Sixteen-year-old Jensen Meadows has never been one to choke on a tall tale. With a con-artist for a big sister, she knows the value of a well executed lie. But when she overhears a murder confession at school and is abandoned by her sister, Jensen learns a few new things:
Drinking Red Bull isn't the only way to get wings. The Seelie Court still hasn't gotten over King Arthur's death. Shimmerspell, the power to move between the mortal and faerie realms, is missing. And somehow, her beloved sister is tied to it all.
With the help of a few teenage light-elves, Jensen wades through a sea of lies and begins to suspect that her whole life has been the tallest tale of them all.
I thought this was a really cute book! It's about a 16 year old girl named Jensen, who *thinks* she is just a typical teenage girl. Well, ok - typical aside from the fact that she has been living on the run with a con-artist sister and uses a different name every place she goes. There is so much about herself and her sister that she has no idea about. At school she meets mysterious, brooding, Liam. No longer having her sister to rely on, Jensen is suddenly thrown into Liam's world of faeries, danger, and mystery. I originally thought that some of the phrases and descriptions in the book were a little juvenile, but then got to thinking that yeah - this is pretty much how teenagers talk and act. I mean, I'm just getting old. I turn *gasp* 30 next month. Honestly though, I really think that teens will love this book. It's a book in the young adult, fantasy/paranomal genre that is all the rage these days. Better yet, the plot is original and exciting, and has good characterization. This book is novella length - it is a quick read that will leave you wanting more.
Also, how cute is that cover? I saw a sneak peak at the cover of her next novella - it is beautiful too, and I read that the author did this herself:
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And because Kimberly Spencer is so generous, she is offering two 100% off coupons so that 2 readers can get the Shimmerspell e-book for free through Smashwords! All you have to do is leave a comment here with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I will leave this contest open through May 11th, and announce the winners on May 12th. Good luck!