Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

(Faeriewalker #1)
by Jenna Black
Summary from Goodreads:

"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..."


I never pass up any opportunity to read a book about Faeries, so of course I was engrossed with Glimmerglass.

Since I’ve heard that this was mostly gyrating on Fae politics, I immediately thought this was more on the constitutional discussion, aka the boring stuff. Yes, I’m not a fan of politics. But I was glad that this wasn’t full of that, and I enjoyed reading this. 

Dana’s personality was very likable. She marks out to be a convincing normal teenager. She knows every bit of quality that she has and she knows that with what decision she makes, she’s about to make a mistake but she can’t help doing it anyway (I’m pretty much that person when I was a teen too so I feel you, Dana!). 

I’m a bit skeptical about the love interests of Dana. I can’t quite explain it well but Dana seemed to be someone who, for the very first time in her life, has encounter boys. She’s quite clueless but I admit that it was kind of cute and funny. I find that the love-triangle exploit, (if there is such in this book) isn’t fully in tow. Keane wasn’t copiously in the picture yet and Ethan seemed to be taking the lead on the whole thing as of now. 

Black’s writing was simple and easy to grasp and the story may not be the groundbreaking type, it’s a pleasurable read nonetheless.

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