Limerick: The Shimmer Trilogy, #2

Rated 4.00/5 based on 18 reviews
Jensen hoped she’d never need Shimmerspell again. But now someone is stalking her, someone who claims to be the Lady of the Lake. And to make matters worse, witches and dragons have come out to play. And Jensen must figure out how to harness her power and accept her destiny before she ends up losing everyone she loves.

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About Kimberly Spencer

Kimberly Spencer is an avid reader, writer and non-arithmeticer. Seriously, don’t ask her to count anything. If she’s not working on the next book in The Faerie Tale Girl Series, she’s probably fighting with her three-year-old shih tzu Macho. Her favorite authors are Rachel Vincent, Cassandra Clare, and Gena Showalter.

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Jensen thought her life would finally calm down. But someone else is gunning for her now, someone claiming to be the Lady of the Lake. Now Jensen must figure out how to harness her power before she loses everyone she loves to the flames.

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Review by: Krizia Anna Lazaro on May 24, 2012 :
This one is much better than the first novella. Things were better explained and the plot thickens. However, it was too short. I really liked to read more and I would like to see progress or coming-of-age for Jensen.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Krizia Anna Lazaro on May 24, 2012 :
This one is much better than the first novella. Things were better explained and the plot thickens. However, it was too short. I really liked to read more and I would like to see progress or coming-of-age for Jensen.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Krizia Anna Lazaro on May 24, 2012 :
This one is much better than the first novella. Things were better explained and the plot thickens. However, it was too short. I really liked to read more and I would like to see progress or coming-of-age for Jensen.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Krizia Anna Lazaro on May 24, 2012 :
This one is much better than the first novella. Things were better explained and the plot thickens. However, it was too short. I really liked to read more and I would like to see progress or coming-of-age for Jensen.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Angel Tipton on Jan. 15, 2012 :
A really good book. I like this one best so far out of the three, the trilogy. I recommend it.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kim Deister on Jan. 12, 2012 :
Limerick is the second book in the trilogy and my favorite. This is novella-length, at roughly 55 pages, but, in my opinion, the length does not detract from the story. The story is full and the characters are fully formed.

There is far more action than romance in this book, but that fit with the direction of the story. I like that this book doesn't necessarily follow the "good vs. evil" formula of most fantasy. There is that theme, of course, but the lines aren't clearly drawn. There were times when those who were supposed to be "bad" were cast as "good" and vice versa. It kept the story interesting and the plot engaging. Definitely a little bit darker. Next up is Oathbound.
(review of free book)

Review by: V. L. Dillon on Nov. 20, 2011 :
Love it.
(review of free book)

Review by: Anjelika Thea on Oct. 26, 2011 :
Limerick suffered from much the same problems as Shimmerspell. Once again, it could have used a good editor. It needed proofreading due to the misuse or absence of punctuation marks, most notably the missing commas in direct address. It read more like theater scenes following a storyline but missing the props and the scenery i.e. background details and other fillers. If the author had taken the time to flesh out each scene, and taken the time to develop the characters, it would have made for a more satisfying read. Once again, due to the absence of the above, the pacing was rushed. The plot was weak. It kind of reminds me of the plots of a TV show episode - superficial and easily tidied up. There were some things left unexplained in both the first novella and this one.

What I did like about it were how the "dragons" were portrayed, which was quite unique. And Jensen's voice. I also thought that the voices of the characters were pretty close to teenager-like, as was Jensen's reactions to the discoveries about Liam and Dermott.
(review of free book)

Review by: Dottie Taylor on Sep. 27, 2011 :
Jensen has been left, alone and abandoned, with her newly found wizard father, Dermott. She's still a little lost without Lauren who seems to have vanished into thin air. Liam, her new faerie boyfriend, has been trying to keep her distracted, but Zoe's twin sister Shelby, wants her boyfriend back, and she'll do everything she can to break the tentative bond Liam and Jensen have built. Throw into the mix stalker dragon boys and a secret that Zoe hasn't shared, and Jensen's life is about to get real interesting. And on top of it all, Brennen has taken a real interest in her safety or lack of it.

Limerick by Kimberly Spencer is an excellent addition to her Faerie Tale Girl series. In this addition, Jensen finds her life turned upside down first by Shelby and Liam, then she overhears a conversation between Dermott and (she thinks) Lauren. Why would he lie and say he hasn't heard anything from her? Then, Brennen, the siren with the magical voice, keeps popping back into her life, and she sooo doesn't need him. And she's recently noticed stalkers, of the male variety, looking surprisingly a lot like dragons. A few weeks ago, the thought would seem ludicrous, now it is more than likely and alarmingly all too real. What is going to happen in her life next? Once again, I'm left hanging and wondering...

Limerick was a fast fun little read, just what I needed between books. It's novella length, and I'd recommend reading Shimmerspell first, it lays down the foundation for the series (click here to read my review). I had fun with this short story, and can't wait to take a peek at the next in the series, Lore, which is actually an inbetween story within Books 1 & 2. Triquetra, Book 3 in the Faerie Tale Girl series should be released sometime in September 2011. It's my opinion that Kimberly Spencer is an author to watch, I've fallen for her series. The only thing that could make it better is a tiny bit of editing, not that it really matters to the story. This is a sweet little YA paranormal romance that I'd recommend to all YA lovers, so much fun. Kimberly Spencer's books can be found at B&N, Amazon, and Smashwords. 5 out of 5 fairy kisses for this short little novella from this reader.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: CubicleBlindness on Aug. 25, 2011 :
The second story keeps the fantastic adventure and excitement from the first story, with the great addition of dragons and witches. Great characters with fun and adventure. Jensen is a great female lead character.
As this story is short I do not want to go into much detail
I love the pace these stories keep. They are very entertaining with twists and excitement that you don't quite see coming. I find them very imaginative and it's nice to read short stories to break up the longer books. Perfect for weekend, beach or before bed reading.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Abby Bookshelf Confessions on Aug. 10, 2011 :
wish it was a lil bit longer..it's a cliffhanger...and would really urge you to read the next sequel of the book, i can't wait for it...
too bad, i thought the stalker, or the lady of the lake(Fake),,,will have more exposes rather than just at the end..and giving us the idea that she is brennen's step sister, and besides her reason was not yet unknown...but then maybe,...it was really meant to be like that,..for the next sequel will answer my many questions..and then the gorgeous Luca,..what will happen to him...
good thing, i thought zoe is just her bestfriend, but then it really was a surprising thing that she and her sister is so much more than that...read the book and find out yourself..
and by the way... liam's true character has not yet rally unrevealed..there so much more,..the story is keeping...
it was a great book, though only for short read...i wish8x,...it will become a novel...
the story is full of twist, unpredictable but still enjoyable...
highly recommended..!:D
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pink Maiden on Aug. 07, 2011 :
Fantastic job Ms. Spencer! I really enjoyed this book, the writing flowed beautifully. The story line picked up right where Shimmerspell left off. Things that weren't explained in Shimmerspell were revealed in Limerick. I think Ms. Spencer's writing has no other direction to go but up, I can't wait to read the next book in her "Faerie Tale Girl" series.

I have to admit, I wasn't happy about the ending, the book just came to an abrupt halt. It had me looking for the next chapter. The ending left a lot of questions unanswered, but I have a feeling that is exactly what Ms. Spencer had in mind. I'm guessing that she is setting us up for the next book in this series.

I also love that Ms. Spencer knows how to proof read, no typos, great editing job. I really admire her book covers too they are very appealing, whoever creates her book covers does exquisite work.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: p Holland on Aug. 03, 2011 :
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOK #1

One week after the events of Shimmerspell, Jensen's having disturbing dreams of a water nixie who talks about a curse Jensen is under. A normal teenage girl wouldn't have to deal with these wacked-out dreams, but Jensen is the halfling granddaughter of the dark nixie Morgan Le Fae, and she's now staying with Dermott, her recently discovered father who also happens to be a skilled magic user. Jensen's best friend Zoe is still providing her with emotional support, but it's hard for Jensen to regroup after learning that her "sister" Lauren was actually her mother, and that she wasn't one of the good guys. Everything Jensen has known to be true has turned upside down, and she still has plenty of unresolved issues.

Brennan the spike-haired siren is back, and he seems to be ready to help Jensen stay safe from the supernatural creatures who would try to harm her, but she's really not sure if he's trustworthy. Jensen's enjoying the little time she gets to have with her faerie boyfriend Liam, a Sidhe Guard who's part of the Seelie Court living on Earth. But her dad is convinced that Liam has some nefarious intentions, and Jensen has to admit to herself that she doesn't fully know this paranormal guy who seems so perfect. There's a very small number of people that she can truly trust in, and they keep changing. This volume contains even more surprise revelations for Jensen, and they're all very attention-grabbing.

For me, the only real downside to the story was seeing Jensen using her magic for kind of selfish reasons. Nothing evil, but still on the shallow side.
The writing style has some good, rich descriptions like I enjoy seeing in faerie fiction--you can get away with some really pretty flourishes when you're discussing the dark and beautiful faerie courts. But the language never kicks over into being flowery because the story really does have its roots in urban fantasy, where there's enough action and grittiness to balance out the beauty. And the Arthurian legends are still woven into the story, which makes it even more interesting. Overall, this is a very engaging second volume in Jensen's ongoing story. And there are dragons in it! Grade: B+
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Natasha Reeves on Aug. 02, 2011 :
I got this ebook free from www.librarything.com in exchange for a review.

A very good sequel to the first novella, it starts off a little oddly in that a good chunk of time has passed, but doesn't keep you lost for very long. You get to know Jensen's "dad" some more, learn about her powers, and find some very interesting information about her best friend's family.

The romance was a little off in this book. I felt that we were on a paranormal romance track in the first novella and the second was "let's focus on more lore, but oh I have a romance. Let's break it up temporarily!" kinda thing. Which is okay, but it didn't transition very well and left me squirming without a real reason why I was feeling that way.

BUT I did like this novella better than the first in that more things were coming together. I am definitely going to spend some money to buy the sequel AND the prequel as well, I liked it that much!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: The Book Nympho on July 22, 2011 :
Limerick is the 2nd novella in The Faerie Tale Girl series by Kimberly Spencer and it picks up about a week after Shimmerspell.

Kimberly Spencer is a tease! Limerick ended with a cliffhanger like Shimmerspell. I feel like she is feeding us a novel one chapter at a time with these novellas. It’s like riding a huge roller coaster, just as you climb to the top of the big hill and you can see the long drop the fun park worker puts on the brakes and says “I’ll be back in five”.

With this installment, we get to see more into Jensen’s new found world of the fae with the addition of witches and dragons. The same secondary characters, Zoe, Liam, and Dermott are present; plus a few new characters.

Jensen is really starting to grow into her powers and learning that everything and everyone for that matter, is not what they appear to be. I can’t wait to see what she faces next.

I recommend this novella to anyone that likes Fae YA books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Abby Bookshelf Confessions on July 15, 2011 :
wish it was a lil bit longer..it's a cliffhanger...and would really urge you to read the next sequel of the book, i can't wait for it...
too bad, i thought the stalker, or the lady of the lake(Fake),,,will have more exposes rather than just at the end..and giving us the idea that she is brennen's step sister, and besides her reason was not yet unknown...but then maybe,...it was really meant to be like that,..for the next sequel will answer my many questions..and then the gorgeous Luca,..what will happen to him...
good thing, i thought zoe is just her bestfriend, but then it really was a surprising thing that she and her sister is so much more than that...read the book and find out yourself..
and by the way... liam's true character has not yet rally unrevealed..there so much more,..the story is keeping...
it was a great book, though only for short read...i wish8x,...it will become a novel...
the story is full of twist, unpredictable but still enjoyable...
highly recommended..!:D
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: rhonda laney on July 12, 2011 :
4 stars

I liked it but it was too short wanted a lot more of the book. I hate having to wait to find out what happens next.

Jensen is now living with her dad in the second book. She gets to stay in the same town. Zoe finds out about her but she also finds out about Zoe being a witch.

Zoe twin Shelby still hates Jensen. Shelby makes Liam kiss her in front of Jensen. later Shelby is kidnapped by mistake thinking that she is Zoe Jensen friend. So they need to rescue her from Dragons.

Its magic,adventure and about friendships. I enjoyed it and want more books. I was given the ebook in exchange for honest review.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jamie Brooks on July 09, 2011 :
Limerick continues with Jensen, Zoe, Liam and others from the first title. Jensen finds out more about herself and her friends. She and Liam are together until she catches him with his ex, Shelby, and it devastates her. We are introduced to dragons in the second installment and Jensen's secret is revealed to Zoe when she can't control her glamour and her faerie side shows who she really is. How will Zoe react when she finds out and what will Jensen do when Zoe reveals a secret about herself?

Limerick is just as good as Shimmerspell is. I really dislike writing reviews on sequels cause I am always afraid that I might ruin something for someone, so I am just gonna say that it was really good also. I like when Jensen is trying to control her new powers and starts using water to do it. Zoe seems like a really great friend for Jensen too. I love that she is there for Jensen when Lauren is no where to be found and she has to live with Dermott. I dislike that he won't let her and Liam see each other though. What gives him the right to finally come into her life and tell her that she can't see Liam. That just seems to complicate things further for Jensen. Her dad may be a wizard, but he was gone for 16 years of her life and I don't think that he should have a say on all the things going on in Jensen's life. I really liked Luca, the dragon boy. He always seemed to show up just at the right time to help Jensen.

There is even more action and secrets revealed in the sequel so you won't be bored of this book. Still plenty of romance, betrayal and even some dragon slaying and spell casting. You can't go wrong with that. Head over to Amazon or your favorite ebook seller and pick up a copy. It is so worth it and I think that you'll agree with me that Kimberly Spencer is a new author to watch out for. She is creative and her stories come to life as you read them.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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