Book Review: Jenna Black’s Faeriewalker trilogy

I had read the first two books quite a while ago and never talked about them on my blog. I’m not sure why I didn’t review them, but for some reason, they just never wrote one. When I was able to pick up a copy of the last book in the trilogy and realized that I hadn’t covered the first two, I decided to mention all three in one post.

In the first book, Glimmerglass, teenage Dana is taking care of her alcoholic mother while trying to simply get through high school until she can’t take it anymore and runs away to find the father she has never really known. However when she arrives she is forced into a world of heavy politics, all centered around her gifts as a faeriewalker where no one is quite what they seem.

In the second book, Shadowspell, Dana is hidden away in a safe house to keep her from the many people who want to kill her, including both of the Fae queens. However, the appearance of the feared hunter, who is after her just like the rest, might cost more than she is willing to give.

https://i0.wp.com/www.jennablack.com/images/cover_sirensong.jpgThe final book, Sirensong, sends Dana into Faerie to appear before Tatania as her honored guest. A journey that should be simple. When a bomb explodes, all fingers point to Dana and she is forced to run for her life, how will she ever be safe again when the hunter is the one chasing her?

I think what I liked most about these books was that they were refreshingly original. Not a single vampire, werewolf, or angel made an appearance in the plot. In addition her fae world was actually believable and well thought out. The Elking (the hunter) really made the second and third books. This unpredictable character made the book intriguing because the reader doesn’t really know what he is going to decide. I also loved that the author included real life conflict with the fantasy.

I would say that her weak point were some of the teen characters. They felt a bit flat and were too predictable. However it wasn’t enough to say that they aren’t worth reading.

While this isn’t the next Twilight or Hunger Games, it is definitely a fun series.

Final Rating:

Get it used…

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