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SHADOWSPELL by Jenna Black


From the Faeriewalker series, volume 2

by Jenna Black

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-312-57594-6
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Since Dana entered Avalon from the mortal realm in Glimmerglass (2010), she's been a virtual prisoner. Her faerie father, terrified that so many fae want Dana dead because of her faeriewalker powers, keeps her locked in the house. At least she gets a few approved outings: the Avalon Starbucks; the spa for a manicure with her Unseelie best friend; a movie with her friend's handsy, hot brother; workout sessions with her bodyguard's equally hot son. When the dangerous (and, unsurprisingly, hot) Erlking arrives in Avalon, Dana's carefully treasured freedom might end. The ancient, powerful leader of the Wild Hunt wants something from Dana, and he'll hurt—or seduce—anyone who gets in his way. Despite Dana's phenomenal magical abilities, she's a mere pawn for Avalon's powerbrokers (one of whom tries to have her raped); she derives control only by avoiding sex. An explicitly eroticized view of adolescent abstinence, packed with pretty, leather-clad men all madly in want with the heroine. There's plenty of setup for the next volume in this steamy urban-fairyland series. (Paranormal romance. YA)