Thursday, May 20, 2010

Review-Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Title: Glimmerglass
Author: Jenna Black
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Rating: 4/5

"Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, Dana decides she’s had it with being her mother’s keeper, so she packs her bags and heads to stay with her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the 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 who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, she finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone wants something from her, even her newfound friends and family. Suddenly, life with her alcoholic mom doesn't sound half bad, and Dana would do anything to escape Avalon and get back home. Too bad both her friends and her enemies alike are determined not to let her go..."

Glimmerglass is a spellbinding debut novel that creates a world of Fae and humans alike. This novel was amazing. No other words to describe it.

The author had a way to make you go back and forth between characters and if you could trust them or not. I never really did figure it out completely who was who, but I was satisfied with who Dana figured out were the good guys and who were the bad ones. Each of the characters were well drawn out and had their personalities. Ethan, Kimber, Dana, Finn, and even Keane were my absolute favorites. You have your romance as well, and that starts off quite steamy. The world Avalon was realistic and had an air of old flair to it although it was modernized. The other world of Faerie was equally as interesting, but you didn't read much of it.

The only iffy problem that I had was how quickly Dana meets with her dad and automatically calls him dad. Most children who have never met their mother/father don't fall so quickly into calling that person mom or dad. Ya know? But that's my only issue with his novel! All these fairy books are starting to become my favorites, but overall, I think this is yet another amazing 2010 debut! Look for it's release the 25th. That's five days away!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I wasn't sure if I was going to pick this up, but I definitely will now. You're so right- all of the fairy books I've been reading lately have been amazing.


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