Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Who: Jenna Black
What: Glimmerglass
When: 2010
Why: Hype
How: Bought

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 . . .

Glimmerglass is one of those books where you see the cover and you wanna know more about it but you're kinda hesitant until you get a recommendation from someone you know well. So I finally picked it and first half? AWESOME. Second half? Kinda awesome.

Glimmerglass is the story of a girl who runs away from home with an alcoholic mother to give with her fey father in Avalon, the border between Faerie world and humans. I always think it's cool when humans know faeries exist, and they're all "Hey, we're gonna try to take control of you now" and they fail (mostly because it reminds me of the Crusades...sorry, history nut). So she comes into this world, and apparently her dad's a big wig faery, and she gets thrown into a cut-throat, dangerous game of faery politics. And then I say dangerous, I mean dangerous.

Dana was a character I would want to be my friend. I liked her because she was realistic in the way that we all want to get away sometimes, but she actually had the courage to do it, even if it gets her into major trouble. Also, sometimes she cried, but sometimes it's okay to cry. Especially when evil faeries are trying to kill you. I'd cry, so that's cool. But she also didn't just cry and sit there while the "grown-ups" played the game, she did a little bit of her "secret" undercover stuff as well (though that mostly ended in trouble as well.)

Ethan is pretty much the dude you see for most of the novel as her "love interest". He was nice, though kinda...suspicious. Something is just iffy about that boy, however charming he may be. But the tension between them was amazingly crafted and he was adorable. Then you get introduced to Keane later on as a combat teacher (she also tries and succeeds in learning basic fighting skills, which is a lot more than other heroines have bothered to do.) It does hint at a potencial love triangle, and i'm kinda leaning towards him, because he was just plain cool :)

Happy Reading!


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