Book Review: Shadowlander by Theresa Meyers

November 18, 2011 Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Shadowlander by Theresa MeyersTitle: Shadowlander by Theresa Meyers
Series: Shadow Sisters #1
Published by: Entangled on November 1, 2011
Genres: Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Source: The Publisher
Format: eARC
Pages: 110
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Four sisters, three rules to live by, one big problem.
O'Connell Family Rule #1: Don't let the Fae know you see them.O'Connell Family Rule #2: Don't talk to the Fae.O'Connell Family Rule #3: Never, ever follow them.
Most people only believe what they can see. Gifted with the ability to see the deep, dark fae of Shadowland, Catherine Rowan Mary O'Connell would prefer not to. When the fae abduct her friend Maya, Cate breaks the sacred O'Connell Family Rules and sets a trap for the handsome fae who haunts her every step.
Rook, High Court Advisor to the Shadow King, has been following Cate since she was sixteen. When Cate reveals herself as one of the fabled "Seers", Rook is stunned—she is one of the few that can permanently open the gates between their worlds. If he turns her over to the Shadow King, his court will rule the human realm.
Cate knows she has precious little time to find Maya. By midnight, the glamour of Mid-Summer's Eve will fade, leaving her trapped forever in the Shadowland, but Maya's abductor won't give up the woman he's mesmerized easily.
The midnight hour is almost at hand. Cate must choose: her freedom or her destiny.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I went into this thinking it was a young adult title and boy was I wrong! Not that there was anything wrong with that, because I was pleasantly surprised. I think I’m just so used to reading YA, that as I was going through this novella, I was like “WTH! Is she allowed to write that?!”.

Anyways, I really enjoyed the book. At first, it reminded me of A Wicked Lovely, since this is a book about fairies and Meyers used the same rules and a similar premise for the characters. But, I realize that’s just the frame an author has to use when writing about fairies, and Meyers did a great job of creating a different tale revolving around them where the “seer” fights to save her friend from a terrible fate with the fey.

The romance between Rook and Cate seemed a bit forced at times, and I didn’t really believe how quickly they fell for each other, but then I had to realize that they have been around each other for a few years. The lust. Now that I could easily believe. The hot and steamy scenes between them were well-written and highly entertaining, and I loved how Meyers presented it in a very tasteful way.

The novella has a slow start, but you’ll find yourself eager for more by the end of it. I really liked it and it was a bit refreshing after all the YA I’ve been reading lately. I can’t wait for the actual series to come out. If you enjoy books about fairies and want something more adult, then this it the book for you.

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