A Sliver of Shadow
by Allison Pang
Editions: paperback, ebook
Published February 28th 2012 by Pocket
Source: review copy
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 Faerie 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.~ Goodreads Blurb
I stand by my opinion, Phin is the awesomest character ever written, possibly in the entire history of writing. I’m gonna make myself a freaking sticker with Team Phin xDDD
I had a lot of fun reading this book, Allison Pang’s writing is really good for my heart and mood. She makes me laugh, and no matter how freaky the situation gets, Abby goes through it with a sense of humor that just makes this my favorite kind of drug 😀 Again, the writing was awesome.
The characters were really cool too, of course Phin is the absolute best, and Abby was just as good as in the first book, in fact sort of even better if that were possible.
I enjoyed the fact that other characters made an appearance, and we found out a lot more about Abby and her past and heritage. Moira was more of a show, thought not by much. This woman manages to live her whole life half in absence somehow, it’s like a talent. And the baby thing….wow. Just wow.
I was however disappointed in the whole Talivar and Ion thing because, as bad a person as that may make me, I was rooting for Ion here. So a lot of the time while reading this I was like huffing and puffing at Ion’s intricate thought-path, or more to the point lack-thereof. I mean you get a chick like Abby and you’re not capitalizing on that asset and setting yourself up for life? You mope around in the backyard, stick it all around and make disappearing acts? I dunno…dude, wake up and smell the daisies here, you’re being a doofus!!
Talivar was awesome though, I mean an elf dude that blushes with his ears? Seriously? God, I was giggling like crazy!!
The plot was more fantasy then paranormal, and though I enjoyed it a lot, I will admit I had more fun with it in book 1. It may have to do with more Ion hotness going on, but, you know. The plot was interesting, it certainly got even more complex and I enjoyed that.
But, I mean…dear author, seriously??? You leave it at that?? That ending is, like…murder. I’m dying here to know what’s gonna happen to Abby! I demand book 3, now. I’ll pull a Phin, haha. Come oooon. *sigh*
See? This is why I don’t like liking a certain series SO much. I HATE waiting for the next book.
*runs of pouting*
Read it, loved it? Liked it more then book 1, just as much or less? Be honest, would you have rather it been more about the demon, or more about the warrior prince instead?…