Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review - Glimmerglass

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Release Date: May 25, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Faeriewalker #1
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook
Buy It: Amazon

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 was a little disappointed by this book, based on all the hype it got. I love all fairies, fae, etc. so I expected to adore this book. While I didn't dislike it, I was left wanting more.

I felt like the romantic attractions she had in the book were predictable, as well as the cliffhanger ending. I was frustrated every time I was able to predict what would come next. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the ending action and how that unfolded. There were many surprises I was not expecting.

I haven't decided if I will pursue this series all the way through, as I was hoping for something more to pull me in for a first book. This is still a good book, nonetheless.

I received this audiobook as a free download from through a promotion. I was not required to post a review.

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