» Glimmerglass, Jenna Black

Posted June 24, 2010 by / 0 comments

Glimmerglass, Jenna BlackGlimmerglass by Jenna Black
Published by Macmillan on 2010-05-25
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
5 Stars

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…

My Thoughts

Green swirlsI know I’m doing this backward.  I should be doing my reviews from the other books I’ve read first but I’m just so excited about this book that I have to talk about it right away.  I will do the other reviews as well.  Promise.
Now, Dana, Ethan, Kimber, and the others!  Wow!  I was so impressed with this book.  It was refreshing and I simply could not put the darn thing down.  The author captured my interest on page 1 and didn’t stop until the very last page, which came too soon I might add.
I loved it!  I love the characters and the way the author interacted them with each other and I cannot wait for more.  I’m completely in love with Ethan.  She had him make a couple of mistakes in the beginning of the book and then show his regret and soft side the rest and now I’m in love with him.   He’s 18 so who doesn’t make some stupid mistakes at that age?  The fact that he realizes his mistakes and shows regret for them at that age is telling me something about his integrity and what kind of man he’ll be.His sister Kimber is an awesome character as well and even though she has some issues with certain things, she’s very strong and determined.  I hope she continues to be in the books as Dana’s friend.  I think they’ll be bff’s!I can’t say enough about Dana.  Her character is soft and lonesome and needy and damaged but all of that is completely overshadowed by her strength and willpower and tenacity.   She’s a very multi-faceted character and I adore her!   She’s not afraid to cry but then stands up, brushes herself off and moves on.   I would assume that Jenna Black took a lot of time and energy creating her.  She’s amazing.
I love where the story is headed.  I was sad to see it end because I wanted more, but at the same time I’m so excited because I can’t wait to read the sequel.  Another series to add to my list of many.
This book may or may not be for everybody but I’m still giving it 5  stars because I loved it so much!    
Green swirls
Freakin Phenomenal

About Jenna Black

Jenna Black is your typical writer. Which means she’s an “experience junkie.” She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.

Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating.

Concluding that this discovery was her life’s work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. She writes paranormal romance for Tor and urban fantasy for Bantam Dell.

Paw prings

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