Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review: Glimmerglass

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
published by St. Martins Griffin
Genre: YA
294 pages

FTC: I bought this book and will not be compensated for this review.

What it's about:
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:
This is going to be a complicated review to write because I can't really explain why I liked this book. Most of the characters aren't that great, the plot can be a bit confusing, and not a whole lot happens. Yet, I really enjoyed this book.
Poor Dana, she has a mother who's a drunk, a father she's never met, and she never lives in one place for very long. I think she was why I liked the book. Dana is a girl who all she wants is a strong parent in her life but when she goes to find one, everything falls apart. One bad thing after the other happens to her and you can't help but feel sorry for her and want something good to happen for her. I liked watching her character grow and to see how she was going to handle everything. I liked the choices she made and how she was trying to make her life better.
This is a first book in a series so everything is just being set up. The next book should be pretty good as well. I'll keep going with the series.

My rating: 9/10

1 comment:

  1. Wow, a 9 out of 10? This has been on my radar but I just haven't checked it out yet. Think the library may be calling my name on this one (have already spent my book budget for the month!)


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