Published: February 28, 2012
Series: (Abby Sinclair #2)
Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster
Book Blurb (Courtesy Goodreads):
WAR IS HELL. AND WAR WITH HELL IS NO FUN EITHER. Just when her new life as a TouchStone—a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds—seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away . . . let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faery is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.
First time reading about Faeries. With the book world flooded with vamps and werewolves, I think this series will be a wonderful welcome.
I have to say I didn't enjoy the first book in the series (took a little to long for my taste to get to the heart of the story), but A Sliver of Shadow surely made up for it. Abby and her friends are snarky and down right funny has hell. I enjoyed the easy banter between the cast of characters too, they meshed very well together.
In this story. Abby has to again help the "other folk" and this time it's Faery. The Queen has shut the crossroads and Abby along with the crippled elven prince Talivar(her new lover), Phin, Melanie have to find a way to keep the Daemons from taking over. She also finds out that a lot is going on in Faery and its all tied directly to her; she's going to sacrifice much save her family...herself included.
I enjoyed the world created by Allison Pang. There is a mixture of a fairy tale and the real world crashing together here and I loved it. I'm definitely looking forward to the third book A Trace of Moonlight.
4 Kisses - Romantic Kiss (highly enjoyable read)