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Ever Shade - A dark twist on faeries.

For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be. The evil Unseelie Queen and her treacherous allies are around every corner as Shade makes her way across the breathtaking landscapes of the world of Faerie, which exists alongside the mundane human world. Shade discovers her own uncharted magic and meets some of the most powerful warriors in Faerie while battling evil dryads, conniving Teleen guards and challenges on her life with every step in a world where nothing can be taken for granted.

©2012 Alexia Purdy (P)2014 Alexia Purdy

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great story, keeps you glued!

What about Henrietta Meire’s performance did you like?

Excellent fit for the part.

Any additional comments?

I have yet to be disappointed by anything written by Alexia Purdy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale, Book 1

What did you love best about Ever Shade?

I loved how the Author paints you a vision with her incredible writing skills. You can feel every emotion, picture every detail like you are right there. The Characters well, they are simple spectacular and original. This is not your everyday Fae story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ever Shade?

When Shade travels through the lands and has a run in with a unlikely enemy.<br/>

What about Henrietta Meire’s performance did you like?

her story telling skills are simple amazing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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Great story

Love the narrators voice. Soothing.
But I don't like the way she does the main characters voice. She makes Shade sound like a complete nerd. Idk why she does that with all the English accents. Her Irish and other accents are wonderful.

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I am loving this series!!!!

I love the fae & this series has been full of excitement & wonder so far. I can't wait to get my hands on the other books to see what else is to come!
BTW I really enjoyed this narrator too! She did a fabulous job adding spunk & spite to these characters exactly when needed! I look forward to listening to her again soon.

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Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale

Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale

"Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale, Book 1"
I loved how the Alexia Purdy writes you into a vision with her incredible writing skills. As you listen you can feel every emotion the characters feel, picture every detail of the setting, like you are right there. This is not your everyday Fae story
Henrietta Meire’s voice was good and
her story telling skills are simple amazing.
I listened to the audio ARC in one setting and enjoyed every minute.
I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review.

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Refreshing

Would you consider the audio edition of Ever Shade to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but love the audio.

What other book might you compare Ever Shade to and why?

The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan, just has same quality of unique plot and fully developed characters. The antagonism is spread more evenly in Ever Shade and has more potential to wow someone, but also those available also tend to be explained in a way that leads you through the book.

What about Henrietta Meire’s performance did you like?

I liked her differentiating voices for characters. I love her accent and she does a great American accent, Scottish, Irish, and English as well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but it was an enjoyable listen and cringe worthy here and there.

Any additional comments?

i loved that the author didn't just rely on your basic faerie story with typical characters, but made them have real personalities, at times I thought the main character was a typical believable high school girl with insecurities and idiot ways of thinking. She was not fickle, just really confused which is how I remember it when facing similar boy issues. <br/>

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Good first story, mediocre narrator.

I enjoyed the book and will listen to the next one only because they changed narrators. This one needs some coaching.

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Liked It

The heroine started out as a fairly typical teenage girl-easily overwhelmed and easily irritated. I had to keep reminding myself that she was a teenager, because otherwise, her whininess would get extraordinarily annoying. I liked the story quite a bit, but I don't know if I would consider it to be dark. Grimms fairytale are often just as dark. The narrator did an OK job, though I think she could be excellent if narrating a different book... Perhaps one with European characters. It's impossible to buy that she was born in the United States.

Overall, it was a decent, interesting story with ok narration (or excellent narration if the story took place elsewhere!).

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Cliffhanger, but good!

The author left the fate of many seemingly important characters hanging, but hopefully book 2 will shed some light on the deeper story. The plot was well set, with excellent detail. It was easy to be pulled into this world with imagination. I look forward to the continuation.

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Poor story line

Weak story that just didn't keep my interest. I won't be reading the rest. Poor story line in my opinion.

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