Shadowglass (The Shadowfae Chronicles, Book 2) by Erica Hayes
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; 1 edition (March 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312578016
- ISBN:-13: 978-0312578015
A seductive magic mirror lies hidden deep in a demon’s lair, with a simple warning: don’t stare at the glass…
Ice is a troubled fairy trying her best to survive in the squalid underworld of the Shadowfae. When she spends a hot night with a demon lord, she discovers a powerful magic mirror in his lair — and pilfers it, knowing it’s the key to escaping her bleak life as a two-bit con artist. But Ice soon discovers that the mirror’s power comes with a price…madness, which is slowly overtaking her.
Indigo oozes darkness, danger and tempting sensuality. He’s been sent to destroy Ice and bring the mirror back to its rightful owner; a mission that, if he fails, will cost him his life. But when he meets Ice, he faces an even greater challenge: an insatiable sexual hunger that neither of them can deny, and dark passions that threaten to claim them both forever. The trouble is, the longer he stays within the mirror’s reach, the greater its hold on his sanity—and the stronger his determination to save Ice…
Kane, demon lord, has requested Indigo to steal a mirror. When said mirror is stolen by Ice after spending the night at Kane’s, it alters her reality along with her friends’. The mirror brings everyone’s dark side to the light, and in an attempt to get rid of it and its effects– Ice, Blaze and Azure make a huge mistake that brings even more people to the hunt of said mirror and Ice herself. Both good guys, bad ones and good/bad guys join the quest. Love brings along confusion and jealousy; and all sorts of twist and turns that will keep you glued to its pages until you finish. But who is actually Indigo? And who is Ebony? That is what Ice must find out, and also who she is and who she loves.
Like in Shadowfae, Shadowglass is also filled with darkness and sexiness mashed together, creating this enticing fast paced plot that will keep whoever is reading in a constant state of anxiousness [the good kind at that] wanting to know what is happening, what is going to happen, and how is everything going to be solved. And at the end Ms. Hayes does not disappoint. The world she created in the first book was magnificent and we get to see even more of it from different perspectives.
In the Shadowglass there is a variety of characters, all well rounded and full of surprises. We have our lovely and going insane fairies: Ice, Blaze, Azure and Indigo. Love triangle, jealousy, confusion, tension and all sorts of emotions are raised between them thanks to the magical mirror. We also see more of Kane, the demon lord who still has no idea of what real emotions and feelings are. This makes him naïve and adorable at the same time; not to mention terrifying when furious. But also, we meet more new character and old ones make an appearance as well. Ice, the water fairy, was our heroine this time. At the beginning I was not sure if I was supposed to like her, but I could definitely relate to her at some level. She is shy, clumsy, funny, and after coming across with afore mentioned mirror something inside her changes—she is not so shy afterward. She has become more daring and is not afraid of what people think of her any longer. Along with Indigo, a love/hatred relation, full of tension and lust is starting to develop…
Once again, Ms. Hayes fills my reality with a nerve-racking and exciting fictional world that Shadowglass is, and kept me reading from beginning to end in just one sitting. I just love the way she writes and how she changes POV’s without confusing the reader at all. The characters are easy to follow and also to love and/or hate. I was really not expecting many of the surprises that came up as I read and made me scream at the book, or clap joyfully or cry. It was seriously a dark, sexy and extremely enjoyable reading that leaves me on my knees begging for book #3 to come out soon [pretty please with a cherry on top? *grin*.] I really cannot be more pleased that what I am right now, or happier.
You can visit Erica Hayes website [do not foget to look for Hellcursed, one great reading and short prequel of Shadowfae]- HERE!