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  • Ever Shade

  • A Dark Faerie Tale, Book 1
  • By: Alexia Purdy
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

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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  • Francesca
  • 07-03-16

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!

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  • jeannette joyal
  • 11-01-15

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.

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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  • Lisa B.
  • 17-08-22

Some awesome world building

What an amazing ride. Nonstop action all the way. Shade is getting closer to learning about her father as she comes into her powers and helps save the people of Teleen. There were several guys I was thinking would make a good match for her. Can't wait to see who she is with. and the one guy who is cursed to look like a tree, I'm curious about seeing him again.

The narrator was wonderful. I couldn't ask for better. love the accents and different voices. they really come alive. This is some awesome world building.

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  • AlmaSanchez75
  • 10-06-22

I love this series so much!

Wow, this is my first time listening to this series, but since I loved reading the series when it first came out I thought I would love listening to the stories being read to me and I think I love it more now that I am hearing how it would sound from the characters point of view and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Ashley W.
  • 01-04-22

in love 🥰

I loved it! the narration was amazing 👏
Hearing it in Irish, British accents makes it I believe 100 times better. true to faerie form.
Makes the journey better.

can't wait for the next one!

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 04-01-20

Great YA dark faerie story

I loved the magic and world created in this YA dark faerie tale. High school student, Shade, thought she was human until she met Jack, a Teleen faerie who pulls her into a world she never knew existed. She discovers things about herself that she had no inclination of, and is then persuaded to join a dangerous mission to try to save the Seelie faerie court from been overtaken by the evil Unseelie queen. I enjoyed the development of Shade in this story from an introverted high school student to a physically stronger, more determined person who is becoming aware of her true nature. The slow build up of friendships with hints of potential romance and sexual attraction throughout the book was great and I will look forward to seeing what develops in the next book. I thought the narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life and I loved the various accents she used for the characters, it definitely added to my enjoyment of the audiobook. This is a fast paced, well written adventure story with great twists, imagery and descriptions. The characters capture your imagination and you look forward to learning more about them all in future books.

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  • EJC.TSUCHIYA
  • 11-12-19

omg what a ride

take me to the land of farefolk and I will want to stay. this is a gem of a story and I am excited to read/hear what comes next

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  • TU
  • 25-10-18

It was entertaining

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This book, while not being the most original or complex one out there, was entertaining. The narration is well done, and held my interest throughout. Like I said, the story is not very complex, and you have to suspend your disbelief some, but it's not a bad book. All in all, I was entertained, so that's good enough for me.

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  • Mongrel
  • 28-08-18

full of adventure

loved it. its fast paced and really pulled me in!
if you enjoy fairies, and dark fae you'll enjoy it.

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  • CM
  • 11-07-18

Best Faerie series!

I just get lost in this series! All of the characters are interesting and relatable.