Friday, July 23

Glimmerglass


By Jenna Black

Summary: 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 . . .

My Thoughts: Wow, wow, wow; that is all I can say! I loved this book! As of late, every single book related to faeries I have enjoyed very much. We meet Dana who is a 16 year old girl who lives with her mom. Of course her mom has a problem, she's an alcoholic so Dana has to take care of everything. She just wants to be a teenager. She doesn't want to have to worry about the bills getting paid or if her mom is alright. That is supposed to bet he parent's job. She loves her mom very much but she wants to know what else is out there. Or whom-else, such as her father. She does not know much about him though. She ends up finding him and takes off to go meet him. She figures, what does she have to lose?

Boy, does she get a surprise. Nothing is as it seems and she is in a world of trouble. She runs into her aunt Grace, a boy named Ethan and his sister Kimber. Of course Dana is attracted to Ethan but he is kind of a ladies man, and even though he annoys her she finds herself quite drawn to him. Than of course there is Keane, bad boy who you just can't help but be hot over. Right now, I am undecided on who I like more. I hope in book 2 we get to see more of their personalities so I can make a better choice.

I am so excited for the next book. I hope to see more of Ethan and Keane and explore Dana's relationship with them both. I can't wait to see what is in store for Dana and her power.

Overall: Loved this one! This is my first Jenna Black book but I can't wait to read more from her.

Cover: Like it, its really pretty and it also is really shiny in person!

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6 comments:

Silvia said...

I've been reading a lot of faeries books lately and this is definitely in my wishlist. It never ceases to amaze me how most of the stories of this kind of books seem so alike reading the summary but then they are completely different worlds.^^

cynthial11 said...

I love faerie books! I need to get this one it sounds really good!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

This one was really good!

Medeia Sharif said...

I've read a few and own some to-be-read faerie books. This one is on my wish list.

Have a great weekend.

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