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Glimmerglass Review

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

     Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Book 1)

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 . . 

I loved the world that Jenna Black created, it was a world in which humans knew about the fae world for centuries, a world of magic. It had so much potential, but I personally found the book a little predictable.

Dana the main character is dealing with an alcoholic mom, and she keeps mentioning all the responsibility she had to take care of since her mom is unable through out the book. She is totally unhappy with her current life in the human world, one day Dana decides she has had enough with her mother and starts a journey that will change her point of view.

When she arrives to Avalon, she's caught off guard, it is not the town she imagined not all is magic and happiness. Once she meets her dad a truth that will change her life is revealed, she's special there, so special that some want her dead some want to kidnap her.

Overall her reactions are easy to guess, this actually bothers me a little. I prefer not knowing what's going to be the next step in the story. Everything else in the book was really interesting and I'll be reading the next book in the series.


  1. Glimmerglass annoyed me. :/ I'd like to read the next one, since the cover . . . But yeah, Glimmerglass just didn't cut it for me.

  2. The cover is gorgeous. Sorry to hear that it is just so-so.

  3. Sorry to hear that it does not live up to expectations, I really like the sound of the plot


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