Suddenly Jensen is thrown into a faerie world she never knew existed and it's seems her sister may have known about all along. Shimmerspell, the ability to move between worlds, is missing and everyone thinks that Jensen is partially to blame. The plot was fun, fast and intense. We are talking life and death situations!

    I also loved the dialogue. It a lot of the YA books I read the dialogue seems to old or young for the characters they are portraying, but I think her depiction was pretty spot on. I had so many quotes from this book that I loved.

    Along with the brilliant characters and dialogue was the plot. It was interesting and totally original. It was such a fun read and I HIGHLY recommend it!

    My only complaint about this one? It wasn't near long enough. I wanted more! I still do! She is currently working on the follow up, Limerick, and I can't wait for it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    This book was honestly one of the worst books i have ever read.

    This book was honestly one of the worst books i have ever read. Poorly written, awlful plot just terrible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Anonymous

    The overall idea for the story is remarkable and entising. However the author failed to explain many important parts of the story effectively. The transitions were sloppy and ill thouht out. It felt very rushed, as if the author just wanted it done and over with. If he or she would have slowed it down and made the story more fluid it would have been an amazing read and it would have been hard to stop reading. Not many people know all of the kinds of fae and what they look like and the book mentions many different species. Its confusing and I found myself rereading many parts just to make sense of what happened. Again its a fantastic idea for a story and I hope the author could produce a less amature-ish version of the story for people who actually want to know whats going on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Shimmerspell

    Hated it and did not even finish it because it was so fake. I felt like the author was trying to make her characters seem like teenagers when she has no idea what they are really like. Wish i could give it no stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Bieber

    No to Justin Bieber!!!!! I dont hate him, but the story was going good and then comes the Bieber reference. Way to go! -.-

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    By anomuness

    Good and Bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    confuzing

    I got lost at points, and I was really confused at the end. Other than that, it was pretty good.

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