Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Review/ Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
It's all she's ever wanted to be, but it couldn't be further from her grasp... Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she's had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl--she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie. Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she'll never have a chance with... until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn't sure where she'll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again...

I was totally engrossed by Glimmerglass. I found the setting quite interesting and unique perhaps because Avalon has the ability to conjure the very essence of magic for me. Dana is a really a strong character, whose decision to runaway was understandable. After all, a sixteen-year-old should not be responsible for an alcoholic parent. The book is so fast-pace that I was amazed at how quickly I was turning pages. This was because from the moment Dana arrives in Avalon she is dealing with one drama after of another, all because of fae politics, which includes both the Seelie and Unseelie court and the fact that Dana is a Faeriewalker. I was completely enthralled with Black’s imaginative world and was highly disappointed when it ended because I really wanted to read more about Dana. Unfortunately, I will have to wait for the next book in this great new series. Hopefully Ms. Black will write fast.

7 comments:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I really, really want to read this. Now, I am even more convinced that I need to go out and buy it! Thanks for the review.

NatalieSap said...

I do hope to read this one over the summer - I'll read anything faerie, and I especially love how differently authors describe the two worlds. Glad you enjoyed it!

Shari said...

Glad you liked it cuz I've been wanting to read it. Love your blog and I am now a friendly follower. Shari
myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Glimmerglass is a fairly new book, but I've been hearing a lot about it. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It sounds really interesting, and it's definitely got a spot on my TBR list now! Great review! :)

chelleyreads said...

i've seen this book around but i kinda dismissed it because it's a fairy book and fairies are not my usual thing (though i do make exceptions like the iron king series). but your review makes me want to read it now. the cover is very pretty too.

hope you're enjoying your summer of reading jan :)

Aleksandra said...

Great review! I've already wanted to read it, but now I want more ;) I love fast-paced books ;)

Nomes (inkcrush) said...

ahh, such a compelling review. I keep picking this one up my book shop and kinda stroke the cover of it. haha. I think I'll just have to splurge...

 
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