Shimmerspell: The Shimmer Trilogy, #1 (Teen Paranormal / Urban Fantasy)

Shimmerspell: The Shimmer Trilogy, #1 (Teen Paranormal / Urban Fantasy)

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by Kimberly Spencer
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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?

EXCERPT:
Jensen found her eyes riveted to his face. She tried to count the number of hairs that made up his golden stubble, looking for something, anything to avoid dealing with the two things that had caused her breaths to come way too fast, and her palms to feel like she had dipped them in the ocean.

“What are you doing out here?” he asked, voice just as strained as the cords bunching in his neck.

She shut her eyes. They weren’t working anyway. But the darkness that followed only made her pulse speed up more, her heartbeat pounding in her ears. When she peeled her lids apart, she knew her sight wasn’t the problem because they were still there, still peeking over his shoulders at her. Still fluttering. Wings. Liam had wings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012442253
Publisher:
Kimberly Spencer
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Series:
The Shimmer Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
173,951
File size:
287 KB

Meet the Author

Kimberly Spencer is the author of young adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy series, The Shimmer Trilogy. Find out more by visiting http://www.ibreathefiction.blogspot.com

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Shimmerspell (A Faerie Tale Girl Novella) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
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!
Pink_Maiden More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
wazi More than 1 year ago
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. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 !
TiffanyFulton More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly boring. Incredibly short. Lack of information and imagination.
Amber Wolf More than 1 year ago
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
Trinity Lavey More than 1 year ago
A fun quick read, with an interesting plot and tons of twists to the story.
Michelle Culpepper More than 1 year ago
Great always moving! Couldn't put it down! Great book!
Nancy VanOtten More than 1 year ago
It was soooooo good, there should be a sequal
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This book was honestly one of the worst books i have ever read. Poorly written, awlful plot just terrible
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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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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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Good and Bad
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I got lost at points, and I was really confused at the end. Other than that, it was pretty good.
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