Author: Kimberly Spencer
Released: April 2012
Series: The Shimmer Trilogy
Source: free ebook
My rating: 3 stars
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...
Opening line: "OK, who can tell me the additive inverse of twenty-seven?"
Closing line: "Tag Button; looks like you're it".
Shimmerspell is a short story at only 72 pages long, so as you can guess this will be a short review! To say this book is a quick read it's an action packed and I can't help but think had Spencer given it more time and married her 3 short stories together she would have had a rather good full story. I know, we're never happy, sometimes we really want a story to get to the point and we think a plot can be to slow and here I am wishing it had been slowed down and stretched out.
Jensen, our leading lady, has spent her life moving from place to place with her older sister who is a con artist. But Jensen just wants to settle and after she meets the mysterious Liam sparks shimmer and Jensen's world is turned upside down. Her sister disappears with a simple 'I can't take it anymore, don't take off your necklace' and Jensen is thrown into a world she never new existed.
There's a nice little twist that comes with this Fae story which is that of King Aurthur and the Lady of the Lake. It just added something that bit different from other Fae stories and had the story been longer this is something that could have really developed.
The characters are fun and likable with a lot happening in all their lives. There are many twists and turns throughout this short story and as I said it's action pack. I thought this made the story a little overwhelming at times just because so much was happening. It didn't put me off though and I read the story rather quickly and downloaded book 2, Limerick. right after.