Monday, June 21, 2010

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Title: Glimmerglass
Author: Jenna Black
Pages: 294
Published: May 25, 2010
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:
I find myself starting to really love all faerie books. After Holly Black's modern faerie tale books, I've been drawn into the world of Fae. As soon as I saw the cover for Glimmerglass I decided to read the summary and what do you know? Another faerie book! Sweeet.

Dana is half fairy and half human, but she has lived with her alcoholic human mother all her life. Fed up with taking care of her mother, she runs off to go live with her father. But her father isn't human, he's a powerful faerie king. Dana strongly thinks it's gotta be better over there but sadly she has no clue what she's walking into.
Jenna Black created a very unique world of Avalon. It is the one place that's both within the borders of Faerie and the mortal world, co-existing with each other. In Avalon, both technology and magic works.
When Dana goes to Avalon, she learns she is a rare faeriewalker. An individual who can bring magic into the human world or technology into the fairy realm. Everyone wants her for themselves, making her a deadly pawn in the politics of the Fae. (She's the equivalent of a nuclear missile.) Dana learns that everyone has their own agenda, and doesn't know just who to trust.

I like Jenna Black's world of Fae she created, it's very unique from other author's takes of the Fae. The character's are fascinating in their own way and the overall story was evenly-paced. There's not a whole lot of action as I would've liked and there is a lot left open and dangling at the end. With that aside, it still managed to grab my attention.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the second book in the series, coming out 2011!


Khadija said...

maybe i shouldnt have read your review because i was already dying to read this and now i dont know what the hack i'm going to do until i can get my hands on it :( great review :)

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