Shadowspell (Faeriewalker Series #2)

Shadowspell - Jenna Black You can also see my review at http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.comOh, Shadowspell… How you disappointed me. It wasn’t bad, just average. A quick, entertaining second installment to the Faeriewalker series, but I had issues. The first one I really enjoyed, and in most cases for me, a series usually gets better with each book. When reading a book that gets an average rating, it’s hard to review. Yes, I enjoyed it in some ways-- but there were also a lot of nitpicks at the same time.Unfortunately it didn’t get better with the second book (and I loved Glimmerglass!). I suddenly got disconnected and lost. The action felt forced and the romance (what was it? A love triangle, quadruple? I don’t know.) got a bit cheesy. I read it only a week and a half ago or so, and I’ve already forgot most of what happened, so that says it really didn’t make a lasting impression on me. There was one event in particular that I felt was completely unnecessary to write. Not because of it being a YA book, but for the simple fact that it was poorly written, insane, and off-the-wall. The reactions afterward of Dana’s worries were also ridiculous. I love the writing style and some of the characters are very entertaining to read, but there’s just situations/events that really had my eyes rolling. In the end, however, it was still good, and I’m still likely to read the final installment-- hoping it’ll be much better than Shadowspell, and as good as Glimmerglass was. Good, but average. If you’ve read the first book, I might recommend reading this just to see your own thoughts.