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Glimmerglass by: Jenna Black
Published by: St. Martins Griffin
Available in: Paperback, and ebook (CURRENTLY 2.99$ FOR KINDLE DOWNLOAD)
1st in series
Pages: 294

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…

Funny, quick, totally awesome read

Dana’s mother is a mess..she’s always drunk. So when Dana runs away to a mysterious father she’s never known in Avalon, the city between everyday earth and faerie world..she doesn’t expect anything that does happen to happen..she doesn’t expect to be kidnapped..she doesn’t expect to find out she’s a faeriewalker..a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, she doesn’t expect to have people wanting her dead, and she doesn’t expect to meet a hot fae boy named Dana gets lost in this crazy adventure she will learn how to trust, to forgive, and maybe even to love..maybe.

This was my first read of Jenna Black’s and can I just say it did not disappoint! Although Glimmerglass is a fae novel, don’t be fooled, it is not like all the other ones! Most fae books have the same storyline, but this one is quite different, which of course is oh so refreshing. Dana is a normal teenage girl, she likes to sing, she likes boys (a lot), and…her mom’s a drunk..okay so that part isn’t so normal. I found myself threw out the book being up and down with Dana, for the most part I liked her, she’s funny, she’s strong, but she is annoying at times..she has an obsession with boys…everytime there is a good looking guy she has to describe how they look and go all gaga eyes over it..and bring it up a few times..she did this for like 4 or 5 guys I think? And I mean don’t get me wrong I love me some pretty boys in books but really? Couldn’t there just be 2 pretty boys ?  or 3? Or hell even 1?! Dana takes boy crazy to a whole new level.

Ethan is probably one of my least favorite men in a book, he is Dana’s number one man (out of the like 34234234 million) and to me it just feels like he is using her. I am sure plenty of people love him, I mean he is suppose to be gorgeous, strong and protective, but to me he is cocky, jealous, a player, and stupid? Ya that sounds about right.

Besides the characters immaturity, Glimmerglass really is a great start to a series. It has just the right amount of action, magic, love, family issues, and mystery. Jenna Black takes you into a whole new look at the fae world, you don’t wanna miss this read!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review! I noticed this book on a few people's IMM but hadn't heard anything about it. I'm really drawn to the cover.

Amy @ Turn the Page

Bookish Brunette said...

I've really been wanting to read this one too... But 3/5?? Meh... Maybe not so much!

The Bookish Brunette

Book Passion for Life said...

I've had this for a while too but I keep seeing all these not so great marks on the I keep putting it off. Thanks for the honest review though :) Donna

Sarah Allen said...

Great review :) This looks like it could be a very worthwhile read. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

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