In Shadowspell, Dana has to make some deals, and it starts out with her being a little naive. She also needs to fight, and fight good! Even the Wild Hunt shows up for a show-down.
Oh Dana, how naive you were in your bargain! I was sure the way it was worded meant exactly what it meant, but I had no idea just how bad things would be, even if she decides later herself to actually go through with it. Shadowspell did show Dana’s growth, though.
This had a lot more action, and apart from being to naive in one instance, Dana was great! She already grew a lot in the first book, and in this, that growth continued. I love that she has a girlfriend, although Kimber was less present than in Glimmerglass.
Ethan was quite naive himself, in thinking that Dana really needed his assistance, and the concequences were dire.
I am a little confused about Dana and her mom’s relationship, because I don’t think the best way to get someone to stay sober is to force them, and to keep them isolated the way Dana and her dad are doing with her mom. Hopefully, something will happen that will heal their relationship, because Dana deserves to have a real mother to actually care for her and help her out; even if the fact that she had to be responsible and grown-up has helped her tremendously.
I love that Dana is still learing to defend herself, every girl should be able to fight! She continues to be very independent, which I love. Of course, sometimes, she shows her age – but that is normal, she is almost 17, and even with her life experience, that is nothing when it comes to dealing with fae who are several hundred (sometimes even more) years old. Shadowspell was very enjoyable, and I look forward to more books in the Faeriewalker series.